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Summer Reading Program 2024

Summer Reading Program 2024
June 7 – July 20

Summer reading program will happen this year despite the flood! Ages 0-18 can get a reading log full of fun tasks. Finish your log and have a chance at a grand prize basket! We will have plenty of special events and weekly take-and-make packets for pre-school and school ages. Events not otherwise specified will take place in the library. We will continue to operate on limited hours (Mon-Fri, 1-6 & Sat, 10-2)  out of the meeting room until further notice.

Special Events:

Fri, June 7, 12:00: Cookout, Jaycee Park

Sign up for summer reading, play games, eat hot dogs and chips, and go home with a free book

Wed, June 12, 1:00: Brodini’s Comedy Magic Show

Magic and wholesome humor from the great Brodini

Tue, June 18, 6:30: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Enjoy a special storytime, then leave your friends for overnight adventures

Wed, June 26, 10:30: International Owl Center, Lonsdale Elementary

Learn about owls and meet a real live owl

Thu-Sat, July 11-13, (multiple sessions): Spy Escape Room

Bring your team to solve a series of puzzles to save the day

Tue, July 16: 1:00: Munchkin the Miniature Horse

Meet Munchkin, listen to a book about him and do a craft

Book Group

Have you been thinking about joining a book group? Our group is open to all! We have excellent discussions of a wide variety of books chosen by the group. And you never have to buy them, just borrow from the library.

Join us via Zoom at 6:00 on Thursday, April 4th to discuss 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C. Mann. Contact the library to order a book and get a link to the Zoom.

How to use the library now

We know it’s strange that the library is open, but not as usual. We hope this photo essay will make you feel comfortable with what to expect when coming to see us. Remember, the library’s temporary hours are 1-6 Monday-Friday and 10-2 Saturday.

Front Door

The entryway is always open, so come in anytime.

Book Returns

Our regular book return is not available, so please leave your returns on this cart whether or not the library is open.

Puzzle Exchange

The same cart also holds our puzzle exchange. Take a puzzle, leave a puzzle, no need to check out. Available whether or not the library is open.

Fun stuff for kids

Just added to the entryway is this table of free, fun things for kids. Take home a packet of coloring and other fun pages, a sucker, a small gift, a bookmark. Also available whether or not the library is open. Contents are subject to change.

Inside door

This door is closed and locked when the library is not open.

Inside door

The door is open when the library is open, so come on in.

Lobby

Yes, that is cardboard on the floor. Don’t worry, enter anyway. The restrooms are available if you need one.

Main library

As you can see, the main library remains closed, and probably will be for a while. No entry.

Hallway

Turn left from the entry to the small hallway.

Grown-up book cart

We have a small number of (mostly) new books to browse. These books are available for immediate checkout.

Magazine and brochure rack

Our regular brochure rack also has all of our recent magazines. It’s too complicated to check them out right now, so they are yours to take and keep. First come, first served.

Meeting room/current library

If the door’s open, we are available to help you.

Kids book cart

There are also a small number of kids’ books available to browse for immediate checkout.

No entry

Unfortunately, we can’t let you past the carts to browse the rest of the collections right now. If you want a specific item, you can request online or call the library at 507-744-3977. For items in the library, we should be able to get it for you by the next day.

Checkout

You can check out items you have on hold or those you got from a browsing cart right inside the door.

The library is still your library, and we hope to see you soon.

 

Book sale!

Our book sale is coming up soon.  Mark your calendar!

Book and Bake Sale
Thursday, February 15, 4-8
Friday, February 16, 10-6
Saturday, February 17, 10-4

We are looking for volunteers to help set up, run the sale, and tear down. If you are interested in volunteering, call the library at 507-744-3977 or email mmoran@selco.info.

We are accepting donations through the end of January.  We’ll take good condition books for adults and children; no encyclopedias, textbooks or damaged items.  Thanks!