Update July 24, 2020
Face masks are now required in our buildings
Beginning Saturday, July 25th, face masks must be worn within public indoor spaces in Minnesota. This requirement is per Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-81. Penalties for non-compliance include $100 fine for individuals and $1000 for businesses and organizations.
If you are unable or unwilling to wear a face covering, please call us at 507-537-7003 so we may deliver service to you in another way.
Our drive-up window is now open!
Current hours are 4-5 pm on weekdays and 9 am – noon on Saturdays. We will not be answering the phone during this time.
The drive-up window is for holds pick-up only. Please be ready to show your library card. Holds can be placed online or by contacting the library during browsing hours. Learn how to place holds yourself here!
The drive-up window is located on the east side of the building just before the drive-up drop box.
This update builds on previous service announcements. The following is still in effect:
By-request pick-up and delivery of library materials is still available.
The building is open for short-term browsing.
For everyone’s safety, time in the library will be limited to 30 minutes or less. Please maintain a 6ft distance from others during your visit, and do not enter the library if you are not feeling well.
Many popular collections from the Children’s Department, including new books, reader’s, popular series, and all media will be available outside the Children’s Department. The Children’s Department will be closed to casual use, but individuals and those sharing the same household can sign up for 20-minute appointments to browse the Children’s Department.
Update August 3: public computers are available to use for a maximum of 30 minutes. Guest passes are not available. Please remember that you are limited to 30 minutes in the building; if you also wish to check out books, please plan time for that.
Wireless printing from personal devices (smartphones, laptops) is available.
Study and meeting rooms are not available.
The Community Room is open from 10 – 2 M-F for newspaper reading and inside wifi use on personal devices. Wifi is also available 24/7 in the library parking lot.
Please continue to return items to the outside drops, located beside the front door and by staff parking. Items that will not fit in those drops may be returned to the front desk or drive-up window (during drive-up window hours).
The Balaton and Cottonwood libraries remain closed, but delivery options are available. Book drops are also emptied weekly.
Summer Reading is for all ages and features an online program called Beanstack, available as an app or on your computer. Sign up today! Virtual programs will take place throughout the summer. It is not too late to earn prizes. The program runs through Labor Day.
Requests for pick up materials and home delivery can be made by calling 507-537-7003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org