The Marshall-Lyon County Library is comprised of three libraries in Southwestern Minnesota. We have locations in Marshall, Balaton, and Cottonwood, Minnesota. We are also part of the Plum Creek Regional Library System, a federated regional public library system spanning 9 SWMN counties, which participates in the Minnesota Reciprocal Borrowing Compact.  MLCL collaborates with the Minneota Public Library and the Tracy Public Library to provide library services and share resources throughout Lyon County, MN.

Our daily mission is to be the community’s gathering place, encouraging reading, learning, and exploring new ideas.  Likewise, we strive to show the Library as an indispensable resource to help Lyon County citizens and communities succeed in a constantly changing world, regardless of their paths or goals.  In order to continue to grow as an organization and respond to the needs within these communities, MCLC has launched a three-year strategic plan to help us determine the best activities and actions to become that indispensable resource while honoring the values that guide us.  Please take a moment to read our plan and periodic reports and updates.  We always appreciate feedback and ideas to help make us a better and more responsive library!

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