FAMILY FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT NEW LIBRARY BUILDING
Come and join us for a fun festival on Sat., November 1, from 11:00am – 3:00pm at KM Middle School! Admission is free. There will be carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, lunch (free-will donation), a silent auction, and lots of live entertainment. Tickets for activities are only $ .25! T-shirts featuring the design of the new library building will be on sale for $10. Come and show your support and enjoy a fun day!
Prominent Minnesota author Swati Avasthi will speak at the Kasson Public Library on Thurs., November 13 at 6:00pm. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult book called Chasing Shadows which was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “…superb novel about grief, friendship and mental illness, mixing in graphic elements and themes from Hindu mythology.”
After the author’s presentation, an informal question-and-answer time will follow. Refreshments will be served. Please join us at this free and exciting event which is part of the SELCO Fall 2014 Author Tour, and is made possible in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For additional information or questions, go to http://bit.ly/selcomnba or contact Kasson Public Library at 634-7615.
GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW LIBRARY
On October 1, 2014, we gathered to break ground for our new library building. Joined by the mayor, city and SELCO officials, everyone – young and old – brought a shovel to take part. We will post construction updates as we build toward “Creating the Future Now.”
LIBRARY NOW OPEN ON SATURDAYS
The library is now open on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. After a 3-month trial, the library will evaluate the public response and use of these hours to see whether they will continue.
“Creating the Future Now” – Support the Library Building Project
The Kasson Public Library is excited about the upcoming construction of its new building to be located in Kasson’s West Park. A rendering of the exterior is at the top of this webpage, while the siteplan is here. The building is a monolithic dome design which will provide energy efficiency and will double as a community safe shelter. Please help us in “Creating the Future Now“ by donating to our Capital Campaign. Click here to download a donation/pledge form. We thank you for your generous support, and truly appreciate your help in “Creating the Future Now.”
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
Please register your preschooler for this new program from our library and Community Education! Please register online here or stop by the library anytime.
Read with Repo! CLICK HERE TO SEE US IN THE NEWSPAPER!
Please come to the Kasson Library on Mondays at 6pm to meet someone very special! His name is Repo, and he is a dog who loves reading! Repo is a registered therapy dog who visits on Monday evenings to listen to kids and adults read in our “Read with Repo” program. We are excited about this fun program and hope you will come to meet him. Everyone is welcome! Click to learn more.
Come to the Kasson Public Library Storytimes!
Mondays – 6:00PM
Wednesdays – 10:30 AM
All children are welcome!
The Kasson Public Library and The Reading Center in Rochester are collaborating to provide free resources for families of children, ages 4-6. If your child (aged 4-6) is showing warning signs of early reading problems, call the Kasson Public Library at 634-7615 to schedule a free assessment. Professionals from The Reading Center will provide these assessments at the library.
The Kasson Public Library serves the residents of Kasson, Mantorville and surrounding areas with a service area of approximately 12,012 people. We offer a variety of services including adult, young adult, and children’s books, audio books, music CD’s, and movies. We have computers for public use and also have WiFi in the building for our patrons. The library also offers downloading of eBooks through OverDrive Media Console.
The Kasson Public Library is a member of the SELCO regional library system and your Kasson Public Library card allows you access to items and materials from all of the other 88 public and school libraries in the SELCO system.