Like to color? Come to the library Coloring Club on Mondays from 5-6pm. This club is for all ages – children and adults! All are welcome. Join us on Monday, December 16 to decorate your own gingerbread (graham cracker) house!
NO MORE TEXTILE RECYCLING
A friendly reminder that there will be no more textile recycling collection days. Rochester Outreach, the organization that collected our items, no longer has a market for what they collect. We have had a good run with this project and all of you have really gotten into the spirit of the thing! Thank you so much to you, your friends, neighbors, and relatives for the many, many bags of textiles which have crossed our threshold in the past few years. I would like to pass on a fact which I learned from our contact person, Nate: Rochester Outreach collected an average of 3,000,000 pounds of textiles per year! Astounding!
DISASTER RECOVERY LOAN PROGRAM
*** EXTENDED DEADLINE ***
The Disaster Recovery Loan Program—formerly known as Quick Start—has extended its application deadline to December 31, 2019.
The program was activated when the State of Minnesota received a Federal Disaster Declaration in early August in response to the flooding event in late June thru early July 2019.
The first link below is the FAQ page with the new deadline date, while the second link leads to more program info on the MN Housing website:
STORYTIMES ARE BACK!
Stitch is a gathering for you to bring your own project – sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, knitting, etc. – to work on, or to come and gain a new skill. Sewing machines will be available, and ALL skill levels are welcome! This group meets the first Monday of the month from 2-5pm. The next meeting is January 6, 2020. Drop in or stay the whole time! No registration needed.
Runner is a registered therapy dog who visits us on Mondays at 6pm for Storytime. His gentle nature makes him a great listener! This is an affirming time for readers of any ability to drop in for Storytime. Bring a book or use one of ours.
Your old broken crayons can be re-purposed to help others! Just drop them off at the library and they’ll be given to Crayons for Cancer, a non-profit organization which benefits children with cancer. They are melted and formed into decorative art. Please don’t throw, just pass on to help. For more information, go to: www.crayonsforcancer.org
Click here for the Early Childhood Initiative’s one-stop website listing childcare options in Kasson and Mantorville.
Chromebooks and laptops are now available to check out from the library for a 2-day period. You must be 18 years old and have a Kasson Library card without any fines or overdue items to check them out. Call us at 634-7615 with any questions. We are excited to offer this great opportunity.
ENSURING YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY
Kasson Public Library welcomes all children and cares about their safety. Our policy states that all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied (defined as “within sight”) in the library. Thank you for providing this measure of care.
“Noteworthy” is our monthly newsletter. Read it by clicking here to know what’s happening!
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FREE ONLINE COURSES THROUGH KASSON LIBRARY
FREE online instructor-led courses are offered through Kasson Public Library. All you need is a library card! You have your choice of hundreds of courses offered, ranging from business and technology to GED preparation, from health and wellness to computer programming. Find out more by clicking HERE.
Please register your preschooler for this new program from our library and Community Education! Click here to find out more about this great national program.
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 CDs, 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.