Kasson Public Library

LIBRARY CLOSED

The library is fully closed for the duration of the governor’s “Stay at Home” order. If you need to contact us, you can email us at kassonlibrary@gmail.com or send us a message via Facebook @OfficialKassonPublicLibrary. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.


FREE ONLINE COURSES THROUGH KASSON LIBRARY

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Looking for something to do while you are stuck at home? How about learning a new skill? Kasson Public Library offers FREE online instructor-led courses with Gale Courses. 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.


LINKS FOR KIDS!

Storyline Online has dozens of videos of celebrities reading picture books.
Audible just opened a large selection of children’s titles for free streaming.
Abdo Digital Bookshelf: Grades PreK-6 and 5-12.
Abdo Zoom Databases: Grades PreK-2.


2020 CENSUS INFORMATION

Census Day is coming April 1! The library is a Questionnaire Assistance Center for the 2020 census. This year, roughly 80% of households will be invited to fill out their census form online. Beginning March 12, visit https://my2020census.gov to access the online questionnaire. The library will have computers available for you to access the form, and the staff can help answer any questions you may have. Your responses are confidential, protected by law, and only used to create aggregate statistics for our community.

The census affects representation in congress, federal funding, community planning, and the flow of business and commerce. Minnesota is in danger of losing a congressional seat, so it is critically important that everyone is counted!


TRIVIA NIGHT
*** POSTPONED ***

Trivia Night at the library is postponed until a later date.


AUTHOR VISIT!
*** POSTPONED ***

SELCO’s Author Tour is postponed until Fall.


NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FROM DRIVING TESTS

Are you a teen ready to get your learner’s permit? Thinking about getting that CDL? Or maybe you’re new to Minnesota and need to pass the written exam to obtain your Minnesota driver’s license. Check out our newest resource: Driving Tests! With Driving Tests, you have unlimited access to official Minnesota driver’s manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV-related FAQ. Spanish-language materials are also available. Get started today!


PUZZLE CART

The new Puzzle Cart is ready to roll! These jigsaw puzzles are available for you to enjoy at home and return to the library when finished. There is no need for check out, nor is there a due date. When you are finished with the puzzle, just drop it off at the Circulation Desk. There is a limit of one puzzle per household at a time.


STITCH!

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 May 4 (hopefully!). Drop in or stay the whole time!  No registration needed.


COLORING CLUB

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.


READ WITH RUNNER

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.  


LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE?

Click here for the Early Childhood Initiative’s  one-stop website listing childcare options in Kasson and Mantorville.

 


TECHNOLOGY TO TAKE HOME

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.


KEEP IN TOUCH!

“Noteworthy” is our monthly newsletter. Read it by clicking here to know what’s happening!


Do you shop at AMAZON? 

Help our library when you shop there! 
Click HERE to find out how.


Basic RGB1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

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.