Kasson Public Library

ERDMAN’S RECEIPT FUNDRAISER HAS ENDED

Erdman’s has discontinued their charitable fundraising programs as part of the transition to Hy-Vee. As a result, the library will no longer collect Erdman’s receipts. Thank you to everyone who gave your receipts to support the library!


KASSON PUBLIC LIBRARY NOW ON YOUTUBE!

We’re now on YouTube! We will post weekly storytime videos to our channel until we can see you again in person. Click the YouTube icon under “Follow us” and subscribe today!


“LOVE OUR LIBRARY” COLORING PAGE

Stop by the library to pick up your “Love Our Library” coloring sheet. Use your imagination to color beautifully! Return it by October 31 and we’ll hang it up here. Thanks for helping us decorate!


MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Masks are required for anyone age 2 or older to enter the library. This is in compliance with Governor Walz’s Executive Order 20-81. We also request that you use hand sanitizer upon entering, which we will provide. If you prefer, you may also call for curbside delivery. If you have questions, please call us at 634-7615. Thank you.


AUTHOR TALK!

Join us on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm for a livestreamed talk with bestselling author Brian Freeman. Seating is limited, so you must preregister for this event.

Brian will talk about his career and take all of your questions. He’ll describe his 2020 releases, including the bestselling stand-alone Minnesota thriller Thief River Falls and the next novel in his Duluth-based Jonathan Stride series, Funeral for a Friend. He’ll also provide a sneak preview of his work taking over Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series, with his first Bourne novel The Bourne Evolution due out in the summer of 2020.


NEW CATALOG APP!

You now have the option to take the catalog with you wherever you go via a mobile app on your smartphone! The app makes it simple for you to search for materials,
place holds, manage your account, and more.

The app is free and available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store. You can find it by typing “SELCO Libraries” in the search bar. If you have questions or need help downloading the app, please contact the library for assistance.


2020 CENSUS UPDATE

The 2020 Census response timeline has changed yet again. The new deadline for Census response is September 30. This includes all self-response options (online, paper form, phone) AND responses gathered by Census field workers going door-to-door. While Minnesota is still leading the nation with a self-response rate of 72.4% (as of August 6), we still have a little ways to go. Stop by the library if you need assistance completing the Census or need to use a computer to submit the form.


FREE CAREER SKILLS TRAINING

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has partnered with Coursera to provide free career-focused, online learning resources to Minnesotans.

Coursera offers 3,800 courses and training modules from over 200 top businesses and universities, including more than 60 courses from the University of Minnesota. These learning opportunities are aimed at preparing people for in-demand jobs. In fact, more than 2,400 organizations already trust the Coursera platform to train their employees.

Minnesotans interested in using Coursera must register before December 31, 2020 and will have access to the platform through March 2021. You must be enrolled in courses by February 28, 2021. Click here to get started!


MAGAZINES – NOW ON OVERDRIVE

Ebooks, audiobooks, and now magazines all in one place! SELCO is offering 10 magazine subscriptions through Overdrive for patrons to check out. Try it today!


FREE COVID-RELATED RESOURCES

The training platform Niche Academy is now offering free online training and resources on a variety of COVID-related topics. Some of the classes you can expect to find on the page include the spread, symptoms, and prevention of COVID. However, there are also a number of classes that address mental health, job searching, and other issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID pandemic.


INSTANT DIGITAL CARD NOW AVAILABLE

If you want to check out the library’s digital collection, but don’t have a library card, you can sign up for an Instant Digital Card. Download Libby by Overdrive from your device’s App Store or Google Play and sign up with your mobile number. Try it 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 usually meets the first Monday of the month from 2-5pm, but is suspended until further notice. Drop in or stay the whole time!  No registration needed.


  LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE?

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

 


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! 
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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.