Kasson Public Library

BOOK BUG ON TUESDAY!

Come to Veterans (North) Park on Tues., June 2 at 1:15pm! The Book Bug will arrive with 2 library staff for FREE book giveaways to kids from preschool to high school. This is part of our outreach for the library’s Summer Book Program. Hope to see you there!

The “Book Bug” (a VW Beetle with Rocket aboard!) will be delivering free books to area kids in June and July. There is also lots of fun stuff on our website: kassonsummerreading.weebly.com!


THE LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!

The library is open Monday-Friday from 10-5. There are some changes to be aware of:

  • A mask is required
  • Only 10 patrons allowed in at a time
  • Practice social distancing
  • No unaccompanied children under 10 years of age
  • All items to return MUST be placed in the OUTDOOR BOOKDROP
  • No outside items can be brought into the library (reusable bags, backpacks, laptops)

Curbside checkout will still be available only for those with underlying health conditions who prefer not to enter the library.  For any questions, please call the library at 634-7615.


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!


2020 CENSUS INFORMATION

Census Day was April 1. If you haven’t yet done so, please visit https://my2020census.gov to access the online questionnaire. 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!


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 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!


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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.