DATE CHANGE FOR LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
The date of the Kasson Library Board Meeting will be changed this month due to primary elections. It will now be held Tuesday, August 18 at 6:00pm at the Library.
KPL’s Relay for Life team, the Book Bunch, is hosting a Coffee for Cancer fundraiser on Thursday, August 20 from 7-9am. Cups of coffee and donuts will be on sale for $1 each. Curbside pickup and limited outdoor seating will be available. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Thank you for helping the library support this cause.
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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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.