*** LIBRARY CLOSED SATURDAY ***
The library will be closed Saturday, May 21. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience. The Friends’ Book Sale will still take place from 9-12 in the Community Room.
Just a reminder that the library will be closed Saturdays Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Saturday hours will resume September 10.
The Friends of the Library spring book sale is coming May 17-21. Gently used books, DVDs and puzzles will be available for purchase. Sale hours are: Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday-Friday 10-5, and Saturday 9-12.
AUTHOR TALKS – SAVE THE DATE!
Bestselling author Brian Freeman will be here Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. He writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. He has won Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards, and his novel, The Deep, Deep Snow, was a finalist for the Edgar Award.
Bestselling author Allen Eskens will be here Friday, June 24 at 7:00 pm. He is a recipient of the Barry Award, Minnesota Book Award, Rosebud Award, and a finalist for the Edgar Award. His most recent novel, The Stolen Hours, is a 2022 Minnesota Book Award Finalist.
COMMUNITY SURVEY FOR LIBRARY SERVICES
Over the next few weeks, libraries across southeastern Minnesota are taking part in a community survey. The intent is to learn more about what our residents value, expect, and need from library service, and aspirations for our community and its library in the years to come.
Please consider taking the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/NM7K3S5 or scan the QR code. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you!
Kasson Public Library, in collaboration with Rochester Public Library, is offering Chromebooks to households with limited access to the Internet and/or connected devices. Applicants must have a library card; if you do not have one bring current photo ID so that we can issue you one. The Chromebooks will be due back to the library June 30. Please contact the library for more information.
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 1-4 pm. The next meeting is June 6. Drop in or stay the whole time! No registration needed.
CURBSIDE DELIVERY & PRINTING TO GO
The library continues to offer curbside delivery and printing to go services.
Curbside delivery: Call us from the parking lot at (507) 634-7615 and we will bring your items out to you.
Printing To Go: Email your document to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will print or fax it for you. Printing is black & white only, at $0.25/page, and faxing is $0.75/page.
Questions? Please call us at 634-7615.
KM YEARBOOK PROJECT
Now available! The library has digitized the KM yearbooks from 1950-2017. They can be found under the Adult Services tab or by clicking here.
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.
Help our library when you shop there!
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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 the Libby app.
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.