Monday, 20 November, 2017


What Do They Do Again?@ Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


We are the face of the library. We sit behind desks, we shelve books, we present to classes, we give tours, we order books, we weed books, we do passports, we find what you’re looking for, we check in materials, we check out materials, we try to help. All of these tasks put us front and center. You... read more

National Novel Writing Month @yourlibrary 

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


For those of us in northern Minnesota, November signals the firearms deer hunting season, state high school championships for many fall sports, and perhaps a bit of snow. In addition, November is also National Novel Writing Month  (or NaNoWriMo, for short).  According to  the National Novel Writing Month mission statement, “NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters. We... read more

Loving My Job @ Your Library

Tracy Kampa, Children’s Library


The drive was long. I managed to turn a 4.5 hour drive into a seven hour tour of Minnesota by getting to Rochester via Brainerd and Mankato. (It’s a convoluted story, but thanks, Dr. Tabbert and the Eye Care Clinic, for responding so quickly to a harried request for a faxed prescription. Kate reports that her fresh contacts are... read more

Teen Photo Contest @ your Library

By Amy Dettmer, Assistant Library Director


It’s back! Teen Photo Contest 2017! The library has held a Teen Photo Contest for over 5 years. Many teens have participated to win fabulous prizes supplied by the Friends of the Library. Here are the particulars about the contest. Students age 12-18 are welcome to participate. Two ways to enter: hard copy or photos uploaded to library Facebook page.... read more