The Library is closed Monday, Sept. 5 for the Labor Day Holiday.
The Library is closed Monday, July 4 for our Independence Day holiday. Following the Fourth of July holiday is Prairie Pioneer Days and the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. This year the sale will begin Thursday, July 7 at 3 p.m., (along with the Farmer's Market festivities) and continue Friday and Saturday. Be sure to join in the fun and celebrate Morris.
The summer Reading Program for children began June 6 and continues through July 30. A variety of family activities are planned, so be sure to refer to the yellow brochure children brought home with them from school. Copies of the brochure are also available to pick-up at the library. Our theme this year is "Read for the Win," to celebrate the Olympics.
Congratulations to all graduating students. Keep on reading, keep on learning.
We are excited about Spanish bilingual story times that are taking place every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the children's area at the library. Some Saturdays are actually a trilingual story time with English, Spanish, and Chinese. Did you know that our meeting room is used by a variety of community groups? It was reserved for 228 meetings in 2015. Anne Barber is coordinating evening movies for adults to celebrate the Oscars, which will be held Feb. 28. Join us for a movie at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Please call the library, 320-589-1634, for the title.
The library enjoyed a very good year, with no major catastrophes. We had the help of some 20 volunteers working over 500 hours of their time to help us with a number of activities, programs, and outreach. To each of you we offer a hearty, thank you: Jody, Danielle, Matthew, Sam, Kennedy, Judy, Henry, Jenna, Marie, Ivan, Lucy, Kate, Brenda, Jason, Raelene, Chad, Roberto, Pauline, Peggy, and Rachel; as well as the Friends of the Library: Tim, Cheryl, Ted, Darlene and others who did not record their time.
Spanish bilingual story time with University of Minnesota, Morris students continues Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the children's area in the library. All are welcome. We are delighted to welcome Chrissy Kolaya to the library Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. to talk about her just published new book, Charmed Particles. The next Computer Basics class is Saturday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. with Angie from the Briggs Library. The library is not yet open at this time, so please use the side entrance, off the alley.
Fall is in the air and a long-time tradition has been celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends. We in the library would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported the library over the years: the City, the County, City Maintenance Crew, Library Board, Friends of the Library, University of Minnesota Morris students and faculty, volunteers, teachers, students, and everyone else in the community who takes advantage of our programming, donates books for the book sale, and otherwise use our services.