1000 Books Before Kindergarten

A graduation party for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten was held September 26th at P.K. Egans in Canby.  Congratulations to all the graduates!





School is around the corner!  As you head back to the classroom, don’t forget about the library.  Here in Minnesota, we have a fantastic resource for all ages called Electronic Library for Minnesota.  If you have a public library card, simply visit www.elm4you.org.  It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and hosts a wide variety of research and information databases for students, teachers, and anyone else!

MOO! Traveling Trunk Show

JULY 30, 2015 7:00 P.M.
Join author David Larochelle, and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and the Cow-the star of their book MOO!-for a one-of-a-kind show! After interviewing Cow about her travels, David and Mike will share a puppet show retelling of MOO!, get everyone dancing with some original music, and follow up with group storytelling and drawing activity.  Don’t miss out on this moo-velous opportunity for fun. Suitable for families and groups with children 0-6, show about 45 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

July is Minnesota State Grassland Month!

Why protect native prairie?

Prior to European settlement, Minnesota had more than 18 million acres of prairie.  Our prairie was part of the largest ecosystem in North America, stretching from Canada to Mexico and from the Rocky Mountains to Indiana.  A wealth of diverse species, habitats, and cultures thrived there.  Today, less than two percent of Minnesota’s native prairie remains.  It is the most endangered habitat in North America.  In honor of Minnesota Grassland Month, the Department of Natural Resources has donated to the library a large selection of new books on native prairie landscapes.  Come check them out and see how you can help preserve what is left of our natural prairie land!


Fagen Air Show and Museum

The library will be sponsoring a free bus ride to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum and Air Show on June 20, 2015.  The ride includes free tickets to the air show, the WWII museum, and the Craig Morgan concert.  There are battle reenactments at 1:00, Air Show at 3:00, and the concert is at 8:00 PM.  You will have time to go through the museum between the air show and concert.  Those who sign up must agree to stay for the entire event.  Merchandise, food, and beverages are available on site.  Stop in at the library to sign up.