Attention All LEGO Builders!

Children ages 4-16 are invited to bring in a completed LEGO project to be displayed in our display case at the library. Projects must be able to fit inside the cabinet, and can be returned at any time the owner would like. We’ll be displaying projects until the end of summer.


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Summer Reading Wrap-up Party with Greg the Great

It’s time to wrap-up our Build a Better World Summer Reading Program this Thurs., July 13th, at 2 pm. We’ll be entertained by Greg the Great and his mystifying magic. We’ll be announcing the winners of the Cardboard Challenge and Coloring Contests too. Join us for an afternoon of magic and fun.

Completed reading records should be turned in by Saturday, July 15th.


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July 4th Holiday

The Library will be closed on Tues., July 4th, in honor of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.


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Live Reptile Friends Program

Snakes, Lizards, and Alligators, Oh My!!!. Join us for a live reptile show with Jan Larson  this Thurs., June 29th, at 2 pm. Learn all about our reptile friends. All ages welcome.

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New Pilot Program For Homebound Patrons

The Library Board just approved a new pilot program to begin this summer – Libraries on Wheels! This service is for people who, due to illness or disability, age, or lack of transportation are unable to travel to the library to borrow materials. As long as they have valid library cards with Cannon Falls, they can use the service. How, you may ask? Like this!

  1. Check that you have a valid Cannon Falls library card. You can’t borrow materials without one. If you don’t have one, we can hook you up.
  2. Call the library at 263-2804 to register for the service. You will verbally acknowledge your borrower’s agreement over the phone, but will have to physically sign it when you get your first delivery. During this phone call, you will also identify what your reading or viewing interests are so we can find you materials that interest you most.
  3. Wait up to 2 weeks to receive your first delivery. Volunteers will pick up and deliver items on the same day every 2 weeks. They will call you on delivery day to remind you they will be there and the approximate time.
  4. If you choose to opt out at any time, just call the library to cancel the service.

You see? It’s pretty easy. If you’re interested, or know someone who would benefit from this service, give us a call.

As far as volunteers go, if you are interested in being a volunteer, please call us! We’re looking for volunteers willing to drive out to patrons’ homes, deliver library materials, and spend a few minutes chatting with them. We ask for a commitment of at least 6 months, every other week on the same day. Because of this highly personal service, all volunteers must pass a background check with the police.

We look forward to the benefits this new service will have on our community!

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MNDOT Big Trucks Program

Join us for a program with MNDOT, on their big trucks and machines, this Thurs., June 22nd, at 2 pm. See what these machines are used for and even sit in one.

All ages are welcome.

 

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National Eagle Center Program

We have a great program with the National Eagle Center coming up this Thurs., June 15th, at 2 pm. Learn all about eagle biology, ecology, natural history, and cultural connections. Presented by a naturalist interpreter and features a live eagle. Please join us.

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Summer Reading Program Early Bird Perks

Psst! Guess what? This year, we’re trying something a little new with our Summer Reading Program. We’re offering online registration for early birds! If you want to beat the lines on Monday, June 5th, you can go ahead and register online. Buuuut, you still have to visit the library to get your reading logs and all of the other fun stuff (including books). So if you aren’t looking forward to the lines, but you are looking forward to participating in Summer Reading and earning cool prizes, go ahead and register here or here:

https://goo.gl/forms/3BUT1N70sHoc5PHF2

Go ahead and sign up!

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Strategic Planning for the Future

Greetings from your new library director, Nicole! I’m so happy to be here as I get to know everyone here in Cannon Falls. The warm welcome I’ve received by all here is simply overwhelming. This town and this library (complete with our awesome library staff) have a lot of great things going for them. One of my goals is to get to know what those things are. I want to get to the heart of what you love about Cannon Falls and our library so I can continue our library’s great services. But I also want to make sure that our library is keeping up with our community’s ever-evolving needs. That’s why I’ve begun the strategic planning process for the Cannon Falls Library.  Not only will it help me to get to know you and the town better, but it will also help our library shape our services for the next three years – based on your input! All you have to do is fill out this community needs survey. It should take you about 5-10 minutes. The survey will be open for 2 weeks, from June 1st through June 15th. I’m looking for input from everyone, no matter how heavy or how light a library user you are.

In case you missed the link above, the survey link is here: https://goo.gl/forms/WXwnaQcjg7zZ7nxn1

Thank you in advance for your input! It is truly appreciated!

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Summer Reading Program

The start of the kids Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, is less than a week away (starts June 5th). Ms. Cyndi has been hard at work getting everything ready for a great summer reading program. See the attached flyer for information and some of the fun activities planned.

 

 

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