Summer Reading Program begins June 8th

Imagine Your Story
Children’s Summer Reading Program
June 8th – August 15th
Ages up to 12 years
This years summer reading program will take place 100% online.
Register Here to participate. For those without online capabilities, a paper registration form can be found at the library beginning June 8th.
Reading logs will be available beginning June 8th.
See the attached flyers for more information.

Update – May 27th


Gradual Plan Being Created to Safely Open the Library for Services

The Cannon Falls Library is gradually opening for service. At this time, we provide the following: curbside delivery, online programs on Facebook and Youtube, mystery bag checkouts, phone and online reference services, and timely, factual information sharing. 

Governor Walz has allowed the stay-at-home order to expire and businesses to reopen, but they are cautioned only to do so if they can protect users. Since libraries are “high-touch” spaces, where people often spend a lot of time close together, libraries throughout the SELCO region are working on plans to address those needs.

Among our concerns in Cannon Falls are: number of people in the space, use of shared computing resources, and how to provide a safe user experience for both our patrons and our staff.

Strategies we are undertaking include: cleaning surfaces regularly with disinfectants approved by the EPA, spacing people out at safe distances by scheduling appointments on only half of the public computers at one time, not gathering in groups by offering book discussions, storytimes, craft classes, and fitness classes online, and installing protective equipment to provide protection between staff and patrons with sneeze shields at the circulation desks and public computers, hand sanitizer near the entrance, staff wearing masks, and strongly encouraging the public to wear masks.
Right now we do not have access to enough of the supplies we need to make it possible to reopen. Efforts are under way to obtain those, and to install the necessary equipment. We recognize that our services are essential to so many who are dealing with the pandemic, and in order to be accessible as quickly and safely as possible, anticipate a phased reopening, rather than a “the doors are now open” reopening. As we are able to begin that, we will advise our community through our Facebook page, our website, email newsletter, and by notices posted on our front door. 

Please bear with us at this difficult time as we are trying to be responsible and safe for all members of our community. We are excited to see you again soon in the library! 

Library Director Miller

Watercolor Video Class – May 28th

Watercolor Video Class
Thursday May 28th
5:30 pm via Video
on Facebook and  YouTube

Join Angie for this fun watercolor technique video class.
For ages 8-up.
This is the 3rd in a 3 part series of watercolor video classes.
Supplies Needed:
  • Watercolor Paper (90 – 140lb)
  • Watercolors or Water based markers (Crayola)
  • Quart size plastic bag
  • Plastic wrap
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup for water
  • Painters tape

Magic Made Easy by Isaiah Foster Video Class & Performance – May 27th, June 4th & 22nd

Magic Made Easy
by Isaiah Foster, Magician
Wednesday May 27th @ 1 pm
Thursday June 4th @ 1 pm
Magic Performance
Monday June 22 @ 1 pm

Learn magic from home with two entertaining online classes by Isaiah Foster. The tricks he will be teaching use everyday household items that can be found in most home.
On June 22nd join us for a Magic Performance with Isaiah
To participate join the group here.

Update !

We know many of you are wondering how Governor Walz’s reopening of businesses affects the Cannon Falls Library. Since closing, staff and the library board have been working on a plan to safely reopen with a phased approach, and we are currently waiting on delivery and installation of necessary supplies to do so.

We look forward to opening our doors to you soon, but will do so in a way that protects the safety and health of our staff, patrons, and community.

In the meantime we continue to offer curbside, virtual programs, and answering your questions in a “Dial-a-Librarian” kind of way. Watch this page and our website for further updates, and stay well!

Library Director Miller

Watercolor Resist Video Class – May 21st

Watercolor Resist Video Class
Thursday May 21st
5:30 pm via Video
on Facebook & YouTube
Join Angie for this fun watercolor technique video class.
For ages 10-up.
This is the 2nd in a 3 part series of watercolor video classes.
Supplies Needed:
  • Watercolor Paper (90 – 140lb)
  • Watercolors or Water based markers (Crayola)
  • Painters tape 1/2″ wide (larger size tape can be cut down for this technique)
  • Paintbrush
  • Cup for water

Fit Fridays: Moderate Intensity Workouts – May 15th thru 29th

Fit Fridays: Moderate Intensity Workouts
May 15 – 29th
12 noon via Facebook & YouTube Video

  • May 15th – Light resistance training with food cans
  • May 22nd LIIT (Low impact Interval Training)
  • May 29th Resistance training with exercise loops/mini bands.
Join Nicole as she guides you through an assortment of moderate intensity workouts via Facebook or YouTube Video.