Theater in the Park…ing Lot – Aug. 14th & 28th

Theater in the Park…ing Lot
Friday Aug. 14th & Aug. 28th
8:30 pm
Back parking lot of the Library

Join us for Theater in the Park…ing Lot.
Free outdoor movies in the Library’s back parking lot.
Friday Aug. 14th – Trolls World Tour
Friday Aug. 28th – Spaceballs
Movies begin at 8:30 pm
Bring your own chairs and snacks.
Social distancing and masks are required.
If it’s raining the program will be cancelled.

Watercolors for Peace Project – Aug. 13th via Zoom

Watercolors for Peace Project
Thursday Aug. 13th
6-7 pm via Zoom
Register by Aug. 11th

Join us for a relaxing night of watercolor.
  • Choose which quote you would like from the list provided.
  • Choose the font you want it printed in.
  • We will print it onto watercolor paper.
  • You pick up your watercolor paper, curbside from the library, between Aug. 10th -13th.
  • Supplies you will need: 2 Sharpie markers (1 fine tip, 1 regular tip), pencil, pen, scissors, watercolor paints, paintbrush.
  • Nicole will guide you through all the steps via the Zoom class.
To register please call the library at 507-263-2804.

Mary Wise Owls Virtual Book Club – July 27th

The “Mary” Wise Owls Virtual Book Club
Monday July  27th
via Zoom

Join the Mary Wise Owls virtual book club in reading this months selection Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.
Books can be ordered through the library by calling 507-263-2804 or via the online catalog.
Book Discussion will take place on
Monday, July 27th at 2:00 pm.
To participate in the discussion, contact Cindy by email at to request a link for the Zoom meeting.
Book Club is open to all, attend as often as you would like.

Library Shelver Needed

The Cannon Falls Library currently has an opening for a part–time library shelver.

10-13 hours per week; afternoons and Saturdays

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Shelving library materials and straightening shelves using the Dewey Decimal System, helping to maintain the general good order of the library, assisting patrons in locating items, and checking items in and out. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. This job requires considerable kneeling, bending, and reaching high and low. Strong alphabetizing and numerical skills required.

Qualification Requirements

  • Ability to read and interpret documents.
  • Ability to order items both alphabetically and numerically.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with supervisors, Library and other City staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Working knowledge of the scope and physical organization of the library collection, including a basic understanding of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
  • Working knowledge of computers and software applications.
  • Ability to type and enter information into automated system with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate various types of office equipment.

For more information please call, Cannon Falls Library, at 507-263-2804. Position will remain open until filled. Applications available here.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour


Bad Art Contest – July 17th

Bad Art Contest
Friday July 17th
11 am – 5 pm

Use your (lack of) imagination to create a terrible masterpiece! No talent required.
Bring submissions to the sidewalk in front of the library.
Public viewing gallery and people’s choice voting.

Expanding Browsing Appointments

Dear Friends,

Effective immediately, the Cannon Falls Library is expanding browsing appointments to every half hour, beginning at 10:00 am until closing. We are also extending our Tuesday hours to 7:00 pm. We are still limiting browsing appointments to 5 people, but will allow larger families to explore the library as a group. Please call 507-263-2804 during open hours to reserve your spot.

Computer use appointments will remain limited to up to 3 people at the top of the hour due to the need for physical distancing at public computers. Patrons will only be allowed 45 minutes on the computers before being asked to leave the building. Computer stations are sanitized after each use.

All patrons (except children aged 2 and under) are to wear masks while in the library, as a courtesy for others. Masks should cover both the mouth and nose.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of curbside service, we intend to continue this service. We are also continuing Mystery Grab Bags. Call 507-263-2804 during open hours to make requests and to arrange for curbside pickup. Requests can also be made by logging into your library account online with your library card number.

We are not presently allowing groups to meet in the library until further notice.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation through these trying times. As always, we strive to serve you as safely and as efficiently as possible. You are important to us and we appreciate you. Thank you, Cannon Falls!

Library Director Nicole

Take-It Craft Tuesdays

Take-it Craft Tuesdays!
July 7th – Aug 25th

Beginning next week on Tuesday July 7th enjoy a take home craft for kids, while supplies last.
Available in front of the library.

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course – July 8th

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Course
Wednesday July 8th
10:30 – 11:30am
In front of the Library
(Rain date is Friday July 10th)

Hop, Jump, Spin and Balance your way through our sidewalk obstacle course.
We’ll have a special treat for you at the finish line. Fun for all ages!

Brainy Connections Video STEM Class – July 9th

Brainy Connections STEM Class
with Pete Johnson
July 9th via Video
Join Pete Johnson for a video STEM class on called Brainy Connections.
This program covers a very important topic – How your brain works! Knowing more about how your brain works will help you use it and grow it better! This program is engaging, interesting and great fun. Kids can make a brain connection model and upload a photo to be included in a video. So join the fun.
The video will be available to view beginning July 9th.