Closed September 22nd

Due to the ongoing power outage in Cannon Falls, we are still closed today. We hope to be open on Monday morning. In the meantime, the Northfield and Red Wing libraries are operating under their regular hours.

Closed Friday Sept. 21st

Last night’s storm knocked out the Library’s power. As of now, it is still out. We will be closed today, Friday, September 21st. Roaming Readers will also be canceled, as we have not heard any reports on trail conditions. Stay safe, everyone!

New Bike Rack Ribbon Cutting Event – Sept. 29th

This summer, the Cannon Falls Library received  several bike racks which have been installed behind the library in view of Mill Street.  The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the library on Saturday, September 29th at noon.  Members of the Library Board and elected city officials will attend, and refreshments will be served afterward. Members of the public who ride their bikes to the event will have the chance to win prizes for “Longest Ride,” “Shortest Rider,” and “Safest Book Transportation on a Bike.”

The grant, part of a SELCO Special Legacy Project for library art, was available to interested libraries. Library Director Nicole Miller was attracted to the grant because of the numerous bicycle trails in Cannon Falls as well as the bike rack design, which mimics an open book with the word “READ” cut out of the book cover.

“I just think it’s a fitting addition to this town and this library to have them,” says Miller. “This is such a pretty town with a thriving art community and well-used bike trails near the library. It was the perfect opportunity to mix it all together!” She felt the timing was also right with the current Goodhue County initiative to encourage bicycling within Cannon Falls.

In an effort to encourage use of the bike racks, Miller is using grant funds to film a commercial by Luke Newinski. The commercial will be available on the library website, city of Cannon Falls website, Chamber of Commerce website, and viewable on the local access cable TV station.  It will also be unveiled at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

SELCO Legacy grants come from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF), which was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution.

Medicare Class – Sept. 25th

Medicare Class
Tues., Sept 25th, at Cannon Falls Library
5-7 pm

Here’s an opportunity to get non-biased information on the ABCD’s of Medicare from a specialist with the Senior LinkAge Line®

How to Register
Registration is required
Call 507-288-6944 to reserve a spot.

Food for Fines – September

Have fines on your library card?

Clear those fines and help the local Cannon Falls food shelf at the same time.

We’ll be accepting unexpired, non-perishable food items for fines the month of September. 1 food item = up to $1.00 overdue fine.

The donations are good only on overdue fines from Cannon Falls Library and will not apply to damage or lost fees.


Bullet Journaling – Sept. 11th

Bullet Journaling
Tues., Sept. 11th
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Have you tried Bullet Journaling?
Come get started in this introductory class. Learn the basics, see samples, and receive a starter “dot grid” notebook to start your own journal.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Sign up at the library or by calling 507-263-2804

Roaming Readers Walking Club – Sept. 7th thru Nov. 9th

Fitness doesn’t have to cost money. It can be fun and free! Studies show that people are more likely to stick to fitness routines when they exercise with friends. So make some new friends or join with a friend for twice the benefit!

Join a librarian for Fit Fridays every Friday at noon. There will be a different fitness focus every 6-12 weeks, but the emphasis will always be on developing healthy habits that don’t break the bank.

Fall 2018 will focus on the health benefits of walking with Roaming Readers Walking Club from September 7th through November 9th. Readers will gather together at Hannah’s Bend Park at noon every Friday to walk the Mill Towns State Trail as a group. You can talk to fellow walkers about your latest read or anything you like. The walk will last under an hour, and return at Hannah’s Bend Park. Dress for the weather, because Fit Fridays will only be cancelled for rain.

Come when you can! It’s still free!

All participants must sign a waiver before participating.

Teen Advisory Board – Aug. 29th

Teen Advisory Board
Wed., Aug. 29th
11 am – Noon

Join the Teen Advisory Board.
Share ideas, get involved, and make a difference.
Open to anyone ages 13 – 19.
(Snacks provided).

Book Club – The Scarlet Letter – Aug. 27th

The Mary Wise Owls Book Club
Book Discussion
Monday, Aug. 27th, at 2 pm
Join the book club in reading this months selection The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Books are available at the library.
Book Club is open to all come as often as you would like.