Murder Mystery Night and other mayhem

There’s a vampire lurking in the library…and it might be you!

This summer’s young adult after-hours party is a Murder Mystery Night, with all attendees participating to help solve the mystery.  The event will be Friday, July 25 from 7pm-9pm, and it is for 7th-12th graders.  Character bios, costume pieces, and candy will be provided upon arrival.

Other upcoming July events include the LEGO creation contest on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30pm and the Harry Potter Birthday Party on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm.  These events are for all ages.

Contest Winners Announced


Congratulations to our art contest winners: Kallie Alders and Jacob Halverson!  They each received a $25 gift certificate to Crossings.

We are also pleased to announce the winners of our short story writing contest: Rianne Buck, Holly Donovan, Kam Zetah, and Soren Hellyer.  Their stories will be printed together as a hardcover book that will be available for check out from the library later this year.


Contest submissions due

There are only a few days left to submit entrees for the writing and art contests!  Submissions are due on Monday, June 30.

The short story contest is for ages 8-18. Stories need to be between 5 and 30 pages in length.  They can be submitted in person at the library or sent as an attachment of an email to  4 winners will be selected to have their stories printed in a collection that will be available for check out from the library.
The art contest is for ages 13-18.  All submissions will be displayed in the library during the month of July.  The winner will get a $25 gift certificate to Crossings.
We still have space in most of our July workshops, including Rubber Stamping Crafts, Drawing Cartoon Animals, Zumbro River Exploration, Acting, Balloon Sculpting, Juggling, and Robotics.  Call us at 507-732-5211 or stop in to sign up!


Annual Book Sale

This weekend is Covered Bridge Festival in Zumbrota which also means the annual book sale at the library.  The book sale will be from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 21 in the library parking lot.  We’ve been collecting book donations all year in preparation for this sale, so we’ll have a diverse selection for you to choose from.  Prices are also enticingly low, and all funds go to support your local library.

Be sure to put the library book sale on your festival “to do” list, and stop by on your way to or from the park.  We’ll see you on Saturday!