Special December Programs

This December there will be a number of special events at Zumbrota Public Library for various ages.  On Saturday, December 7 from 11am-2pm there will be a Winter Book Sale and Ornament Crafting event.  The book sale will feature a variety of items including children’s picture books and adult fiction and nonfiction books, as well as a few movies, audio books, and collectable coffee table books.  Materials and guidance will be provided for the ornament crafting, which will feature ornaments made out of old book pages. 

  On Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm will be Santa Story Time, when Santa himself will be making an appearance, reading a story, and visiting with kids.  The following day, Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 pm, there will be another special story time hosted by Girl Scout Troup #25421.  The girl scouts have prepared some stories and activities on the topic of anti-bullying, geared towards preschool through elementary ages. 

  The adult winter reading challenge Hot Reads for Cold Nights is still going on until the end of January.  Interested readers are encouraged to stop by and pick up a challenge form to complete and turn in for prizes. 

  It’s a great time of year to spend some time in the library and do some browsing, shopping, crafting, learning, and reading.     

Location Change for Early Release Day Activities

It’s already almost December! As usual, we will be doing Early Release Day Activities the first Wednesday of the month (Dec. 4), from 1:30-2:30 pm, BUT we will be doing them at the school lunch room instead of at the library.  This will be the location for December, January, and February; March-May will be back at the library again.  We’ll be doing the same fun Lego Club, Maker Space, and Story-and-Craft activities as usual, with the same dynamic library and Cougar Care team.

Donuts and Dads will be at the library as usual the first Saturday of the month, December 7, from 10-11 am.  There will also be a Winter Book Sale and Ornament Crafting from 11am-2pm on that same day, December 7.

More info on December programs to come…let us know if you have any questions!

Novel Writing in November

Have you heard of the annual November novel writing challenge known as NaNoWriMo?  Participants around the world have taken on the goal of writing a 50,000 word novel between the dates of November 1 and 30th.

There will be a write-in at the library on Wed, Nov. 27 from 6-9 pm in the meeting room.  If you are doing the NaNoWriMo challenge, or might just appreciate an opportunity to do some writing in good company, you are welcome to join us.  Especially if you bring snacks!

More information about NaNoWriMo here: http://nanowrimo.org/

Reading Education Assistance Dogs in the library


The library is lucky enough to be hosting two Reading Education Assistance Dogs this month!  Kids can sign up for 20 minute time slots to read to either Annie or Midnight.  Time slots are available on the 13th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd.  These are some very loveable dogs and they are eager to listen to readers.  Kids who are not yet reading are also encouraged to sign up…they can spend some time showing dogs the pictures in books.  Stop by the library or call us at 507-732-5211 to reserve a time slot.

Hot Reads, Cold Nights: Adult Winter Reading Challenge

We are pleased to announce that we are doing an adult reading challenge this winter!  The challenge is to read 5 books in 5 different genres in three months.  Interested readers can pick up a challenge form at the library and peruse our selection of recommended titles.  When you turn in your completed challenge form you will receive a small prize and get entered into a drawing for a larger prize.  The program runs from November 6- January 31, so you might want to get started on your reading right away!

It’s going to be a great winter to do some reading, and we want to reward you for it.