New Catalog

Starting April 1 we will have a new online catalog…so don’t be surprised if things look a little different when you go to look for an item!  The new catalog will have some new and different features than you’re used to.  Let us know if you need any help or have any questions with it!

Zumbrota Reads 2014- Events Week!

Events week has arrived for Zumbrota Reads 2014: To Kill a Mockingbird!  There will be a book discussion this Thursday at 6:30pm at the library.  Then Friday evening at 6:30pm meet us at the State Theatre for a dynamic presentation by the Diversity Council of Rochester, followed by a showing of the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck.  All events are free of cost.  We still have several copies of the novel for anyone who needs one.  Please join us for events even if you have not read the book yet; we guarantee it will be an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Additional funding was provided by a generous donation from Z-Theater. 


Fiddle music in library

The SEMYO Fiddlers will present a program of Celtic, Scottish and Old Thyme Music on March 22 at 1:30 PM at the Zumbrota Public Library.  The group, consisting of students from the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras, will briefly discuss the role that fiddle tunes played in community life and demonstrate the similarities and differences between each type.  The program will be about an hour long.  This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Call for volunteers

As you all know, the library is a great place to go to learn new things, and we’d like to pack this summer full of educational opportunities.  If you have a skill or hobby that others might be interested to learn, we’d love it if you could volunteer your time and skills and lead a 1-2 hour workshop.  You can set the parameters- how many can attend and what age range they should be- and we’ll take care of the promotion and sign up.  We prefer activities that require not many materials, but that can also be negotiated.

So…gardeners, coders, crafters, writers, tinkerers, scientists, nature lovers, actors, photographers, hobbyists, and all others…the sky’s the limit!  Give us a call at 507-732-5211 or stop by sometime to let us know if you can help.  Let’s make this summer awesome!