Welcome to the Redwood Falls Public Library!
Check out our Children's page for NEW activities!
Children's Art Calendars now available- $10 each
Wreath Silent Auction Fundraiser
Stop in and bid on a wreath to decorate your home for the holidays!
Last bids will be taken at Christmas by Candlelight!
The Redwood Falls Friends of the Library are sponsoring this fundraiser.
All proceeds benefit the library!
November is Preservation Month
Pass It On with programming at The Redwood Falls Public Library!
Featuring a variety of multi-generational programming on preserving your stories, and your family’s stories.
Nov. 4, 6 PM MOVIE—Faces Of America, Parts 1 & 2
Nov. 5, 12 NOON PROGRAM, Personal Digital Archiving with Molly Schweinfurter
Nov. 6, 6 PM SPEAKER, author Melanie Hoffert on Memoir
Nov. 7, 9 AM—11 AM DEMONSTRATIONS, sign up for a 30-minute session on how to use the scanners
Nov. 12, NOON PROGRAM, Local National Register Historic Sites with Molly Schweinfurter
Nov. 13, 7 PM SPEAKER, Bob Herskovitz from the Minnesota Historical Society on Preservation
Nov. 14, 1 PM—3 PM DEMONSTRATIONS, sign up for a 30-minute session on how to use the scanners
Nov. 18, 6 PM MOVIE—Faces Of America, Parts 3 & 4
Nov. 19, 12 NOON PROGRAM, Journaling Class
Nov. 19, 3:30 PM TEEN PROGRAM, Teen Journaling Class
Nov. 20, 6 PM SPEAKER, Professor Robert Jersak on Oral History
Nov. 21, 9 AM—11 AM DEMONSTRATIONS, sign up for a 30-minute session on how to use the scanners
ALL DAY EVENT, FIELD TRIP TO THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
Carpooling required. Register at the front desk or by calling
Zinio for Your Library is here!
Plum Creek Library System, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded
Books, is pleased to announce the availability
of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand.
Creek patrons now have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital
magazines, easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device.
Instructions for setting up a Zinio account
Spending some time at the library? We have coffee, tea, and other hot
beverages to keep you warm while you read or visit! Donations appreciated.
Email Holds Notification
Did you know you can receive e-mail notification when your Plum Creek holds arrive?
you would like to switch to e-mail please let us know by either
stopping at the Circulation Desk or calling us with your e-mail address.
The Redwood Falls Public Library is
proud to offer four distinct commemorative certificates to eligible
qualify for a family certificate, applicants must prove direct descent
from an ancestor who lived at either the Redwood Agency prior to 1864
or was a resident of Redwood Falls from 1864 forward.
Certificates will be given in four categories, each with a specific
* First Nation Families arrived prior to 1864
* Founding Families arrived between 1864 & 1880
* Pioneer Families arrived between 1881 & 1900
* Century Families arrived between 1901 & 1914
do you apply? First, complete all of the pages of the application
form. Second, provide documentation that your family was living
either at the Redwood Agency prior to 1864 or was a resident of Redwood
Falls from 1864 forward. If possible, include photographs of your
ancestor, submitted on a CD or e-mailed as JPEG files. Finally,
write a check. The fee for certificates if $35.00. Checks
should be made payable to "Celebrate Redwood Falls".
NOT send original documents, as submitted information will not be
returned. Submitted applications will be compiled and may be available for viewing at the Redwood
Falls Public Library and the Redwood County Historical Society.
of the application form can be found on the website
"celebrateredwoodfalls.com/family-certificates" or picked up at the
Redwood Falls Public Library. Any questions can be submitted by
e-mail to email@example.com.
MnLINK Gateway allows you to search multiple Minnesota Libraries and
subject databases with a single search. To search the MnLINK
Gateway, enter your search term and you will see a list of the
Minnesota academic, public, and state government libraries that own the
material you are seeking. If you have a library card at a
participating Minnesota library, you can request those materials online
using the “Get It” button and have them sent to your local
library. Search the MnLINK Gateway and place requests to have
books, CDs, DVDs, articles, and more delivered to your local library –
or access electronic books and journals online.
Always remember : the last 4 digits on your library card are your pin number.
Interested in joining a daytime book club? We
meet the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Library Meeting Room from
12:00 to 1:00 or 2:00 p.m.> Come and check us out! There's
always room for more. (We are enjoying really good lunches,
too!) We meet for discussion and potluck. The following are
the 2014 selections with menu:
November 18th – The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe with Thanksgiving food. During her treatment for
cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in
waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about
the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same
book at the same time – and an informal book club of two was
born. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love
– it is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is
multiplied when we share it with others.
December 16th- The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey with Christmas food. Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to
homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and
Mabel.Childless, they are drifting apart—he breaking under the weight
of the work of the farm; shecrumbling from loneliness and despair.In a
moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child
out of snow.The next morning the snow child is gone—but they glimpse a
young, blonde-haired girl running through the trees.
Everyone is welcome! Come when you can. Call the Library if interested in reserving the next month’s book selection at 507-627-8650.
Other Book Club Ideas?
- The Library would also encourage other book clubs to get
started. Are you interested in an evening group? A men’s
group? A mystery group? The Library would help by ordering copies
of the title chosen and provide discussion questions. You would be
responsible for selecting your own titles and leading the group
Adopt a Book At the Library!
you would like to offer direct support to the library’s collection, the
Adopt a Book Program gives you the perfect opportunity. You can
choose to adopt an adult or juvenile book for the library. It is a
wonderful way to honor or remember someone special in your
life. With your donation, the library will buy a book to be placed
in the library, with a book label indicating both the donor and
Are you done reading the latest bestseller?
Donate it to the library to share with others. You may also choose to
adopt any book in the current collection. This program is the perfect
opportunity to keep the collection at your library growing. Please
contact library staff for more information.
Help support your library's ebook collection!
A portion of each sale of digital content or other items, purchased from OverDrive WIN Affiliated Retailers using the “Buy it Now” link from Plum Creek’s ebook website, is credited back to Plum Creek.
funds Plum Creek earns from the OverDrive WIN Affiliate Program will be
a credit for the system to add digital content to its virtual branch.
The titles and materials the library selects are at the system's