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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

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.

Week 1
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

Week 2
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

Week 3
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

Week 4
Nov. 25 ALL DAY EVENT, FIELD TRIP TO THE MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Carpooling required. Register at the front desk or by calling 507-627-8650.

Zinio for Your Library is here!

Zinio is here

The 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.

Plum 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?

If 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.


Family Certificates

The Redwood Falls Public Library is proud to offer four distinct commemorative certificates to eligible persons.

To 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 time period.

*  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

How 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".

DO 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.

Copies of the application form can be found on the website "" or picked up at the Redwood Falls Public Library.  Any questions can be submitted by e-mail to

MnLINK Gateway

The 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.

Book Clubs

Book Clubs

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 18thThe 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 discussions.

Adopt a Book At the Library!

If 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 honoree.

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!

Help 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.

The 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 discretion.


Redwood Falls
Public Library

509 S Lincoln St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
fax 507-627-5004

Monday - Thursday
10 AM to 8 PM
10 AM to 5 PM
10 AM to 2 PM
(Sept. - May)


Teri Smith

Children's Librarian
Jill Deinken

Library Clerks
Angela McDougall
Molly Schweinfurter
Ellen Picka
Wayne Junker

Library Assistants
Kaitlin Schmidt

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