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Zinio for Your Library is here!

Zinio is here

The Plum Creek Library System, in partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), 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



WHERE'S GIO?  WHERE'S BRIDGET?

Have you ever read one of the Where's Waldo books?  It is so much fun to find Waldo on every page of the book!  The Redwood Falls Public Library is playing its own version of this.  Our version for adults is called Where's Gio Giraffe?  Our version for children is called Where's Bridget Buffalo?  Gio and Bridget have been hanging out at the circulation desk for several weeks and are ready to explore the library.  Come to the circulation desk and tell us where you found Gio (adults) or Bridget (children) and we will give you a prize!  Have fun at the library.


CHECK OUT OUR CHILDREN'S PAGE FOR ALL THE EXCITING SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

Dave the Yo-Yo Artist
Monday, August 11th @ 10:00 a.m.




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REDWOOD FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY

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.

THANK YOU!

Summer

SUMMER HOURS

Just a reminder that the Library will now be
CLOSED
on Saturdays
beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.



RENEE' WENDINGER, AUTHOR

August 21st at 6:30 p.m.   

Inspired by her mother, Renée's books, Extra! Extra! The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York, and Last Train Home, an orphan train story, embrace authoritive research with compelling stories from the people who “made history” aboard the orphan trains of New York.  Join us for a visit with this author.






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 "celebrateredwoodfalls.com/family-certificates" or picked up at the Redwood Falls Public Library.  Any questions can be submitted by e-mail to rwf150@outlook.com.





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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 if your pin number.)


Book Club

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:

August 26th Me Before You by Jojo Moyes with sandwiches.  Moyes introduces us to Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic.  Louisa “Lou” Clark has been hired as his caretaker, despite a total lack of experience, Lou sets about creating adventures for Will, hoping to give him a reason to live.  Simultaneously, Will encourages Lou to expand the expectations of what her life could be.
September 23rd The List by Martin Fletcher with fresh garden food.  London, October 1945.  Austrian refugees Georg and Edith await the birth of their first child.  Yet how can they celebrate when almost every day brings news of another relative or friend murdered in the Holocaust?
October 28th Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter with High Tea.  Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.
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 16thThe 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; she crumbling 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.

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Redwood Falls
Public Library

509 S Lincoln St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
507-627-8650
fax 507-627-5004

Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 AM to 8 PM
Friday
10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
10 AM to 2 PM
(Sept. - May)
Sunday
Closed


Staff

Director
Teri Smith

Children's Librarian
Jill Deinken

Library Clerks
Angela McDougall
Molly Schweinfurter
Ellen Picka
Wayne Junker

Library Assistants
Kaitlin Schmidt

Quick Links

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County of Redwood

Redwood Falls Gazette

Redwood Area Schools

Early Childhood Resources

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