Weekly Events for Young People

Mondays—Pokemon 3:30-5pm

pokemonThis trading and card game club is being hosted by two boys going into eighth grade. Kids going into seventh through tenth grade are invited to participate, but must bring their own cards.


Tuesday Story Times–join us at 10:15 am every Tuesday for stories, songs, crafts and its story timeactivities.  We’ll have fun as we sneak in a little socializing and pre-reading skills.  Primarily designed for 3- and 4-year-olds, all ages are invited.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  Parents/Caregivers must stay with the youngest among us.  All parents/caregivers must stay on the premises.


Wednesdays—Chapter Club—4-5pm with Mr. Petersilie.  Join Mr. Petersilie every week at the library as he reads award winning chapter books.  Snacks!

Thursday Craft Afternoons 4:30 – 5:30pm—Arts and crafts to make and take home or maybe to decorate the library.  Apes 4 and up.

Saturday Story Times—every Saturday at 10:15am is a fun bonding time for you and your children.  Teresa’s program will be similar to the Tuesday Story Times; on alternate Saturdays, Kacie will have new ones.  All ages are welcome.


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Knitting Club Open House This Saturday

The Knitting Club at the LaCrescent Public library is hosting an open house on Saturday, August 22nd from 10am to noon.  If you have ever thought that you might like to participate in this group but were not sure you had the expertise, you need to come and check it out.  Prefer to crochet?  All are welcome.  Stitchers range in experience levels, skills and age.  The group has donated over 500 hats and scarves to local charities.  Currently the group is working on blankets for either the hospitals or LaCrescent Animal Rescue.  The blankets are knit in strips and returned to the library.  Volunteers sew the completed strip into blankets.  The kits contain everything you need to complete a strip including the knitting needles.

Are you working on your own project and trying to find time to just sit and knit or crochet?  Bring your own project and enjoy the conversation with people who share your passion.

This group truly has something to offer for any crafter who would like to volunteer their time and talents.  You can join the group every second and forth Saturday of the month; you can check out the materials and work on them at home; or you can drop off completed projects to be donated.

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School bells are ringing!

As you get ready to head back to school this fall don’t forget the most important supply – library cardyour public library card!

This little card can access a world of information.  Do you know about the research databases available?

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota)
gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

Want to know more?  Ask a librarian for help.


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Get Your Reading Logs In!

Friday, July 24th is the absolute last day of stamping for the summer reading program 2015.  The drawing for the teen prizes will be Friday morning.

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Superhero Training Night @ the Library

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Come to the La Crescent Public Library to find out.

You will:

Create your secret identity

Test your strenght

Find hidden heores

and lots more.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, begins tonight, July 10 at 6:30.


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Mr. Norm’s Comedy Magic Show Coming!!

Hero Library Magic Poste rr_v2Show will be Wednesday, June 17th 11:00 am @ the Elementary School small gym.  504 South Oak Street.  Admission is free and open to the public.  This event is funded by the MN Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.



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Summer Reading

Summer Reading programming begins on Tuesday June 9th with a Preschool Story and Craft time at 10am.  Fun events are planned throughout the week.  Pick up a schedule at the library circulation desk or check the calendar of events.  First stamp day is Thursday, June 11th.far side dog and cat 396

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Yet Another Scam!

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue is warning customers about a scammer knocking on doors posing as an agent from the Department of Revenue. The scammer demands that the victim make immediate payment of back taxes owed.  If you encounter a similar scam, please contact your local law enforcement.   

The department never contacts customers demanding immediate payment without first mailing a letter, and the department will not threaten to send the police to a customer’s home.

Here are four things a scammer may do, but the department does not:

  • Contact you about your balance due without contacting you by mail first.
  • Demand payments without contacting you by mail first. 
  • Require that you provide payment information over the phone. 
  • Threaten to send the police or law enforcement.  

If you are concerned about a potentially fraudulent visit, call, or email from someone who represents themselves as being from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, please call us at 651-296-3003 or 1-800-657-3909. An authorized Minnesota Department of Revenue staff member will be able to determine if the contact you received was legitimate.

Use caution and only provide personal information, including credit card information, when you are absolutely sure the situation is legitimate.

Learn more about frauds and tax scams and how to report suspicious calls or messages you may have received by visiting our website

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Library Closed for Memorial Day, Monday May 25th, 2015



LaCrescent American Legion Post 595 will hold short memorial services conducted by its color guard and firing squad at the following cemeteries:
Toledo Cemetery 9:45am
Prince of Peace Cemetery(County 6) 10:00am
Pine Creek Catholic Cemetery (County 6) 10:30am
Crucifixion Cemetery 10:25am
South Ridge Lutheran 10:40am
South Ridge Methodist 10:50am
Prospect Hill Cemetery 11:05am

A Memorial Day parade starts at 11:30am on Walnut Street, lining up in front of Heth Hardware by 11:25am.  Marching units include the American Legion Color Guard, the LaCrescent Fire Department, Gold Star mother, the Auxiliary Poppy Queen, the LaCrescent High School Band, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, all marching to Veterans Park for an 11:45am program.  A chickenque dinner will follow at the Legion.  Tickets for the chickenque can be purchased the day of the event.

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Got books???


The Friends of the Library are in need of gently used books and movies for their used book store.
stack of booksThe money raised from the book store is used to support the library.  The Friends give money for books, programming, the summer reading program and technology needs for the library.  These are items that would not be possible for the library to purchase without the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

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