Closed for 4th

La Crescent Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th.  We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, July 5th.


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Meet La Crescent Authors!


“Meet the Authors,” a reception to highlight local authors and authors of local history, kicks off the visitor season at Heritage House, the home of the La Crescent Area Historical Society at 328 South Third Street in La Crescent.  The event takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, and is open to the public.

The evening gives guests an opportunity to not only talk with seven different book authors and see their work, but also tour the historical society’s museum displays.  “There are many authors living in this area and researching La Crescent history,” explains Don Thesing, the historical society president.  “We want to showcase their creative talents and acknowledge the ambition it takes to write a book, while also honoring our rich history.”

The guest authors include Jon Steffes (Dirty Hands, Wings in the Winds: the Asmistice Day Storm of 1940, and Drawing Trouble), LaVern Cass (I Was There: Short Stories, Book One and Book Two), Dick Walter (Ghost Hollow), Jack Welch (Up from Ashes), and Sara Slayton (Three Boomer Broads: Remembering While We Still Can with Terry Visger and Lynn Wing.

Also expected is historian Ron Harris, who wrote With Good Grit: The Story of Emma Eastman (“Virgin Em”) about the controversial wife of Peter Cameron, founder of La Crescent.  Donna Huegel is the author of Stealing the Mississippi River…Fascinating History of La Crescent and also Many a Grove and Orchard: the Story of John S. Harris.  Dick Walter will also represent Ron Levendoski, who compiled Houston County Veterans Memorial.

Copies of books may be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.  There is no event charge, but guests may make goodwill donations.

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LumpaWorld Challenge with Peter Johnson

When:  Monday, June 13th @ 2pm

Where:  LaCrescent-Hokah Small Gym

Registration is required – space is limited to 40 participants.  Please register at the library circulation desk.


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memorial-day 2016

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Special Saturday Storytime

LaCrescent-Hokah ECFE, Houston County Public Health and LaCrescent Public Library invite you to our fruits and veggies storytime.  Enjoy a story along with other fun pear apple bear

WHERE?  LaCrescent Public Library                                   321 Main Street, LaCrescent

WHEN?     Saturday May 14th                                               10:00 – 11:00 am

Each child (age 0-5 years) in attendance will receive a FREE book.  There is no need to register.  Light refreshments will be served.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you will go” – Dr. Seussbook baby food creepy carrots

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Exciting News!

HoCoLib Standardize CO & Fines

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National Bike Month is Here!


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Help Support LaCrescent Animal Rescue

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Happy April Fools Day!


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March Fun Facts

Did you know that in addition to Dr. Seuss’s birthday, there are other fun days to celebrate in March?

March is Sing With Your Child Month , Youth Art Month and National Craft Month.

St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17th.  Celebrate with a fun book like:

  • That’s what leprechauns do by Eve Bunting (E BUN)
  • St. Patrick’s Day in the morning  by Eve Bunting (E BUN)
  • Jamie O’Rourke and the big potato : an Irish Folktale (398.2 DEP)
  • It’s St. Patrick’s Day! by Rebecca Gomez (ABC GOM)
  • Jack and the leprechaun by Ivan Robertson (E ROB)
  • Jeremy Bean’s St. Patrick’s day by Alice Schertle (E SCH)
  • A fine St. Patrick’s day by Susan Wojciechowski (E WOJ)

National Quilting Day is Saturday March 19th!! How exciting is that?

Louis Sachar’s  birthday is March 20th.

National Puppy Day is March 23rd – celebrate by donating some time or puppy chow to the LaCrescent Animal Rescue.

Kate DiCamillo’s birthday is March 25th.

Last but not least is EASTER on March 27th.

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