Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: October 22nd-24th

smallbookstackThe Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale at the Library.

The Book Sale will be Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24th during regular library hours.

BakeSaleThe Bake Sale is scheduled for Thursday the 22nd only, but some items may be available the next day as well.

Donations may be brought to the library through Wednesday the 21st.

Library Fundraiser


featuring author and environmental educator Kenny Salwey

Saturday, April 11, 2015

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Silent auction, appetizers, desserts and beverages

Tickets available at the Library

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Silent auction and monetary donations accepted at the Library through 1 p.m. on April 11th.


Salwey TalesKenny Salwey

Kenny Salwey is the last of a breed of men whose lifestyle has all but disappeared in this fast-paced, high-tech digital world.  For 30 years this weathered woodsman eked out a living running a trap line, hiring out as a river guide, digging and selling roots and herbs, and eating the food he hunted and fished.  By sharing his hard-learned experiences, his respect for the Mississippi River, and his love of the natural world, Kenny hopes to inspire his audiences to protect this precious and fragile ecosystem.

Join us for a fun evening!

Happy 101st Birthday to Us!

Join us for punch and cookies on Wednesday, March 19th, as the St. Charles Public Library winds up its centennial year celebration.

Drawings for the gift baskets for participants in the “100 Years, 100 Books” challenge will be held at 2:00 p.m.




Tax Forms

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Federal and State 2013 tax forms are here.

The free forms are on the table opposite the circulation desk.

Blind Date with a Book


Do you have a sense of adventure?  Are you tired of reading the same old authors?  Then come to the St. Charles Public Library this month and check out our Blind Date with a Book display.  The books are wrapped up tight so you won’t know the title or the author.


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Browse the book “personal ads” and choose a reading match.  Check it out, take it home, unwrap it, read, and enjoy.  If it’s not the book for you, simply return it to the library – its feelings won’t be hurt.  But you may end up having a great time with something you would otherwise never have ventured to read.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

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December 21 – March 19

Curl up with a book during the cold winter evenings.  Choose a treat from our basket when you’ve finished three.

There are weekly and monthly drawings for mugs, book bags, blankets, and gift certificates.

For an extra challenge, play Book BINGO.

Author Visit: November 19th, 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come along with 14-year-old Shawn Buckner on a quest for his first wild turkey with a bow.  Set in the bluffs and valleys of southeastern Minnesota’s Whitewater Wildlife Management Area, Spring Turkey Chronicles combines hunting ethics with an engaging story.

Cory Pedersen is a St. Charles native.  He lives in Rochester with his family.

Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale: October 24th-26th

bookstackThe Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will hold their annual Book and Bake Sale at the Library.

The Book Sale will be Thursday, October 24th through Saturday, October 26th, during  regular Library hours. bakesale

The Bake Sale will be Thursday, October 24th only.

Donations may be brought to the Library through Tuesday the 22nd.

Costume Contest: August 20th, 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

7:00 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Come to our Gladiolus Days Costume Contest!


Dress up like a favorite book character, and come to the Library on Tuesday night.  No preregistration is needed.

There will be three judging categories:

Ages 4-7

Ages 8-12

Ages 13 and older

Winners will get to ride on the Library’s centennial float in the Gladiolus Days parade.



Author Visit: July 31st, 1:30 p.m.


Amanda Huneke

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1:30 p.m.

St. Charles Public Library

Join author Amanda Huneke for a special story time as she reads from her new “Monster on the Loose” book series.

Amanda grew up the oldest of four children in the rural farming community of Goodhue, Minnesota, and graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with degrees in Anthropology and Psychology. She began writing children’s stories during her husband’s first deployment, when her young son at times turned into a “monster on the loose.”