MEMORIAL DAY

The library will be closed on Monday May 25 for Memorial Day.

Limited services will resume on Tuesday May 26

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Start up packets for summer reading are now available for pick up at the library during open hours.

Library Visits

With this virus going around, we have had to change a few things. The 1st grade will be doing a virtual tour of the library on 5/12 and getting their first library cards. Other classes will also be doing virtual tours and learning about what we will be doing for summer reading. As usual, if you have any questions you can call the library.

STARTING MONDAY MARCH 30

LIMITED SERVICES

The St Charles Library will continue to provide limited services until we are able to open back up. If this should change, we will post any updates  We will be staffed Monday – Friday until 6:00pm. No Saturday hours until further notice.

You can call us at 932-3227.

Email us at scill@selco.info

Online requests for our items will still be accepted. You can use the SELCO.info website or the bookmyne app to make requests.

You can also use the “Libby” app to download e-books and audios. Right now you do not need to have a library card to do this, just a cellphone.

Thank you for your understanding.

St. Charles Library Staff

Library Closure

effective Wednesday March 18

COVID-19 is disrupting the day to day activities of all community members. The St Charles Public Library seeks to protect our community health by implementing a few changes to how we serve the community. We are hoping to continue meeting as many information and entertainment needs as possible in the coming days, while discouraging behaviors that might speed the spread of the virus.

Per the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation for social distancing, we will temporarily implement walk-up service beginning Wednesday March 18. Patrons are encouraged to place requests for items through the library’s website or the BookMyne app. Library staff will pull requested items from the shelves and will meet individuals at the front doors. During this time, browsing of the collection, use of public computers, and seating will be unavailable to the public. Library programs will also be canceled through the end of May.

Library Services that will remain unchanged:
–Libby app to download ebooks and audiobooks from home
–BookMyne app to request items or renew items from home
–24 hour book return (all library materials can be returned through the drop box door )
–Book suggestions from library staff via email, phone, or Facebook
-Requests can be placed either on www.selco.info or calling the library at 932-3227

Thank you for your understanding
St. Charles Public Library Staff

Electronic Resources Available

SELCO has set up a list of free sites that patrons can use from home. Go to home/Services for Libraries/online resources. It should show up on the SELCO.info home page.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT- HELP WANTED

My name is Harrison Gruber and I am in the 9th grade. I am a boy scout in Troop 54 and working toward my Eagle Rank. My project is sewing sustainable and reusable bags called “Boomerang bags” for the St Charles Public Library.

I am in need of help cutting, ironing, and sewing these bags on Saturday February 29 from 9am-1pm and March 1st from 1pm-4pm at Faith Lutheran Church. Please bring fabric scissors if you have any.

Contact the library to get contact information.

BREAKOUT BOX

If you did not get a chance to try the breakout box during winter fest, we still have it. You can call and get a time until the 22nd.

CLOSED

The library will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

CRAFTING

CROCHETING, KNITTING, CROSS STITCH, WHATEVER.

BRING YOUR PROJECTS AND HAVE FUN. THURSDAY NIGHTS 6-8 STARTING JANUARY 9