We Want to Hear from You

We want to hear from YOU! SELCO is conducting a broad-based community needs assessment on behalf of the 37 public libraries in its service area – which includes the St. Charles Public Library. Findings will guide library services, programs, and other priorities in the years to come. Your input into the process is important, because your local library’s end goal is to serve you – effectively and fully.

Fill out the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/NM7K3S5

Minnesota Author Tour to Stop at the St. Charles Public Library

As part of SELCO’s Minnesota Author Tour, the St. Charles Public Library will have visits from three different authors in May.

Kim Todd – May 2, 6:30 pm

Kim Todd, Ph.D., is known for her award-winning storytelling about science, nature, and history.  Her most recent publication, Sensational: The Hidden History of America’s “Stunt Girl Reporters,” is a MN Book Awards Finalist.

Anne Ursu – May 16, 6:30 pm

Anne Ursu is the author of many acclaimed novels including 2022 MN Book Award Finalist The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, and The Real Boys, which was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Brian Freeman – May 24, 6:30 pm

Brian Freeman writes psychological thrillers that have been sold in 46 countries and 22 languages.  He has won Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards and his novel The Deep, Deep Snow was a finalist for the Edgar Award.

Friends of the Library Bake & Book Sale

The Friends of the St. Charles Public Library will be holding their annual bake and book sale on Thursday, October 21 – Saturday, October 23.  Help out the Friends of the Library by donating books, puzzles, and board games for the sale, starting October 11.  You can also donate baked goods for the sale on October 20.

Bake Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm

Book, Puzzle & Board Game Sale
Thursday, October 21: 1pm – 8pm
Friday, October 22: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday, October 23: 10am – 1pm

Cookies for Kids

Saturday, October 2, 2021
St. Charles Public Library
10:30am – 1:00pm

Welcome back to school!  The staff and board of the St. Charles Public Library would like to invite you for a FREE cookie!  Check out everything your local library has to offer and enjoy a cookie.

Welcoming Week Celebration

Tuesday, September 14, 4:30-6:30pm

Join the St. Charles Public Library and Project FINE for a community celebration featuring a variety of activities inside and outside the library!  Music and dance performances, activities, story time, and library tours. All are welcome!

Spring Cleaning Book Sale

Throughout the months of April and May, the St. Charles Public Library is holding a spring cleaning book sale.  Drop on by to purchase hardcover books for a $1.00 or paperback books for 50-cents, or give us your best offer.  Don’t see what you want in your first visit?  Return at a later date, as books are being continually added to the sale.

Virtual Author Talk with Margi Preus

Throughout the month of May, SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) is hosting a series of author talks over Zoom as part of the 2021 Minnesota Author Tour.  The program is possible due to support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Minnesota Library Legacy Program.

The author tour concludes on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30pm with a talk with Margi Preus.

Margi Preus is a New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor Book, “Heart of a Samurai” and other notable novels and picture books for young readers. Her newest titles are “Village of Scoundrels,” “The Littlest Voyageur,” and “The Silver Box.”

Preus’s books have won multiple awards, been honored as ALA/ALSC Notables, selected as an NPR Backseat Book Club pick, chosen for community reads, and landed on many best-of lists.

Margi Preus’s book, “The Littlest Voyageur” was a finalist in the 2021 Minnesota Book Awards.

Margi Preus’s author talk is on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30pm via Zoom and Facebook live.
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88279369154
Meeting ID: 882 7936 9154