Curbside pickup of requested items, computers by appointment, and other limited services are available.  Please contact your library for specific information on services provided. 

FALL LEAF COLLECTION & CRAFT DAY

 

FALL LEAF COLLECTION & CRAFT DAY!
LOCATION: We’ll meet at the Library on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 AM. From there we’ll look at trees in Central Park, followed by Lakeside Park, collecting as many types as we can find. Then we’ll gather at the picnic shelters to learn how to press and preserve leaves between wax paper, using an iron. (As a bonus, I’ll also hand out packets for an at-home astronomy project).
PLEASE NOTE! During the field trip, we’ll need to practice social distancing and keep 6 feet apart, and masks will not be required when we are out walking; HOWEVER, once we get to the picnic shelters to learn about leaf-pressing, we’ll need to mask up.
MATERIALS: Irons, ironing boards, wax paper, and leaf I.D. guides will be provided. Please bring your own mask. (Feel free to bring an iron if you have one!)
Limit 12 children, ages 5 and up. Call the Library at 320-839-2494, or sign up in person. Participants MUST PRE-REGISTER BY October 1.

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD MONTH

September is Library Card month! This year Wonder Woman is the spokesperson. With that, Jason has designed a Bingo card for all children to work on. Prizes will be given out to a maximum of three (3) bingo’s! Pick up your Bingo card today and get started!   If you don’t have a library card, sign up for one today.   They are FREE!

September Bingo

31 DAY BOOK CHALLENGE

Calling all 6-12-year-olds!
Our Graceville staff member, Amy, has developed a 31-day Book Challenge for the month of August. Starting on the 1st of August to the end of August, you are to read a book a day. We have a sheet at the library for you to pick up with a list of subjects we would like you to read. You can choose fiction or nonfiction. For the younger kids, you can choose to read step level books also. What better way to get yourself ready for the upcoming school year and have some fun?
You MUST get your books from the library and you MUST log your books on the sheet provided. Turn the sheet in after August 31st. Check out as many books as you want from the sheet but read one book a day!
REWARD: you will receive a book and a gift certificate to Berkner’s Pizza upon completion. Good Luck! Have fun!

MASKS ARE MANDATORY

Effective Saturday, July 25 everyone age 6 and up will need to wear a mask to enter the library.  If you do not have a mask, we will provide you with one.

WIFI HOTSPOTS AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY

We have three T-Mobile wifi hotspots available for checkout.  They are available for checkout for 28 days.  You do need to have a valid library card in order to checkout.  Instructions will be given to you when you pick up.   Please call the library at 320-839-2494 to reserve one.  They will possibly work within a 10 mile radius of Ortonville.

BROWSING NOW AVAILABLE

The back door is unlocked!!   You are now welcome to come into the Ortonville Public Library to browse for materials to check out.  You will be allowed 15-20 minutes.  Wearing a mask is required and use of hand sanitizer when you enter the library.  There is a five person limit at a time.  If you arrive and there are already four people in the library, you will need to wait or return at a later time.  If you would like to make an appointment to insure you do get to come in when you want to, please call the library at 320-839-2494.  Hours available for browsing are Monday – Thursday 11-6; Friday 12-4; and Saturday 10-2.

We are still doing computer appointments also.  There are two computers available for use for one hour periods.

Curbside pickup will still be available for anyone who wants it.

Accessing Your Account

If you are wanting to order items now while the library is not open, you will need to set up your account.

Here are the instructions on how to do this:

How to Set Your Password on the Online Catalog:

  1. go to iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us
  2. Click on “My Record”
  3. Enter Your Name: (Only first name is required)
  4. Enter Barcode: (Do not leave any spaces between numbers)
  5. Enter your Patron PIN: (Leave this field “Blank”)
  6. Click on the “SUBMIT” button
  7. Enter your new PIN. (Should be at least 8 characters long. Create a PIN you can remember, the staff cannot see your PIN)
  8. Enter your PIN a second time.
  9. Click on the “SUBMIT” button

To see a graphic on how to set your password, go to this link.

https://iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us/screens/help_pin.html

CURBSIDE PICKUP

THE LIBRARY REMAINS CLOSED.

Hello Library Patrons!

We will be starting curbside pickup of materials the week of April 27.

Curbside pickup will be on  Tuesday and Thursday 11:00—2:00.

We will begin doing curbside pickup next week.  We are happy to be able to serve you again.

In order to make our items as safe as possible for you – all items returned to our book drops are placed in 72 hour quarantine before being returned to circulation.

You should have received a checkout slip with due dates for your items.  If someone in your household is ill, please call the library at 320-839-2494 and we’ll be happy to extend your due dates for you.  Please do not return library items if anyone in your household is feeling sick. 

RETURNS are accepted in Book Drops Only and will not be accepted at curbside.

Please request additional items to pick up using the online catalog at iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us If you are not sure how to do this please contact library staff to assist you.

We will contact you to arrange for pickup when your requested items are ready.

For library updates check our Facebook page and website: www.ortonville.lib.mn.us

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

(320)-839-2494 OR email vicki.bartz@pioneerland.lib.mn.us