Libraries are open for grab-and-go service, curbside pickup, and computer time. Masks are required.
Questions? Call your library for information on specific services provided.

EARTH DAY BINGO SCAVENGER HUNT

Calling all children ages 5 and up! Let’s do a Bingo Scavenger Hunt at the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 24 at 11:00 a.m. A parent or guardian must bring you out to the Refuge and accompany you on the scavenger hunt. We will not be transporting anyone. Contact the library with questions or to RSVP 320-839-2494.

MAY CRAFT PROJECT

We are doing another craft project in May.  This time we are centering on the men.  We have three projects to choose from.  1) Home plaque; 2) Bobber that says Gone Fishing; 3) Bobber that says WTF Where’s the Fish”.  You will have your choice.  You need to sign up by April 16th.  We have 25 kits available.  All kits including everything you need to make the project along with the instructions.  We will call when the kits arrive sometime around May 1st.  Get signed up today.  This project is now open to all MN residents.

CHILDREN’S DO-IT-YOURSELF MARCH PROJECT

Stop by the library and pick up your kit.  There are four shamrocks to paint and decorate.   There is also all materials to make a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  We have 15 kits.  First come, first served.  This is part of the MN Legacy Fund.

FOOD FOR FINES

Do you owe fines?  Bring in some food for the Food Shelf in March.  We will reduce your fine up to $5.00.  Each item you bring in is $1.00.  No Sardines or Ramen Noodles please.  Support your local food shelf during the month of March.

March DIY Take and Make Project

Attention all Big Stone County adults.  We are doing a St. Patrick’s Day project for you to take home and do.  Please register at the library or call 320-839-2494 to reserve your kit.  Choose between the four offered.  Kits are limited.  All materials and instructions are included in the kits.  You need to order by February 15th.  Kits will be available around March 1st.

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.

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