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Todd Heitkamp (left) and Phil Schumacher (right) join Rock County Community Library Director Serena Gutnik for a one-of-a-kind book discussion series involving climate change. Gutnik received a $1,000 grant through Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement program.
Rock County Community Library is collaborating with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls to offer a first-of-its-kind book discussion focused on climate change and how it could affect those living in Rock County. Library director Serena Gutnik was awarded a $1,000 grant through PLACE (Public...
The Luverne Carnegie Library is one of 65 public libraries built in Minnesota with funds from Andrew Carnegie and the Carnegie Corporation. Between 1899 and 1917, Carnegie, a wealthy industrialist and philanthropist, contributed close to $1 million toward library construction in Minnesota. This...
Rock County Friends of the Library sponsored Sioux Falls puppeteer Jim Oliver’s performance of “Little Outhouse on the Prairie” Tuesday morning as part of National Library Week activities. The puppet performance was based in the 1870s and told of Jed and Jenny’s quest to find a home.   “This is the...
Sandra Cheskey, the main character in the true crime story, “Gitchie Girl: The Survivor’s Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland,” will be at the Rock County Community Library Saturday, April 15. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cheskey will give an “inside story”...
While road maintenance and repairs were the focuses at last week’s annual road and bridge meeting, the question of who should pay for reckless road damage took center stage. About 50 township supervisors, county and city officials met March 21 in the basement of the Rock County Community Library....
Rock County Community Library opened its doors Tuesday, March 7, to anyone interested in the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Almost 40 people attended the evening event, including 12 adults. Children’s librarian Bronwyn Wenzel (above) read the story, “The Origami...
High school students enjoy sunshine and 40-degree temperatures at they wait outside the Adrian Branch Library while science teacher Rob Williamson exits. It took about 2 1/2 hours to move and place the books on shelves in the correct order at the temporary location.
About 200 Adrian High School students and staff moved roughly 9,500 books from the community library in Adrian to a temporary location two blocks away. The Adrian Branch Library is undergoing a major renovation, so the books and media will be stored at the New Vision Coop building where library...
James and Calla Jarvie pose outside their North Donaldson home with their Little Free Library established last month in Luverne. The couple had seen similar book exchanges in New Orleans and Minneapolis. It was Calla’s dream to establish a library at her own home.
Calla Jarvie’s longtime dream for her own Little Free Library came true this Christmas when one appeared in front of her North Donaldson Street home in Luverne. “It was a long time coming,” Calla said with a large smile. “They are the best idea.” Her smile was directed to her husband, James, who...
Book your winter getaway The annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries will begin Jan. 1, and run through March 31. The program, open to ages 16 and beyond, is offered every year during the winter months and rewards readers for doing what they...
The Plum Creek Library System presented a first-person interactive historical program featuring Melanie Stringer as Laura Ingalls Wilder Thursday night, Oct. 27, at the Rock County Library. Stringer has been visiting libraries throughout the nine-county Plum Creek Library system, relating stories...

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