Rock County Community Library

3-year-old Keegan Hector (kneeling), his mom, Kayla Hector, and his friend 2-year-old Mia Jones read the story.
Luverne Community Education and the Rock County Community Library partnered to organize the Story Walk Thursday night, Sept. 28, outside at the Luverne Community Education Building.   Fifteen families with children up to 5 years old strolled along the lawn reading the 25 placards featuring pages...
Rock County received the last of its flood relief monies for repairing agricultural land damaged two years ago. The additional $347,000 brings the total amount received in the county to just over $1.784 million. Doug Bos, assistant director of the county’s Soil and Water Conservation District/Land...
Margo McCreary plays the sheriff, asking audience members whose puppet trailer is parked at the Luverne City Park. She says the owners need a permit.
A specially designed trailer was used Friday morning to house an unusual puppet show at the Luverne City Park. For the past two weeks Margo McCreary and Paulino Brener have been performing “The On-Time Circus” at 18 locations within the Plum Creek Library System. The event was free and open to...
Patrick “Packy” Mader talked with library visits June 23 about his book “Minnesota Gold: Conversations with Northland Athletes Competing on the World Stage” by showing where the athletes he interviewed live in Minnesota. He chronicled the efforts, perseverance and achievement of 57 Minnesota athletes from 1948 to 2014. He lives in Northfield, Minnesota.
Rock County Community Library wrapped up June with two regional author visits.
Sioux Falls Canaries mascot “Cagey” (left) reacts to the picture from the book “Slugger” as read by his teammate, pitcher Josh Ferrell.
While all eyes were on the 7-foot-tall yellow mascot from the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball team, it was two left-handed pitchers who completed a special reading program Monday afternoon at the Rock County Community Library. Joining Cagey (the name of the big yellow bird) were left-handed pitchers...
Luverne’s Dolly Talbert (right) purchases a book from Minnesota author William Kent Krueger and Krueger (inset) inscribes his latest book as a birthday present to Taubert’s son.
William Kent Krueger addressed about 50 people Wednesday afternoon, June 8, at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne. Krueger and his wife, Diane, visited several libraries within the Plum Creek Library System including Adrian. Krueger, a New York Times best-selling author, lives in St. Paul...
Rock County Library Director Serena Gutnik likened the upcoming visits by three authors this month in Luverne to attending a music concert. “Going to a concert is a totally different way to experience the artist,” she said. To those who love books, meeting their favorite authors is like meeting a...
Librarians (from left) Bronwyn Wenzel, Serena Gutnik and Barb Verhey sit in the new teen room at the Rock County Community Library. After two months of construction, the library will reopen to patrons Monday.
The Rock County Community Library has been closed to patrons over the past month, and during that time the inside of the building received fresh paint, new carpeting and a whole new update. The library will reopen to patrons Monday. “We finally get to share all this work with the community,” said...
Since the Rock County Community Library closed to patron visits Feb. 15, workers from Jones Library Services, Carlisle, Iowa, returned to assemble the new shelving that arrived earlier than expected. They later brought lending materials from the basement back up to the main floor. By week’s end the...
Jason Platt with Jones Library Sales, Carlisle, Iowa, loads books onto special carts to be moved to the Rock County Community Library’s basement.
For local contractor Okie Honken, measuring is a matter of using his head. On Friday Honken and assistant librarian Barb Verhey discussed repurposing a set of wooden bookshelves. With a hand to his forehead, Honken stood one board on end and declared where his hand rested was a six-foot height. “We...

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