New Hours Starting July 6, 2015

New Library Hours beginning July 6, 2015. The Wabasha Public Library will be open Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. til 7:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m til noon. The Library hopes the extended hours will be more accommodating to families who work outside of Wabasha.


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Aquatic Invasive Species Program

Aquatic Invasive Species Program will take place at the Wabasha Public Library on Monday evening, June 8th 6:30 p.m. –  7:00 p.m.
What are they, where are they and what do we do about it?  Meet your local AIS Coordinator, Jen Wahls and learn what current and upcoming threats there are to our aquatic resources and what we can do about it.  Bring your questions, bring your family for this hands-on examples of AIS from the area and some identification materials.
Call the library at 651-565-3927 with any questions.  Everyone is welcome.

Circulation Updates

Starting June 1st the Wabasha Public Library will be updating the circulation of all items to two weeks.  Items include:  books, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, children books, and magazines Also, each patron will be limited in borrowing (6) DVDs at check-out. After the two week circulation time, patrons will have a one week grace period to return items or renew. All items may be renewed online at www:// using the tab “check your account” or by calling the Library at 651-565-3927. The circulation update is taking place to be consistent with other county libraries for distribution of county funds.

Friends of the Library Luncheon May 11th

Reminder to get your tickets to the Friends of the Library Luncheon on Monday, May 11th at 11:30 a.m. Ticket available at the Wabasha Public Library for $16.00

Luncheon will be held at Slippery’s Banquet Room 10 Church Street in Wabasha

Featuring Frederick L. Johnson, author and historian of The Sea Wing Disaster

Thanks to RJAC for  donating to this event.

Friends of the Library 4th Annual Luncheon

Friends of the Library invite you to our 4th Annual Author’s Luncheon on Monday, May 11th from 11:30-1p.m.  at Slippery’s Banquet Room 10 Church Street, Wabasha Featuring Frederick L. Johnson author and historian. Lunch will be homemade soup & sandwich & beverage. $16.00 a person. Pick up your tickets soon at the Wabasha Library

Frederick L  Johnson captures the history of our area in his well written account of the Sea Wing steamship disaster. It was in 1890 when over 200 passengers boarded the Sea Wing for an excursion and a day of pleasure on Lake Pepin. Mr Johnson reveals the terror and desperation of passengers and crew as a storm capsizes the steamer. The Sea Wing is the state’s worst river disaster.

Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

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2:00-3:30 pm

Free Event brought to you by the Wabasha  Public Library

Spring is on its way! Join us and learn about Straw Bale Gardening from expert Joel Karsten, author of this simple gardening method.
Joel Karsten,.has  developed the technique of gardening in straw bales, no soil and no weeding! Join Joel for an interesting demonstration on this new gardening technique. He will answer all your gardening questions! He will be doing the same demonstration at the Plainview Library at 6:30 p.m, you may attend one or both demonstrations. Call the library at 651-565-3927 with any questions.

National Library Week April 12-18th

IMG_5124National Library Week April 12- 18, 2015

“Behind Every Great Community is a Great Library

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.

During this week, come into the Wabasha Public Library and help us celebrate with prize drawings, programs, and activities. The Friends of the Wabasha Public Library have two prize bags to give away, one for an adult and one for a child. Everytime you check out an item at the Library, you can enter your name into the drawing. A second drawing will take place for everyone who registers for a new Library card during National Library Week.

On Tuesday, April 14th, at 6:30 the Library, Author Steve Snook will do a reading from his book “One Degree South”. This event is co-sponsored by River Junction Arts Council.

On Thursday, April 16th, Teen Literature Day, will be celebrated. The purpose of this celebration is to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens. At the Library we will have on display the “The Teens’ Top Ten”. This list is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

On Friday, Spring Storytime  at 10:00 a.m. with Becky Hetrick, Wabasha-Kellogg ECFE Coordinator, joining in on the activities.