Ancestry Library Edition Available

Beginning in July, Wabasha Public Library users will have a new database to explore at the library, Ancestry Library Edition,  which will give them access to genealogical information through the highly popular Ancestry database.  The one year library membership to was donated by Fred and Dianne Schjolberg through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund.

In addition to Ancestry Library Edition is HeritageQuest Online, which library patrons can access from home.  It shares the US Federal Census records, so patrons have access to this information from their home computer.  It also offers five unique databases:  Genealogy and local history books and directories; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; U.S. Serial Set; and Periodical Source Index Archive (1800-2009).  Together, HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition create a more comprehensive genealogy resource.  Links are available under “Patron Resources” on this website.

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.