• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Swanville Public Library is closing at 5:00 due to hazardous road conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Annandale Public Library will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Kimball Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

  • Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

Delano: A Hoppin' Place

Delano: A Hoppin' Place

The Delano Public Library was a hoppin' place Tuesday, July 3.
Volunteer presenter and amateur naturalist Tamra Kowalski brought a collection of frogs, toads and other amphibious creatures to the library for an eventful Leap Into Reading program.
More than 60 children in attendance burst into laughter and activity when one of the frogs escaped and bounded through the crowd. Kowalski's crew of boy helpers tracked the frog down behind some shelving and recaptured it.
"This is a great program for boys," said Branch Manager Carol Plocher. "All our programs are for boys and for girls, but this is the kind of program boys really enjoy."
After listening to sound recordings of various frogs, looking at several kinds of frogs, and enjoying some froggy stories, children could go outside for frog races, make origami frogs, or learn how to make balloon animal frog hats. An hour of activity flew by.
Photograph: While presenter Tamra Kowalski (right) talks to children about frogs, Calvin Kowalski (foreground) allows a Cope's Gray Treefrog to sit on his shoulder.