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

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

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

"1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" Program At Paynesville Branch

 "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" Program At Paynesville Branch

Since 2011,  Paynesville Branch's "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program has been going strong!  Designed for children from birth through five years old, the program encourages a love of books and reading and prepares children to learn to read.  The program provides a book bag, stickers and small toys, and book giveaways for incentives along the way.

It also provides a reading record for parents in which they can enter the names of all the books they read with their child. Brochures are available at the library with further information on how the program works. The Friends of the Paynesville Library and Paynesville Lutheran Church Endowment Fund are program co-sponsors.

To sign up your child, visit the Paynesville Public Library or contact the library at 320-243-7343.