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

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

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

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

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

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

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

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

Hopper Leaps Into Royalton Storytime

Hopper Leaps Into Royalton Storytime

Hopper, the library’s Leap Into Reading mascot, jumped right into the picture at the Royalton Public Library’s Leap Into Reading Storytime on Wednesday, June 20. Hopper (in sunglasses) had several smaller siblings at the storytime. Branch Assistant Elizabeth Lehn (top, center) organized the group.
Leap into Reading is a statewide initiative to emphasize the importance and value of reading with young children. Early exposure to books, stories and reading helps young children to develop an interest in reading. Children who learn to associate books and being read to with fun and enjoyment are more likely to build early reading skills. Educators know there is a strong correlation between reading skills and academic success.
Check at your local library for the availability of storytimes for various age groups, or check the Events page for special programs.