Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.
St. Michael Library Opens Despite Winter Cold
December’s grand opening of the new St. Michael library was cancelled because of unusually bad winter weather, but the library is open and staff are welcoming visitors.
The library was designed to take advantage of natural daylight and has large windows. It is bright and spacious. It’s about three times the size of the former library, and includes reading nooks in the children’s area, study spaces, and a teen area. The library shares a building with the city council chambers and a senior center, and has easy access to meeting rooms of various sizes. The largest one has an attached kitchen and outdoor patio, and a seating capacity of about 500.
Here are some views of the library.
The entrance to the building. There's plenty of parking. Turn right for the library.
The view into the library from the hallway.
Branch Manager Marla Scherber at the circulation desk, with a view looking across the children’s area toward the adult shelving.
Looking toward the circulation desk, across the children’s room. On the right are reading nooks.
Modern furnishings in the teen area.
A study area. The comfortable seating is from the old library. The St. Michael Friends group is planning purchases of additional furnishings.