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The Owatonna Public Library (OPL) building will remain closed until further notice. Library Director Mark Blando announced that pickup for library materials will be offered on a limited basis beginning Monday, May 4.
For your health & safety, and ours, please wear a face mask during pickup.
The outside book drop will also re-open on May 4. Return items only in the book drop; do not bring them in to the building. Library staff will quarantine returned materials for at least 24 hours before processing them. Due dates are extended until further notice and no fines will accrue while the building is closed.
Online Storytimes With Darla will continue via Facebook Live through May. Tune in at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can also join Darla as she reads chapters of the current One Book One Minnesota title, Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
OPL provides dozens of online resources available with your library card, including eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Libby and Hoopla apps, music, TV shows, and movies through Hoopla, music downloads and streaming with Freegal, and a wide range of databases and directories including Value Line, Consumer Reports, HeritageQuest, and many more.
To get a library account set up for access to Online Library Materials, a web form will be available beginning May 4. Library staff will set up your new library account and send you your card number via email. Your physical library card will be available to pick up when the library reopens.