Dassel Library

Belinda Jensen from KARE 11 came out to the Dassel Library as one of her programs at the four Meeker County libraries in August 2018! Photo from Dassel Library Facebook page.

Updated June 2019

Libraries are known as quiet places, but that doesn’t mean they’re not bustling with activity.

In Dassel, library patrons have access to books, magazines, reading programs, children’s activities, computers with Internet access, downloadable e-books, and a wide variety of free programs.

The Dassel Public Library is one of 32 libraries in the Pioneerland Library System, which allows patrons access to 650,000 physical items, including books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, and CDs. An assortment of e-books is also available. The Dassel branch has two laptops and an iPad that patrons can use in the library.

Locations and hours

The Dassel Library is located on Third Street in the same building as the city offices. Hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, go to www.dassel.lib.mn.us or call 320-275-3756.

Just for kids

The Dassel library has a variety of programs designed just for little ones.

Story hour takes place every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. The theme for the 2019 summer reading program is It’s Showtime at Your Library! Children under the age of 18 are encouraged to participate. Those enrolled may earn prizes for reading all summer long.

For more information regarding childrens’ opportunities, visit the library’s website.

Friends of the library

The Dassel Area Friends of the Library is a volunteer group that helps with library events throughout the year and promotes the library.

Dassel Area Friends of the Library members help host an adult book club that meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the library. Book selections are available for check out. An adult winter reading program runs from January through March.

For more information about joining the friends of the library group, contact the Dassel library.