One Book, One Community Read

The book selected for Hutchinson’s 2017 One Book, One Community event is
“Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown.
You’re invited to read the book between January-April
and join in our finale event!


The Hinckley Fire Museum Presents
Speaker: Carl Jerdin, Hinckley Fire Museum Volunteer
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Hutchinson Event Center


Food for Fines



The Hutchinson Public Library’s “Food for Fines” collection begins
Monday, March 6 and runs through Saturday, March 18.
For every non-perishable item you bring to the library, $1 is taken off your fines
(up to $5 per library card).

* Library items that have been lost or damaged
* Items owned by other libraries (items ordered through Interlibrary Loan)

All collected food will be donated to the McLeod Emergency Food Shelf.


Celebrating National Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week, the Hutchinson Public Library is partnering with Woodstone Senior Living Community for an author event with Julie Klassen!
All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 2 p.m.

Family History Research Series

Beginning in October, the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum is happy to announce a cooperative program series between the McLeod County Public Libraries and the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum. Each of 3 classes in our Beginner through Advanced program series will focus on topics and current methods in genealogy history research and how you can get the best results and find local resources to aid you in your search. Sign up for one or all 3 in the series. The Museum has brought together a team of local genealogists who have spent decades doing their own family history research. For more information, go to:

This project is funded in part orin whole with money from
Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.legacy_logo_cmyk - Required

Library iPads


If you would like to check-out one of our iPads, bring in your current library card.  iPads may be checked out for a two-hour period once a day.

There are some great apps to choose from, including the following news apps:  Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, CNN, NPR News and MPR News.

Younger patrons may enjoy the Lego Food, Lego Story Maker, Nursery Rhymes,
First Word Sampler
, or Minecraft apps.

As these are shared devices there can be no downloading of additional apps,
but we welcome suggestions to add new ones.

We welcome you to come on into the library, check out an iPad, and find a comfortable chair to browse the Internet or access one of the apps!

Check out Newsbank today!


Find information on topics related to business, education, health, politics and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content  including the Hutchinson Leader, Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press and USA Today.  Also includes America’s News Magazines and Special Reports.


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Find information by clicking on a category and a topic including business, education, health, the environment, international Issues, jobs and careers, politics and government featuring 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, social issues, sports, technology and more.