Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.

Library Computer Appointments

Starting June 22nd 

Beginning June 22nd, the Hutchinson Public Library will offer Computer Use by Appointment Only
While the building remains closed due to COVID-19, 1-Hour appointments will be available
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. 

Please call 320-587-2368 to schedule an appointment. No walk-ins will be allowed into the building.

Learn More About the Library’s Computer Appointments

 

Just need to print? Try the library’s e-printer. (Maximum 10 b & w pages).
For instructions on e-printing, please click here: ePrinting Instructions
Before printing, please call the library at 320-587-2368 to notify library staff you are printing materials.
Once the materials are printed, library staff will call you and the materials will be available via sidewalk pickup hours.

 

Program Update

While our library remains closed to the public, we will continue to offer digital/online programming as well as no contact sidewalk pickups.
Please watch for more details coming soon about our fun plans for Summer Reading!

 

 

 

Online Catalog Available

- Pioneerland Library System -

The Pioneerland Library System Online Catalog is available. To place holds using the online catalog, you will need to create a personal pin number.

For instructions on how to create a pin,
please click on this link:

https://iii.pioneerland.lib.mn.us/screens/help_pin.html

If you have any questions,
please call the library at 320-587-2368.
If staff is not available, please leave a detailed message. Thank you!

 

PLS Offers Digital Library Cards

Digital Library Cards are now available on OverDrive. Patrons who do not have a PLS library card may check out items on OverDrive. To access the OverDrive, go to: https://pioneerland.overdrive.com. Next, click on sign in on the upper right corner of the page and you will be taken to a welcome page where you can sign up
for a digital library card.

To sign up, patrons should enter their individual cell phone number. If a patron lives in the service area of Pioneerland Library System, the patron will be issued a digital card. This library card will expire 12 months and cannot be renewed. Patrons are then encouraged to get a library card from their local library.

COVID-19 Information Lines:

McLeod County has set up a phone line for citizens to access important daily recordings with information about COVID-19.cThis line will have a recorded message from Public Health employees, updated daily and/or as necessary, with important information about COVID-19.

To access these recordings please call (320) 484-4369.

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State Information Hotline (Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Department of Human Services— education and childcare focused questions) —
651-297-1304 (daily 7 am – 7 pm)

Minnesota Department of Health COVID 19 (medical information) —
1-800-651-3903 (times not definite but may be daily 7 am-7 pm)

Minnesota Department of Human Services Line for Child Care Providers
1-888-234-1268
(8 am – 4:30 pm M-F)

Knitting with Carolyn

Stay Safe MN is the new tagline that can be seen in the news and across advertisements. More and more Minnesotans are finding themselves at home in an effort to keep their communities safe. Your taxes are done, your paperwork is shredded,
and now you are looking for something “new” to do.

You’re in luck! Knitting pro and enthusiast Carolyn Ulrich is asking people to pull out their yarn and knitting needles
because she has just the projects for you!

To view knitting instructions, go to the Creative Projects page (see left side of library web site for page options).

Free Webinars Available

The University of MN Extension Center for Family Development is offering numerous free webinars.

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Please click here for challenge sheet:
Adult SRP 2020 sheet

Hint: If you are participating in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge,
one of these books will count as a librarian’s choice (see #16 on the challenge sheet!)