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Welcome to the Slayton Public Library

The Slayton Public Library was organized in 1940 by the Monday Study Club and was housed in two locations before moving to its present home on Slayton's main street. The library is a member of the Plum Creek Library System, a nine-county, 25 member federated library system.

In addition to more than 35,000 volumes, the Slayton Library has a collection of over 700 movies that can be checked out for a 1-week period.   There is also a song book collection containing over 400 books and more than 14,000 unique, indexed song titles. The library also houses subscriptions to over 50 magazines and newspapers, as well as more than 850 audio books.

The library has an 8 station computer lab for public use during regular hours of operation, and is also equipped with wireles Internet service.  The computer lab can be reserved for use by groups when the library is closed.

Also available is  the Community Room that can be reserved for meetings and other gatherings. 

Come in for a visit and stay awhile!


The Sutter Brothers

Sutter Brothers Program

The Sutter Brothers, a duo with ties to southwestern Minnesota, will tour a show that conjures north country characters in songs and stories, poetry and music for the Plum Creek Regional Library System from October 11th through 19th. Performances are free and open to the public.

For thirty years, The Sutter Brothers have presented lively programs that emphasize their rural, small-town roots and Scandinavian heritage. Blending Bart’s original poems with Ross’ arrangements of folk songs and tunes, The Sutter Brothers evoke the landscape, critters, and quirky characters of rural Minnesota, spanning the spectrum of human experience from comedy to tragedy.

10/11/17 – 11:00 am Jackson County Library – 311 Third St., Jackson
10/11/17 – 6:00 pm Heron Lake Library – 401 9th St., Heron Lake
10/16/17 – 2:00 pm Mapleview Estates Senior Living – 700 Maple Lane, Fulda
10/16/17 – 6:30 pm Redwood Falls Library – 509 S Lincoln, Redwood Falls
10/17/17 – 12:30 pm Slayton Public Library - 2451 Broadway Avenue, Slayton
10/17/17 – 6:30 pm Marshall-Lyon County Library – 201 C St., Marshall
10/18/17 – 2:00 p .m. Windom Community Center – 1750 Cottonwood Lake Dr., Windom
10/19/17 – 9:30 a.m. Tracy Multi-Purpose Center – 200 Third St., Tracy
10/19/17 – 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Community Center – 849 5th St., Westbrook

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 


Artist Jen Anfinson

Jen Anfinson Arm KnittingHoliday Book Ornament

10/23 Mon 3:30 p.m. Slayton Public Library Recycled Robots
10/23 Mon 7 p.m. Slayton Public Library Wire and Bead Bracelets
10/24 Tues 2 p.m. Slayton Public Library Arm Knitting
10/24 Tues 7 p.m. Fulda Memorial Library Jewelry Stamping
10/25 Weds 2 p.m. Ivanhoe Public Library Arm Knitting
10/25 Weds 6:30 p.m. Westbrook Public Library Holiday Book Ornament
10/26 Thurs 3:30 p.m. Redwood Falls Public Library Recycled Robots
10/26 Thurs 7 p.m. Tracy Public Library Arm Knitting
10/27 Fri 2 p.m. Siverson Public Library Hendricks Holiday Book Ornament
10/27 Fri 6 p.m. Lake Benton Public Library Arm Knitting

Minnesota Library LegacyThis activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 


Downloadable Audiobook Service

Recorded Books audiobooks

The Plum Creek Library System is proud to announce the addition of the RBdigital audiobook service, formerly known as OneClickdigital, from Recorded Books. RBdigital offers an easy way to access a terrific collection of free downloadable audiobooks. Note: only audiobooks are available from this service, not eBooks

Apps are available for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Amazon Kindle.

After a quick one-time account set-up process,you will be able to checkout and download audiobooks. Email support is available at RBdigital and phone support is available at 877-77-AUDIO from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Getting Started Guide


eBooks MN

Ebooks Minnesota, an online ebook collection spearheaded by Minnesota’s libraries, is open to Minnesota readers. The collection is accessible online at EbooksMN.org and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. There is no charge to libraries or individuals who wish to use the collection, and no username or password is required. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all readers within Minnesota’s borders.

No process is required to “check out” a book. Readers can access any book in the collection at any time regardless of how many other readers are also using that book. This feature makes the collection particularly useful for schools that may wish to assign a single book to an entire class or even an entire school. Likewise, community book clubs, no matter how large, can read books together without worrying about checkout limits or due dates.

The collection contains more than 2,000 books, including titles from these Minnesota publishers: ABDO, Lerner Publishing Group, Cherry Lake Publishing, University of Minnesota Press, Milkweed Press, and Coffeehouse Press. Nonfiction titles from Arcadia Publishing about Minnesota and its history are also included in the collection. A selection of popular titles that are in the public domain, such as "Dracula." and “Jane Eyre,” completes the collection.


View images of the library's new
children's room murals

Artwork created by Greg Preslicka
The Big Picture Murals 2011.

Project made possible through
Minnesota Legacy Arts grant funds.


 

 

 

Slayton Library
2451 Broadway
Slayton, MN 56172
507-836-8778
fax 507-836-8778

Hours
Monday
10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday
10 AM - 6 PM
Friday
9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
9 AM to 1 PM
Sunday
Closed

Staff
Librarian
Lori Stainer

Assistant Librarian
Patricia Grieme

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City of Slayton

Cook'n Book Corrections

Murray County

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Internal Revenue Service

MN Department of Revenue

Murray County Central
Schools

Murray County News

Murray County Wheel Herald

National Weather Service

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Meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the library's 
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