NOTE: The following message from Congresswoman (2nd District) Angie Craig is not political. We are giving attribution and sharing this because reading is a great form of self-care that we enjoy, too. We appreciate that this message includes convenient links to the resources suggested, and we hope you enjoy them (almost) as much as massage therapy.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt many aspects of our lives, it’s important to ensure that folks continue to have access to resources from our local libraries. Many libraries are offering digital resources like e-books that can be accessed safely right from your home. Below are some local and national library resources for folks in MN-02.
All Dakota County library locations are open for express services. Learn more about services and safety protocols here. All library locations are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.. To learn about Dakota County e-books, click here.
Northfield Public Library is open with masks and social distancing required. Learn more about safety protocols here. You can find their hours here. To access the Northfield Library e-library, click here.
All Scott County library locations will reopen on Monday, July 20th for express services. Learn more about hours and locations here. Customers may visit libraries to pick up holds and browse materials, with some limitations. Some services are available by appointment only. Learn about e-books, e-audiobooks and more here.
The Wabasha Public Library is open for appointments, afternoon walk-ins and curbside pickup Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Appointments are required from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. Learn more about the digital resources available here.
All Washington County Library branches are open with limited capacity and reduced hours. Learn more about services and safety protocols here. Library visitors can pick up holds, browse materials, and use computers without an appointment. Learn more about the digital resources available here.
Library of Congress:
The Library of Congress has extensive online resources for students and learners of all ages.
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(image from "The Heart of a Novel: Its About-Ness" blog post by author Barbara Linn Probst)