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Branches > Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Longville

Margaret Welch Memorial Library - Directions to Library
5051 St. Hwy 84
P.O. Box 106
Longville, MN 56655
Phone (218) 363-2710 Fax (218)363-2710
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Web Site Address
Longville Library Photo

Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Wed 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Thu 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Fri 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
Cheryl Martin, Branch Manager
Rose Jorgenson, Library Assistant

Longville Library Map

Directions to Branch: From Highway 200 turn south on Highway 84 for five miles. The library building is on the west side of Highway 84.

Brief History: The Margaret Welch Memorial Library was established in 1955. We joined the Kitchigami Regional Library in 1970. Longville is the smallest town in Minnesota to have a public library.

Summer Pre-School Story Time:
Thursdays at 10:30am, June 6th - August 8th, 2013

Craft time for kids
Come any time between 1:30 - 3pm on Fridays: June 7th through August 2nd

Local Library Board Meetings:
As needed.
Board President Anne Rowe
call (218) 363-3761

Special Events:

Birthday Book Club for Kids - at the Longville Library
All you need to do is: Be a kid!
With your parents, come to the Longville Library during the month of your birthday and apply for a library card, if you don't already have one. Small kids may check out items on their parent's card.
Check out a minimum of 3 books that day, sign the Birthday Club Register, and receive your plush birthday bear!
Have a Great Birthday!!!

2014 First Friday Book Club:
Meets at 10:00am on the 1st Friday of each month
at the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Longville.
Volunteers needed to be discussion leaders!
First Friday Book Club Selections:
  • Jan     One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
  • Feb    The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • Mar    Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Apr     The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  • May    The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Jun     The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck
  • Jul      Follow the River by James Alexander Thom

  • Snow Time to Read - 2014 Adult Winter Reading Program
    Looking for a fun way to spend your cold & snowy days this winter? Then you may want to sign up for the Snow Time to Read Adult Winter Reading program at the Longville Library which takes place January through March, 2014.

    It' simple & it's just for fun & there's no obligation to finish. Just take it as far as you like. Here's how it works:

    1. Sign up at the Longville Library beginning January 1st, 2014
    2. Receive a free pen*
    3. Pick up your reading log to keep track of your reading
    4. Read 15 books between January 1st & March 31st 2014
    5. Return your reading log to the library and receive a free Snow Time to Read cozy coffee mug*
    6. Those that complete their reading logs will be eligible to enter one of several drawings for Snow Time to Read sling pack bags or men's & women's sizes Snow Time to Read t shirts
    7. Prize for 1st, 13th & 33rd person to turn in their reading sheet
    8. New this year! Snow Money - (earn snow $ for library check outs & use them to "buy" items from the library snow store*)

    *while supplies last

    Stop in the Longville Library to learn more or to sign up. It's a great winter goal!

    Special Collections:
    World War II history

    Available Services:
    Free wireless Internet access and public Internet computers
    Proctoring for long distance education
    Tax forms

    Recreational Collections:
    Life jackets for children are available for check out with your library card

    Active Chapter: Two meetings per year May 16 & Sep 16, 2014 at Longville Senior Club
    President: Denny Ploeger
    Book donations are accepted and appreciated throughout the year for book sales.
    Please drop off new or gently used book donations during library hours.

    2014 Friends Events:
    Fundraisers: Book & hot dog sale 5/24, Book & Bake & hot dog sale 6/28, Fluff & Puff/book & bake sale 7/24, Taste of Longville 8/15, Book sale 9/20

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    Kitchigami Regional Library Headquarters
    310 2nd St North, P.O. Box 84, Pine River, Minnesota 56474
    phone: 218.587.2171 / fax: 218.587.4855