Lucky Alissa Tesmer registered for a new library card at Delano Public Library in September and received an Apple iPad. In all, three Great River Regional Library cardholders received iPads as part of the Library Card Sign-up Month promotion during September. To be eligible for a prize, you had to be either a new cardholder or sponsor a new cardholder. The winners could come from any of the library system's 32 branch locations. The iPads were purchased and donated by the Friends of the St....
Library News: Delano
Posted September 29, 2016
Join us in Delano for a series of four amazing and "peculiar" programs related to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children after the movie is released this weekend. 1.) October 5 - Miss Peregrine: Intro and Discussion of the Book and Movie - peculiar questions will be asked. 2.) October 12 - Miss Peregrine: The Wonder of Found Art - Ransom Riggs wrote his story based on old photos he found, creating each character from the photo. We will make whimsical art from found objects and...
Posted July 21, 2016
The streets around the Delano Public Library have a different look. Road construction has started on both roads adjacent to the building, Railroad Ave. and 2nd St. The library remains open and ready to serve you. The parking lot across from the library is currently accessible, and there are signs for additional parking near the building. Our summer programs are going strong. Next Tuesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., Snake Discover will have a variety of snakes and reptiles at the library. You may even...
Posted June 22, 2016
Celebrate summer by escaping to the enchanted islands of Hawaii where life is always laid back and fun! Make Hawaiian crafts, enjoy Luau foods, and listen to traditional Hawaiian music. Do the limbo! Join us at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for this fun program. Limited to 20 lucky 10 – 15 year-olds. Please register online or call the library.
Posted July 2, 2015
The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo based in Owatonna visited the Delano library on Tuesday, June 30. The Radzoo brought a wonderful variety of animals including an albino boa constrictor. Other stars of the show included an American alligator, a tree frog, tortoise, snapping turtle and a variety of snakes. Children greeted each one with gasps of wonder and amazement. After the presentation, participants were invited to touch both the boa and tortoise. Call the Delano library or check the...
Posted May 5, 2015
Join intern Master Gardener Joyce Passananti (in bee costume) as she teaches about the "Plight of the Bee" at Delano Public Library on Tuesday, May 19 from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Learn why we have fewer bees, how they help us, and how we can help them. Plant a flower to attract bees to your garden. Limited to 20 children, ages 6-8. Registration is required. Parents are welcome.
Posted April 16, 2015
On Tuesday, April 21, Delano patrons celebrated "What the Library Has Made Possible for You." They enjoyed a tasty "book" cake, had their faces painted and took a few minutes to write favorite library stories on the windows. Stop at the library anytime and let us help you make your "possibilities" happen.
Posted March 5, 2015
To kick off the Photo Exhibit at the Delano Public Library, local photographer John Peterson shared his 50 year journey in photography on Tuesday, March 2. He displayed the cameras he has used during his career, pointing out his Crown Graphic sheet film camera (World War II era) that he used taking wedding pictures to pay his way through college. You can view Peterson's photos along with others from local photographers during March at the Delano library. The exhibit features a total of 46...
Posted January 29, 2015
Delano teens enjoyed designing unique art pieces using a variety of industrial materials including metal, wire gears, keys and clock-faces with a Victorian flair. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for String It Up - an art class. Create an original wall hanging using hammers, nails, and colorful string. This class is limited to 12, ages 12 and older, so call the Delano Library to sign up, or sign up online.
Posted January 21, 2015
Professor Marvel propelled Delano teens back in time during a fast-paced magic show that highlighted the history of steampunk, originally started by H.G. Wells in his novel "The Time Machine." Teens enjoyed a unique blend of mechanical wizardry and Victorian futurism in the show, which featured illusions based on time travel and even some physics. During his presentation, Professor Marvel recommended several steampunk fiction books for teens. As a follow-up to the magic show, teens are...