The Minneapolis Public Library is doing a soft reopening Wednesday through Friday (May 13th – 15th) from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Library service will be curbside only. Please call or email 15 minutes prior to your arrival for the best service. The phone number is 785-392-3205 or our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. To aid in your selection please consult our online catalog and select Minneapolis as the Library. The web address for our catalog is https://catalog.ckls.bywatersolutions.com/. There will be a limit of 2 recent release materials per family. All other books and DVDs are available for checkout. At this time, magazines are not available for circulation. Please be patient with material availability, as returned materials must be quarantined for 72 hours before they are accessible again for checkout. When you arrive at the Library, please remain in your vehicle and allow Library Staff to approach. Staff will be wearing face masks and gloves for your protection.
The regular meeting time of the Minneapolis Public Library Board is being moved up to Monday May 11th in the Library Meeting Room at 5 p.m. The meeting change was necessitated to discuss reopening the Library after being closed due to COVID-19. Normal Library Board meeting times are the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
The Minneapolis Public Library will reopen Monday May 18th with limited hours and services. Delays in the receipt of cleaning products and equipment has slowed the reopening process. For further updates, check back with this site frequently.
The Minneapolis Public Library will continue to remain closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Closure of the Library will be re-evaluated on May 14th. Reopening of the Library will depend on several factors. First, the Stay At Home restrictions must be lifted by the Governor. Second, the Library must be able to obtain adequate supplies of disinfectants, gloves, appropriate masks, and materials to maintain proper social distance. Finally, the Library will need to be totally disinfected before reopening. While this is an inconvenience, the Minneapolis Public Library is looking out for the well-being of its patrons and staff. Please continue to check back for updates on the situation.
The State Library of Kansas has provided some free reading database for Kansas residents while the COVID19 outbreak is on. These databases are free and will be accessible from your device until August 31, 2020. Links are provided below.
Tumblebooks K-6 Children’s ebooks
Teen Book Cloud Gra7-12 ebooks
Audio BookCloud All Ages audio books
Romance BookCloud huge collection of romance novels for the older crowd