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to the Slayton Public Library
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
is also a song book collection containing over 400 books and more than
14,000 unique, indexed song titles. The library also houses
over 50 magazines and newspapers, as well as more than 850 audio books.
library has a 12-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.
available is the Community Room that can be reserved for
and other gatherings.
in for a visit and stay awhile!
Author Brenda Donelan
Saturday, October 8th at 10 AM
Slayton Public Library
Brenda Donelan is a life-long resident of South Dakota. She grew up on a cattle ranch in Stanley County, attended college in Brookings, and worked in Aberdeen as a probation officer and later as a college professor. Currently, she resides in Sioux Falls.
Art of Deception is the fourth book in the University Mystery Series. Brenda is currently working on the fifth book in the series.
Come join us for this presentation sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Wednesday, October 12 at 10 AM
at the Murray County Central auditorium
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage."
Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Performed by Actress Melanie Stringer)
Saturday, October 15th at 10:30 AM
at the Slayton Public Library
In this highly interactive program, Mrs. Wilder, also known as Melanie Stringer, relates stories of her real life experiences of life on the prairie in 1896 as told from Laura’s perspective in an unscripted interpretation of Wilder’s experiences. Every Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder program offers a research-based, first-person, interactive history lesson to students and Wilder fans of all ages. Programs feature original research, hands-on artifact displays, period-authentic clothing and much more.
Mrs. Wilder’s appearances are made possible through the state’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, which dedicates funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.
War on the Prarie
Tuesday, October 18 at 2:15 PM
Slayton Public Library Community Room
Slayton Public Library and Murray County Central Schools welcome Carrie Ehlert Newman on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Carrie will give presentations for students in the high school auditorium at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Description: In August of 1862, the United States was bitterly fighting a dreadful war to rid the country of slavery. At the same time, new states in the Midwest and west struggled with the tensions between settlers and Native Americans. In Minnesota, the Dakota were pushed beyond human endurance. Starving and without any hope of help, they lashed out. Hundreds of settlers were caught in the middle. This book tells the story of two young girls trying to survive as war engulfs the prairie. Margaret is a German settler, her friend is Winona, a Dakota girl. Will their teamwork help them reach safety before it’s too late?
The public is invited for a special presentation in the Slayton Public Library community room at 2:15 pm. Copies of “War on the Prairie” will be available for sale and refreshments will be served.
About the Author: Carrie spends a great deal of her time with history. When she isn’t researching possible books or writing, she busies herself teaching history to middle schoolers at Murray Junior High in Saint Paul. She also enjoys reading and gardening creatively.
This event is made possible through a SAMMIE Teen Co-op Young Adult Author Visit Grant.
Space is limited -- please call the library to register 507-836-8778
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
Project made possible through
Minnesota Legacy Arts grant funds.
Monday & Tuesday
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Murray County Wheel Herald
Meets the first Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the
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