>The Library has benefited significantly this year from funds donated for the purchase of Library materials. In addition to city funding and private donations, we would like to thank the Friends of the Library, the Rose Bell Buy-A-Book Fund, the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation, Scholastic Book Fairs, the Lanesboro Legion, and SELCO, as well as the numerous community donors such as the Lanesboro Lions, Lanesboro Art Council, Community Chest, and Down Home, who contributed for special projects and programs. We would also like to thank our regular community volunteers: Doris O’Dell, Lynn Bunge, Stela Burdt, Libby Thiss, Glendon and Julie Haslerud and everyone else who has donated time and materials to the Library this year – we could not do what we do without YOU!
Please remember the Library in your year-end giving!
· Make a donation in honor of a loved one to the Rose Bell Buy-A-Book Fund or to the Friends of the Library.
· Ask us to suggest a magazine title for a gift subscription to the Library.
· Offer us a Barnes and Noble gift card to use for Library purchases.
· Volunteer to organize a program or event at the Library.
>With free online access at the Lanesboro Public Library, registering to vote this season is easier than ever. Through participation in a nationwide non-partisan voter registration initiative co-sponsored by the American Library Association and Working Assets, the Lanesboro Public Library is offering all eligible voters the opportunity to register or update their voter registration information online directly through the Library’s computer workstations. Voters can also register on their home computer – at www.yourvotematters.org/ala. Once the registration process is complete, voters will need to print out, sign, and mail in their registration form.
Although the Minnesota voter registration deadline is October 12th, voters can still register and vote on election day by providing a picture ID and/or a utility bill with their current address on it at their polling place.
“Libraries have always served their communities by providing the information resources needed to be informed citizens,” said American Library Association President Carla Hayden. “Libraries are community centers offering information on voter registration, hosting forums, and providing resources about issues of concern in the community and the nation. Our public libraries are a perfect fit for this critical civic activity.”
To help Lanesboro area residents keep informed about the electoral process and the various issues and candidates on the ballot this year, the Library has prepared a non-partisan book display for adults and kids and will offer free Minnesota Voter Guides and other information starting in October. For more information, call 467-2649 or stop by the Library.