Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.

Dassel Library offering curbside delivery

Curbside delivery continues to be available at the Dassel Library now with expanded hours.  The Library does continue to be closed to the public.

Curbside Delivery Hours

Monday 2-6 pm, Tuesday 2-6 pm, Wednesday 10 am – 1 pm, Thursday 2-6 pm, Friday 10 am – 12 pm & 1 pm – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm.

Call the library at 320-275-3756 when you arrive to pick up your materials or with any questions. We are unable to meet you at the door at this time.

Please wait to approach the library doors until your items have been placed on the outdoor table either by staying in your vehicle or by standing near the railing.

You will receive a checkout slip with due dates for your items. All items currently have due dates 4 weeks from the checkout date.

RETURNS are accepted in book drops only and will not be accepted at curbside. In order to make our items as safe as possible for you and staff, all items returned to our book drops are placed in 72-hour quarantine before being checked in.

If someone in your household in ill, please call the library at 320-275-3756 and we’ll be happy to extend you due dates for you. Please do not return library items if anyone in your household is feeling sick.

Please request additional items to pick up using the online catalog at You may also request items by calling the library.

Want to order online but you’ve never done it before? Here’s some help for getting that set up in your account in the library catalog:

Call the library if you need more assistance.


Dassel Story Hour with Elisabeth

Watch these videos for the Friday, July 3 Online Story Hour with Elisabeth. If you have trouble seeing the full screen of each video click on the title of the video in the top left hand corner of the picture and it will bring you to a separate page where you can see the whole video.  You do not need to be logged into Facebook to see these videos.

Looking for past story hours?  Head over to Services for Children and Teens and you will find the archive for the Dassel Library online story hours.

Online Story Hour Music for 7-3-2020Thanks for joining us today! Special thanks to Laurie Berkner Band for letting us use her music each week!

Posted by Dassel Library on Friday, July 3, 2020

Online Story Hour Stories for 7-3-2020Thanks so much for joining us today for our stories. Be sure to check out our…

Posted by Dassel Library on Friday, July 3, 2020

Online Story Hour Craft for 7-3-2020Thanks for joining us today. Be sure to come to the library this afternoon if you…

Posted by Dassel Library on Friday, July 3, 2020

Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover

The Dassel Library is offering its annual summer reading program once again. The theme this year is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. While it won’t look exactly the same as it had in the past, we are striving to keep kids reading and discovering all summer long and plan for several fun ways for kids to interact with the library.

We have a summer reading game available for ages 0-12 and a summer reading time log available for teens. These sheets can be picked up via curbside delivery during the regular library hours.  They can also be found here on the Dassel Library website and printed off.

When children hand in their sheets, they will need to write their first and last name on it along with the name of prize they would like based on photos of the prizes available that will be posted in the library window. Sheets can then be dropped in the library book drop and prizes will be put into their family’s next curbside pickup bag. Multiple sheets can be turned in throughout the summer.

The library will also be hosting events on the Dassel Library Facebook page. This includes our regular Friday story hours which will be posted each week at 10 am. We will also be posting craft tutorials for simple at home crafts with materials that are commonly found at home along with craft tutorials that will be based on craft kits that can be picked up at the library on a first come first served basis. The library will also post a read aloud middle grades book with a chapter or two being read weekdays at 4:30 by our library staff.

After being posted on Facebook, all of these videos will be made available on the Dassel Library website under the Children and Teen Services section throughout the summer. There is no need to have a Facebook account to view these videos. Liking the Dassel Library Facebook page and having a Facebook account only makes it more likely that you will see these videos as soon as they are posted.

2020 Reading Log

2020 Teen Reading Log

The summer reading program will start on June 8th. There is no need to sign up. Feel free to participate as you are able.

Digital library cards now available!

Digital library cards now available! Did you miss out on getting to the library for a card before everything closed? You can sign up on Overdrive/Libby for a temporary digital library card that will allow you to check out our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. You’ll enter your cell phone number to demonstrate that you live within our regional library system.