All Pioneerland Library System locations are closed until further notice due to the governors stay at home order. Pioneerland Library System is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. We will keep you informed of any additional changes in our operations as this situation continues.


Please do not return items to the libraries at this time. Due dates for all materials have been extended. You will not incur any fines.

Library programs canceled through May

All April and May library programs and events are canceled or indefinitely postponed. We’re working on offering some things online.

Storyhour families, you can watch the virtual storyhour that Elisabeth recorded at home on Friday:

Part 1: Music and movement

Part 2: Stories

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.

Big Library Read: Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic available for unlimited checkouts

It’s time for a Big Library Read!

No waiting to download “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum” by Michael McCreary.

This title is available to unlimited simultaneous borrowers from March 23 to April 13 in both ebook and audiobook format through Overdrive and Libby with your Pioneerland library card.

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Services available online

The Dassel Library remains closed through the end of the month, but some library resources are still available to you.

Our downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are available here: https://pioneerland.overdrive.com/ or by using the free Libby or Overdrive app and searching for Dassel Library.

Mnknows.org is the website for statewide free electronic library resources.

And you can email the county librarian Beth Cronk at elizabeth.cronk@pioneerland.lib.mn.us for research assistance, and she will use her training and experience in online research to answer your questions.

We will also answer your questions via Messenger, but that is not a very private way to ask your research questions.

If you need free public wifi at any hour, you can park in front to pick up the library’s, no password needed.

Stay well!

What do you want from your Dassel Library space?

Would you like to express your opinion about the size and features of the Dassel Library?  The Dassel Friends of the Library invite you to take a survey about the library facility.  Click here to access the electronic survey through SurveyMonkey: Dassel Library Facility Survey

If you would rather take the survey on paper, please stop in to the library to fill one out.

This is your chance to have your voice heard!  We would love to hear what you think.


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MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

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