Tricounty News

Enjoy music and fun at Annandale Library

The Annandale Public Library is sponsoring the following programs:

Monroe Crossing – July 26

The Annandale Public Library is sponsoring a performance by Monroe Crossing at the Annandale City Park 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,
July 26. Monroe Crossing is named in honor of Bill Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass Music.” They play a blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and original compositions. Based in Minnesota, they play at major venues around the country and were inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2007. All ages will enjoy their show, which is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Big Fun Show – July 27

People of all ages are invited to enjoy The Big Fun Show taking place on the grass by the Methodist Church as part of South Haven Days Celebration 12:30 to
1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27. The Big Fun Show includes comedy, juggling, magic and modern vaudeville performed by Dave Walbridge. He has been performing for more than 20 years for clients including Target, Nordstrom, the Mall of America and more than 100 shows for the Renaissance Fair. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320)


Make art in a bottle at Annandale Library

Children ages 7-12 are invited to make Art in a Bottle at the Annandale Public Library from 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 19. All materials will be provided to create a beautiful bottle of art using colored sand. The attendance limit is 12 and preregistration is required. Walk-ins will be welcome if the registration limit isn’t filled.

For more information, call the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

Annandale Area Public Library hours: Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-12

EV council agrees to library kiosk

On behalf of the Eden Valley Area Library board, Judy Thielen and Diane Thielen spoke to the Eden Valley city council at their July 3 meeting.W-CIMG2917

The library board plans to apply for two grants that would pay the needed $59,000 to purchase and install a kiosk system for library books. One of the grants also would pay for book delivery for one year, about $5,000.


Journal Patriot volumes now at Eden Valley Area Library

The Eden Valley Area Library is pleased to announce we now have in our possession, Journal Patriot bound volumes going back as far as the 1960s. We have through 2009 at this time and will have more as Michael Jacobson completes the binding process. We will have these all on display very soon. A very special “thank you” to Michael Jacobson, Steve and Karen Swenson for the donation of this great gift to the public. I know these volumes will be enjoyed by so many. Michael Jacobson is the publisher and editor of the Paynesville Press and the Eden Valley-Watkins Voice. Steve and Karen Swenson were the long-time publishers of the Journal Patriot. Again, we can’t thank you all enough!

Sincerely appreciated,

Nancy McNab and all associated with the Eden Valley Area Library


Notes to friends of the Eden Valley Area Library

Thank you very much to everyone who helped make the Friends of the Library used book sale during Valley Daze a huge success. We took in $130. Thank you to everyone who assisted on Kick Off night, book sale set up, cashiers, and sorted and boxed up left-over books. We had many local folks who had not visited before stop by to browse through the library and Event Center. We had many people – especially children – stop by for a library card. We even promoted our fine facilities to local lake folks who also showed a real interest in our library and signed up for library cards. They were thrilled that we are open Saturdays, and we may have a few new volunteers.

The Summer Reading Program is an absolute “HIT”. Over 40 children were in attendance on Wednesday morning. The 21st Century teens led by Mary
Holmberg and staff had the kids working in Cat in the Hat themed stations, A great time was had by all. Thanks teens. Judy Theilen is keeping track of books read by the kids and the treasure chest is a big hit – donations are always accepted. 

Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m., our theme will be dinosaurs, with a walk through the dinosaur jungle, a dino dig and the making of cards that will go to our Meals on Wheels friends and to our local military folks. Thank you, Helen Grothe, for the generous donation of supplies.

Please note: we will not be having our regular-scheduled Friends of the Library meetings July 1 nor Aug. 5, but will start up our meetings again Monday, Sept. 2. We will have a surprise guest author speaking to our community Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.. save the date. Stop by the library often – the librarians have been working overtime to make your visit enjoyable and have purchased several books from the the “wish list”. We have a fine selection of Flynn books and can’t keep “Diary of a Wimpy Kid" on the shelves – isn’t that a great problem? We are so delighted to see young people with their bikes parked outside. Happy Reading Everyone!

Thank you,

Marilyn Peterson

Friends of the Eden Valley
Area Library