676 Pine Street

Dawson, Minnesota 56232

Phone (320) 769-2069

Fax (320) 769-2069

Monday 10:00 AM~1:00 PM, 1:30 PM~6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM~1:00 PM, 1:30 PM~5:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM~1:00 PM, 1:30 PM~5:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM~1:00 PM, 1:30 PM~6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM~1:00 PM, 1:30 PM~5:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM~2:30 PM

If you can't make it to the library during our regular hours, there is a drop box located on the north side of the library.  Materials can be placed in the box at all hours to avoid overdue fines.

Special Programs
Summer Reading Program: This program is open for all children ages Pre-K through sixth grade and runs from June through August.  The children read books at home, come in and tell the director about their books.  They can earn coupons and buy prizes throughout the summer.
Reading for the Sight-Impaired: Offered for anyone who wishes to be read to, this program takes place at 2:00 p.m. every Friday in the Conference Room.  The reader will read selections from the Dawson Sentinel, along with other items of interest.

The library moved into its new facility on June 1, 1998.  The former armory building was reconstructed to house the public library as well as ten luxury apartments for senior residents.  This dual use of a historic building has proved to be a unique and complimentary project.  The use of wood, iron railings, and a deep red carpet enhance the art deco design of the library.  This project is a "must see" for visitors to the Dawson community.

The Dawson Public Library is a member of the Pioneerland Library System.  The system card  catalog can be accessed here.

Click here for link to new Pioneerland card catalog.

The library offers a wide variety of materials including...

 Hardcover, paperback, and large print Books

  A wide variety of Audio and Video resources

 Over fifty Magazine subscriptions

 Two daily and several weekly Newspapers from around the area

On our main floor, you will find...

 Several Computer terminals, available for internet use

 A small Conference Room, open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis

On our mezzanine...

 Private Study Areas, for quiet reading or homework

 Federal and State Tax Forms

  An Art Gallery, with displays by local artists changing monthly

 Musical Programs, offered by local musicians, especially during the holidays

Library Staff:  Hilda McGill and Linda Heinrich

Teen Librarian:  Mitch Ehler

Head Librarian:  Kathie Behrens

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