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What's new at the library:

Reading Recommendations for All Ages!

Looking for your next great read but not really sure where to start? Let our librarians help you! Fill out this form and we’ll send a personalized list of titles you, your child or teen might enjoy.

Adult Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

Children Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

Teen Reading Recommendations click here for suggestions.

Help Us Add New Items

We know times are difficult for everyone right now, including the library. This year donations will pay for 100% of all items added to the collection.

The Friends of the Library make large donations every year to buy books, movies and pay for the programs we all love. Due to the temporary closure of the Friend’s Book Store and the cancelled June Book Sale, the Friends are asking for your help to keep our library’s collections fresh and relevant.

Donate here

Curbside Pickup + Farmer’s Market Pickup!

We’re excited to offer contact-free curbside pickup at the Main Library!  Here’s how to get started with this new service:

  1. Log into your library account
  2. Place holds on items that you would like to checkout (limit 10/cardholder) or cancel any holds you no longer want.
  3. Once you have received notification that your hold is available, follow this link and select a pick-up time that works for you.
  4. Questions?  Check out our FAQ page here.

Farmer’s Market Holds Pickup!

To pickup your holds at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays, please follow this link to register.

Virtual Read to Dogs!

Wednesdays at 11 a.m.  The R.E.A.D. therapy dogs are great listeners–and reading to dogs helps with literacy & communication skills! Now you can read and interact with the R.E.A.D. dogs from home. Sign up here for your virtual reading time.

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Carnegie Library

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Library Board
Linn Genealogical Society