Home of the JFHML Friends Foundation and Backstreet Books

 
"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot in front of the other. But when books are opened, you discover you have wings."
                           ~Helen Hayes, American Actress
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
  
    
Happy New Year from the JFHML!

As we begin our 39th year of service to the Cuyuna Lakes area, we hope to continue to provide just the thing you need, before you are even aware that you need it!
We will offer BOOKS!  E-BOOKS! AUDIOBOOKS!   MAGAZINES!   I-PADS!
HI SPEED INTERNET!   PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH! TAX HELP!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
The Staff, Library Board and Friends Foundation will be busy in 2017 keeping the Library stocked and inspiring you to utilize all we have to offer...
There will be MORE of what you have come to rely upon--- More Author Talks! More Story Hours! More Make & Do activities for families!And before you know it---our 34rd annual Summer Reading Program will be here!

Happy New Year!
Peggi Beseres, Hallett Library Staff, Library Board & JFHML Friends Foundation Board
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Thank you to the following Jingle Books Donors for helping us to raise over $7,500!

And our GRATITUDE to the generosity of the Hallett Trust with their matching
$10,000 grant! 
(For a GRAND total of $15,000+-WOW!) 
We Thank you from the BOTTOM OF OUR BOOTS!
 
(The JFHML Friends are still taking donations for Jingle Books. Checks made payable to the JFHML Friends Foundation can be sent to the Library at 101 1st Street SE, Crosby, MN 56441)  
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 (This list is current through 12-19-16, the Jingle Books campaign continues through December 31---more names will be added to the master list as donations are received. We thank one and all for their generosity.)
 
 

Backstreet Books LOGO As the Friends begin their 6th year of operation, they hope to continue the sustainability and creativity which this foundation offers. Along with the annual membership campaign and the used bookstore & coffee bar, are the fundraisers which help to keep programs, materials and technology available for all.

 

Backstreet Books is ALWAYS OPEN...come on in and check it out! The store offers unheard of prices on like-new books, repurposed book art, local crafts and greeting cards by area artists & photographers.---The Friends are grateful for your patronage...

Le Connection Coffee bar  

NOW AVAILABLE in our

LE CONNECTION AREA

Coffee Bar:

COFFEE

TEA

HOT CHOCOLATE

$1.50 

12 oz  

wrapped treats too!  

...another Library amenity brought to you by the  

JFHML Friends Foundation      

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Our JFHML BUSINESS FRIENDS HONOR ROLL~ 

Thank you to the following for supporting their community Library with a $30 Friends Business Sponsorship:

~A-1 Electric

~Barstock
~Barry's Properties & Insurance

~Coach's Bar

~CRMC
~Cycle Path & Paddle

~Deerstand
~Deerwood Bank

~Deerwood Lumber
~Den of Antiquity 

~Edward Jones-
Seth Jackson
~Dr. Jeffery Fish DDS
~GuidePoint Pharmacy
~Holy Spirit Holy Yoga
~Jacob's Realty-
Vern Lewis
~Knieff's Shores Acres 
~Koop Funeral Home
~Koop Insurance
~Lakeside Center, LLC
~Maucieri's Catering
~Mid MN Credit Union 
~ Mixed Company-
A Kava House
~Neighborhood Nat'lBank
~The Office Shop
~Paul Perpich DDS
~Pine Cone Antiques
~Ripple River Gallery
~Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
~Scentsy-
Barb Habighorst
Tadpole Media-John See
~Thomas & Severson, PA
~Unity Bank 

Please support them as they support US!

It's EASY to become a Friend!

Email: friends@hallettlibrary.org 

 for more info  


 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Winter PreSchool Story Hour
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
No pre-registration required
All ages 0-6

 Join Story Ladies Deb Weide, Sharon Beaman, Becky Munns and Peggi Beseres...follow the Library on Facebook for fun photos of Story Hour and other programming events~

 

   

 January 11 ~ ICE FISHIN'

 January 18 ~ JAMMIES IN JANUARY

 January 25 ~  BEARS

 February 1 ~ I LOVE TO READ

 February 8 ~ WINTER HEARTS

 February 15 ~ WHAT A CHARACTER!  

 February 22 ~ TBA

 March 1 ~ AT THE BEACH!

 

   Coming Soon!

2017 Hot Reads for Cold Nights

begins January 3, 2017

       

TAX HELP BEGINS FEBRUARY 1

The staff will begin taking appointments on

January 9 for appointments to be scheduled

Feb 1-April 12

Tax Help for 2016 returns is available FREE for seniors & low-mid income families (simple returns only).

Tuesdays noon-4 pm

Wednesdays noon-4 pm

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

CALL 218-546-8005

 

Next JFHML Friends Meeting
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     Tuesday, January 10     
  5:00 p.m. 
  All Are Welcome!   
   
The Library will be CLOSED 
Monday, January 16 in honor of
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
 

 E-BOOK DEVICE HELP

Help is available on MONDAYS 4-6 p.m.to help you get your reading device on track to enjoy over 2000 titles in the JFHML e-book collection! http://jessiehallett.overdrive.com

No appointment necessary   
About Us
We provide a multitude of services for every generation. 
The JFHML has an on-line catalog using the Apollo Library system by Biblionix-from your home computer/device you are able to access our card catalog, reserve & renew materials, make requests and comments. All at the touch of a button! www.hallettlibrary.org
E-books are now available on our website, thanks to a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation and a partnership with the Library, JFHML Friends Foundation, the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, and Crosby-Ironton School District #182. 
You are able to access our e-books @ http://jessiehallett.overdrive.com
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Pre-school Story Hour meets each  WEDNESDAY morning at 10:30 with Story Ladies Deb Weide, Sharon Beaman, Becky Munns and Peggi Beseres
Visit our website @ www.hallettlibrary.org for more events, programming, Friends info, card catalog access and MORE! Our website is updated monthly by ZACH ASBACH.
All funds given to the Friends and to the Library, go directly back to serving your community.    THANK YOU again for your support and for making a difference..   
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