Home of the JFHML Friends Foundation and Backstreet Books

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.                                   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library





We are proud to serve as YOUR Library!
In 2016 the following  services were provided by your community public library to the Cuyuna Lakes area: 
  • 26,329 visited the Library premises
  • 5,800 individuals accessed one or more of our computer lab pcs, ipads, laptops or Dell tablets
  • The staff answered 7,129 reference questions
  • Over 3,000 accessed our FREE wireless services
  • Over 400 were assisted with FREE Income Tax Help & Property Tax Help
  • 3,775 e-books were downloaded
  • 2,265 Volunteer hours were recorded
  • 1,893 attended Preschool Story Hour
  • 467 attended our 4-week Summer Reading Program
  • 1,519 attended adult programming at the JFHML
  • 282 attended Young Adult/Teen programs
  • 33,000 materials were checked out
And... 2017 is on track to be another successful year of impressive statistics which are filed each year by the JFHML as a public library to the MN Department of Education. 

Let us know how we're doing!
We are always open to suggestions and we have been known to cater to the curious!

We are blessed with a giving community of businesses, individuals, organizations and government entities.

Our $35,000 funding goal has been reached for 2017! If you have donated books or hand-crafted items for our store, paid your yearly JFHML Friends Foundation membership, purchased a memorial plaque in memory or in honor of a loved one, worked a fundraiser, contributed to Jingle Books or made a donation--- WE THANK YOU! 

Together we can be proud of the work being done to provide literacy to our school district area, proud of the beautiful facility (created as a living memorial to Jessie Hallett) where patrons can meet up and connect with others, proud of program opportunities for all ages, and proud of our volunteer corps which includes board members, store workers, crafters, grant writers, photographers, fund-raisers and library helpers. 

Celebrate your Library TODAY!

Backstreet Books LOGO 

Backstreet Books is ALWAYS OPEN for business...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  

Soft Drinks, and Biscotti 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:

~Barry's Properties & Insurance

~Christine Olson Sales

~Coach's Restaurant/Bar

Crosby Fire Department

~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 National Bank
~The Office Shop
~Paul Perpich DDS
~Pine Cone Antiques
~Ripple River Gallery
~Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge
~Severson Porter Law
~Traditions Mini-Golf
~Unity Bank

Each week we thank our Business Friends on our electronic sign!
  

Please support them as they support US!

 

It's EASY to become a Friend!

Email: friends@hallettlibrary.org 

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      Crow Folk Art
 
FALL PreSchool Story Hour
  Fall Preschool Story Hour is conducted each WEDNESDAY at 10:30 a.m.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
September 20 ABC...123!
September 27 CIRCUS!

  October 4 FIRE PREVENTION
October 11 PUMPKINS & LEAVES
October 18 HALLOWEEN MAGIC SHOW 
WITH MAGIC BOB THE MAGICIAN
October 25 Costume Parade @ CNC


ATTENTION YOUNG GIRLS AGES 5-12
THE 9TH ANNUAL
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL TEA
IS NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call the Library to register 218-546-8005
Limited space!




THANK YOU!
BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY WE HAVE REACHED OUR
$35,000 FUNDING GOAL FOR 2017!

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 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 2750 titles in the JFHML e-book collection!
No appointment necessary   

About Us

FALL/WINTER HOURS : Begin after Labor Day

Monday, Wednesday 10 -6   Tuesday, Thursday 10 - 8  Friday, Saturday 10-2

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, and Crosby-Ironton School District #182. 
You are able to access our e-books @ http://jessiehallett.overdrive.com
 
Preschool Story Hour meets WEDNESDAY mornings at 10:30 beginning September 13.
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.
READ A BANNED BOOK TODAY!   
CONNECT WITH OTHERS TODAY AT YOUR COMMUNITY PUBLIC LIBRARY.