Crosslake Area Library to reopen Sept. 10 for browsing


Beginning Thursday, Sept. 10, patrons will be allowed to schedule visits for browsing at the Crosslake Area Library.

Appointments will be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be limited to 20 minutes for browsing or computer use. Patrons will be required to wear masks, encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entry, and limit library use to the designated 20-minute time allowance.

No time extensions will be permitted due to required sanitizing procedures.

To promote social distancing, the number of patrons allowed inside the library will be limited. Appointments must be scheduled prior to a visit and include the names of all individuals accompanying you during your designated time. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Call 218-692-7323 to schedule a visit.

Patrons who are unable to visit the library during those times may still use the curbside loan program, which will continue to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays. To order titles or for more information, call 218-692-7323 or email .


The Crosslake Area Library asks patrons to return any overdue items. The outdoor book return is available 24/7.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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