Pine River Public Library offers summer programs

State Park passes and Wi-Fi hotspot available at library.


The Pine River Public Library welcomes patrons to the library following current state guidelines for COVID-19. Masks are not required but are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated or those who feel more comfortable wearing them.

The Pine River Public Library meeting room reopened to the public, by reservation, during library hours. Public computers, faxing, copying and printing are available for both patrons and nonpatrons. Tables and chairs are being returned to the library for use while people visit the library.

Contactless pickup will remain available by request.

The summer reading program, Reading Colors Your World, will start Monday, June 7, and continue through Aug. 7. The program is open to ages 3-18. The program is broken into three age categories for reading for rewards with seven prize levels in each category.

New this year will be bonus prizes for doing specified activities. Children will be able to earn four bonus prizes each throughout the reading program timeframe.


The Pine River Public Library will offer six weekly take-n-make kits for children starting June 14-19. Most all supplies are included in each kit along with detailed instructions. Some household items that may be needed are scissors and an iron. Kits will be on a first come, first served basis; however, people may reserve kits ahead of time to guarantee them. Reserved kits must be picked up the designated week or it will become available to other patrons.

There will be bi-monthly take-and-make kits for ages 16 and older.

The week of June 14-19, the library will have a take-n-make kit to create a mini wooden fence. The approximate size of the completed fence will be 12 inches by 14 inches.

The week of June 28-July 3, a needle felting kit will be offered. Participants will get to choose between creating a sunset or landscape image. This kit will also include video instructions. Participants are asked to provide an email address when picking up their kit.

July 12-17, the library will offer a silk dyeing kit. Participants will choose between a silk scarf kit or silk hanging banner.

For more information on the take-n-make kits or to reserve kits, call 218-587-4639 or email .

A new program with the Minnesota Department of Transportation started in June. Six of the nine Kitchigami Regional Libraries have been selected to offer free passes to Minnesota State Parks. Passes may be checked out for seven days to allow access to any state park for free.

Visit one or visit as many as you can in seven days. The passes will be limited to a first come, first served program. The library will not accept holds or reservations for the passes. Each library selected was granted a limited number of passes to be checked out at one time. Check with a library for more details.


The library has Wi-Fi hotspots available to check out so that members may bring internet access with them on the road or at home. Members may also bring the library with them using digital apps. The Cloud Library has e-books and e-audiobooks available. Hoopla offers e-books, e-audiobooks, music and movies.

The items can be downloaded while using the internet for access later while disconnected. Librarians have additional information on these offerings.

Pine River Public Library hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.

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