Pine River Library to continue contactless only pickup

Library to offer eight-week adult winter reading program starting Jan. 4

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The Pine River Public Library is preparing to close out 2020 and get ready for 2021.

Entering 2021, the library will continue to offer only contactless pickup services. Patrons may request materials online using the Kitchigami catalog at or by calling or emailing the library. Library staff can assist with book selections and set up a time for patrons to pick them up.

The library will operate under regular business hours, including Saturdays starting in January.

To start the new year, the library will host a winter reading program for adult patrons. The Snow Time to Read program is open to ages 18 and older and will be eight weeks long, from Monday, Jan. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 27.

Patrons will have an opportunity to earn a mug by reading and reporting 10 books read. Books may be reported by either turning in a reading log or registering your reading progress on the new online program. To use the online program, contact the library, visit the library Facebook page or the Kitchigami Library website.


The library will also offer a library bingo game.

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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