Adults

Gingerbread House Contest – Submissions Open

The Gingerbread House Contest is back at the Jackson Library! Gingerbread House creations can be submitted at the Jackson Library…

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Gingerbread House Contest – Submissions Open

The Gingerbread House Contest is back at the Jackson Library! Gingerbread House creations can be submitted at the Jackson Library…

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Gingerbread House Contest Voting

Public voting is on Saturday, December 4 at the Jackson Library from 10 AM – 3 PM as part of…

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Book Club (Lakefield)

Every month our book club meets the second Wednesday to discuss their latest book choice. This month the book club…

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Santa Day at the Heron Lake Library

Santa Day!

Join us at the Heron Lake Library for Santa Day! On Saturday, December 11th from 10 AM to Noon, the…

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Movie Day (Jackson)

Every third Friday of the month, the Jackson Library hosts a Movie Day for adults! Featuring newer movies and free…

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Adult Event Series

All three libraries host events for adults to attend on the first Wednesday of the month. These events will include a variety of activities including speakers, crafts, and celebrations. These are free events that do not require any registration. For more information about what we have coming up see our Adult Program page.

Book Clubs

All three Jackson County Library System locations host book clubs for adults. In Jackson, one book club meets on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM in the library meeting room. The evening book group meets on the third Thursday at 7:00 PM in the library meeting room. In Lakefield, the afternoon book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the Lakefield Library meeting room. In Heron Lake, the book club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM in the library meeting room. Everyone is welcome to join any of the book clubs!

For more information on what titles the book clubs are reading, you can check them out on our calendar, in the monthly newsletter, or by contacting your library.

Summer Reading Program

The Jackson County Library System has many programs all throughout the summer, and now adults can participate too! Adults can sign up for a BINGO card to read for prizes all summer long, earning a prize for a single BINGO and a blackout. Previous prizes have been king size chocolate bars and tote bags. We also have a family BINGO that can be done with everyone in the family to promote literacy and family fun during the summer months.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Want to volunteer at the library? The libraries occasionally have volunteer opportunities available. Watch this section for our current opportunities.

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Winter Reading Program

The Jackson County Library System runs a fun Winter Reading Program for adults from January 1st to March 31st. The theme for 2022 is "Catch a Keeper at Your Library." It is free and easy for all adults to participate by signing up at any of the three locations or online. Participants set their own reading goals with a minimum of 3 books. If you reach your goal, you get a prize and are entered into a drawing!

Monthly Movie Days

All three libraries are now hosting a Monthly Movie Day for adults! The movie is shown in the libraries' meeting room on the big screen and free popcorn is provided. In Jackson and Lakefield, movie day is the third Friday of the month at 1 PM. In Heron Lake, movie day is the fourth Friday of the month at 1 PM. The dates may vary due to holidays and closures. This event is completely free to attend. For more information on what is showing this month and to see if there is a date change, check out our calendar.

Newsletters

Every month the Jackson County Library System puts out a monthly newsletter highlighting events and services for the month. You can pick one up at any of the libraries, see it on all three libraries' Facebook pages, or download it here.

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Bus Trip

The Jackson County Library System plans an annual bus trip for adults that celebrates Minnesota's heritage and culture. Previous trips have included attending a Dueling Pianos concert and exploring the Harmony, MN Amish community. These trips are completely free to attend, but registration is always required. As we plan the bus trip for 2020, more information will be made available.

Homebound Delivery

Homebound delivery of library materials is available to patrons who are unable to come to the library because of advanced age, extended illness or physical/ mental limitation. Delivery will be made to residents within the city limits of Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake. Patrons can choose from the library's wide selection of books, large print books, magazines, audiobooks, DVD's, and music CD's. Anyone who needs this free service can sign up for the weekly delivery schedule. Call your library for more information and to get signed up.

Valentine's Day Party

The Jackson Library hosts an annual Valentine's Day party for adults that creates a fun social time for everyone on this holiday. The party is free to attend, but registration is required by contacting the Jackson Library. The 2020 Valentine's Day party planning is underway and will be held on Friday, February 14 starting at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. This year's event will include Fingernail Painting by the Royal Treatment ladies, Acrylic Canvas Painting by Gayl More, accordian music by Galen Benton of Worthington, and a snack. Call 847-4748 or stop in to register by Wednesday, February 12, as space is limited.