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Adult Event Series

All three libraries host events for adults to attend on the second 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. In Lakefield, the afternoon book club meets on the first 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.

Current Opportunities:

Reading Buddy Substitute

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 2024 is "Read-a-Latte." 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! Check out the Winter Reading Program page for more information and to register.

Monthly Movie Days

The Lakefield Library hosts a Monthly Movie Day for adults! The movie is shown in the library's meeting room on the big screen and free popcorn is provided. The movie day is the third Friday of the month starting at 2:15 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 our next bus trip, 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.