Spring & Fall Event Series
All three libraries host events for adults to attend in both the Spring and the Fall. The Brown Bag events are held in the Jackson Library on Wednesdays at 11 AM in the library meeting room. The Afternoon Coffee Breaks are held in the Lakefield Library on Wednesdays at 2 PM in the library meeting room. Sunset Spotlight events are held in the Heron Lake Library at 6 PM in the library meeting room. Most events last approximately an hour. Some of the times may vary and may require registration to participate. For more information about what we have coming up see our full event calendar.
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 first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM. The evening book club meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. Both clubs meet 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!
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.
Want to volunteer at the library? The libraries occasionally have volunteer opportunities available. Watch this section for our current opportunities.
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 2020 is "Snow is Falling, Books are Calling." It is free and easy for all adults to participate by signing up at any of the three locations. Every book read or listened to during the program can be used as an entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. You just have to read one book for a chance to win!
Lakefield Movie Fridays
The Lakefield Library hosts a movie day for adults the third Friday of every month starting at 1:00 PM. The movie is shown in the library meeting room on the big screen and free popcorn is provided. This event is completely free to attend. For more information on what is showing this month, check out our calendar.
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.
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 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.