345 West Main Street, Sleepy Eye Minnesota 56085
Sleepy Eye: Dyckman Free Library, serving an area of 5,000 residents, has a collection of 22,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 580 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 920 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 2 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $7,800. Patrons make 4,800 visits annually, and check out materials 27,000 times. Sixty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Fulda) Fulda Memorial Library
(Gaylord) Sibley County Library System
05/25 Coming to The Sleepy Eye area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
Orange City Tulip Festival Orange City IA May16-18 The Orange City Tulip Festival - an entertaining celebration of the best of small-town America - showcases for 100,000 visitors this thriving community's rich Dutch heritage. Festivities include music and dancing by hundreds of children and adults in intricate authentic costumes, two daily parades featuring top area marching bands, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, fun ethnic food treats, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen reproduction windmills throughout a charming village.
North Iowa Band Festival Mason City IA May23-27 The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. The mission of the North Iowa Band Festival is to provide a weekend of wholesome family entertainment at little or no cost to the family; to promote and celebrate the rich musical heritage of North Iowa; and to provide an atmosphere which showcases young musicians who are becoming a part of that heritage. It features Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace, Car Show, Arts and Craft exhibits.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.