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Sibley County Library System, serving an area of 15,400 residents, has a collection of 46,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,320 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,610 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 7 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. The system comprises5 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $54,000. Patrons make 38,000 visits annually, and check out materials 120,000 times. Fifty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

This facility houses administative offices. Branch libraries are listed below.

Location: 400 Court Street, Gaylord Minnesota 55334 Telephone 507-964-2490

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Mankato) Blue Earth County Library
(Faribault) Faribault: Buckham Memorial Library
(Minneapolis) Minneapolis Public Library
(Minneapolis) Minneapolis Public Library
(Owatonna) Owatonna-Steele County Library
(Savage) Scott County Library System

04/15 Coming to The Gaylord 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.
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.
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
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.