Why is your library important to you?

Minnesota Loves Libraries, is a statewide, grassroots advocacy campaign set to run through January. We are looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections, and individual success. Have you had a positive interaction with a library staff member? Did you attend a program that taught you something? Maybe you were able to access information that helped you get a job or improve your work skills, or maybe a librarian guided you to the perfect book to share with your child at bedtime. Whatever it is, we’d like to hear about it!

Supported by CRPLSA, the campaign is launching statewide and will be administered by each library region individually. Library users are invited to stop by their local library to fill out a postcard or visit Minnesota Loves Libraries to use the online form. The purpose is to gather stories of how Minnesotans use the library and how it makes a difference in their lives.

Library supporters who attend Minnesota Library Legislative Day at the Capitol in March will hand deliver these messages from across the region. Legislators will receive comments from their constituents so that they get a glimpse of library services available in their district, and to provide an opportunity for them to respond directly.

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Postcards are available at the library or go to http://mnloveslibraries.crplsa.info and share your thoughts there.
No need to mail … just return your postcards to the library and we’ll make sure they get to legislators.

In order to ensure these stories have the maximum impact, we need the name and address of the person who is submitting the story. Your data will not be shared with anyone aside from your legislators and your local and regional library offices. It is important that legislators know they are hearing from the people they represent, and they often want to respond to their constituents.

Kwik Trip Gift Cards make great presents

kwik trip holiday cardsLooking for easy gift ideas?

Buy Kwik Trip gift cards at the library!

Not only will you be giving something everyone can use, you’ll also be giving to the library at the same time!

The library receives 5% of the value of each card—and the purchaser still gets 100% of their purchase value.  And if those cards are used to purchase in-store merchandise, the library receives a 10% rebate as well!

Let us help you finish your Christmas shopping today!  🙂


Remember the library when you “Give to the Max” on Nov. 17th


Make your donation today! All gifts made from November 117 will be transacted on November 17.



Click one of these links or fill out the form below to support our library:

Chatfield Public Library or Friends of the Chatfield Public Library

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event.

Please help us continue to meet the ever-changing needs of all Chatfield area community members and support libraries.

Donations to the Chatfield Public Library given through our Give to the Max page are managed by the SELCO Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization formed “To enable donors to fulfill their charitable goal of supporting libraries.”

The SELCO Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.  It provides a repository and stewardship for contributions made to libraries in southeastern Minnesota. The governing board is comprised of representatives appointed by each participating library or library organization.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. How? On November 17, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

Here’s the really exciting part: One donation made on GiveMN.org will be randomly selected at noon and at the end of Give to the Max Day to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket! The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org on November 17, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

Thank you so much for your support!

You may make your donation to the Chatfield Public Library using the form below: