MnSpin: stream music from MN musicians

MNSpin music streaming and downloading

The Hennepin County Library launched a new music streaming and download platform funded by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

MNSpin presents a a diverse array of music, including everything from Americana and bluegrass, to blues and jazz, to pop, rock, rap, hip-hop, and more from Minnesota-based musicians.

Anyone can stream from the MNSpin platform, and Hennepin County Library cardholders can download songs for free.

The Spirit of the Valley – Chatfield history all in one book

Get 446 pages of Chatfield History and photographs all in one book!

Perfect for someone on your Christmas list and only $10!  (Originally $21)

Purchase at the library.

Each book includes:

  • “The Sesquicentennial” – Stories compiled during Chatfield’s Sesquicentennial year 2003 on a variety of subjects.
  • “The Bicentennial Bugle” – A full reprint of the 1976-1977 publication celebrating the spirit of ’76 with 76 articles about the Chosen Valley.
  • “The Centennial” – A full reprint of the 1953 publication celebrating Chatfield’s centennial.

New app from Overdrive – downloading books made easy

Overdrive’s new “Libby” app is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks … for free! Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.  Go to or pick up information at the library to get started today!

Overdrive says, “Libby is the brand new app from OverDrive Labs. We’re trying to simplify and bring joy to every aspect of digital borrowing and reading. If you love it, you can use it instead of the OverDrive app. If you don’t love it yet, feel free to keep using the OverDrive app, but check in on Libby from time to time — we’re adding features and squashing bugs every day.”