Community Needs Assessment

Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) is conducting a broad-based community needs assessment on behalf of the 37 public libraries in its service area. Findings will guide library services, programs, and other priorities in the years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libraries across southeastern Minnesota are taking part in a broad-based community needs assessment. Among other data gathering, we are conducting an online survey touching on collections, services, and – above all – your aspirations for our community and its library over the years to come.

Please help us learn more about what you value, expect, and need from library service by completing this online Community Survey by May 13, 2022. Your thoughts are very important to us. Thank you! QR code for survey

Free Screening of Mission: JOY

Thank you so much for attending this screening.  We apologize for the technical glitch at the 1 hour mark!  We were able to finish the movie, eventually, through the heroic efforts of Pastor Paul Hauschild (Thank you, Pastor!).  If you missed this showing, or left before it finished, you can still view it online through the end of April 2nd.  Click the link below and feel free to share it with friends.

https://watch.showandtell.film/watch/episcopalchurch5-missionjoy

Take part in the Big Joy Project here: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/bigjoy

Free Showing of 90-minute Documentary

Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 in Lower Level of Public LibraryDeeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times in Mission: JOY. Free Showing of 90-minute Documentary Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 in Lower Level of Public Library

Deeply moving and laugh-out loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times in Mission: JOY.

 

 

Do you need internet at home?

Borrow a Chromebook with built-in internet through the Chatfield Public Library!

The Rochester Public Library is sharing their collection of Chromebooks with SELCO patrons.  Scroll down for more information and stop into the Chatfield Public Library to register for one today!  Please bring your current SELCO/Chatfield library card or photo id and proof of your address.

Free KN95 masks

All Covid-19 home tests have been claimed.  We still have a limited supply of KN95 masks available for free.

Once again the library has a limited amount of take-home Covid-19 Rapid Tests to give away. We also have KN95 masks from Olmsted County Public Health. Please note instructions given on poster below.

These testing kits were delivered by Fillmore County Public Health with the intention that they be provided to vulnerable populations who face barriers to testing.  Barriers may include access to a testing site, transportation to a testing site, kit cost, kits being sold out at a retailer, etc.

You can also order free tests at covidtests.govAt-Home Covid Rapid Tests available at Chatfield Public Library while supplies last.