Showered with hearts! This is the last week to see it in person!


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These hearts beautify both the inside and the outside of the library entrance …

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Heart bomb from inside reading room1 heart bomb from inside 3       heart bomb from inside 2and the Reading Room windows, as well as the original entrance!  Plus there are more lining the windows on the back of the building and hanging in various places inside!

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And if that were not enough, thanks to Valleyland kids, there are also Fruit Loop hearts hanging in the bushes out front!

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Even the reflections of our hearts are beautiful!

Wow!  We asked to be “Heart-Bombed” and did you ever respond!  Folks of ALL ages contributed beautiful hearts and have been charmed by the result.  So charmed, that they convinced library staff to keep the hearts up throughout the month of February instead of just the week of Valentines Day.  After all … it is “I Love to Read” month!

Photos cannot do justice to the beauty of this display of library love!  If you have not stopped by the library to see them first hand yet, you have until the end of February to do so! Some of our creative artists have expressed an interest in keeping the hearts they contributed, so we will remove them as carefully as we can and keep them at the library for 2 weeks.  You are most welcome to come sift through and find your hearts then and take them home.

We thank you so much for showing such a tremendous amount of enthusiasm:

  • for our 100 year old Carnegie library building,
  • for reading,
  • and for anything & everything you love about our library!

If you are interested in reading about the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and how their “Heart Bombing” initiative helps bring attention to cherished historic buildings, check out these links:


What a great 100th Anniversay celebration!

Wasn’t it a grand day at the library?!

Every one of you who came and all who participated made it so. We appreciate you so much. Let’s continue to celebrate all year long!

Click HERE to see photos from the event on flickr.

Check out the following links for the media’s coverage of our celebration (so far):

Click HERE for great photos posted on facebook by Barb Jeffers, Fillmore County Journal

More of the Friends of the Library commemorative booklets are available at the library.

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What’s your library story?

Hear ye, hear ye, Friends, Patrons, Trustees and our Public Library Community! Would you be interested in writing a story about the Chatfield Public Library? Our library is celebrating its 100th Birthday on February 15, 2015. The Friends of the Chatfield Public Library are compiling a booklet of Library Stories for the Birthday Event. They are asking the community to contribute short stories, or poems, or haikus of our wonderful library. Each of the Friends will contribute, as will past and present community members. Join the fun as we start celebrating the library’s centennial year.

Many stories may find themselves published in The Chatfield News, or on the Library’s website during the centennial year, as well as in the booklet. If you wish to submit a story, please send it to Mimi Seamens via email at Or if you prefer the non-digital format, please write your story or poem or haiku and mail to the Chatfield Public Library, 314 So. Main Street, Chatfield MN 55923 to the attention of Mimi Seamens.