Be sure to check out our online eBooks and audiobooks via OverDrive.



Construction update 

  • We finally have a nice smooth sidewalk that comes up to the front door without a step or ramp. We can thank Washington County, Nate and, Steve DeLapp for accomplishing this. We are still planning to do some kind of landscape or planters to soften the front, but it is a vast improvement.
  • Further plans are for an improved parking lot as well as installing new restrooms and creating a larger lobby area by the meeting room. No decisions have been made beyond this. There will probably be new plans for the rest of the library by next year, but feedback from patrons advises us to keep the cozy rooms that make this library unique.




Our after school program, Youth Makerspace, is up and running. The program is for ages 10-16 and runs from 3:00-5:00 every Tuesday (there are exceptions so check the calendar or call before you come in). Every week we will be working on a different project – it might be Arts related or S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) related depending on the week. What you make is yours to take home! Please join us for learning, creating, and having fun :).


 Friends of Lake Elmo Library

The Friends have been busy raising funds to add to our library budget, provide programs and coffee, tea and hot chocolate and other support. 


Library Director Nate Deprey receives a check for $2,000 from Friends President Karen Johnston. 



The Friends meet every month on the second Thursday at 3 pm at the library. Everyone is welcome to come to meetings, no need to be a member.








knit night poster