Summer at Owatonna Public Library

Summer at Owatonna Public Library

Summer Hours (Begin June 1, 2021)

  • Monday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • Sunday Closed

Summer Guidelines

Per State guidelines, remaining capacity and distancing limits will come to an end the weekend before Memorial Day. In addition, face coverings are no longer required in the library. All people who have not been vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in accordance with MDH and CDC recommendations until they are fully vaccinated.

Beginning June 1, there will be no appointments or time limits in place at OPL for the summer. Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian through the end of August.

Beginning June 1, items on hold will return to the 2nd floor in adult services. You can find your items and then use the self-check machines or bring items to the Check Out desk. (Items will no long be automatically checked out to patrons.

"Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program

The 2021 "Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program will begin Monday, June 7. Because contracts for programs were finalized months ago, before staff knew what type of capacity limits and other restrictions would be in place, many of our programs will continue to be virtual this summer. In addition, because children under 12 do not yet have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, we will continue to post “Storytime Online With Darla!” via Facebook Live at least through June and possibly longer. Click here for more details about "Tails and Tales."

Library Director Mark Blando encourages the public to stay tuned for updates as OPL staff are continuously evaluating and adding to in-person services. For details and more information about the Summer Reading Program and OPL services call 507-444-2460 or go to