Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library

Crosby, Minnesota



101 1st St SE   •   Crosby, MN 56441   •   Phone: 218-546-8005   •   FAX: 218-546-7287
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Fall-Winter Hours
(Labor Day-Memorial Day)

Monday…10am to 6pm

Tuesday…10am to 8pm

Wednesday…10am to 6pm

Thursday…10am to 8pm

Friday/Saturday…10am to 2pm

Spring- Summer Hours

(Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Monday...10am to 6pm

Tuesday…10am to 8pm

Wednesday...10am to 6pm

Thursday...10am to 8pm

Friday...10am to 6pm


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My Library Story
Carla Barker, Ironton

The Barker Family
moved to Minnesota in December of 1993 (We had lived in Utah 35 years).  I got my library card in January 1994.  Jeanette Smith and staff immediately treated me as family.

From 1995 until 2001, I became my Aunt’s library “gofer.”

I would check out as many as many as 10-14 books  bi-weekly for the two of us.

In January 1997, I started to take my grandson to Wednesday Story Hours.  I met Linda there, who became my grandson’s day care provider 2-3 days a week.

Now the staff finds books for me to help with color schemes for my hand-embroidered dishtowels – fish, wildlife, vehicles, etc.

Usually I meet “someone” or “someones” when I come here---it is truly a COMMUNITY CENTER.   And the Bookstore, coffee, computers, gifts and now the teen corner has really made it what it is! The staff is the best!!

Librarian’s note: Carla is an avid reader and a gifted seamstress.  Each year she donates a set of her embroidered towels for the Library to use as prizes for our HOT READS FOR COLD NIGHTS adult reading program. Carla is a true Friend of the JFHML!


Your Story’s Due......
and It Matters!

We want to hear from you. How has the Library impacted your life? Made a difference? Helped you to make connections, achieve a goal or better your life?  Briefly share your story with us and if we feature your Library Story on our website you will be awarded a FREE book selection from Backstreet Books, a JFHML Friends Foundation project. Your story is our story. We cater to the curious and we are waiting on your every word.

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Cat Tale Corner
Now Open For Play!
We built it and now they will come.
Check the Youth page for complete details

This project is a finalist for the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) Evy Nordley Award to be announced at the Mankato MLA conference in October.



Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library

Crosby, Minnesota


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