NEWSBRIEF: Lake Elmo Library joins Washington County Library system

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency recently installed a solar array at North High School as part of the Hometown Solar Grant program. submitted photo

The Washington County Library system marked a renewed partnership with the Lake Elmo Library on Jan. 1 when the library officially joined the county’s library system. The connection signals a new chapter for both the local library branch and the county’s library system. 

For Lake Elmo Library patrons and users, inclusion in the Washington County Library system expands the amount of materials available to checkout, access to a large selection of useful databases, an instant connection to digital resources and many programs and events to attend.

Lake Elmo Library will be closed until Jan. 20 while work is performed that makes it possible to operate the library within the county’s library system. During this closure, Lake Elmo users can get a library card at any of the other Washington County Library locations – the Oakdale Library and Wildwood Library are the closest in proximity to Lake Elmo. The new library card will allow residents access to materials at all other Washington County Library locations during the closure, as well as digital materials available through

A grand re-opening celebration is planned for Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served during an open house and visitors will have the opportunity to meet staff.

Following the re-opening on Jan. 20, Lake Elmo Library’s regular hours will be Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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