St. Mathias Township Book Exchange Library to close for the season

Many book genres are available including fiction, biography, westerns, history, cooking, crafts, children and young adults. There are hardcovers and softcovers and series by familiar authors.

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ST. MATHIAS TOWNSHIP — The book exchange library in St. Mathias Township will close for the season.

The last day open will be Saturday, Oct. 15, as long as the weather stays mild. There are thousands of books, many puzzles, games, DVDs and CDs waiting for someone to take home and enjoy during the long winter months, the book exchange reported.

The book exchange will open again about the middle of May 2023. The hours are 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 7015 County Road 2, Fort Ripley.

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Many book genres are available including fiction, biography, westerns, history, cooking, crafts, children and young adults. There are hardcovers and softcovers and series by familiar authors.

Everything is for the taking, no exchange necessary. Book donations are accepted.


The purpose is to keep America reading by conveniently making available the materials at no cost. Books are a great entertainment especially when the weather keeps one indoors. There is plenty of room for browsing in the Old St. Mathias Town Hall Library.

There has been great interest in the library in 2022 and many books have circulated. The volunteer library ladies stated they have been pleased with the great response from readers who came many miles for books.

For more information, call Mary Sather at 218-828-1989 and leave a message or call Carleen Koering at 218-829-8237.

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