On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 the Kenyon Public Library reverted to Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Phase 3 allows the library to operate under the following guidelines:

  • Masks or face coverings are required
  • All in-person programming is suspended until further notice
  • Library building is open to the public, but patrons are asked to limit their time to 10 minutes or less in the library if possible (exceptions for internet users)
  • Library will continue to offer curbside service for those who would like to continue to utilize the service
  • Doors and high contact areas will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes as needed and hand sanitizer will be available
  • Library staff will continue to disinfect public computers after each use; only two public computers will be in use to accommodate for social distancing
  • Some high touch items from the children’s area will be removed (i.e. puzzles, games, blocks, etc.) Other items in this area will be disinfected after use
  • Maximum of 15 people in the library at a time

Curbside service will still be offered for those that would like to continue to utilize this service. We encourage our vulnerable patrons to continue to use this service during this time.

Regular service hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 6:30 pm as well as the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon.

Kenyon Public Library is currently observing library fines and 2-week lending periods. We will no longer be automatically extending due dates on checked out library materials.

All library materials can be returned in the drop box located on the front of the library at any time.

You can still access e-books and e-audiobooks using the mobile apps Libby and OverDrive. If you do not have a library card you can get an instant digital card through the apps.

Kenyon Public Library will operate in Phase 3 of our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan until COVID-19 cases either worsen or lessen in our community based on data from MDH and MDE.

If you have questions or concerns, please call the library at 507-789-6821 or email Michelle at

Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time! Hope you all stay well!

Michelle Otte, Director
Kenyon Public Library