Due to State guidance, face masks are no longer required in the library effective May 14, 2021. All capacity limits will be lifted at this time as well. The next library board meeting will be June 15, 2021. It is expected that the library board will rescind the library’s COVID-19 Preparedness Plan at that time. Until then the library will continue to follow Minnesota State guidance. 

On Monday, February 1, 2021 the Kenyon Public Library moved forward to Phase 3.6 of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Phase 3.6 allows the library to operate under the following guidelines:

  • Masks or face coverings are required for all patrons age 6 and older
  • In-person programming will resume inside the library
  • Program attendance limited to 15 participants at each event
  • Library building is open to the public, but patrons are asked to limit their time 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
  • Maximum of 20 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 3.6 of our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan until COVID-19 cases either worsen or lessen in our community based on data from MDH and MDE.

Mask Exemption: If you do not have a mask, the library will provide you with one. If you choose not to wear a mask, or have a medical exemption, the library will offer you curbside pickup for your library materials, or you may make an appointment for browsing the library during the hours of 8 am and 10 am to ensure your safety and the safety of other library patrons.

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