Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.




Position:  Library Assistant III

Hours:  24/week, Wednesday-Saturday

Start Date:  July 27, 2020

Application deadline: July 10, 2020

The Spicer Public Library is seeking applicants for a part-time Library Assistant III position.  Applicants for this position should have knowledge of library system operations and procedures, including alphabetical and numerical classification systems.  Applicants should be skilled in the use of computers and other technology used in the library, have the ability to work effectively with customers of all ages, and possess good communication skills. 

Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalency, plus six months of directly-related experience, or a combination of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the essential requirements of the work.

Applications available at

Cover letters and applications will be accepted by e-mail. Please email a cover letter and application to Ria Newhouse at

Materials can also be mailed to: Ria Newhouse, Head Librarian, Spicer Public Library PO Box 160 Spicer, MN 56288



Stop by the library to pick up a summer reading log — read for at least 30 minutes every day for a chance to win a grand prize!

Take-home kits will be made available every Tuesday between June 23 and July 28.  

June 23 — Watercolor postcards

June 30 — Paint by sticker

July 7 — Ivory soap souffle

July 14 — Origami

July 21 — Make a volcano

July 28 — Make dinosaur bones

Kits will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Kits are limited and we ask that you only take the number you need.  Kits will be located in a convenient pick-up location at the library every Tuesday, at our normal opening time.


CURBSIDE PICKUP is available!

Call the library at 796-5560, during our normal business hours, to arrange for pickup of your materials.

**Our book drop is open!  Feel free to return your materials.**