Eden Valley Area Library on 22
306 State Street N. - Call us today at 320-453-4434


 Eden Valley Area Library is independently operated 100% by volunteers! 
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Mail us at PO Box 136: e-mail us at EVLibrary@arvig.net


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Interested in joining us?
We are all volunteers who work hard and have a lot of fun!  Our group is the result of the Healthy Communities Partnership with the Initiative Foundation.  A community dinner gathering created a vision, where ideas from citizens were gathered and tallied.  The issues that rose to the top became the focus of a task force: Library, Community Facilities, Marketing Eden Valley, and Economic Advancement. We all work together to help each other, and you are most welcome to join us! Click on the underlined words to see the Community Visioning Session results:
Story Hour changing to Friday starting November....check the library tab for dates and details!

Library Hours:
Every Saturday                        9 am - noon
Every Tuesday                         3 pm - 6 pm
Every Wednesday                    noon - 3 pm
Every Thursday                        3 pm - 6 pm
​Every Friday      4:30 - 7 pm
Eden Valley Healthy Communities Partnership
Visit www.ifound.org 
to learn more about the 
Initiative Foundation 
and the 
Art of Community Development.  
FRIENDS OF THE 
EDEN VALLEY AREA LIBRARY 

Meetings of the Friends of the Eden Valley Area Library will be on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the library. We want to plan receptions for authors, write newsletters, promote used book sales, plan fundraisers, Holiday Train events, silent auctions, and Brat sales. We will assist in children's activities, plan book clubs, promote activities for Valley Days and volunteer for library hours.  If you can help with any of these events, please come.  If you are interested but unable to come, call Marilyn at 453-2541 and we'll get you on our calling tree or email. 
Happy Reading!!!!



Great local news!
We have our first Seed Library! It's the Eden Valley Seed Library in Eden Valley, MN.
 Open house, March 14th, 10:00-12:00 Eden Valley Event Center.

For those of you who don’t know what a seed library is (it’s a new concept for most of us) it’s a place where you can check out packets of seeds–flowers, vegetables, and herbs–to plant. In return you’re asked to donate seeds from your future harvest; usually twice as many seeds as you checked out. To some, having to harvest seeds may sound intimidating, but it really isn’t difficult. Many seeds, such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, radishes, and quite a few species of flowers, are easy to save. . . and one tomato or sunflower can produce enough seeds for many return seed packets. 

What is exciting about this is that people begin saving and sharing their locally grown (and hopefully organically grown) seeds. It makes for stronger genetic stock that is adapted perfectly to local growing conditions. It helps people who can’t afford seeds to grow gardens, and it creates diversity, because if the library is successful many, many people will participate and share. Probably the most exciting aspect is that we can reclaim the power of owning our own seed stock and won’t have to re-purchase seed every year or be dependent on outside companies.