Reduced Price: Used Computers for Sale

Litchfield Public Library has gotten new computers for staff and the public, so we are selling the used desktop computers.

The price has been reduced to $100 each. It includes the monitor, keyboard, and mouse in addition to the CPU.

All hard drives have been professionally wiped clean of all data and application software and Windows 10 has been reinstalled. Purchase includes Windows 10 license.

All computers are sold as-is with no warranty. Pioneerland Library System assumes no responsibility for the equipment after purchase.

Hard drive: 240 GB
Processor: Intel Core i5-6500/3.20GHz
Network card-speed: Gigabit
Memory: 8.0GB

For more information, call County Librarian Beth Cronk at 320-593-9447.




Library Accessibility!

The Library is for Everyone!
by Miss Rachel

Here at the Litchfield Public Library, we work hard to serve all our patrons. As we continue in these efforts, we offer thanks to the Prairielands Library Exchange for awarding us a grant geared toward accessibility.  With this grant, we have been able to purchase some helpful equipment that is available for anyone who comes to the library.

If you forget your reading glasses, no need to panic. We now have several sets with two different magnification options: 1.25X and 2.0X. Come on up to the front desk and ask to borrow a pair. No need to strain your eyes to read the newspaper!

When reading glasses aren’t quite enough, we also have an LED page magnifier. When the legs of this device are folded out, the magnifier looks like a table. You can sit at a desk, slide whatever it is you’re reading or working on underneath, turn on the light, and you’ll see the image at 3.0X magnification! You can also choose to use this in a chair by either holding the device itself or putting the attached string around your neck so that it can hang over whatever you’re reading.

For those who could use more assistive efforts with hearing, we now have two personal amplification devices. The device has two main components: one for the listener and one for the speaker (or whatever audio needs amplification). The listener puts the headset around their neck and sticks the earbuds into their ears. The headset connects via Bluetooth to a small box, which is placed next to who or what needs to be heard. If listening to a person giving a presentation, the box can be placed next to the person presenting. If the setting is more of a discussion or meeting, the box can be placed in a central location so that all voices are amplified.

With all of our bright and shiny new equipment that we’ve acquired, we also have some other services already in place to help people here in our community too. For our patrons who have difficulty visiting the library, we provide curbside pickup. If you call the library upon arrival, a staff member will bring the materials you’ve requested out to your vehicle. Additionally, the library will deliver requested materials to homebound patrons living within city limits. We do ask that you call and have your library card available for these services.

Large print books are a very popular option at our library. We take pride in the variety and quantity of large print novels we have to offer our patrons. We are also able to check and see if another library in the state has the book you’re looking for in a large print format, which opens up the selection that much more!

Audiobooks are another way that we provide access to our patrons. We have many different books available in a CD format. You can also access tons of audiobooks with the Libby app on your phone or device. All you need is a library card!

If you or someone you know would benefit from an American Sign Language interpreter at an event or meeting held at the library, we would love to make that happen. We ask that the request be made as early as possible, or at least two weeks before the event/meeting takes place.

You’re probably already aware of all the different kinds of books and materials that we have to check out at the library. We do our best to make sure we reach all audiences and interests. We’re also doing our best to serve everyone in the community, and now we have a few more ways to make the library more accessible for everyone.

New meeting room furniture

The Litchfield Library meeting room has new furniture!

Thank you to the city of Litchfield, and thank you to the Litchfield Library Board and Foundation for leading this project.

Adult Winter Reading Program Prize Drawing Winners

This year’s adult winter reading program has come to a close, and we have drawn names from those who turned in completed reading logs by March 15th. Congratulations to Joan, Ruth, and Joyce for winning gift certificates to Ace Hardware, Half Bushel Brewing, and Simply Good, sponsored by the Friends of the Litchfield Library! Thank you to all who participated in this year’s program. Reading was very popular in Litchfield this winter!
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Knitting Club

Join us monthly for the new Litchfield Library Knitting Club! For all ages. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month in February, March, April, and May. Bring your knitting or crochet project and sit in the meeting room to share ideas and solutions. No need to sign up.


2022’s Most Popular Titles

The most checked-out items in Pioneerland Library System in 2022:

Adult fiction:

Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger
Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
The Investigator by John Sandford
Shadows Reel by C.J. Box
One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fox Creek by William Kent Krueger
What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

Adult nonfiction:

If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now by Christopher Ingraham
The Defense Lawyer: The Barry Slotnick Story by James Patterson and Benjamin Wallace
ER Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
Killing the Killers: The Secret War Against Terrorists by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Super Easy!: 120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More by Ree Drummond
James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life by James Patterson
Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear
The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard and Clint Howard
Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher
Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

Young Adult Fiction:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Juvenile Fiction:

Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey
Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dave Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney
Cat Kid Comic Club Vol. 3: On Purpose by Dav Pilkey
Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins
Dog Man No. 8: Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey as George Beard and Harold Hutchins

Picture Books:

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
The Smart Cookie by Jory John, illustrated by Pete Oswald
Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown
What About Worms?! by Mo Willems and Ryan T. Higgins
The Duckling Gets a Cookie?! by Mo Willems
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
Guess What?! by Mo Willems
I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Juvenile Nonfiction:

Guts by Raina Telgemeier
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Star Wars Character Encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft
The LEGO Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination by Daniel Lipkowitz
Amazing Vehicles by Rona Skene
Minecraft Essential Handbook by Stepanie Milton
Minecraft: Guide to Combat by Craig Jelley
Minecraft: Guide to Creative by Thomas McBrien
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023


Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Paw Patrol: The Movie
Death on the Nile
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Sing 2
The Batman
Jungle Cruise

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