102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
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320/589-1634 (phone)
320/589-8892 (fax)

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sunday
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Thank you for participating in the 2017 summer reading program at the Morris Public Library.  We drew for prizes today and the winners are listed below.  Thank you to our prize sponsors!

If you are working on your first reading log, you may still finish that and return it to the library through August.  We still have Ice Cream Cone certificates and books to give away.

Join us in summer 2018 "Reading Takes You Everywhere" will be the theme.



















2017 “Reading by Design” Prize List




2- $10 Gift Certificate to Johns Total Entertainment- Rowan & Sage


$10 Gift Certificate for a Morris Community Education class- Spencer


2- One Child Admission & One Kiddie Combo to Morris Theatre Coop-Sierra & Denica


3- Medium Pizzas at Morris Pizza Hut- Ella, Emiliano, Campbell


5- Family Day Pass at Regional Fitness Center, Morris-Makenzie, Kaia, James, Lydia, Allison


Toys- Town & Country Supply, Morris-Adelyn, Julian, Avery


2- Strips of Ride Tickets for the Stevens Co. Fair by Willies Super Valu- Brenton, Quinn


Stuffed “Little Elliot”- Morris Friends of the Public Library-Everett


4 “Little Elliot” t shirts & Reading By Design t shirt- Morris Friends of the Public Library- Thea, Issac, Hailey, Aaliyah


Reading by Design posters- Morris Friends of the Public Library


Penworthy Bear puppet-  Penworthy Book Company- Leland


 Minnesota Twins picture autographed by Tony Oliva- Minnesota Twins- Parker


Space Puzzle- Anna


Puzzle & book – Solomon, Anya


Thank you to Dairy Queen for providing Ice Cream Cone Certificates.Thank you to Common Cup Coffee House, Meadowland Market, and McDonalds forproviding treats and beverages for our Family Fun Nights.


Special thank you to the Morris Friends of the Public Library for sponsoring all of our summer theme prizes, book give aways, movie popcorn and treats and the “Climb Theatre Ant & Grasshopper” performance.


































Grow Up Reading

Caldecott Awards

Newbery Awards

TumbleBooks - audio, animated e-books for children intended for Morris Public Library card-holders.

Homework Helpers

Minnesota History - Wikipedia

Minnesota Historical Society - educational resources

Tree (leaf) Identification     




What Resources/Services does the library have for children & families?

  • Books- The library has thousands of books to choose from including picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult fiction, series fiction, non-fiction, and e-books for all ages.

  • Bilingual Books- We have a section of easy reader and picture bilingual books as well as a small collection of adult & youth Spanish books.

  • Board Books- The library’s board books are a great choice for toddlers.

  • Audio Books- The library has audio books for all ages.  We also have some children’s books with CD sets which can be checked out or listened to at our “Listening Center”.

  • Movies- We have a large collection of children’s movies.  All movies must be checked out on an adult’s card.  Check out is one week.

  • TumbleBooks- An online collection of audio, animated e-books for children is available.  Visit the “For Kids” section of our website to access.

  • Computers- The children’s area of the library has a computer for children with games on it.  The library has 6 public computers with internet access; laptops; and wireless is available.

  • Reference- Librarians can help you and your child find books to read or information for homework.

  • Tours- Contact us if your group would like a tour. 

"Ready to Learn" Backpacks

We will be hosting some of the Elbow Lake Library "Ready to Learn" back packs at the Morris Public Library. (Elbow Lake is running out of storage room and sharing these with us.) They are available to check out for 3 weeks.  After a length time we will change them out for some different ones.  The titles we have are:  

          New Experiences, The Body, Getting Reading to Read, and Money

 Plus remember we have the Stevens Community Biting Kit (Helpful resources to help your child learn NOT to bite).... AND "Cows Vacation Scrapbook" kit available for check out as well.

Story Time

Story time continues throughout the school year and into the summer on Thursday mornings that the library is open at 10:30 am.  UMM TREC students lead story time during the school year.  There is no story time during the month of August.

 Contact the library at 320 589-1634 for more information.