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Welcome to the Hokah Public Library



The Hokah Public Library is staffed by Librarian Shari Carlson and assistant Barb Bissen.
The phone number to the Library is 507-894-BOOK (2665).  The library is located in the Hokah City Hall at 57 Main Street.

Ryan Henry - Houston County News - 12/31/2015
When one thinks of the Hokah Public Library, it’s nearly impossible not to associate it with one person: Barb Bissen. And why not? After all, the 65-year-old Hokah resident is credited as the driving force behind establishing a library in Hokah 28 years ago, and has served as its director ever since.

Now, the woman who has put so much time, energy and love into the small, but impressive, library in the basement of city hall has decided to step away. She ceded her position to current director Shari Carlson in June and assumed the assistant’s role. But as of the first of the year, she’ll be officially retired....read the full article


Children are scared of the bathroom at the Hokah Public Library, and to librarian Shari Carlson, that just isn’t right.

That’s why Carlson is proposing improvements there, as well as to other areas of the library, that she presented to the Hokah City Council at its meeting on Dec. 1. After meeting with city clerk Eric Leitzen, Carlson found the library will have $5,000 remaining in its budget at the end of the year, due in large part because outgoing director Barb Bissen cut back on her hours sooner than expected this year....Read On


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Current Hours
Monday 8AM-1 PM
Tuesday 3-8 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-1 PM
Thursday 3-8 PM
Friday 1-6 PM
Saturday 10 AM-12 PM (November 1 to April 30, only)

Access the SELCO on-line catalog to request or renew books and to access informational databases via the Internet. By accessing the SELCO web page, patrons have access to over a million items!

You will need your library number to login as well as your pin number (the last 4 digits of your phone number). You can apply for a library card during library hours. You will need a Minnesota ID to apply.

SELCO: http://www.selco.info/

Hokah Library: http://selco.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/hok


may be checked out for a period of two weeks. These materials may be renewed if no other borrower has requested them. Renewals may be made by phone, with the exception of videos, or on line.

may be checked out for a period of 7 days. Videos may be renewed at the library in person if there is no outstanding request. All videos/DVDs/CDs must be returned before closing time on the due date.

PLEASE return your rented items when due ! Minnesota tax forms are available during library hours.

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