Updated August 2021
Libraries are known as quiet places, but that doesn’t mean they’re not bustling with activity.
In Dassel and Cokato, library patrons have access to books, magazines, reading programs, children’s activities, computers with internet access, downloadable e-books, and a wide variety of free programs.
The Cokato Public Library is a branch of the Great River Regional Library System, which allows patrons access to nearly 1 million books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, newspapers, and more in 32 libraries in the GRRL system. With a GRRL library card, patrons can also access digital materials including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComicbooks, Music, and Movies/TV to stream. The Cokato Library has three public internet computers and wireless internet access.
The Cokato Library is located on Broadway Avenue and Fourth Street. Hours are: Monday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information go to www.griver.org/locations-and-hours/great-river-regional-library-cokato or call 320-286-5760.
Friends of the Cokato Area Library (FOCAL) is a volunteer group that help with library events throughout the year, and promote the library.
FOCAL hosts a book club that meets the last Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. at the Grounds Coffee Shop in Cokato. This is an open book club; all adults are welcome. Check in with the Cokato Public Library for the club’s book selections and other details. FOCAL also hosts a book sale during the Cokato Corn Carnival.