July new releases

Here are the new titles we have coming in for the month of July:


“The Lost and Found Bookshop,” Susan Wiggs (7/7)

“Cajun Justice,” James Patterson (7/14)

“The Order” (Gabriel Allon #20), Daniel Silva (7/14)

“A Walk Along the Beach,” Debbie Macomber (7/14)

“A Blessing to Cherish,” Lauraine Snelling (7/21)

“The Book of Lost Names,” Kristin Harmel (7/21)

“Half Moon Bay,” Jonathan Kellerman (7/21)

“Near Dark” (Scot Harvath #20), Brad Thor (7/21)

“The Pull of the Stars,” Emma Donoghue (7/21)

“1st Case,” James Patterson (7/27)

“Deadlock” (FBI Thriller #24), Catherine Coulter (7/28)

“Miss Janie’s Girls,” Carolyn Brown (7/28)

“Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Evolution,” Brian Freeman (7/28)


“Karen’s Roller Skates” (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #2), Katy Farina (7/7)

“The Bad Guys in the Dawn of the Underlord,” Aaron Blabey (7/7)

“Act,” (Click 3), Kayla Miller (7/21)


“Of Curses and Kisses,” Sandhya Menon

“Solstice,” Lorence Alison

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” Suzanne Collins

Visit or call the library at (507) 629-5548 if you are interested in placing a hold on any of these titles.

We also have many new ebooks, especially for children and teens!

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Journey Down the Mississippi: Part III

From the river city of St. Paul ride along with kayaker Doug Ohman as he completes the entire Mississippi River to the Iowa border.  This stretch of nearly 200 miles of river takes us into some of the most picturesque scenery on our trip so far.  We will also experience some of the most charming river towns in the state, such as Red Wing and Wabasha.  When we finally get to the Iowa border, we will have traveled approximately 720 miles of this incredible American river.

This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Journey Down the Mississippi: Part II

Continue Kayaking with Doug Ohman through the heart of Minnesota from Little Falls to St. Paul.  This 130 miles of river is sure to entertain and educate as we travel through some larger urban centers such as St. Cloud and Minneapolis.  We will experience going through three river locks on this stretch.  Doug will also share more historical information about two very important explorers of the Mississippi River.

This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Journey Down the Mississippi: Part I

Many of you will remember Doug Ohman, who was in the area last year to do a series of programs in the Plum Creek Library System. In Tracy, he did a program on barns, which was co-hosted by Prairie View Senior Living. He also has several books featuring his photography.

This summer, we are happy to present a virtual program that Doug has created. In a series of three videos, he shares his journey by kayak on the Mighty Mississippi River.

In Part I, Doug will take you from the river’s headwaters at Lake Itasca to the central Minnesota town of Little Falls. Along the way you will experience wilderness, large lakes and interesting towns in this 400 mile journey. Doug will share Minnesota history and stories that relate to this upper section of river.

Join us tomorrow for Part II!

This project is funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Story Time To-Go

Here at Tracy Public Library, hosting Story Time is one of our favorite parts of summer. Having all the kids come and show me their projects is always the highlight of my day!

We won’t be doing our regular Story Times this year, but we wanted to come up with something for our families anyway. We have created Story Time To-Go bags that will be available for the next seven weeks. Each bag contains a book, a craft, and a coloring page. A different kit will be available each week.

Families with multiple children can receive one bag per child. There is a limited number of bags available per week, so it’s a good idea to call and reserve the number of bags you need to ensure everyone in your family gets one.

While we know this won’t be the same as coming in for crafts and stories at the library, we hope that this will give families a fun activity to do each week.

We have next week’s bags available now, so call the library at (507) 629-5548 to reserve some for your family, or stop in and pick them up any time during regular hours.