The Watertown Library is closed this month for remodeling, and a team of volunteers got it ready for those projects last week by boxing up all of the library’s books and moving them into a storage room in the Watertown Community Center.
Even while the library is closed, a number of storytimes for children will be held in the Community Center. On Thursdays, May 16, 23 and 30, princess stories will be the order of the day as Belle of Beauty and the Beast entertains children young and old at storytimes. Storytelling as Belle, Jillian Leone will read, do some activities and generally captivate her audience.
The library will also host an author talk for adults at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, when author Julie Kramer will be speaking in the Watertown City Hall meeting room. Kramer is moving from journalist to novelist. She writes a mystery series set in the desperate world of television news — a world she knows well from her career working as a freelance news producer for NBC and CBS, as well as running the WCCO-TV I-Team in Minneapolis, where she won numerous national investigative awards.
Books can also be reserved at other libraries while the Watertown branch is closed. There will also be a book return available at the Watertown Library inside of City Hall, and you can set up a library location to pick up your request books by calling the Waconia Library at 952-442-4714.