Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.




Position:  Library Assistant III

Hours:  24/week, Wednesday-Saturday

Start Date:  July 27, 2020

Application deadline: July 10, 2020

The Spicer Public Library is seeking applicants for a part-time Library Assistant III position.  Applicants for this position should have knowledge of library system operations and procedures, including alphabetical and numerical classification systems.  Applicants should be skilled in the use of computers and other technology used in the library, have the ability to work effectively with customers of all ages, and possess good communication skills. 

Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalency, plus six months of directly-related experience, or a combination of education, experience, and training necessary to perform the essential requirements of the work.

Applications available at

Cover letters and applications will be accepted by e-mail. Please email a cover letter and application to Ria Newhouse at

Materials can also be mailed to: Ria Newhouse, Head Librarian, Spicer Public Library PO Box 160 Spicer, MN 56288



Stop by the library to pick up a summer reading log — read for at least 30 minutes every day for a chance to win a grand prize!

Take-home kits will be made available every Monday between June 22 and July 27.  

June 22 — Watercolor postcards

June 29 — Paint by sticker

July 6 — Ivory soap souffle

July 13 — Origami

July 20 — Make a volcano

July 27 — Make dinosaur bones

Kits will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Kits are limited and we ask that you only take the number you need.  Kits will be located in a convenient pick-up location at the library every Monday, at our normal opening time.


CURBSIDE PICKUP is available!

Call the library at 354-2943, during our normal business hours, to arrange for pickup of your materials.

**Our book drop is open!  Feel free to return your materials.**


New London voted YES on November 8!


New London is beginning work toward a new library for our community.

The money generated from the local option sales tax (over twenty years) will fund a new library for our community.

For more information and an FAQ, see the City of New London website.



 Come check out the new books at the New London public library!

The Guest Book: A Novel by [Blake, Sarah]Vendetta in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 49) by [Robb, J. D.]

Here’s what’s currently on the new book shelf:

  • Girls Like Us, by Cristina Alger
  • How to Catch a Wicked Viscount, by Amy Rose Bennett
  • The Guest Book, by Sarah Blake
  • The Book Supremacy, by Kate Carlisle
  • The Oracle, by Clive Cussler
  • Summer of ’69, by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Date, by Louise Jensen
  • Smokescreen, by Iris Johansen
  • The Timepiece, by Beverly Lewis
  • Sophia, Princess Among Beasts, by James Patterson
  • The Inn, by James Patterson
  • Unsolved, by James Patterson
  • Killer Instinct, by James Patterson
  • Vendetta in Death, by J.D. Robb
  • Neon Prey, by John Sandford
  • The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
  • Surfside Sisters, by Nancy Thayer

Call the library today to reserve your next favorite book!