De Soto Public Library

De Soto Public Library Closed

Effective   9:00 AM  Tuesday  3-17-2020

The library will be closed until further notice effective at 9:00 AM  Tuesday 3/17/2020.

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the current Public Health Emergency, please look for library updates here,  on our Facebook page, and on the De Soto Public Library website.

We also ask that you do not use the Dropbox during the Library closure.  Please continue to enjoy any checked-out materials at home and return them after the library has re-opened.



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De Soto Public Library Board Meeting

Wednesday  April 8,  5:30 PM 

De Soto Public Library, 111 Houghton St. De Soto


De Soto Public Library New “Books for Babies” Program ; Aims to Support Early Childhood Literacy

Beginning on Dec. 14, 2019 the De Soto Public Library is offering each new baby born in the Library district with two new board books and a handmade “First Book Bag”.

Books will also be available to babies born anytime in the past year (since Dec. 1, 2018.) To be eligible for the program, at least one parent must be a current De Soto Public Library card holder, or register for a new card when picking up books.

In speaking about the Books for Babies Program, Library Director Janet Rowe said developing early literacy skills “makes it easier for children to read and enter school with an advantage.” Rowe added that reading is “also a terrific way to encourage bonding between caregivers and their new baby.”

Library Board President Jean Sandry, who makes the First Book Bags, also expressed her enthusiasm for the book giveaway. “We’re hoping to introduce families to the Library early and create lifelong readers,” she said.

Individuals with questions about Books for Babies may call the De Soto Public Library at 608.648.3593 or email

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Isabella Trussoni, shown with mother Danielle Trussoni, will be one of the first book recipients in the new De Soto Public Library “Books for Babies” program. Also shown: Janet Rowe, Library Director( Center) and Jean Sandry, President of the library’s Board of Directors, far right [Photo Credit: Doug David]


Serving the residents of De Soto, Ferryville, Genoa, Red Mound, Retreat, Stoddard, Victory, and the surrounding rural areas.

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2020 Library Board Meeting Agendas:

03-11-2020 Meeting Agenda