Express Library

Express Library

Carver County Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Cologne Express Library, located in the Cologne Community Center at 1211 Village Parkway.

This location allows families to access library books without having to go to the library.  In order to enjoy this convenient amenity, Cologne Academy has created a system to make it even more convenient for our school families to access library material.

The very first step is obtaining a library card.  Fill out an application if you don’t have a Carver County Library Card.

Please visit Carver County Library pageregarding borrowing library materials.

To understand how the Cologne Express Library works, click here.

As a community service to Cologne Academy families, the school will provide the service of getting the books from Cologne’s Express Library and place the library books in your child’s backpack.

When your family is done enjoying the library books, we will have a return Express Library bin in the office at school and return the books for your family.

1. Use your Carver County library card to request library books on the Carver County library website and have the books delivered to the Cologne Express library when they are available. Please note that the books you request may not be available for your immediate checkout and you may be placed on a waitlist (you can view your placement on the waitlist by viewing your requests (holds) on your account on the Carver County library website).

2. Send us an email with your name, 4-digit pin number and your requested books will be in your child’s backpack within 24 hours of delivery to the Cologne Express Library (The library currently delivers books to the Express library box on Tuesdays and Fridays).

3. Books can be returned to the school office or the Carver County Library book drop at the south end of the Cologne Community Center parking lot.

4. Cologne Academy provides this as a convenience to our families.  Cologne Academy is not responsible for late fees on your account or missing/lost books. Please give your children explicit directions about care and responsibility for these books.

Need help finding the right book for your child? The Lexile Framework site is a great site to find booklists that will bring enough challenge to your child without discouraging their reading progression. Explore the website to find out more about Lexile text measures.

Carver County Library home page

Cologne Express Library

Info on getting a library card/borrowing material

Library Card Application 

Help finding the “right” book for your child