The Floating Library

Come visit the Floating Library – a repository of artist-made publications afloat on Cedar Lake for your perusal and check-out. The Library is designed for access from a boat — find a canoe and paddle out! (Patrons will not be able to climb onto the raft as all the available space is reserved for books and librarians.)

Featuring nearly 70 one-of-a-kind works by 50 local and national artists, the Library is here to serve all of your lake-reading needs.

What is it?

The Floating Library is a custom built floating structure with bookshelves specially designed to hold printed matter for perusal, check out and give away on the water. Designed primarily for access by canoe, kayak, and/or paddleboard, boaters are welcome to paddle up to the Library, tie up and browse the shelves from inside their boats.

Library materials are cataloged by artist name and subject. A small sampling of subjects include: ecology, snow people, fate, ice, space exploration, weather, fear, uncertainty, algae, farm life, kittens, lakes, drawing, entropy, weeds, the TransAlaska pipeline, bird migration, philosophy, youth.

The Library will be staffed by an attendant who will kindly facilitate the check out system and make reading suggestions based on your interests.

The check-out and return system is honor-based, PLEASE be Minnesota Nice and return your materials to the Library or to the book return boxes on Cedar Lake’s beaches.

All lending and give away materials will be transported in waterproof bags.

See you on the water!

Saturday August 10 at 11:00am until Sunday August 12 at 5:00pm
Cedar Lake (BYOP bring your own paddles)