National Library Week


The Stanley Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-17, 2015!

Students can visit the library daily to register for prizes to be given away at the end of the week.  There will be a story and activity time for students in grades K-3 on Monday at 4:00. There will be a story and activity time for students in grades 4-6 on Tuesday at 4:00.

On Wednesday the public is invited to tour the library and coffee and cookies will be served from 2:00-4:30.  The Friends of the Library will hold a used book and movie sale all week and the souvenir playing cards will also be available.  LEGO judging will be on Friday and the list of all prize winners will be published in the Mountrail County Promoter.

National Library Week is the perfect time to visit the library to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available.  There are unlimited possibilities @ your library!

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LEGO Building Contest

CCF03232015Celebrate National Library Week at the Stanley Public Library with a LEGO building contest!

The contest is open to students in grades K-6.  Students will build a character or scene from a book they have read; no designs using instruction books, please.  Entries can be dropped off at the library beginning April 9th.  Include a 3 x 5 index card with the student’s name, grade and title of the book that was read.

LEGO designs will be judged in two categories, grades K-3 and 4-6, with first and second place prizes to be awarded in each category.

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Blind Date with a Book Winner


The Friends of the Library sponsored “Blind Date with a Book” during the month of February at the Stanley Public Library.  Laurie Fitzgerald was the lucky winner!  Laurie’s blind date was “The Searchers” by Alan LeMay, a western fiction book.  Congratulations to all patrons who took home a “blind date!”


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E-Books from ND Library 2 Go Now Available at Stanley Public Library!

OverDrive announcement

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Free Magazines Through Zinio

Stanley Public Library patrons now have access to 100 digital magazine titles through a service called Zinio, thanks to funding from the North Dakota State Library.  With Zinio, patrons can check out the most current issues of favorite magazines and keep the issue as long as needed without having to return it.

The Zinio collection can be accessed at  Click on “Services for the Public,” then “Online Library Resources.”  Zinio can be found under the “Magazines and Newspapers” heading.

First-time users will need to set up a couple of accounts to get started.  Visit the “Guides and Tutorials” page and follow the instructions for checking out and downloading free magazines.  Patrons will need to follow instructions for the type of tablet being used.  Zinio can also be found at

Patrons can also check out and read free magazines on a computer by following the instructions on the Zinio Library Collection and Check-out Guide.

Save money, save space and check out a digital magazine!

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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library hold quarterly meetings the first Tuesday of March, June, September and November at 7:00 in the library.  Everyone is welcome and invited to attend!

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Welcome to our new library website. Look for additional content to come soon and feel free to contact us using the information on the “Contact Us” page.

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