Creepy Candy Contest

read-dream_big-scaled1000Come to the Stanley Public Library to enter the Creepy Candy Contest!  Students ages 4-18 can stop at the library October 15-29 to view and guess the number of items in the giant candy jar.  Guess correctly or be the closest and win the entire jar!  Students may enter once per day.  The winner will be chosen Friday, October 29.  In case of a tie, the winner will be chosen by a drawing.  The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Back-To-School Reading Rock Star Contest Winners


Students in grades K-12 were Back-to School Reading Rock Stars during the month of August.  The students checked out books, read them, filled out a rating sheet, and returned them to the library to be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Prize winners were Alyssa Rogel, Kristine Forkel, Caiti Hennessy, Alexis Bruhn, Kelli Corbett and Calli Hennessy.  Prizes can be picked up this week at the library.  The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Summer Reading Program


This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program was “Every Hero has a Story.”  Each Thursday in June, participants read stories about superheroes and took part in a variety of activities.  A free book drawing was held each time and prizes were awarded on the final day.  Grand prizes were sponsored by Dakota Drug and Pinnacle.

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LEGO Contest Winners

IMG_3224IMG_0236IMG_0235IMG_0234The Stanley Public Library recently celebrated National Library Week and one of the activities was a LEGO building contest.

Winners in the K-3rd grade category were Erika Littlefield, first, and Nadia Steenbakkers, second.  Erika’s entry was “American Girl–Grace” and Nadia’s was “The Fairy Berry Bake-Off.”

Winners in the 4-6th grade category were Ashton Olson, first, and Jacob Littlefield, second.  Ashton’s entry was “Harry Potter–Hogwart’s” and Jacob’s was “Moby Dick.”

Winners received Barnes & Noble gift cards.  Congratulations to all entrants for a job well done!  The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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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