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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Closed July 3


The Stanley Public Library will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.  The library will be open Monday, July 3 at 12:30 PM.

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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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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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