Blind Date with a Book

img_0614Single?  In a relationship?  Married?  No problem!  Beginning January 23, stop at the Stanley Public Library and have a blind date with a book.

All you need to do is check out a book on display.  The eclectic assortment of books from a variety of genres will be wrapped so you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get it home.  Will it be fiction, nonfiction, funny, informative or heart-breaking?  There is a chance you could be disappointed, but you may have fun reading something you may have never ventured to read.

Inside each book is a “Rate Your Date” sheet.  Fill out the sheet and return it to the library.  Don’t worry if you thought the book was a dud; your completed sheet enters you in a drawing for a prize!  The sheets must be returned by February 26 and the drawing will be February 28.

The “Blind Date with a Book” event is open to patrons ages 16 and older and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Reading for Rewards Winner

img_0610During December, the Stanley Public Library held a Reading for Rewards contest for students in grades K-6.  Students checked out library books, read and returned them for an entry into the contest.  The winner for December was Pierce Tronset, who read a book titled “Spiderman.”  Pierce won a $25 Visa gift card sponsored by Braddock Insurance.  A total of 47 books were read for the contest.  Congratulations to Pierce and all the contestants!

Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Contest Winner

IMG_0609During December, the Stanley Public Library held a Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Contest.  Kids were invited to view the Christmas box and guess the number of items in the box.  Mackenna Hanson was the winner with a guess of 453.  The box contained 449 items.  Congratulations to Mackenna and all the entrants!

The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Christmas Stroll


Join us at the Stanley Public Library for the Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 14 from 2-4:30.  Coffee, cider and Christmas goodies will be served.  There will be used books and movies for sale along with the Stanley Library souvenir playing cards and the “Tales of Mighty Mountrail” books.