Meet Libby!

Meet Libby, the one-tap reading app from our library. It is the easiest way for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. To get started, download the Libby app and then find Stanley Public Library. Enter your library card number, browse the collection, choose a title and enjoy!

Patrons can customize their reading experience by reading independently or slowing down or speeding up an audiobook narration. Font size and and screen lighting can be adjusted to individual preferences. Options like renew loan and return early are available.

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Library Week Winners

The Stanley Public Library recently celebrated National Library Week with various take-home activities, a book sale and a prize drawing. Prize winners are Jessy Roise, Rachael Kannianen, Kolton Longmuir, Emma Kannianen, Logan Longmuir, Katy Roise, Isabel Hurst, Henzlie Longmuir, Skylar France, Laylah Wilson, Isaak Longmuir, Anna Kannianen, Griffin Wilson, Kirsten Kannianen, Jessa Longmuir and C.J. France. Congratulations to all students that visited the library during National Library Week. Prizes may be picked up at the library.

National Library Week

The Stanley Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 5-9. The theme for this year is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building.

During these challenging times, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world. Stanley Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to access a variety of online resources which are available, including Mango languages, Universal Class, Overdrive and more. Whether people visit the library virtually or in person, libraries foster a sense of belonging and community through learning and discovery.

Children who visit the library during National Library Week can pick up take-home activities and register to win prizes. There will be a book sale all week, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

April Craft Kits

Beginning Monday, March 29, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up an April Easter craft kit. These make-and-take craft kits feature a color-your-own Easter magnet, a cool chick egg magnet, an Easter egg character ornament or a cool bunny Easter magnet. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

March Craft Kits

Beginning Friday, March 5, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up a March craft kit. These make-and-take craft kits feature a pot of gold ornament, goofy shamrocks or a St. Patrick’s Day bracelet. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is back at the Stanley Public Library! From March 5-29, patrons can bring non-perishable food items to the library to waive fines for overdue items. One dollar in fines will be waived for each item donated. All food collected will be donated to the Mountrail County Food Pantry.

Food must be in store-sealed cans, boxes or plastic containers within its expiration date. No glass containers, perishable food or opened or repackaged containers will be accepted. Items may be turned in at the circulation desk and may not be applied to future fines. No drop-offs, please.

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. Patrons selected wrapped books from the display without knowing anything about the book. The books were returned with a “Rate Your Date” cared, which entered the patrons in a drawing.

This year’s luck winner was Christina Mogren. Christina’s blind date was “The Pursuit of Lucy Banning,” an inspirational novel by Olivia Newport, which she rated three hearts out of four. Congratulations to Christina and to all patrons who took home a blind date!