Food for Fines






food-for-finesFood for fines will be held March 12-28 at the Stanley Public Library.  Library 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, with a limit of ten items.  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, opened or repackaged containers will be accepted.  Items can be turned in at the circulation desk at the library and may not be applied toward future fines.  No drop-offs, please.


Blind Date with a Book Winner!

IMG_0519The Friends of the Library sponsored “Blind Date with a Book” during the month of February at the Stanley Public Library.  Alan Zastera was the lucky winner!  Alan’s blind date was “Savage, Texas” by William W. Johnstone, a western novel which he rated three hearts out of four.  Congratulations to Alan and all patrons who took home a blind date!

Blind Date with a Book

IMG_0519Single?  In a relationship?  Married?  No problem!  During the month of February, 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, non fiction, 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” card.  Fill out the card and return it to the library.  Don’t worry if you thought the book was a dud; your completed card enters you in a drawing for a prize!  The cards must be returned by February 26 and the drawing will be held 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.