Blind Date with a Book


How are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year?  A romantic dinner, fine chocolates, red roses and a fancy card are great ideas but so is a stop at the Stanley Public Library to have a blind date with a book!

You can spice up your reading by checking out a book on display.  The books are wrapped so you won’t know the identity of your blind date until you get it home.  It gives you a chance to read outside your comfort zone, discover something new and possibly even learn something new about yourself.

Inside each book is a “Rate Your Date” card.  Fill out the card and return it to the library.  It doesn’t matter if you loved it or not; your completed card enters you in a drawing for a prize.  The card must be returned by February 26 and the drawing will be held February 28.

Blind dates may not be fun, unless it’s with a book!  The “Blind Date with a Book” event is open to patrons ages 16 and older and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Contest Winner


During 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.  Joey Cotton was the winner with a guess of 328.  The box contained 407 items.  Congratulations to Joey and all the entrants!

The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Christmas Stroll

Join us at the Stanley Public Library on Friday, December 6 from 2:00-4:30.  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.



New Circulation System


Changes are coming soon to the Stanley Public Library!  The library, along with other libraries in the Online Dakota Information Network, are moving to a new circulation system and public access catalog beginning Wednesday, December 11.

As  the transition takes place, patrons will still be able to check out items and will need to have their library card with them.  Renewals, holds and interlibrary loans will not be available December 5-10.

Patrons must present their library card each time they wish to check out any items once the new system is in place.