Library Week LEGO Contest

lego-blocks-523449Celebrate Nation Library Week  with a LEGO building contest at the Stanley Public Library!  Students in grades K-6 are encouraged to read a book and then build a character or scene from that book using LEGOs.  No designs using instruction books will be accepted.  Entries can be dropped off at the library beginning April 6.  Include a 3″ x 5″ card with name, grade and title of the book with the design.  The LEGO designs will be judged in two categories, grades K-3 and 4-6, on April 13.

Food for Fines

food-for-finesFood for Fines will be held March 1-20 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!


The Friends of the Library sponsored “Blind Date with a Book” during the month of February at the Stanley Public Library.  Kimberly Evans was the lucky winner!  Kimberly’s blind date was “Lost Lake” by Sarah Addison Allen, a novel which she rated four hearts out of four.  Congratulations to Kimberly and to all patrons who took home a “blind date!”

Blind Date with a Book


Single?  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 from the special 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 will be 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 27 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.

Second Grade Library Visit


Mrs. Tronset’s second grade class visited the Stanley Public Library on Wednesday, January 25.  After a tour of the library, a story time was held.  A participation story was performed by the students and Valentine stories were read.  The class also had time to browse the bookshelves and play with the library’s games and puzzles.  The students then left with several library souvenirs and a free book for being the first class to visit the library in 2017!