Food for Fines

food-for-fines_origFood for Fines at the Stanley Public Library!

From March 4-28, 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.  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 at the library and may not be applied toward future fines.  No drop-offs, please.

Blind Date with a Book Winner

img_0614The Friends of the Library sponsored “Blind Date with a Book” during the month of February at the Stanley Public Library.  Patrons selected a wrapped book from the Blind Date display without knowing anything about the book.  The books were returned with a “Rate your Date” card, which entered the patrons in a drawing.

Judy Vedaa was this year’s lucky winner.  Judy’s blind date was “Renegade’s Pride,” a western romance fiction book by B.J. Daniels, which she rated four out of four hearts.  Congratulations to Judy and to all the patrons who took home a “blind date!”

Reading for Rewards Winner

IMG_0615During January, the Stanley Public Library held a Reading for Rewards contest for students in grades 7-12.  Students checked out library books, read and returned them for an entry into the contest.  The winner for January was Sunshine Whitney, who read a book titled “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl.”  Sunshine won a $25 Visa gift card sponsored by Braddock Insurance.  Congratulations to Sunshine and all the contestants!

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.