Virtual SRP Kickoff Schedule June 1-2


The activities schedule for Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2 is as follows:

Monday, June 1, 2020

10:00 AM–Performance by magician Daniel Lusk

11:00 AM–Paul Bunyan and log craft with Underwood Public Library

11:30 AM–Story time with Minot Public Library

12:00 PM–Story time with Bonnie Cameron

12:30 PM–Imagine Your Story through genealogy with Dickinson Public Library (adults)

1:00 PM–Jack and the Beanstalk/how beanstalks grow with Ward County Public Library

1:30 PM–Johnny Appleseed story time and dress up with Divide County Public Library

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

10:00 AM–Performance by author/illustrator Bruce Arant

11:00 AM–Story time and puppet show with Elgin-New Leipzig School library

11:30 AM–Story time with Morton Mandan Public Library

12:00 PM–Story time STEM with State Librarian Mary Soucie and Carmen Redding

12:30 PM–BINGO with Morton Mandan Public Library (adults)

1:00 PM–TinkerCad – how to make a 3D printable file with Minot Public Library (teens)

1:30 PM–Create a fairy wand with University of Jamestown Raugust Library



Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff


Join the North Dakota State Library and other libraries around the state for the Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff to be held Monday, June 1 through Friday, June 5, from 10:00-2:00 on Facebook.  This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story,” with lots of fun activities, crafts and story time.

Library Opening with Changes


The Stanley Public Library will be open to patrons over age 16 beginning Wednesday, May 27!  In alignment with the North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines, appropriate cleaning and disinfecting procedures will be followed.  Library hours will be 12:30 – 5:00 P.M. until further notice.

Patrons are asked to practice social distancing by staying six feet apart, practice good hygiene, stay home if not feeling well and limit contacts and duration of visits while in the library.  Curbside pick-up will still be available for those who don’t wish to come into the library at this time.

A modified collection handling process will ensure all materials are cleaned upon return and will then have a 24-hour hold period before being available to patrons.  Two  computers will be available for quick use only, newspapers and magazines will be unavailable and public restrooms and the meeting room will be closed.

These changes are temporary and were made with everyone’s health and safety in mind.  Please call the library at 628-2223 with any questions.  We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!


Stanley Senior Banners

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Graduating Stanley High School seniors have banners of their senior photographs hanging on buildings and windows of local businesses.

Ashley Skarsgard got the idea from social media, ordered the banners and asked businesses to sponsor them.  Since most graduation plans are not yet set, this is a great way to acknowledge the seniors.

The banners will be up until graduation so be sure to look for them around town!

Curbside Drive-up is Available



curbside-pickup-v2-post-image_origCurbside pickup is now available at the Stanley Public Library!

Call (628-2223) or email ( the library and let the librarian know what you’d like to check out and what time you’ll be arriving.  Please bring your library card.  Returns may also be done this way or items can be returned in the book drop.

This service will be available from 1:00-5:00 Monday through Friday until the library is able to reopen.  Some items may not be immediately available.

RBdigital Magazines


Magazines at your fingertips!  With RBdigital, you can read the newest issues of your favorite magazines without leaving home.

RBdigital offers full length, full color digital versions of magazines that you can borrow and keep as long as needed.  Download the RBdigital app on any mobile device and create an account using your library card.

With this service, you can also enjoy free access to audiobooks, e-books and newspapers.  RBdigital is compatible with most devices and features fast downloads and automatic software updates, making it simple to discover a new favorite.


Census 2020


The Stanley Public Library invites you to respond to the 2020 census.

There are three ways to respond:  online (, telephone (1-844-330-2020) or mail (census form).

Your data is kept safe and confidential by law and only statistics will be published.  Your response helps fund educational programs, transportation, housing assistance, employment and training, healthcare, support of rural areas and more.

The 2020 census is for everyone.  Shape your future!

Happy Easter


Happy Easter from the Stanley Public Library!

The library is still closed to patrons but online resources are available.  Patrons will be assisted over the phone and through e-mail from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

There will be no new check outs.  All materials should be returned on time by putting them in the book drop, located in the alley behind the library, attached to the building on the north side.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.  We will reopen as soon as possible.



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The Stanley Public Library is closed until further notice.  We will assist patrons over the phone and through e-mail from 1:00 – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

There will be no new check outs.  All materials should be returned on time by putting them in the book drop, located in the alley behind the library, attached to the building on the north side.

We are sorry for the inconvenience but this is in the best interest of all library patrons.  We appreciate your understanding and will reopen as soon as possible.