National Library Week

The Stanley Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 5-9. The theme for this year is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building.

During these challenging times, libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world. Stanley Public Library encourages all community members to visit their website to access a variety of online resources which are available, including Mango languages, Universal Class, Overdrive and more. Whether people visit the library virtually or in person, libraries foster a sense of belonging and community through learning and discovery.

Children who visit the library during National Library Week can pick up take-home activities and register to win prizes. There will be a book sale all week, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

April Craft Kits

Beginning Monday, March 29, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up an April Easter craft kit. These make-and-take craft kits feature a color-your-own Easter magnet, a cool chick egg magnet, an Easter egg character ornament or a cool bunny Easter magnet. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

March Craft Kits

Beginning Friday, March 5, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up a March craft kit. These make-and-take craft kits feature a pot of gold ornament, goofy shamrocks or a St. Patrick’s Day bracelet. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is back at the Stanley Public Library! From March 5-29, 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 and may not be applied to 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. Patrons selected wrapped books from the display without knowing anything about the book. The books were returned with a “Rate Your Date” cared, which entered the patrons in a drawing.

This year’s luck winner was Christina Mogren. Christina’s blind date was “The Pursuit of Lucy Banning,” an inspirational novel by Olivia Newport, which she rated three hearts out of four. Congratulations to Christina and to all patrons who took home a blind date!

February Craft Kits

Beginning Friday, February 5, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up a February craft kit. These free take-and-make craft kits feature a Valentine manatee magnet, goofy Valentine hearts or a bright heart mobile. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

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 you can find love at the library by having a blind date with a book!

Stop at the Stanley Public Library to spice up your reading by checking out a book on display. You won’t be able to judge the book by its cover because the books are wrapped, and 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 your date or not; your completed card enters you in a drawing for a prize. The card must be returned by February 25 and the drawing will be held February 26.

Some blind dates may not be fun but a date with a book is sure to be! The “Blind Date with a Book” event is open to patrons ages 16 and older and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.