National Library Week

The Stanley Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 4-8. The theme for this year is “Connect With Your Library,” which promotes the idea that libraries are great places to get connected to technology and electronic resources as well as physical materials and programs.

During National Library Week, children ages 4-18 who visit the library may register daily for prizes and for grand prizes to be given away. There will be games and crafts for children in grades K-12 from 3:45 to 4:45 each day. The Friends of the Library will hold a used book and movies sale and will be selling souvenir library playing cards all week.

4th Grade Library Visit

On Wednesday, March 30, the fourth grade classes of Mr. Hellman, Mrs. Johnson and Mr. LaBar visited the Stanley Public Library as part of National Library Week. The students were given a tour of the library, had an opportunity to purchase used books and movies and register for prizes. All students are invited to visit the library for National Library Week April 4-8 for games, activities, library souvenirs and to register for prizes.

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is back at the Stanley Public Library!

From March 4-29, 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. Patrons can even drop off a food donation without having a fine.

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 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. Patrons selected wrapped books from the display without knowing anything about the book. The books were returned with a “Rate Your Date” card, which entered the patrons in a drawing.

This year’s winner was Denise Ray. Denise’s blind date was “Westering Women,” a historical fiction novel by Sandra Dallas, which she rated four out of four hearts. Congratulations to Denise and to all patrons who took home a blind date!

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 28.

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.