Summer Reading Packets Available

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The Stanley Public Library’s Imagine Your Story summer reading packets for Week 4 are ready to be picked up.  This week’s theme is Fairy Tales.  Activities included in the packets are Jack and the Beanstalk, making a wishing lamp and a magic carpet.  This is the final week of take-home activities.

Welcome Back to the Library!

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Welcome back to the Stanley Public Library!  All patrons are now able to use the library and we will still follow the ND Smart Restart guidelines.

Temporary library hours will be from 12:30-5:15 PM Monday through Friday.  Three computers will be available with a one-hour time limit and newspapers will be available.

Please practice social distancing while in the library and stay home if you don’t feel well.

Summer Reading Packets Available

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The Stanley Public Library’s Imagine Your Story summer reading packets for Week 3 are ready to be picked up.  This week’s theme is Magical Creatures.  Activities included in the packets are making unicorn poop, creating an ocean in a jar and making fire-breathing dragon heads.

Summer Reading Packets Available

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The summer reading packets of activities are ready to be picked up today!  This week’s theme is Knights Training.  Activities include designing shields, creating swords with pool noodles, making catapults and two word searches with this week’s theme.

A reading from the book  The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne can also be found on the Stanley Public Library Facebook page, along with examples of this week’s activities.

Summer Sidewalk Book Sale

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The Stanley Public Library will be holding a summer sidewalk book sale on Friday, June 12 from 12:30-4:30 PM.  Come and check out the great deals on books, DVDs, book bags and souvenir playing cards!  In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held in the library.

Summer Reading Program

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The Stanley Public Library’s summer reading program, Imagine Your Story, begins today!

Packets of activities can be picked up at the library between 1:00 and 4:00.  Activities from a Harry Potter theme include creating a sorting hat origami, creating Hogwarts bookmarks and a magic wand, and a magic dancing beans activity.

An excerpt of a reading from Harry Potter is posted on the Stanley Public Library Facebook page or can be viewed here.

Virtual SRP Kickoff Schedule June 5

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The activities schedule for Friday, June 5 is as follows:

10:00 AM–Performance by music therapist Bobbie Jo Vandal

11:00 AM–Story time with State Librarian Mary Soucie

11:30 AM–Story time and craft with Williston Community Library

12:00 PM–Story time with Valley City Barnes County Public Library

12:30 PM–Firebreathing dragons and unicorn craft with Casselton Public Library

1:00 PM–Humpty Dumpty story time/Egg Drop challenge with Morton Mandan Public Library

1:30 PM–Cinderella craft with Ward County Public Library

This is the final day for the statewide summer reading program kickoff.  The 2020 summer reading program, Imagine Your Story, continues at the Stanley Public Library from June 8-July 3.

Virtual SRP Kickoff Schedule June 3-4

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The activities schedule for Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 is as follows:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

10:00 AM–Performance by storyteller Linda Hartman

11:00 AM–Songs and Puppet Play with Grand Forks Public Library

11:30 AM–Story time and build a castle craft with New Town Public Library

12:00 PM–Shakespeare video with Morton Mandan Public Library (teens)

12:30 PM–Making a Fairy Tale Cake with Minot Public Library (adults/teens)

1:00 PM–Quarantine Stories with ND Vision Services/School for the Blind Library

1:30 PM–Craft with Griggs County Public Library

Thursday, June 4, 2020

10:00 AM–Performance by storyteller Vera Oye Yaa-Anna

11:00 AM–Story time and Puppet Show with Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

12:00 PM–Story time and craft with West Fargo Public Library

12:30 PM–Building Fairy Houses with Ward County Public Library (adults)

1:00 PM–Lunch Time with Red Riding Hood with Grand Forks Public Library (adults/teens)

1:00 PM–STEM/STEAM activity with Valley City Barnes County Public Library