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.

January Craft Kits

Beginning Friday, January 8, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up a January craft kit. These free take-and-make craft kits feature a penguin thermometer, a goofy snowflake or a snowman charm bracelet. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Contest Winner

During December, the Stanley Public Library held a Holly Jolly Christmas Candy Contest. Kids were invited to view the Christmas box and guess the number of items in the box. Madilyn Hunting was the winner with a guess of 512. The box contained 519 items. Congratulations to Madilyn and all the entrants!

The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

December Craft Kits

Beginning Friday, December 4, students ages 5-14 can stop at the Stanley Public Library to pick up a Christmas craft kit. These free take-and -make craft kits feature a Peanuts foam wreath, a Santa star ornament or a paper straw tree ornament. There are a limited number of kits available so stop in early! One per person please.

Christmas Stroll

Join us at the Stanley Public Library on Friday, December 4 from 2:00-4:30 for the annual Christmas Stroll. Coffee, cider and Christmas goodies will be served. There will be used books and DVDs for sale along with the Stanley Library souvenir playing cards and the “Tails of Mighty Mountrail” books.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is available at the Stanley Public Library!

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

This service will be available from 1:00-4:30 PM Monday through Friday for those that don’t wish to come into the building.

The library is open 12:30 – 5:15 PM for those who would still like to come in!