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.