Food for Fines


food for fines

Food for Fines at the Stanley Public Library!

From March 4-27, 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.

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

Gina Meduna was this year’s luck winner.  Gina’s blind date was “The Noel Stranger,” a novel by Richard Paul Evans, which she rated three out of four hearts.  Congratulations to Gina 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 so is a stop at the Stanley Public Library to have a blind date with a book!

You can spice up your reading by checking out a book on display.  The books are wrapped so 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 it or not; your completed card enters you in a drawing for a prize.  The card must be returned by February 26 and the drawing will be held February 28.

Blind dates may not be fun, unless it’s with a book!  The “Blind Date with a Book” event is open to patrons ages 16 and older and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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.  Joey Cotton was the winner with a guess of 328.  The box contained 407 items.  Congratulations to Joey and all the entrants!

The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Library.