Usborne Fair today!!


Stop in for the Usborne book fair today from noon to 6! With each item you purchase, you help the library get free books! Come in and find some great books for your kids and help support your library at the same time!



Royanna w/ Usborne will be at the library on Wednesday, September 21 from 12-6pm for a book fair. Come in and buy some great books for your child, just in time for school! With each item you purchase, you help the Library get free books! Come and support the Graceville  Public Library on Wednesday, September 21st!




On our way to see the Wabash Caves, Harriet Island, and then do a Gangster Tour in St. Paul! Everyone looks bright eyed don’t they. 😁


We made it to the Wabash Street Caves in St. Paul

Computers for sale!


We have 6 computers that need new homes now that we have updated our system here at the library as of this Monday. These computers are not very old but we now have Windows 10 which our old ones did not have. We are selling them as a unit, monitor and tower, for $200. If you are interested please stop by the library or call 320-748-7332 for more information. The equipment has been deemed antiquated by our PLS IT department. It will be sold “as is” with no warranty. PLS and its affiliated libraries assume no responsibility for the equipment after purchase. All the hard drives have been professionally wiped clean of all data and application software. If Windows is included with the computer, corresponding license is included.

computer for-sale

Post From September 2nd, 2016


Bus Leaves Graceville 6:15AM
Bus Leaves Ortonville 6:45AM
We arrive 10:30-45 Wabasha Caves
11-11:45 Tour of the Wabasha Caves–Both groups going in the same time.
11:45-1:15 Harriett Island picnic areas for lunch
1:30-3:30 Gangster Tour
We stop in Litchfield for evening meal at McDonalds
8pm arrive in Ortonville
8:30pm arrive in Graceville


News flash!

The Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council recently awarded a Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Graceville Public Library for the Acquire Microfilm Reader/Printer/Scanner project. County Librarian, Vicki Bartz, states this is a project the Friends of the Graceville Library has wanted to do for quite some time. The grant was started last fall. We had a demonstration given to us by one of the vendors in January. Amy Anderson, Library Assistant really liked the microfilm reader demonstrated and so we went forward with the grant. Patrons will find this reader very small, easy to use, with many new options to use. Once the microfilm reader gets installed we will have a demonstration done to show all of our patrons who are interested some of the really nice features they can use. We certainly want to thank the Minnesota Historical Society for offering and awarding us this grant.


A big huge thank you to Vicki who has worked and worked for this to go through for a very very long time. She never gave up and I am so glad she didn’t. Thank you Vicki for your dedication. This will be a huge asset for our library and community.~Amy Beth Anderson


Club will meet on Wednesday, Sep 28 from 5pm to 6pm.
The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life story―sharing Antonina’s life as “the zookeeper’s wife,” while examining the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

New Computers are here!


We have updated our computers to Windows 10 at the library! New monitors with bigger screens make it a bit easier on the eyes. Dont forget that we do have 2 laptops that can be checked out and used while at the library too and an ipad.

More pictures…

Michelle Issendorf’s daycare kids got into the coloring groove today too! Lots of fun on National Coloring Book Day going on all over Graceville today!! Thanks for the great pictures! ~ Amy

michelle 2 michelle 3 michelle issendorf color book day 2016

National Coloring Book Day Aug. 2

Celebrating National Coloring Book day today is Michelle Kleindls daycare kids. Way to go kids! Thanks for sharing this great pic!

coloring book day at kleindls daycare 2016