Congratulations to our winners of the National Library Week contest and thank you to all that participated. In addition to spreading the word on social media about their love of the library and checking out some books, we asked our patrons to fill out a word bubble letting us know why they thought the library was important to them. We had a random drawing of those that entered. Our adult winner, Mary Kampmeier received a $10 gift card to Cenex and our child winner, Ashton Clark will receive the book of his choice from our book stash. Congratulations!
Thanks to all those that participated in our extended-to-the-end-of-month National Library Week. We are so glad to see the value our patrons have on their library. I will do a random drawing, one for the adults and one for the kids, and announce the winners next week. Don’t forget to share the word of your great library!!!
I have been so bad about getting these pictures posted of our last science lab. I would have taken more of some of the other kids that attended but i failed to charge the battery and it died on me, sorry. The kids really had a good time making crazy fun things and even had a treat when they were done. A big thank you to Hope Elbert for coming to show these kids some MAD SCIENCE!!
FROM YOUR HEAD LIBRARIAN: Effective May 1, 2016 a change will be coming to Pioneerland Library System. The change is going to affect those patrons who are a resident of Traverse County who use the Graceville Public Library. Before May 1 (if possible) please go to Browns Valley, Wheaton, or Morris and get a Viking Library System card if you do not already have one. In the State of MN, you are to have a library card from the library system in which you reside. Traverse County is in the Viking Library System so you need a library card from there. Once you have the Viking card, you will be able to continue to use the Graceville Library just as you always had before. All of this is coming about because of new changes with the changes in Overdrive eBooks and eventually MnLink. If you have any questions about the new change, please give me a call in Ortonville at 320-839-2494 and I will be glad to explain to you why this needs to be done. Vicki Bartz, Head Librarian.
The April book for the adult book club is “Letters I Never Sent” by Susan Jurgens Kammen. Meeting time will be Wednesday, April 27 from 6-7pm. Anyone can join. Stop in and pick up your copy now.
Synopsis: In the dank dark cellar, under the abondoned Slow Creek post office, letters and postcards lay waiting to be mailed. They harbor silent voices with long buried secrets. Rodents have chewed on the envelopes and scattered them around the dirt floor. The Foster sister’s return to Slow Creek, just to plan their aunt Diane’s burial, is interrupted by the discovery of the last mail. However, finding the misplaced correspondence takes them on a quest…with disturbing results. Unable to resist the temptation to open the letters, they discover information that will change the course of several peoples’ lives. Deception creates turmoil in what had seemed to be tranquil lives. Confessions of murder shock the sisters and require them to take action. They agonize over opening and delivering the letter, or simply handing them over to the authorities. Renewing old friendships and long lost-loves bring the sentimental sisters excitement, anxiety, and thought provoking decision-making.