On June 17th, we will be doing Marbled Shaving Cream Prints for the Summer Reading Program.  You MUST be registered to attend.  Please contact the library at 320-748-7332 if you want to attend.

We’ll be using food coloring and shaving cream to make colorful abstract designs which are then stained and printed onto sheets of paper.

Dress for a mess: “Paint shirts,” aprons, and/or any clothes you’re not overly attached to are advised!

DVD’S Available!

We have weeded out our DVD’s to make room for the new ones.  They are out on the shelf for you to choose and make a goodwill donation to our Summer Reading Program.   Stop in today while there are many to choose from!

New in Today!

New Adult Fiction book in today is “The Good Sister” by Sally Hepworth.

From the outside, everyone might think Fern and Rose are as close as twin sisters can be: Rose is the responsible one and Fern is the quirky one. But the sisters are devoted to one another and Rose has always been Fern’s protector from the time they were small.

Fern needed protecting because their mother was a true sociopath who hid her true nature from the world, and only Rose could see it. Fern always saw the good in everyone. Years ago, Fern did something very, very bad. And Rose has never told a soul. When Fern decides to help her sister achieve her heart’s desire of having a baby, Rose realizes with growing horror that Fern might make choices that can only have a terrible outcome. What Rose doesn’t realize is that Fern is growing more and more aware of the secrets Rose, herself, is keeping. And that their mother might have the last word after all.


Sign up at the Graceville Public Library for the 2021 Summer Reading Program.
Program starts June 17th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Program ends on July 29.
Children ages 5 and Up
Call or stop in to the Graceville Public Library and reserve your spot. 320-748-7332.


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Adult Basic Education is coming to the Graceville Public Library!

Steven Sterud, instructor, will be coming on the second Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Adult Basic Education includes assistance with GED or High School Diploma, ESL Skills, basic computer or keyboarding skills, resume assistance, locate and apply for jobs, prepare for the MN written driving test, internet research, and Microsoft Office.  He will also be able to help you with your Chrome Book, Ipad, digital camera, and more!

Everything is individualized and self-paced.  Open to anyone who is 17 years old and older.  All assistance is FREE!

Please call the library to register at 320-748-7332 or you may contact Steven at 1-320-760-6613 if you have questions.  You will be required to wear a mask and social distance while in the library.

Food For Fines

Do you owe fines?  Bring in some food for the Food Shelf in March.  We will reduce your fine up to $5.00.  Each item you bring in is $1.00.  No Sardines or Ramen Noodles please.  Support your local food shelf during the month of March.


I have been talking with the instructor, Steve Sterud, with Adult Basic Education.  Currently Steve is at the Ortonville Public Library every Friday afternoon from12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  We are talking about offering a session once a month to start with.  A survey is available at the Graceville Public Library for you to complete.  We would like to know what area(s) you would be interested in.  They offer:  1) preparation for the GED; 2) Learn ESL (English is as a Second Language) Skills; 3) Learn or enhance basic computer or keyboarding skills; 4) Create, edit, and post your resume; 5) Locate and apply for jobs; 6) Prepare for the MN Written Driving Test; 7) Conduct Internet Research: 8) Improve your Microsoft Office proficiency; 9) Chrome books, iPads, Digital Cameras, and more!   This is all individual and self-paced.  Open to anyone who is 17 years of age or older.  Please take the time to stop in and complete a survey.  If you cannot do that, please call the library and let us know what you are interested in.  Once we have an idea as the needs, we will try to get something scheduled.  Please call 320-748-7332 or contact me if you have any questions.  Until we have this set up, you are welcome to come over to Ortonville for assistance.


We are offering a Sock Puppet making program to all children ages 4-13.  All materials will be included in your kit except for a scissors.  A link to a step-by-step guide on how to make will also be included.  This program is FREE!  We need to order so we need preregistration.  Deadline to order your kit is Tuesday, December 8, 2020.  Please call the library at 320-839-2494 to reserve yours.  Quantities are limited!


31 Day Book Challenge August 2020

Calling all 6-12 year olds!
Amy has developed a 31-day Book Challenge for the month of August. Starting on the 1st of August to the end of August, you are to read a book a day. We have a sheet at the library for you to pickup with a list of subjects we would like you to read. You can choose fiction or nonfiction. For the younger kids, you can choose to read step level books also. What better way to get yourself ready for the upcoming school year and have some fun?
You MUST get your books from the library and you MUST log your books on the sheet provided. Turn the sheet in after August 31st . Check out as many books as you want from the sheet but read one book a day!
REWARD: you will receive a book and a gift certificate to Headquarters upon completion. Good Luck! Have fun!

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