New in today!!!

‘If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood’ by Gregg Olsen
No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen’s shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.

After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word “mom”, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now.

For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.

Harrowing and heartrending, If You Tell is a survivor’s story of absolute evil – and the freedom and justice that Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Sisters forever, victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today – loving, loved and moving on.

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‘Big Lies In a Small Town’ by Diane Chamberlain
North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher’s life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women’s Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold―until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to leave prison, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small-town secrets.

North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn’t expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder.

What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?

Handmade Paper Making

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020

Class 1 – 9:30 am to 12 pm

Class 2 – 1:30 pm to 4 pm

The lower level of 221 2nd St SE, Ortonville – Park and enter from the alley.

Come and learn how to make paper! The program will cover entry-level papermaking methods and materials. Please dress appropriately as the process can be wet. You will take home 2+ sheets of handmade paper. Preference will be given to Residents of Big Stone County. You MUST call and sign up at the Library to be included. 320-748-7332.


Usborne Book Fair

Erin Eustice with Usborne books had her tables set up at the library from know till this Saturday during business hours. Stop in and check out some gray books and you may also look through her catalog of books as well. We look forward to seeing you!





Wii Game Console and Games for Bid (Sealed Bid)

Wii Game Console and Games For Bid at the Library!
Barely used Wii, games, and accessories.
Wii games console, 11 games, 4 controllers, 2 steering wheels, a bat, golf club, and tennis racket. Bids are accepted now until 5 pm on April 17th. The winning bid will be contacted after April Friends of the Library meeting.
**Bids must be in a sealed envelope marked ‘Wii”. The Wii will be set up at the library to view.**

Post From February 11th, 2020

Our Usborne books sale starts today!!!
Erin will be here sometime after 3pm and will be here every day through Saturday this week during business hours. The library will receive monies back for books purchased and it will be used for new books for the library. Please stop in and shop for the perfect books for your child/children.

New in today!!!

The Beloved Christmas Quilt: 3 Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter (donated)
Reader’s Digest – March 2020

New in Easies!

Wonky Donkey had a child,
it was a little girl.
Hee Haw!

The laugh-out-loud follow-up to the viral sensation The Wonky Donkey is finally here! Featuring playful verses by Craig Smith and charming illustrations by Katz Cowley, The Dinky Donkey follows the same formula that made its predecessor a worldwide hit. Readers will love the antics of this stinky punky plinky-plonky winky-tinky pinky funky blinky dinky donkey!

Cards for a Cause Fundraiser

The Friends of the Graceville Public Library are doing a fund raiser to raise money for Usborne Books. Usborne Books has a new program called “Cards for a Cause”. There are five (5) different boxes. The cost is $30 each plus tax for a total of $32.06. There is a Kid’s Birthday, All Occasion #1, All Occasion #2, Thank you and Blanks which all contain 30 cards….$1.00 a card! The Holiday box contains 50 cards….less than $1.00 each! You can place your order with any Friends member, at the library or online at
We also have samples of the cards at the library. Please support the Friends of the Library by purchasing a “Cards For a Cause” box.


MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here