2016 Teens’ Top Ten Books

1. Alive by Chandler Baker.
2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
3. The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough.
4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.
6. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone.
7. The Novice: Summoner: Book One by Taran Matharu.
8. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. 
9. When by Victoria Laurie.
10.Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. By Lynn Weingarten.


national-coloring-book-day-august-2Come to the Ortonville Public on Tuesday, August 2 from 11-7 to help us celebrate National Coloring Book Day!  Coloring sheets will be available for all age.  If you haven’t tried coloring, come and see how much fun and relaxing it can be.  Coloring is fun!


Wabasha caves and gangster tour bus trip - Ortonville

Sign up at the library.  You will need to pack a sack lunch.  Bus leaves the Ortonville Library at 6:45 A.M. on Wednesday, September 7.

Lego Guy and Max Coming to Library

Lego - OrtonvilleThe Lego Guy and his mascot Max will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, June 4 from 2-5 p.m.

He will talk about Lego’s a little bit and then there will be two programs the children will get to participate in.  The first program will be Towering Heights. The kids are given a certain amount of time to build the tallest tower possible.  The tower has to incorporate creativity and has to be able to stand on its own.  Kids can work alone or in teams.  The tallest tower built to date in a workshop has been 7 feet tall! The second one is American Ninja Brick Warrior.  A team building exercise designed for the 2016 Summer Reading Program where kids work together to build an obstacle course for the LEGO people to get through.

The Lego Guy is being sponsored by the Friends of the Ortonville Public Library.

Parents may also sign their children up for the Summer Reading Program that afternoon too.

Library Card Changes

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 another County outside of Pioneerland
who use the Ortonville Public Library.  Before May 1 (if possible)
you will need to go to a library within the library system in which
you live and get a library 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. This will include all vacationers who
stay at the lake during the summer.  You will need your library
card from your home library system in order to use the Ortonville
Public Library.  This change will not affect those residents who
live in Grant County, SD.  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