Will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Saturday, March 3 from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Each person is allowed ONE item.  Preregistration is required.  Program is limited to 40 items.


You may come and watch also.


Fine Art, Furniture, Ceramics, Glassware, Vintage photographs, Advertising posters, Folk art, Assorted toys, Metalware, Clocks, Costume jewelry, Musical instruments, Books and Sporting memorabilia.


Weapons (including swords and knives), traps (like leg-hold), Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money, fine jewelry (including precious gems) or Beanie Babies.

To arrange a home visit ($75 per hour) call Mark at 715-281-5060 or email

Mystery Bus Trip!

Sunday, February 11, 2018 we are off on a Mystery Bus trip!  Bus will leave Graceville at 10:30 a.m. and Ortonville at 11:00 a.m.  We will make a stop at Burger King for lunch and arrive at our destination soon after.  The trip is being funded with Legacy Funds.  There is no cost to you except for your lunch.  We should be back in Ortonville around 5:30 p.m.  Come to either the Ortonville or Graceville Library to get signed up.  You know the seats go fast!

First Graders Receive Book

The First Graders at Ortonville Public School were presented With “My Favorite Book” by Ortonville Chief of Police Jason Mork and Vicki Bartz, County Librarian.  The book is made possible by the sponsors:  Federated Telephone, CHS Border States, Steven G. Winther, D.D.S., Saputo, Minnwest Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company, Poet Biorefining, CenBank, Ortonville Area Health Services and The Ortonville Independent.  The first grade teachers are Lynn Keller and Heather Eastman.  The picture is courtesy of Mike Swenson of the Ortonville Independent.


The Ortonville Public Library was the recipient of the YALSA Grant TTT (Teens Top Ten). We have received one copy of every book on the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees books! We are really excited to have been chosen as one of the 50 libraries nationwide to receive these. All books will be available for you to read so you can vote on the best teen books for 2017 starting in August.
On behalf of the Ortonville Public Library, I would like to thank YALSA for offering this grant. I love writing the grants that will benefit the libraries in Big Stone County. One of the best things to happen for our libraries is to have Dollar General locate in Ortonville. They have partnered with ALA and YALSA to offer so many grants to libraries. The only requirements are your library needs to be within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, and the Librarian applying must be a member of ALA and YALSA, of which I am a member. Please thank the manager of Dollar General when you are at the store. Vicki

Encourage teens to read the 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominees over the summer! Voting starts August 15! Haven’t checked out the nominees yet? View the video below!


Building Club is held each Thursday afternoon after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The program is for all children preschool – 2nd Grade

Come and build!

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

ABC Mouse Now Available Free At the Library

abc-mouse1 With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

Come into the Library and check it out.   We will help you get started.




Coloring and Chocolate (hot) will is going on now!!!

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Many new books of pictures.  We have gel pens and glitter pens too!

Come and join us for a relaxing, fun time!




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.

Support Your Library

Support Your Library
By shopping online, you can help us add to our eBook and eAudiobook collections. For more information, visit thePioneerland Library System OverDrive page.