Join us each Saturday in April for PJ Masks Superheroes! Program starts at 10:30 for each Saturday, April 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Week 1 – PJ Masks Story time and activity book
Week 2 – Create your own PJ Mask and activity book
Week 3 – Games and activity book
Week 4 – Dress as your favorite superhero and activity book
We thank Entertainment Marketing Group for providing us with different activity books for each week, the masks, crayons, handouts, etc. We really appreciate these and I am sure the children will love the program! @OfficialPJMasksUS
Mitch Reed, former teacher at Southshore/Waverly and current principal at Duebrook Elementary, Wrote the book Cardboard Confessionals. He did a project with his Sociology class that involved answering anonymously seven questions. When the students in the high school answered the questions, they deposited them in a cardboard box in the cafeteria. This project changed the lives of the students and the teacher. The students left with a clearer, deeper understanding of what their peers encounter socially and emotionally on a daily basis.
The Ortonville Public Library received a Future Ready With Your Library grant. The grant is for middle school students. This year we are going to start with the current sixth and seventh graders and their parents. Attending this event and listening and working with Mitch Reed is the first segment of the grant. The second part will be on the skills needed for a job. Included will be going on a mock job interview with a current business owner. The third part will be on what you would like to do for a career. Individuals, who currently work in that field, will come and talk with you about your choice. You will also be provided with other choices you may not have thought about.
April 23rd, we will start at 6:00 p.m. with a FREE meal for you. Following that, Mitch Reed will talk and answer questions. In order to plan for the food, we do need you to RSVP at the Library 839-2494 by Friday, April 20th. We really hope to see all the 6th and 7th graders and their parents in attendance for this program.
We are currently building a team of community people who would like to work with us on this grant. If you would like to be a part of this great opportunity to work with and guide our students, contact the Ortonville Public Library at 320-839-2494.
The Tasty Book Club meets the last Friday at 8:30 a.m. We meet at different restaurants in the area. One of the recipes in the book is made by the restaurant for us to enjoy while we discuss the book.
For the month of April they are reading “Flipped For Murder” by Maddie Day.
In this freshly baked series, the author lifts the lid on a small town in southern Indiana, where a newcomer is cooking up a new start–until a murderer muddles the recipe.
The Christian/Inspiration Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:15.
For the month of April they are reading: “The Promise of an Angel” by Ruth Reid. Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book and join us.
Interrupting the ordered routine of the Mecosta County Amish settlement, an angelic visitor awakens Judith to a new faith.
The Mystery Book Club meets the last Monday of each month at noon at the Library.
For the month of April they are reading “The Dry” by Jane Harper. Stop by the library to get a copy of the book and join our mystery club.
A small town hides big secrets in this page-turning mystery. Long-buried mysteries resurface as do the lies that have haunted them.
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!
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