Read an eBook Day

Read an eBook Day is September 18th

Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking out your favorite eBook from your library. Join the conversation by sharing what you’re reading, stories about why you love eBooks and by using the hashtag #eBookLove on social media.

Overdrive will be giving away 12 Kobo Aura ONEs to readers, and content credit to participating libraries.  To enter you just have to post a video to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram why you love reading eBooks with the hashtag #eBookLove any time during the month of August.  Winners will be announced on Read an eBook Day, September 18th.  Post your video today—You might be a winner!


Bill Jamerson is returning to Ortonville

Michigan based singer/storyteller Bill Jamerson will present the program “It’s Daylight in the Swamps,” at the Ortonville City Public Library on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm.  It is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. “Daylight in the Swamps” was a phrase shouted by the lumberjack cooks each morning to wake the men. His musical programs contain stories of strength, wit, and charm – they are as entertaining as they are informative, as honest as they are fun.  The programs are family friendly.

September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. 

Ortonville Public Library

Open to the Public



Please come to the library to see the CREATIONS the children have made this summer in the READING BY DESIGN program.

We will be serving a free meal of Barbeques, chips, watermelon and lemonade from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th

Student awards will be given out.  Make sure your child brings their reading logs to the final program that afternoon.


Penguin Random House has launched their Summer Book Scoop Sweepstakes—offering patrons a chance to win one of three $500 gift certificates for their library to host an ice cream social for the community.   Enter now at:                              CONTEST ENDS JULY 10, 2017     MUST BE 18 TO ENTER

Make sure you enter Ortonville Public Library and if your name is selected, the library will host an ice cream social for everyone in Ortonville!


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!


The 2017 Summer Reading Program “Reading By Design” will run from June 21-July 26.

Registration will start on June 9.  This year we will have two sessions.  One group will be 4th grade and up at 1:00 p.m.

on Wednesdays and the other is preschool (age 3) to 3rd grade at 2:30.

We are doing things differently this year.  We will have different “Maker Spaces” stations for the children to

interact with during their time.  We want them to design, create, build, show us their hidden talents!

On July 5th, Lego Guy will be returning to have them build a construction vehicle or a building.  Awards program will be

held on July 25th with BBq’s, chips and watermelon for the participants in the summer reading program, their families

and grandparents to come and see all their projects they created over the summer.  Prizes will be awarded to all

participants.  Of course, all participants will have to read books too!  Prizes will be given out based on time read.



JACK & KITTY will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Wednesday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m.

Jack and Kitty are one of the most in-demand musical duos in North America. Specializing in “organic vaudeville folk”, this Emmy Award winning duo love to perform concerts nationwide. The Minneapolis Star Tribune hailed them as “one of the most entertaining groups in the midwest.”

The program is open to everyone.


Amazing Jeffo will be at the Ortonville Public Library

on Friday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m.

Amazing Jeffo blends the mystery of magic with the benefits of reading, all into a fun-packed program. He’ll captivate children and adults alike with his warm, humorous personality, and they’ll be taking home valuable object lessons too, such as:

  • Having a respect and appreciation of people’s differences
  • Rising above life’s challenges
  • And using their talents and abilities for other

Program is open to everyone.

Fairy or (Whatever you want to Make) Gardens

The Ortonville Public Library is offering you a chance to make a fairy, farm, gnome, whatever type of garden you would like to make.  We will have a class on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m.  The class will be limited to 25 people only.  Children are also encouraged to come and make a garden but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Library will provide the container, the soil, the sand, moss, some rocks, blue and white sand, seashells, black, white and clear flat round stones.  Anything else you want in your garden, you will need to bring yourself.  Please call the library to sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  320-839-2494


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