Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

          

BALLOON SQUAD USA – Sioux Falls, SD – June 13th at 2:30 p.m.Extreme balloon show with Twisted Chik and Murray the Monkey.  Children will enjoy dancing and singing.  There will be large balloon costumes for all ages in this interactive show.  Following the show their will be balloon twisting creating wearables, carryables, and hats.  Also Airbrush Tattooing will be done.  These are temporary and a fun way to express yourself.

Mark your calendars!

 

CARY JOHNS GRIFFITH, Minnesota Author

Cary lives in Rosemount, MN.  He has written four books.  The fifth book, “Gunflint Burning” comes out on May 8th.  He will have a PowerPoint presentation to show.  He will be talking about his first book, “Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods”.  This is a true story.  In 1998, a 22 year-old canoeist, was leading a trip deep into Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Paark.  He stepped into a gap among cedar trees to look for the next portage–and did not return.  Three years later, a third-year medical student walked alone into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a a fall day.  He trekked in for two days.  He stepped away from his campsite and made a series of trivial mistakes.  He was lost!  Enduring days without food or shelter, these men faced the full harsh force of wilderness.

Cary will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m.  The program is open to the public.  He will have his books for sale also.  “Lost in the Wild” will be $10 and “Gunflint Burning” will be $20.  Cash or check only, no credit cards.  Thank you

Future Ready With Your Library – 6TH AND 7TH GRADERS AND PARENTS

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.

TASTY BOOK CLUB

The Tasty Book Club meets at 8:30 a.m the last Friday of the month.   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 May they are reading “By Cook or by Crook” by Maya Corrigan.  We will be meeting at 8:30 Friday, May 25th at the Alley Cat Lanes for some Strata!

 

Take one burned-out city girl. Add a crusty codger, a pinch of gossip, and a dash of romance. Stir in a generous helping of murder and you’ve got the ingredients for one truly delicious mystery. .

CHRISTIAN/INSPIRATIONAL BOOK CLUB

The Christian/Inspiration Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at 5:15.

For the month of May they are reading:  “It Had To Be You” by Susan May Warren.  Stop at the library to pick up a copy of the book and join us.

 

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits―and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen .

 

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

The Mystery Book Club meets the last Monday of each month at noon at the Library.

For the month of May, they will be reading “Everything You Want Me To Be” by Mindy Mejia.  Stop in to pick up a copy and join the club.

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

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.

TEEN TOP TEN GRANT RECIPIENT

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!

https://youtu.be/OLqTlHyzsDU



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