Library buildings are closed until further notice as we prepare to follow Minnesota Department of Health guidance on social distancing. We are working on reopening in phases while making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering limited services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, and are working to add others. Book drops are open for returning materials. Please check back for updates.


You are now welcome to come into the Ortonville Public Library to browse for materials to check out.  You will be allowed 15-20 minutes.  Wearing a mask is required and use of hand sanitizer when you enter the library.  There is a four person limit at a time.  If you arrive and there are already four people in the library, you will need to wait or return at a later time.  If you would like to make an appointment to insure you do get to come in when you want to, please call the library at 320-839-2494.  Hours available for browsing are Monday – Thursday 12-5; Friday 1-4; and Saturday 11-2.

We are still doing computer appointments also.  There are two computers available for use for one hour periods.

Curbside pickup will still be available for anyone who wants it.


Who’s ready to go on a Scavenger Hunt of the Wild West?  Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm the Scavenger Hunt will be up.  Stop by the Library for your clue sheet.  Return it for a prize for the week.  You will also be eligible for larger prizes at the end of the program.

Scavenger Hunt – Week 4 – Birds

Week 4 – Scavenger Hunt – Birds — See what you can find!  Do you know your birds?



  1. Big Egg Rescue! By Mary Tillworth – B TILLWO
  2. Dirty Birdies by Jennifer Gordon Sattler – B SATTLE
  3. In My Nest by Sara Gillingham – B GILLIN
  4. A Letter For Leo by Sergio Ruzzier – E RUZZIE
  5. Max and Bird by Ed Vere – E VERE
  6. Noodle & Lou by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon – E SCANLO
  7. Queen of Easter by Mary Engelbreit – E ENGELB
  8. Noisy Bird Sing-Along by John Himmelman – E HIMMEL
  9. 13 Words by Lemony Snicket – E SNICKET
  10. The Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones – E LLOYD
  11. RIO: Blue and Friends by Cathy Hapka – E HAPKA
  12. Smiley’s Dream Book by Jeff Smith – E SMITH
  13. Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon – E GORDON
  14. The Adventures of Marco Flamingo Under the Sea by Sheila Jarkins – E JARKIN
  15. Ther eis a Bird On Your Head! By Mo Willems – E WILLEM
  16. Those Darn Squirrels! By Adam Rubin – E RUBIN
  17. Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants by Tammi Sauer – E SAUER
  18. My Baby Blue Jays by John Berendt – E PB BEREND
  19. Dream Team! By David Lewman – E PB LEWMAN
  20. Earn Your Wings! By Mary Tillworth – E PB TILLWO
  21. The Polar Bear Paddle by David Bedford – E PB BEDFOR
  22. Kites: Birds of Prey by Nathan Sommer – E 598.9 SOM
  23. Birds by Bridget Heos – E 598 HEO
  24. I See Birds by Tim Mayerling – E 598 MAY
  25. Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks – J BURKS (Graphic)
  26. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon – CD J CANNON
  27. About Birds: A Guide For Children – J 598 SIL
  28. Bird by David Burnie – J 598 BUR
  29. Birds in Our Backyard: Say Hello to Minnesota’s Feathered Friends by Bill Marchel –   J 509.0977 MAR
  30. The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Minnesota: Fun Facts, Activities & 85 Cool Birds by Stan Tekiela – J 598.07 TEK
  31. Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard – (Book & CD)  – J 781.17 GER
  32. The Angry Birds Movie – DVD J ANGRY


This week the theme is “Solar System”.  Stop and pick up your clue sheet from the box by the back door in the alley.  If you have a prize coming from the prior week, knock on the door and we will bring it out to you.  Happy Scavengering!


Please stop today or tomorrow (hours are 11-7) to pick up your clue sheet for this week. We are doing a Creepy-Crawly Bug-Hunt! You can also print them off here or from the website.
Make sure to turn your answer sheet in from last week to get your prizes too!

Week 1 – Scavenger Hunt Clues and Worksheet


  1. Digging for Dinosaurs by Rachael L. Thomas – J 567.9 THO
  2. Dinosaurs by Sara Hurst – E 567.9 HUR
  3. Baby’s First Slide and See Dinosaurs – B Babys
  4. Dino-Mike and the Underwater Dinosaurs by Franco Aureliani – J AURELI
  5. Walking With Dinosaurs – DVD WALKIN
  6. 5 Steps to Drawing Dinosaurs by Pamela Hall – J 743.6 HAL
  7. The Amazing World of Dinosaurs – DVD J 567.9 AMA
  8. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. All in the Family – E PB HARIMA
  9. Diego and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Bergen – E BERGEN
  10. Puzzle Dinosaurs by Susannah Leigh –J 93.73 LEI
  11. How Do Dinosaurs Go to School! By Jane Yolen – E YOLEN
  12. Buster Hunts for Dinosaurs by Marc Brown – E BROWN
  13. How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? By Jane Yolen – B YOLEN
  14. How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Ready by Jane Yolen – E PB YOLEN
  15. I Spy a Dinosaur’s Eye: Riddles by Jean Marzollo – E 793.73 MAR
  16. How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? By Jane Yolen – E PB YOLEN
  17. Dinosaurs of the Land, Sea, and Air: Featuring Facts About Dinosaurs – J 567.9 DIN
  18. The Ultimate Book of Dinosaurs – J 567.9 ULT
  19. Dinosaurs by Rebecca Grambo – J 567.9 GRA
  20. What the Dinosaurs Saw: Animals Living Then and Now by Miriam Schlein – E PB SCHLEI
  21. Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures: Featuring North American Dinosaurs – J 567.9 DIN
  22. Mighty Dinosaurs by Judith Simpson – J 567.9 SIM
  23. Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne – J PB OSBORN
  24. Learning About Dinosaurs – J 567.91 DIX
  25. The Last of the Dinosaurs – J 567.91 DIX
  26. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – J 567.91 DIX
  27. The News About Dinosaurs by Patricia Lauber – J 567.91 LAU
  28. Dinosaur Train, Dinosaurs Big and Small – DVD J DINOSA
  29. Lifesize: Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Sophy Henn – E 567.9 HEN
  30. Bang! Boom! Roar!: A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs by Nate Evans – E EVANS
  31. The Garfield Show: Dinosaurs & Other Animal Adventures – DVD J GAR
  32. Look and Find Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs by Caleb Burroughs – J 793.73 BUR
  33. We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story – DVD J WER
  34. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – DVD J ICE
  35. Dino and Pablo’s Prehistoric Games by Loic Dauvillier – E DAUVIL
  36. Dog Geniuses: Dinosaur Adventure – DVD J DOG
  37. Dinosnores by Sandra Boynton – B BOYNTO
  38. Noah Noasaurus by Elaine Kiely Kearns – E KEARNS
  39. Flying Reptiles by S.L. Hamilton – E 567.918 HAM
  40. Jurassic World – E 793.73 BEC
  41. The Bad Buyts in Do-You-Think-He-Saurus? By Aaron Blabey – J PB BLABEY
  42. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! By Ryan T. Higgins – E Higgins
  43. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – DVD JURASS
  44. Buddy and Pals by Maggie Testa – E TESTA
  45. My Girlfriend is a T-rex by Sanzo – YA SANZO V1 and V2


Starting next Wednesday, there will be weekly Scavenger Hunts through July 15th.  On July 22nd and 29th, we will have a craft packet for you to pick up and do.

Each week, on Monday or Tuesday, come to the library.  Call us or knock on the back door in the alley to let us know you are here.  We will give you the clue sheet for that week.  On Wednesday, between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm, do the Scavenger Hunt.  With each Scavenger Hunt, there is three questions you will need to answer.  This is meant to be fun, but also a learning experience for you.  Once you complete your questions, fold the sheet in half and drop in the dropbox (put your name on it).   Once we look at your answer sheet, we will get your prize for the week ready for you.  When you pick up your sheet on Week 2, we will give you your prize from Week 1 and so on throughout the 7 weeks.  If you have to miss a week, that is fine.  You will get your prize for each week you do complete.  If you have questions, please contact us at the library.  320-839-2494.

The Clues will be posted on our Facebook page and website also on Wednesday morning at 10:00.