“My Favorite Book” presented to the Ortonville First Graders

The book, “My Favorite Book” was sponsored by Federated Telephone, Minnwest Bank, POET Biorefining, CenBank, The Ortonville Independent, Pepsi Beverages Company, CHS Border States, Ortonville Area Health Services and Mundwiler & Larson Funeral Homes.  Thank you to all the sponsors for your continued support of giving the first graders a free book.

LEGO Quilt winner

Cindy Van Dover was our winner of the LEGO Quilt made by the Hands Across Big Stone Lake Quilt Guild.  Cindy’s son, Paul, is a LEGO lover.  He has lots and lots of LEGO’s.  He is now displaying this quilt in his room!

The Friends of the Library made $370 on the raffle for the quilt.  Thank you to all who supported the Library by purchasing a ticket.

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.

BUILDING CLUB – LEGO – STARTING!!!!

We have someone who is willing to come and supervise Building Club each Thursday afternoon after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  The program will start Thursday, October 18th.  Bring your children to the Library and build!

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

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ABCmouse.com: With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’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

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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.

For helpful hints click here


StoryLibrary.org