“A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” 
― Andrew Carnegie

Facts from the Stacks
April 2017

The Friends of the Library is hosting a bookfair at Barnes and Noble Book Store in Mankato!  Click the link for details!

April 29 & 30
Book Fair ID #12121182

A percentage of the net sale will be contributed to the Library.

Can't come to the bookfair? Visit 
BN.COM/bookfairs  to support us 
online from 04/29/2017 to 5/4/2017 by entering Bookfair ID 12121182
at checkout.

Bob Moline Presents: 

Designing Cities -  Creating 

Why do towns and cities look as they do?   Do you find it pleasant to walk around in some towns or cities while others hold no appeal at all?  Why the difference? We’ll dig into some townscape ideas of urban planners, geographers and historians.  The last session will be held in the Traverse des Sioux room at the St. Peter Community Center.
  Tuesday evening
Apr. 18 
@ 7:00 p.m.  
Do you want to keep track of the books you have read? Go to  www.goodreads.com.   Set up your own account, rate books, create your own lists, discover other authors similar to your favorites, and browse a myriad of categories.  It is a fantastic resource, and it’s FREE!
Children's Book Swap

Spring Cleaning?  Join us on this no school day and bring your books to swap!  For each item you bring in, you will take an item home.  This is not a donation drop-off - you will go home with as much as you bring!  You will get an extra book if you bring in a non-perishable food donation for the food shelf!

Tuesday, April 18
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Reading Program 2017

Join us for kick-off on May 19 with Author, David LaRochelle and pick up your reading log!  

Toddlers/Preschoolers: Read for 10 days and get a prize from the Toddler/Preschool Prize Bucket, throughout the program.
School Age Kids (going into Kdg through 6th Grade):  Pick up a necklace or key chain and pick out a brag tag.  Read for 10 days - get 10 beads for your necklace.  Exchange 3 beads for a special bead at any time to build your personalized keepsake.  Receive special beads for attending registration only events.
Tweens/Teens (6th grade and up): If beads and tags aren’t your thing, and you still want to keep track of your reading, fill out a reading log for 2 scratch-off tickets.  Scratch-off tickets can also be earned by checking out items from the library throughout the summer reading program.  Several prizes worth $25 will be given away.  All non-winning scratch-off tickets qualify for the Grand Prize at the end of the program. 
M-Th 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Library will be closed Tuesday, May 9, at 5 p.m. for a Staff Meeting

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