August 2019 | Vol. 13 | Issue 11
The Closing Chapter of A Universe of Stories

A final week of fun & celebrating the accomplishments of all the summer readers! Read on to see the list of events including our THREE Grand Finale Events!

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Library News
Welcome to our New Assistant Children's Librarian - Lane Stoltz!
Lane grew up in southwestern ND on a cattle ranch. She's always enjoyed being outdoors, reading books, creating art, and working with young kids. Lane studied Elementary Education and Art at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND.
She was the Children’s and Young Adult Librarian at Dickinson Area Public Library for six years before moving to Grand Forks where she worked as the Library Media Specialist at South Middle School. 

"I am so excited to get back to where my heart truly lies, a public children’s library! I love doing story time, crafts with kids, fun events, and creating a colorful, creative and welcoming environment for kids to learn and grow in."
Assistant Childrens Librarian
Lane was just married to her husband, Jakee Stoltz, the Director of Operations for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, on June 30th in a beautiful, small wedding in Spearfish, SD. In their free time, they love to walk and spoil their two dogs, Lola and Tala. Lane also enjoys drawing and visiting the greenhouses to add to her vast plant collection.

Lane has done some exciting things so far at Grand Forks Public_ and we are so excited to have her!
Farmer's Market Trolley at GFP_
The Fork’s Mobile Market will again be at Grand Forks Public this summer/fall. Shop fresh produce, locally made jams, salsa, and so more each Tuesday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the library. The trolley will visit weekly through the end of September. They accept cash, credit cards, and EBT.
GFP_ Honored with National Marketing Awards
In July Grand Forks Public_ was honored to receive two National Marketing Awards for their recent marketing efforts! “I was so proud to accept the marketing and design awards on behalf of our marketing director.” Said Library Director Wendy Wendt. “She has done wonderful work through our re-branding and bringing the library to our communities attention!”

The annual PR Xchange Awards Competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Grand Forks Public_ received awards for marketing pieces done for the library’s annual haunted stacks event. “I am so excited and honored to have received these awards, not only for my work, but for the whole library.” Said Nicole “You can’t do great marketing without great events to market and that is what we have at GFP_, great events!”
August Event Highlights
August 22nd @ 6:00 PM
College Saving Seminar

Join the library for a workshop on options for saving for college and how to make the process less stressful and more successful.
Seating is limited to first 20 people, reserve your spot today!
August 12th @ 7:30 PM
Family Fort Night

The original fort night! Come join us in the Children's Library to build reading forts, make a family crest, enjoy snacks, and read stories by flashlight! You bring your family-we'll bring the fun! Pajamas, pillows, & stuff friends are welcome!
August 17th @ 10:00 AM
Kids Craft Camp: Summer

Join us at the library to create some fun end-of-summer crafts! Ages 4-10, please sign up to participate. Children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
August 6th @ 7:00 PM
Eye Health Seminar

August is National Eye Exam Month, reminding us of the importance of our vision health and to take care of those peepers!
August 17th @ 2:00 PM
Family Movie Day

Featuring Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (PG). All ages are welcome, children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn provided!
August 5th - 16th
Library Card Design Voting

The library card design contest wraps up on July 31st and public voting for the winner will open August 5th. Follow us on Facebook to be able to vote for your favorite design!
GFP Friends Working to Make a Difference
Backpack Supply Drive
Summer is going too fast! But school supplies are out in stores and it's time to start our school supply drive. Through the 19th of August, the Friends will be working with CVIC to collect school supplies for children staying in the CVIC shelter. Supplies in extra need include: markers, colored pencils, pens, tissues, highlighters, and dry erase markers.
You can drop your supplies or monetary donations at the library at 2110 Library Circle. Thank you for your support and generosity!!
Furry Friends Calendar Photo Contest
Thank you to everyone who entered the Furry Friends Photo Contest! We had 17 ADORABLE entries and the decision making process for our winner has not been an easy one. We will be announcing the winner in August on Facebook and the library website.
Thank you to our 2019 - 2020 Business Members
Thank you to our local business partners, your support is an integral part in the Friends Mission & help to make many things possible for our group and the library.
2019 - 2020 Business Members

Altru, Badman Design, Bremer Bank, DSG, Deeks Pizza, Ely’s Ivy, EAPC, Essence Salon & Skin Care Studio, Gate City Bank, ICS, Manke Dentistry, Minnkota Power, McFarlane, Probitas Promotions, Norther Air, Norby’s, Petcetera, Performance Chiropractic, Plains Chiropractic, Retrax, & Whalen’s
Save the Date for September Special Events!
Annual Fall Book Sale
September 12th - 14th, 2019

Mark your calendar for this always popular three day event! The Friends Annual Fall Book Sale includes books of several genres both donated and from the library's collection.
Leif Enger at the Empire
September 27th @ 7:00 PM

GFP_ is excited to host Author Leif Enger! During this intimate evening he will tell stories from his career, his ties to North Dakota, his published works and what he is working on now. A book signing will follow.
Dueling Duo
September 28th @ 7:30

We're ready to rock the library with the Dueling Duo dueling piano show during the Friends Fall Celebration & Fundraiser!