8th Annual Haunted Stacks
The stacks are dark, the library is quiet. A thump in the dark, a chill down your spine, something moves in the shadows. Are you brave enough to explore inside the library's haunted stacks?

The 8th Annual Haunted Stacks is almost here and this year we are pulling out all the stops for a bigger, better, & more spook-tacular event. Activities will cover both floors of the library with games, crafts, food, escape rooms, a pirate treasure hunt, door prizes, goodie bags, and of course the infamous haunted stacks maze!

October 26th @ 7:00 PM
Be there, if you dare!
Library News
Grand Forks Youth Wins $529 College Save Award!

The Grand Forks Public Library is pleased to announce that Cooper Spark of Grand Forks was randomly selected as the recipient of $529 into a College SAVE account for his participation in the summer reading program.
ELBA Books are here!!

The library now has the 2019/2020 ELBA books available for check out in the Children's Department. We ask that students only check out 2 ELBA books at a time as many students will be reading. We also have the ELBA books available digitally and they can be read on most mobile devices as well as computer.
Creative Bug Now Available Through GFP_!

Creative Bug, an online collection of THOUSANDS of streaming art and crafts classes is now available through the library!

Currently Creative Bug is only available while in the library.
Congratulations Tonya Palmer - MPLA - 2019 Innovation Award Winner!

We recently received word that Tonya Palmer from our Information Services Department received the Mountain Plains Library Associations' 2019 Innovator Award, for creating and developing the library's Haunted Stacks Event. The Innovator Award recognizes an "up-and-coming individual or group in the MPLA region for a creative, inventive, trail-blazing project that has significance to the library community." We are so proud of you Tonya!
Bring story time to life right in your daycare!

There is nothing like story time anywhere else in Grand Forks and for daycare providers in Grand Forks County, we can bring this experience right to you!

Story time includes picture books, puppet shows, crafts, music, and activities that foster a love of reading and learning in children. Our daycare outreach program brings this experience once a month to various daycare facilities for FREE throughout Grand Forks and Grand Forks County.

Contact the Grand Forks Public Library Outreach team today to learn more and add your daycare to our schedule!
New Program - Teen Writer's Group!

Are you a storyteller A poet? Someone who has always wanted to write? Come join a teen focused writer's group once a month at the library. Learn more about the craft and connect with others who share the love of writing. We will be learning about genres, the mechanics of writing, writing, editing, and sharing when comfortable.
Thank You for Being A Friend!
September was an exciting month for the GFP Friends Group and we are so thankful for the support that comes from this community!

Thank you to everyone who came out the the Annual Fall Book Sale, even with the less than exciting weather it was one of our most successful sales to date!
Thank you to everyone who spent the evening at the Duel In The Library, Dueling Pianos show! It was a great time, we laughed, we danced, we sang, everything you don't normally get to do in the library! Your continued support of the Friends Group is deeply appreciated and we hope to see you at more and more of the events hosted at Grand Forks Public_.
Coming In October Is "Bad Art Night"

We'll help you add some extra Halloween monster flair to worn out thrift store paintings. The event is FREE and for those 13 years and older, seating is limited so reserve your spot soon! A waiting list is also set up in the event all seats are reserved, or there are cancellations. Patrons on the waiting list will be notified prior to the event if seats open up.


Furry Friends Calendars Now Available!

The always popular Furry Friends Calendars for 2020 are now available at the library! Get yours at the front desk. Each calendar is $12 (or you can buy 2 for $20) and is full of adorable pets that LOVE the library and everything that happens at it. Sales from the calendars support various children's and teen programs at the library.

Upcoming Annual General Membership & Board Meeting

The annual general membership and board meeting for the GFP Friends Group will be held on December 2nd at 5:30 PM at the library, in the main lobby.