To celebrate National Hobbit Day on Wednesday, September 22, explore Middle Earth! Different areas of the library will be named as different Middle Earth locations, and you will have to decode a phrase by visiting each location. Completing the quest will earn your very own “one ring.” Plus, be sure to track your steps for our Walk to Mordor Walking Challenge, happening through September 29. Learn more.
Free Print Friday | September 24

In celebration of National Library Card Sign-Up Month, we will be offering Free Print Friday this Friday, September 24. All day (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), patrons can print black and white or color copies for free (up to $5 worth), as well as up to 10 pictures on Print Budii, a self-serve photo print station that connects wirelessly to your mobile phone. Whether you need copies of your resume or want to preserve some memories off your camera roll, we welcome you to take advantage of these printing services.
Gaming Demos | September 25

Join us Saturday, September 25, from 2-4 p.m. Learn new games with demos from Broken Sentry Games. This month's focus will be family games, including Sherlock Express, Pengaloo, Goblet Gobblers, Battle Sheep, and more.
STEM@ My Library | September 26

Join our STEM program to explore the James Webb Space Telescope from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, September 26! This fall an international telescope 100 times more powerful than Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will observe objects in the mid-infrared light range, which see further back in time and through gas and dust. Guest scientist Dr. Dean Smith and his students will provide expertise.
Friends Fall Book Sale | Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Join us for the biggest sale of the year with a collection of books both donated and withdrawn from the library’s collection. Nonfiction, fiction, romance, mystery, children's, young adult's, and specialty books. Plus DVDs, audiobooks, book tote bags, and the $5 bag sale. All proceeds go toward the Grand Forks Public Friends to support Grand Forks Public.
Service Awards

We’re excited to share we recently received the Future-Focused Service Award from the North Dakota State Library! We are one of two libraries in the state that reached the Future-Focused level of the North Dakota Library Coordinating Council’s Standards for Public Libraries in 2020. In addition, we are honored to be recognized as a 2021 North Dakota Star Library for the second year in a row. Both awards are confirmation that the GFP_ team provided innovative and exceptional service to our community, even during a worldwide pandemic.
Library Card Sign-Up Month

During Library Card Sign-Up Month, stop by Grand Forks Public and guess how many people have a GFP_ library card. One lucky winner will receive a library card mug, coffee gift card, and Scrabble board game shaped as a book. Contest is in-person only and closes September 30. Winner must have a valid library card in good standing.
Did you see the playground for curious potatoes at the Potato Bowl Parade? Grand Forks Public staff had a blast dressing as potatoes, handing out candy, and promoting one of our favorite places in Grand Forks!