June/July 2019 | Volume 13 | Issue 10
Summer Reading Edition
With the mission to encourage a love of reading in all people (and have a ton of fun in the process). Grand Forks Public is excited to announce the 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories!

The summer reading program has something for all ages from pre-school to senior citizens and it is more than just reading! This year’s program will include reading logs for children, teens, and adults. Log how many minutes you read in our online portal and turn those minutes into prizes at the end of the summer! Prizes include things like sports equipment, bikes, movie tickets, gaming system, and a $500 College Save Account!

In addition to reading Grand Forks Public will host over 200 FREE events at the library for all age groups, including painting classes, candy making, “drive-in” movie, escape rooms, herb gardening, robotics club, and more!

Register yourself, children, or your whole family below and spend the summer with the Grand Forks Public, A playground for curious minds!!

Children's Program

Sign up and receive your time logs (print from the site or receive at the library or Little Red Reading Bus). Turn in your time logs at the library for a small prize, and entry into the grand prize drawings. Log your minutes online and attend library events to earn badges and more entries into the grand prize drawing!
Teen Program

Register online and log the number of minutes you read over the summer. For every 210 minutes you read, you earn an entry into the grand prize drawing. Attend library events on Thursdays to earn extra minutes and more entries into the grand prize drawing!

Adult Program

Register online and log the number of minutes you read over the summer. For every minute you read you will earn a "Library Dollar" to use at our grand finale prize auction. Earn extra library dollars by attending library events on Thursdays this summer!


Library News
community Languages Collection
Community Language Collection
The Grand Forks Public Library is proud to be a part of the Grand Forks Welcoming Community Road-map! As part of the Road-map we committed to connecting our community through diverse content in our collection.

We are thrilled to open our new "Community Languages Collection" containing books and DVDs in Native American Languages,German, Arabic, Spanish, Somali, Norwegian, & Nepali. This is a living collection that will continue to grow and represent the diverse community of Grand Forks, ND.

Home Daycare Outreach
Over the last several months the Grand Forks Public_ has been establishing outreach programs. These programs are designed to bring library resources out into the community. We are excited to announce we have openings in our home daycare outreach program.

As part of the program our outreach team will visit your home daycare on a monthly basis to do a 30 minute story time with crafts and music. To sign-up for the outreach rotation or find out more about it
please email the out reach team!

Additional Summer Fun!
In addition to all the fun that Grand Forks Public has planned this summer, we will be a host site for some of our community partners.

June 3rd through July 26th:
The Free Summer Lunch program through St. Joseph’s, United Way, and Holy Family will be available from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

June 4th through July 30th:
Grand Forks Public will join the Little Red Reading Bus at Sertoma Park on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM to provide a STEM Activity.

July 9th through September 24th:
The Grand Forks Farmers Market Trolley will be at the library on Tuesdays from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
GFP Friends are Making Things Happen!
Friends Sponsor Early Literacy Kits
A new outreach program designed by Grand Forks Public library staff aims to bring library resources from the brick-and-mortar building out into the community, and the Grand Forks Public Friends are pitching in to make it happen.

As a part of the library’s daycare outreach program, the Friends have given $5,000 to help purchase several early literacy kits. The kits, which will travel with outreach team members to home
Early Literacy Kits
daycares around the Grand Forks County service area, will include books, games, puppets, instruments and other resources. Daycare providers can check out the kits for a month and incorporate them into literacy routines. 

“I would like to thank the Grand Forks Public Friends for not only believing in the vision, but investing in the children of Grand Forks County,” said Information Services Director Arnessa Dowell. “I am so thankful for the dedication and commitment of this organization to the community.”

The kits fit into the library’s daycare outreach program, in which the outreach team travels to home daycares on a monthly basis for a 30-minute story time with crafts and music.

“The Friends knew they wanted to be part of this project geared towards some of the library's youngest patrons,” said Friends President Debbie McLennan. “Many of the Friends board members list their early memories of the library as the reason they volunteer on the board today. We're thrilled to be able to help a whole new generation make those same memories.”

Each kit has a theme – colors, numbers, farm animals, seasons and many more – and library staff will deliver and pick up the kits at each daycare site. The kits will be available starting in June, and providers can get on the reservation list by sending a message to Information Services Associate Tori Lee at outreach@gflibrary.com. 
US Bank Foundation Logo
Friends Receive Grant From US Bank Foundation
The US Bank Foundation has awarded the Grand Forks Public Friends a grant for the Friends' Arts in the Library Focus taking place during 2019. The Friends are excited because this gift will allow it to
continue and enhance its arts initiative which has already been hugely successful with library patrons during art classes and the first ever art reception for local artists in the library's new art gallery.
Thank you, US Bank Foundation, for your generosity in giving back to the communities you serve.

Furry Friends Calendar Photo Contest
The Friends are gearing up to put together their annual Furry Friends Calendar and they want to feature
YOUR fur baby!

Contest will run from June 1st - July 15th. Guidelines are as follows:
1. No photographer will be provided
2. Photos need to be landscape oriented
3. Smartphone photos work well, please submit at the highest resolution
4. Photos must include pet(s) interacting with some library borrowed item (book, audio book, DVD, video game, Roku, etc.) or look like they are attending a library event (LEGO Play, book club, Haunted stacks, etc.)
5. Photo can include staging and costumes, but not required (Pet’s choice)
6. Be aware of what is in the background of the photo
7. NO PEOPLE in photos
8. Photos must be submitted by 9:00 PM on July 15th.

Photos can be submitted online starting June 1st
July Backpack Supply Drive
Although school just wrapped up, we’re looking ahead to the fall. The Friends will again be collecting school supplies to fill back packs and donate to the children at CVIC.

Supplies will be collected at the library in the main lobby starting July 15th and running through August 5th. Watch for more information to come!
GF Public June/July Book Clubs
Pints & Pages:
June 10th @ 6:30 PM – “Behind Closed Doors” by B. A. Paris
July 8th @ 6:30 PM – “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin

Senior Center Book Club:
June 10th @ 10:30 AM - First Meeting, Will distribute book for July
July 15th @ 10:30 AM - "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Who Done It? Book Club:
June 11th @ 12:00 PM – “Grime and Punishment” by Jill Churchill
July 9th @ 12:00 PM – “The Cater Street Hangman” by Anne Perry

This & That Book Club:
June 11th @ 7:00 PM – “Three Parts Dead” by max Gladstone
July 9th @ 7:00 PM – “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater

Life After Life Book Club:
June 12th @ 7:00 PM – “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women” by Kate Moore
July 10th @ 7:00 PM – “Girls Like Us” by Shelia Weller

Between the Panels Book Club:
June 13th @ 7:00 PM – “Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy” by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen (Skype Visit with Shannon Watters)
July 11th @ 7:00 PM – “I Kill Giants” by Joe Kelley and JM Ken Niimura

Great Reads Book Club:
June 18th @ 7:00 PM – “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel
July 16th @ 7:00 PM – “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman

Classic Re-Reads Book Club:
June 26th @ 7:00 PM – “Frenchman’s Creek” by Daphne du Maurier
July 31st @ 7:00 PM – “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir

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