Searching for your next great escape? Check out the latest Big Library Read selection: Reverie by Ryan La Sala. This title is available (via ebook or audiobook!) on Libby by OverDrive through November 16. Learn more about this book:

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. And the world feels different—reality itself seems different.

So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what’s truly going on, he doesn’t know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling.
Join us for a virtual holiday craft series! Create gifts for your friends and family, or treat yourself. Call us at 701-772-8116 (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays) to sign up for supplies, which will then be available during Curbside Pickup starting November 16. Demonstration videos will then be shared on Facebook.

*Supplies are limited to the first 30 participants, ages 13 and up.
Join us for a special Zoom meeting with author Ben Guterson on November 18 at 5 p.m. For National Novel Writing Month, Ben will discuss the novel writing process and answer any questions. He is the author of the juvenile fiction Winterhouse series. All ages are welcome to join the conversation.
Do you like to play games? Join us virtually in celebration of International Games Week Saturday, November 14, from 1-3 p.m. for a Discord Game Day. Games include Among Us, Jackbox Party Pack, Code Names, and more! (Plus, we’ll have prize drawings throughout the games.) Open to all ages.
We’re proud to share that our very own Debbie McLennan was named the North Dakota Library Association’s Major Benefactor of the Year for 2020! Debbie generously donates her time and talent to lead our Friends of the Grand Forks Public Library group and supports the library in countless ways.

“She cheerfully helps where needed, comes up with creative ideas and is willing to think outside the box, all with a smile on her face,” shares Wendy Wendt, library director.

Congratulations, Debbie! Thank you for everything you do and every smile you share to brighten a day. You make a major difference!
Friday, November 13, is World Kindness Day! Make a plan now to brighten someone's day. What will you do to spread cheer? Here are some ideas:
  • Bring a loved one groceries
  • Send a kind letter or artwork in the mail
  • Rake your neighbor's yard
  • Email your co-worker a thank you note
  • And, of course, wear a mask, wash your hands, and practice social distancing.
Be sure to check out featured books in the "What's New" section of our homepage ( In addition to the ones featured here, we are continually adding to our collection! Simply search our online catalog.