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HOBNOBBING HIATUS
Hobnobbing is a kids group, exploring in-depth subjects with crafts and science! Join us again in September.
HOLD & SHOUT
Free ShoutBomb Service for text notice! Phone rates apply. Sign Up.
Friends of the Mineral County Public Library

Friends work for the good of the library and its patrons

FOL Meetings @ Library:
June 18th @ 12 pm
in the Library.

JOIN US

ELECTION Nov 8th

Late registration is allowed. Learn more here.

FREE
Internet Connection

Mobile Hotspots To Lend with free Internet. Get at Superior, Alberton & St. Regis libraries. Must be 18 years old. State Grant. Learn more!
LIBRARY HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm  Friday - Saturday 9 am- 2 pm.
THURSDAY Computer Help
12 - 1 pm Thurs.: Heather Helps with Devices (computers, phones, wi-fi). Or make an appointment: 406 822-3563.
TRUNK or TREAT
Join us on the Library lawn on Tuesday, Oct 31st, at 5 pm for craft supplies & candy. Friends of the Library project.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MEETINGS: Monthly 4th Tuesday 12 pm at the Commissioners Mtg. Rm.
MORE INFO
JOB OPENING
Five hours a week.
More info. Applications in library.
TOGETHER WE READ
Get the Libby app to join Digital Book Group reading One Summer in Savannah FREE UNTIL Mar. 6th! JOIN.
Educational Take-Home Kits
Read news article about our Home Schooling and Memory kits. Includes Native American Culture, Math Puzzles & Memory Kits.
SATURDAY CIRCLE
Join Heather at 11 am on Saturdays for stories & free take-home craft packet celebrating Dr. Seuss.
See more news & Facebook posts below.
LIBRARY Food Bank
Overdue book? Donate non-perishable food items. Got extra? Donate to our food pantry! NEED a little help with food? Stop into the Food Pantry @ the Library. Free library cards, too!
Palace is a free e-reader app for our Library Catalog. Sign up with your library card! More info.
SUMMER READING FUN
LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN:
Join us Wednesdays  at noon in Eva Horning Park in Superior. New Guest Reader every time. Free Lunch 11:30 to 12:30. Also In-Library Reading Contest for kids to adults. $25 prizes awarded in early August!
Monday Gatherings
11 am: Confabs - Adult Group meets to learn and laugh.
1:30 pm: Hobnobbing - Kids Group is on hiatus for the summer.
Kanopy lets you stream films for free!
#bigmoviewatch
More info.
LIBRARY NEWS Archive:
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Beautiful homemade quilt donated to raised funds for Mineral County Library MT
FUNDRAISER
SUCCESS 2020-Style

ONLINE Facebook Fundraising Campaigns netted more than $700 for Library Programs, including our Summer Reading Contest.

Thank You KATHY SKALAK for your winning bid on the quilt donated by Claudia Price & the Christmas Bazaar Fundraising Package. And all who donated, including individually online!
PIE CONTEST WINNERS:
Nancy Wilson: Rhubarb Surprise
Eleanor Hollenback: Banana Cream
Pat Metzger: Rhubarb Custard Alexis Naef (
GRAND PRIZE WINNER): New York Cheesecake
Thanks to our 2021 judges: Vicky Miller, Gaylene Borden and Zoe Kelsey!
SUMMER READING WINNERS
K-2 Layla 1st
3-4 Emmett 1st, Roczen 2nd
5-6 Hunter 1st, Piper 2nd
7-8 Leyna 1st
*$25 for 1st place & $15 for 2nd.
LOCAL POETS LAUREATE
Thank you, Mark Gibbons (Alberton) and Chris La Tray (Frenchtown) Montana's latest Poets Laureate for your Sept 28th visit!!
GIFT CARD TODAY & you support your library !
All-occasion cards $2 each,
or 3 for $5 | $30 box
at Superior Library.
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A Really Warm and Wonderful Place to Visit
Banned Books Week - Celebrate the Freedom to Learn
CELEBRATE MLK
January 27th, 2022
Follow Martin Luther King Jr's example: Do good for someone else.
Brandy Elhert poses with her winning Key Lime Pie and Family!
WE WON PILCROW GRANT
Thanks to The Pilcrow Foundation for awarding the Mineral County Library a grant that puts 69 new kids books on our shelves for checkout! We learned of our award the summer of 2019. The goal of the Foundation is to provide quality hardcover books to rural libraries. Come see us today!
Banned Book Week
We celebrated the freedom to read during 2022 Banned Books Week: Sept. 18th - 24th.
 
Winners received a Baking Cookbook and aprons for all kids. Thanks to all who participated in the challenge and enjoyed some prize winning pies with us!
Brandy Elhert poses with her winning Key Lime Pie and Family!
Dan Arnsan and Library Director Guna and a Trevor's Tank Story Cake!
2019: A Good Year
WE MET THE AUTHORS
Thanks Chris Latray, Mike Raether, Dan Arsan and Leslie Budewitz for coming to share your new books and stories with our little library. They came on Aug. 17th, Jul. 14th, May 11th, Mar. 30th, respectively. See our party pictures on Facebook.

WORKSHOP: Thanks Gwen Florio April 20th for putting on a writer's workshop! And all who attended.
ANNUAL PIE CONTEST
Great fun at our 3rd annual Pie Contest on Mar.16th. 2019.

#1 Overall Winner
Brandy Elhert -- Key Lime Pie

Kids
: Karissa Pearce - Apple Pie
PUMPKIN CONTEST
A major cold snap during the last week of October didn't dampen the fun at the 2019 Library Pumpkin Decorating Party & Costume Contest. Thanks all who joined us Oct 29th.
Best Costume Winners:
Preschool
1st - Mataea S &  2nd - Kenadie S.

K-2
- Brian M.

Best costume: Mataea S.
Dan Arnsan and Library Director Guna and a Trevor's Tank Story Cake!
Preschool Pumpkin Winners:
1st - Kenadie S.
2nd - Kaiden M.
3rd - Boaz M. 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
1st - Piper M.
2nd - Solveig F.
3rd - Cael C. 

Grades 3-6 Winners
1st - Austin K.
2nd - Syndi
3rd - Alida F. 

Best Pumpkin
Piper M.
Each winter, Friends of the Library organizes a Holiday Bazaar to raise program funds and we also host a holiday party for the kids!
ANNUAL EVENTS with Friends:  
Each summer, Friends of the Library organize a Summer Reading Program with an in-house reading contest and a weekly Reading in the Park.
READING CONTEST WINNERS July 2022
Zaimon Firestone, Grade 5-6; Hunter Steele, Grade 3-4; Emmett Firestone, Self Reader, K-2; & Layla Vigue, Buddy reader, K-2. Congrats!!!
FEATURED:
MONTANA MEMORY

Check out the project capturing notable Montana moments with the Montana Memory Project website (Link).
Mondays 11:00 am
A new topic every month; join us for a gathering of folks who want to learn and share in good company!
Mondays 1:30 pm
On Hiatus 'til September
Homeschoolers / parents are invited to socialize, take field trips and do more fun stuff weekly.
HOBNOBBING
Always a good excuse to gather at the Public Library
CONFABS
Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bring crochet and knitting projects, learn techniques, share advice, and generally have a good time.
CROCHET and Knitting Lovers Circle (CAKLS)
JOIN STORY TIME

US: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 464-328-261

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LUNCH in the Library
Tuesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bring your lunch (or grab a Tuesday special at Darlow's)and join us in our comfy space of lending and learning.
CESSS: Seize The Day
Tuesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Send loved ones a note using our free Cards, Envelopes, Stamps, Stickers and Stationery (CESSS).
Story hour provided online by Parents as Teachers during stay-at-home period.
Free books for infants to children five years old thru Imagination Library
Follow Storytime with PAT on Facebook.
Wednesdays 11 am
Mineral County Parents as Teachers (PAT) read stories and lead youngsters in a half hour of playtime: Goose On the Loose!
STORY & Play Time
More info about Parents as Teachers (PAT): Website.
Wednesdays  11:00 - 11:30 am
Bring the kids for a bit of play with crafts and toys and a story, too. Fun is the goal.
STORY & PLAY TIME
FRIENDS of the Library
The BEES Book Club
2  pm - Monthly, 3rd Wednesday
Have fun, meet good folks, and help the Library do its community vital thing. We need you!
Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Good reading, lots of fun and some adventure as part of the Library's Book Reading Group The Bees.JOIN US!
EVENT WITH US!
If you have questions or ideas for library activities, CALL US @ 406-822-3563.