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Friends of the Mineral County Public Library

Friends work for the good of the library and its patrons. We organize fundraisers (
such as the annual Craft & Book Sale) that finance our Children's Programs, including Summer Reading and Reading in the Park, the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and Santa Claus' annual visit.

FRIENDS of the Library have a good time doing a good thing. JOIN US.

MEETINGS:
Every month, third Thursday at 3 pm
HOLD & SHOUT
Free ShoutBomb Service for text notice! Phone rates apply. Sign Up.
LIBRARY HOURS
Open Monday - Thursday & Saturdays. Social distancing in effect. Mask suggested.
JOIN US Mondays
Mondays 10 am we have Confabs: December it's all about live music. Banjo, piano, trombone.... Join us!
Library Closed Sat. July 3rd and Mon. July 5th for the Independence Day Holiday
SUMMER READING
Join us Wednesday 11:30a - 12:30p for the finale to the Summer Reading in the Park. and the In-Library Reading Program. Party with Root Beer and Games on 7/21
Events Calendar
FREE RESOURCE FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS
Check out waterford.org/upstart: An offer to prepare Montana four-year-olds for Kindergarten. Read.
See more news & Facebook posts below.
HOBNOBBING
Mondays at 1:30 pm we offer homeschoolers & parents a chance to socialize + field trips. December it's about story and song!
CORONOVIRUS INFO
Montana Info 1-888-333-0461
LUNCH & LETTER or Card...
+ Crochet & Knitters Circle Tuesdays
Grab some lunch and use our Cards, Envelopes, Stamps, Stickers and Stationery FREE (we'll even mail 'em for you) on Tuesdays 11 am to 2 pm. We call this Lunch in the Library CESSS Day. READ NEWS Story on us.


And at 2 pm, our Crochet and Knitting Lovers Circle (CAKLS) begins! Join us!
Holiday Fundraiser:
Library volunteer Diane Metzger's Nativity latch hook rug will be raffled online (Facebook page). Loads of holiday baskets for raffle. Buy $1 tickets ($5 or 6) at Library ASAP!
NEED INTERNET CONNECTIONS?
We have Mobile Hotspots To Lend with free Internet. Superior, Alberton & St. Regis libraries. Must be 18 years old. State Grant. Learn more!
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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!
SUMMER READING WINNERS July 2021:
Congrats to In-House Summer Reading Program All-Ages PRIZE Winners, which include:
* Roman, Elijah, Steven, Asher, Melodie, Jubelee & Rochelle Cooley;
* Leyna, Roczen & Layla Vigue; Soren Feiro; and Marshal, Annalise and Mason Person.
Congrats!
PIE CONTEST WINNERS:
Nancy Wilson: Rhubarb Surprise
Eleanor Hollenback: Banana Cream
Pat Metzger: Rhubarb Custard Alexis Naef (
GRAND PRIZE WINNER): New York Cheesecake

Congrats to all who made our Aug 16th event. Thanks to our judges: Vicky Miller, Gaylene Borden and Zoe Kelsey!
GIFT CARD TODAY & you support your library !
All-occasion cards $2 each,
or 3 for $5 | $30 box
at Superior Library.
BENEFIT Your Library
Buy at Amazon.com and when USE the Library's Buy It Now Link you donate to the Library.
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Mineral County Public Library
A Really Warm and Wonderful Place to Visit
Banned Books Week - Celebrate the Freedom to Learn
CELEBRATE MLK
January 20th, 2021
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 2020 Banned Books Week: Sept. 27 - Oct 3.
 
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 summer, the Friends of the Library offers children a six-week Reading Program with prizes and a pool party. Plus, Reading in the Park every Thursday at noon. We also offer Reading Contests for Teens and Adults.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
ANNUAL EVENTS:  

PUMPKIN
DECORATION
PARTY
HOLIDAY Parties
& Santa Visit
& Other Fun!
READING CONTEST WINNERS July 2020
Congrats Alida, Ethan & Soren $25 for a great summer spent reading. Prize for Most Books Read in 2020.
FEATURED:
MONTANA MEMORY

Check out the project capturing notable Montana moments with the Montana Memory Project website (Link).
 
Mondays 10:00 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
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.
KIDS' STORY & PLAY TIME
CROCHET and Knitting Lovers Circle (CAKLS)
Wednesdays  10:00 - 10:30 am
Bring the kids for a bit of play with crafts and toys and a story, too. Fun is the goal.
 
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.
FRIENDS of the Library
The BEES Book Club
3 pm - Monthly, third Thursday
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.