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That's Craftastic!: 07/04/2020


MPL's crafting series "That's Craftastic!" is BACK!

The July craft can be done in YOUR own home (or anywhere). Look for an instructional video on Facebook or Instagram Monday, July 6th. Then call the Library at 701-852-1045 to register/reserve your supplies to be picked up during the MPL curbside pick-up hours. Curbside pick-up is Wednesday, July 8th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Remember: you must reserve items in advance as supplies are limited *AND* you can only pick up the items Wednesday.

"That's Craftastic!" is a free monthly program intended for ages 12 and older and registration is required due to limited supplies. To register, call 701-852-1045 or stop by the Library - a waiting list will be created if the program fills up! For more craft tips and tricks, check out our new digital resource Creative Bug.

The Library is OPEN: 07/03/2020

The Minot Public Library will be reopening Monday, June 22nd with limited hours and services. The Library will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm on Saturdays. The first hour of each day will be reserved for at-risk patrons. Patrons under the age of 12 are welcome after the first hour of the day, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Imagine Your Story 2020: 07/02/2020


Minot Public Library Offers Summer Reading Online

Have you ever heard of the summer slide? Research shows that children who do not read in the summer can lose around 2 months of grade level equivalency in math and reading in one summer.


Parents have been busy schooling from home recently, and we don’t want our children to lose the knowledge they have learned. That is why the Minot Public Library is going digital for our Summer Reading Program. Through our new software, Beanstack, families can sign up, log minutes, complete activities, and earn prizes over the summer months. Children’s Librarian, Randi Monley, says “it doesn’t take much, just 20 minutes or more a day, for your children to negate the summer slide, and what kid doesn’t love a prize for their efforts?” While Beanstack will be tracking your reading, don’t forget the library will be preparing lots of programs for all ages whether those are virtual or in person, remains to be determined.

If you think summer reading is only for the kids, you would be wrong. Minot Public Library has plenty of challenges for adults and teens. “Summer reading isn't just for kids. Some of the many benefits adults gain from reading include, an increased ability to focus, reduced stress, and an increase in cultural competency,” stated Zhaina Moya, Adult Services Librarian. Minot Public Library is excited to have this new online platform, so everyone can get reading!

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