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READ Dog
Posted by childrenslib on August 26, 2016

sisu.jpgSisu, a Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be available for children to read to on the Tuesday September 6th starting at 4:00 PM in the Children’s Library and continuing until 5:00 PM.  Sisu is a standard poodle and LOVES listening to children read.  Children may read for 15 minutes and it is on a first come first serve basis.  For more information about the READ dog contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Kindergarten Party
Posted by childrenslib on August 12, 2016

school.jpgChildren who are entering kindergarten this fall are invited to Library’s annual party which will be held on Wednesday, August 17th at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  Children must be pre-registered to attend.  For more information or to pre-register contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606


Special Library Board Meeting
Posted by MPLadult on July 6, 2016

There will be a special meeting of the Minot Public Library Board on Tuesday, 7/12/16 at 4:00 pm in the Library’s Conference Room. The only item on the agenda is amending the 2017 Library Budget.


Springtime Puppet Show
Posted by MPLadult on April 19, 2016

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SPRING FLING PUPPET SHOW - Pre-School children ages 3-6 are invited to a special Spring puppet show.  Jordan and friends will be at the Minot Public Library on Saturday April 30th at 10:30 AM for this puppet show.  For more information contact the library at 838-0606.


Celebrate National Library Week!
Posted by MPLadult on April 8, 2016

NLW-FBprofile_0.jpgApril 10th - April 16th is National Library Week and the Minot Public Library has plenty for you to do to celebrate!

While supplies last, patrons will receive a free library bag with every check-out thanks to our Friends of the Library group. The Library will also be giving patrons a chance to tell the staff what MPL does to help them transform. All week long people can write ways the Library has helped them transform on butterflies which will then be posted in the Library’s lobby along with the current art display

Friday, April 15th: Children’s book character Skippyjon Jones will make an appearance in the Children's Library Friday at 10:00 am.

Saturday, April 16th: MPL wraps up National Library Week with a busy day on Saturday the 16th. At 1:00 pm the Library hosts its third meeting of the “Color Me Happy” coloring club. Meanwhile, at 2:00 pm the Friends of the Minot Public Library celebrate winners of the annual Dallas Gilmore Poetry Contest for children. Finally, on the evening of Saturday the 16th, the Friends of the Library host The Minot Story Hour for an event called “At the Table”. The public is invited to come hear six members from the Minot community share real stories about food, friends, family (dynamics) and all the stuff that happens when we sit together at the table. The event begins at 7:00 pm and includes live music and food.


Guys Read
Posted by MPLadult on March 14, 2016

woos_carvers.jpgChildren and dads (moms too if interested) are invited to a program on wood carving on Monday, March 21st at 7:00 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Playaway Bookpacks Are Here!
Posted by MPLadult on February 29, 2016

Along with the recent addition of more Adult Playways, we also now have Playaway Bookpacks!  Bookpacks combine the popular Playaway audiobook player with a paper copy of the same title.  By combining both, you get a more complete audio/visual experience that is very helpful for those just learning or struggling with English who can both hear the words spoken and see the same words in print.  The Bookpacks are located in Aisle 18 (Literacy) in the 900's area of Adult Services and you can pick up its corresponding Playaway at the main circulation desk.  If you have any questions or requests for title to purchase, please contact Brendan Chella, the Adult Services Librarian, at 852-1045 or brendan.chella@minotnd.org or speak with one of our other librarians!


Baby Play
Posted by MPLadult on January 28, 2016

baby_steps.jpgBaby Play -Starting Friday, February 5th  at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  This is a story time and sensory play activity for children ages 12 months to 3 years of age and their caregivers.  There will be stories with an opportunity for children to play after the story time.  This story will continue through April 15th .  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Special Visitor at the Library
Posted by MPLadult on January 16, 2016

cookie_mouse.jpgCookie Mouse will visit the library on Friday, January 22nd at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  Children will hear Cookie Mouse stories and have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Cookie Mouse.  For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Engineering Fun
Posted by childrenslib on November 5, 2015

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Let’s be engineers! Children  will have all kinds of building challenges at our engineering program on Wednesday, November 11th starting at 2:00 in the Imagination Station


Halloween Science Fun
Posted by childrenslib on October 16, 2015

pumpkin_science.jpgMake plans now to spend a few hours of your vacation with us.  School age children are invite to join us Thursday, October 22th at 2:00 PM for Pumpkin Science.  We will be doing all sorts of fun things with Pumpkins!  Come have fun and learn at the same time.


Stop by for story time
Posted by MPLadult on September 10, 2015

baby_steps.jpgMPL will be offering SIDE-BY-SIDE STORIES, on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM starting September 15th. Parents, grandparents or caregivers must accompany their children to Side By Side Stories.

Children who want to experience story time by themselves may choose to attend MAKER MONDAYS, a story time with craft for independent children ages 3-6. This story time will be held on Mondays at 10:30 AM starting September 14th. Or they may choose to come to WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAYS, which is a puppet story time starting September 16th and will be held on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for independent children ages 3-6.

BABY PLAY for the youngest child ages 12 months -3 years of age will be held on Fridays at 10:00 AM starting October 2nd.

For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Clubs & Organizations Directory, 35th edition
Posted by MPLadult on August 20, 2015

clubs.jpgThe 35th edition of the Clubs and Organizations Directory compiled by the Information and Referral Office in the Minot Public Library is now available.

The directory provides a listing of over 650 clubs and organizations including recreational, human services agencies, and social services, and also provides the contact person(s) with phone numbers and addresses. There is also an online version of the directory which contains more information about the club or organizations, (i.e. hours, services, eligibility, fees, and so on.) This is available through the library webpage by clicking on Club & Organizations.


We want to hear from YOU!
Posted by MPLadult on May 5, 2015

hours.jpgThe Minot Public Library wants to make sure that we are serving our community as best as we can. To do this, we'd like to hear from YOU about a variety of topics related to library services. The first topic is the library's SERVICE HOURS; please take this brief survey to let us know when you are most likely to come to the library.

Thank you for your time, please contact us anytime to share your ideas and suggestions!


Make Your Mark!
Posted by MPLadult on May 5, 2015

logo_here.jpgAre you a good artist?

                              Do you want to be a part of our new Makerspace?

We need your help - we need a logo for our Makerspace! Enter your design for a chance to win a $100 gift card!!

Guidelines:

  • Logo must be original design - do not “borrow” from any others
  • Logo must be in a digital format
  • Logo must incorporate the library’s existing logo - a digital copy is available to you upon request
  • Logo must be 18 inches x 18 inches and 300dpi in size
  • Entry must be received by May 31, 2015

This contest is open to ALL ages. E-mail entries and your contact information to pam.carswell@minotnd.org by midnight on May 31, 2015.

For more information contact Pam at 852-1045.


Curious George Visits the Library
Posted by MPLadult on April 8, 2015

curious_George.jpgCURIOUS GEORGE VISITS THE LIBRARY – Curious George will visit the Minot Public Library on Friday, April 17th at 10 AM.  Pre-school children are invited to meet George, hear some stories and have their picture taken in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Reading Educational Assistance Dog
Posted by childrenslib on March 27, 2015

read_dog.jpgSisu, a Reading Education Assistance Dog, will be available for children to read to on Tuesday, April 7th starting at 4:00 PM in the Children’s Library and continuing until 5:00 PM.  Sisu is a standard poodle and LOVES listening to children read.  Children may read for 15 minutes and it is on a first come first serve basis.  For more information about the READ dog contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Grandparents Tea
Posted by childrenslib on March 3, 2015


Clifford Visits the Library
Posted by MPLadult on February 10, 2015

clifford_1.jpgCLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG – Clifford, the Big Red Dog, will visit the Minot Public Library on Friday, February 20th at 10:00 AM in the Imagination Station.  Come meet Clifford and hear some fun Clifford Stories!  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


ASK Programs for Kids
Posted by childrenslib on December 22, 2014

 after_school_kids_programs.jpgAfter School Kids Programs - After School Kids Programs will resume on Monday, January 5th  at 3:45 PM in the Imagination Station of the Minot Public Library. The activity-based programs are geared for school age children (K-5).  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Harvest Snacks
Posted by MPLadult on November 1, 2014

harvest_snacks.jpgHARVEST SNACKS – School-age children grades k-5 are invited to the library where we’ll be making yummy Harvest Snacks on November 10th starting at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station. Hope to see you there. For more information contact the Children's Library at 838-0606.


Explore and Discover
Posted by childrenslib on July 23, 2014

paper_airplane.jpgChildren grades 1-5 are invited to come and learn all about paper airplanes and flying them on Thursday, July 31st at the Minot Public Library at starting at 2:00 PM in the Imagination Station.  For more information contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.


Fizz Boom Science
Posted by childrenslib on July 17, 2014

mad_scientist.jpgChildren grades 2-5 can spark their imaginations on July 23rd at the Minot Public Library’s program on MAGIC POTIONS.  The program starts at 2 PM in the Imagination Station. Come join the fun.


MAM Field Trip
Posted by MPLadult on June 23, 2014

modelplane.jpgTeens and Tweens are invited to the Minot Aircraft Modelers' field at 100th Ave NE and 100th St NE on Tuesday July 1st from 6:00-8:00!  Come see how the models work and enjoy learning more about aeronautics!


Volunteers Needed!
Posted by childrenslib on June 2, 2014

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The Children’s Library is looking for volunteers to be Book Buddies with children during June and July. Volunteers read with a child for one hour per week for eight weeks. If interested, contact the Children’s Library at 838-0606.