A Week of Holiday Fun!

It’s once again time to celebrate the holidays! MPL is excited to host our annual Holiday Open House with the help of the Minot High Orchestra. The gathering will take place on the 2nd floor of the library by the large window. The Orchestra will be playing some holiday favorites and refreshments such as cookies […]


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and MPL is excited to host in-person write-ins. Join Minot’s NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Melissa, in the Great Plains Room on Saturdays during the month of November from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm to write your 50,000-word novel. Each week, we’ll gather aspiring novelists, experienced authors, and everyone in […]

Escape Rooms at the Library

Escape rooms have become a popular form of entertainment in recent years, offering participants a thrilling and immersive experience that challenges and encourages problem-solving skills and teamwork. As libraries continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of their patrons, these programs provide a unique way to engage with knowledge and foster a spirit of […]

Sweater Weather Reading Challenge

As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red and gold and the crisp autumn breeze fills the air, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of curling up with a good book. What better way to celebrate this cozy season than by participating in the Sweater Weather Reading Challenge? As always, MPL’s challenge is for all […]

Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have a library card? Do members of your family have a library card? Do your friends have a library card? Now is a good time to apply for one.  With a library card from the Minot Public Library, you will have access to a multitude of […]

New Hours of Operation

Effective September, 4 2023 the Minot Public Library will be implementing new hours of operation. Our new hours will be as follows, Monday – Thursday – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Friday – Saturday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday – CLOSED Remember, our digital resources and online catalog are available 24/7, so you […]

Upcoming Technology Workshops

In the era of technology, staying up to date is crucial. Fortunately, your local library is more than just a hub for books; it’s also a thriving center for learning and exploration. These upcoming workshops will help you navigate more of the digital landscape with confidence and just might ignite your passion for technology! The […]

Splash Bash Party

All good things must come to an end. Sunday July, 30 is the last day to log your summer reading and allocate those virtual tickets! If you are using a paper log, the last day to turn those in is Saturday July, 29 as we are closed on Sundays. Grand prize winners will be contacted […]

Children’s Library Remodel

As Summer Reading is winding down, the Children’s Library is getting ready for our remodel. Starting Monday, July 31st, the Children’s Library will be closed to the public. During the first week of the closure staff will move over 40,000 items and bookshelves. Several small children’s collections will be in the lobby sometime during that […]

Summer Programs Are In Full Swing

Kids are out of school, summer is finally here and library programs are in full swing. Summer programs offer engaging activities and resources that nurture a love for learning and reading. From science programs to writing workshops, internet safety or learning American Sign Language, (and let’s not forget the summer reading challenge!) the Minot Public […]