The Casselton Public Library has once again initiated a Buy-a-Book for the Community Tree at our local library. Community members will have a hassle free opportunity to give to a local non-profit where various gift tags have been labeled with assorted titles of books that the library would like to add to the circulation collection. Community members are encouraged to stop into the library and browse the gift tags that are displayed on the tree, select those which you would like to buy for the library, attach a check or cash to the tag, drop it into the gift box, and then the library staff will make the purchases. Book plates with the purchaser’s name will be placed on each donated item signifying that it was given during the 2015 Buy-a-Book program. Remember, purchasing a book is also a special way to honor or remember someone and that will also be designated on the book plate. Books may be bought anytime during normal operating hour which will include the Monday of Winter Wonderland of Lights so stop by that evening and take a look at the tree. If you cannot make it to the library there is an option of sending a check directly to the library and specifying what age bracket of books you would like to purchase.
Holiday bakers, the first 10 people to sign up are invited to participate in the third annual: Christmas Cookie and Book Exchange which will be held on Saturday, December 12 at 10:30am. Join the fun by bringing 10 dozen of one type of your favorite home baked Christmas Cookie along with a gently used or once read book to the library. Each participant will leave with a variety of different Christmas Cookies and will exchange their book for a different book that someone else has brought to share. Anyone interested in taking part in this exchange is invited to contact the Casselton Public Library at 347-4861 ext. #13 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to ensure a variety of cookies please designate what you are planning to bring ahead of time so others can be informed and then duplicates will not occur.
Note: Everyone will be contacted on December 8th to confirm how many people are participating, what cookies are being exchanged, and how many dozen cookies will need to be brought.
During the month of November individual fines for overdue books will be waivered for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food item to be donated to our local food pantry. Check your account at the circulation desk to see if you owe anything or have any overdue books still out.
Come to the Casselton Public Library and help our community “Deck the Halls” of the North Dakota State Capital this upcoming holiday season.
Monday, November 2nd
Everyone Welcome! Ornaments will be made from pages of withdrawn books with 2-3 different designs available to choose from. All materials and directions will be provided.
Friday, October 30 at 10:00am at the Casselton Public Library
Please join us in costume for some spooky tales and a freaky fun experiment.
Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy a special Halloween treat between 8:30-1:00
Strategic Planning is the focus as we progress into the fall at the Casselton Public Library. According to the Standards for Public Library Guidelines, published by the North Dakota State Library, every public library in the state must have a 3-5 year strategic plan on file in Bismarck. There are many benefits to developing this plan including having concrete goals and objectives that will help make decisions on programs and services more defined. It will help effectively allocate resources because we will have a formula for what our priorities are. Also, planning will help avoid changing for the sake of change – it will guide us in identifying what to change because this should be a conscious decision that is right for the library and for the community. As we begin this process we are asking the community to complete an online survey to help assess the needs of the community, to acknowledge the services the library is currently providing, and to determine what needs we may not be fulfilling. There will also be a paper version of the survey available at the library during regular business hours. We need everyone’s input so please take a moment to complete the survey whether you currently use the library or not. Each member of your family may participate also as we provide services to all age ranges. Thank you for your participation in this stage of our strategic planning mission.
The link to the survey is as follows:
George Poulson recently donated the book and DVD set titled The Ghost Army of World War II to the Casselton Public Library. This donation was given in honor of his twin brother who served in this elite top secret unit during WWII. Both items are ready for circulation at the library. Pictured with Poulson is Sheila Krueger, Library Director.