New Titles at the Library:

A few junior easy books include “The Seven Chinese Sisters” by Kathy Tucker; “I Lost My Tooth!”, “I Want to Sleep Under the Stars!” and “Who is the Mystery Reader?” all by the popular children’s author, Mo Williams; “We Love You, Mr. Panda” by Steve Antony; and “Last Unicorn” by Jemina Summer.

            A new junior non-fiction series by Joanne Mattern has the titles “Inclined Planes”, “Levers”, “Pulleys”, “Screws”, “Wedges” and “Wheels and Axles”.  This Simple Machines Fun Series is geared to 4-8 year-olds and gives them a beginning knowledge about function and history of simple machines. There are also easy experiments to allow kids to test out this new knowledge.

            Another junior non-fiction series, Our Favorite Foods, by Christina Leaf and Joanne Mattern, has titles “French Fries”, “Macaroni & Cheese”, “Pizza”, “Tacos”, “Ice Cream” and “Chocolate Chip Cookies”.         

            A large print adult fiction addition is “Sunflower Sisters” by Martha Hall Kelly. This is book two of the Woolsey-Ferriday Series. Book one was “The Lilac Girls”, which introduced Caroline Ferriday. This second book tells the story of Caroline’s ancestor, Georgeanna Woolsey, a Civil War nurse.           

  New magazines this week are Quick & Easy Quilts, Grit, Russian Life, People, Good Housekeeping

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Library Book Group

Adult Book Group

The Book Discussion Group will next meet on June 1 at 10 AM in the West Room. The book chosen is “Boots and Saddles: Or Life in Dakota with General Custer”, written by his wife, Elizabeth Bacon Custer. Amazon describes the books this way:

For nearly 58 years, Elizabeth Bacon Custer was probably the most famous widow in the world. In this lively, fascinating, loving portrait of life on the plains with her already-famous husband, Libbie tells a civilized audience of the excitement, fun, and perils endured at a remote frontier post. Intelligent and beautiful, Libbie was partner, confidant, and booster to the general, as well as an important figure in the social life of the posts he commanded. This book has been used as source material on the general’s life as well as the frontier army for well over a century. Celebrated among the prominent people of her day, Libbie never remarried after Custer’s death. She spent the rest of her life writing and lecturing about him, burnishing his reputation and keeping his memory alive. Long a jewel of western Americana, this book continues to find and entertain new audiences in the 21st century.


If you like North Dakota history, this might be of interest to you. Pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

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Story Time

Story Hour will be held on Friday, May 14 at 10:15 AM in the Miss Marlys Room. Bring your little one to join the fun!

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Heart of America Library

is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Accessing the library version of from home

Due to widespread library closures in response to the global pandemic, Ancestry Library Edition is now available outside our library by using this URL:

From home, a patron will need to sign in through the ODIN authgate using a library’s remote access credentials. That is site the above link takes you to. At that ODIN website, sign in with the following information.

For 14 digit barcode, enter: 23125001134194

For password, enter: heart

(note that the password must be all lower-case)

Then, click the “Public, K12, Special Libraries Logon” button.

That should take you to the ancestry website.

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New Library Procedures

The Heart of America Library is now open to the public and will return to our regular operating hours.  There are some guidelines, and we ask the cooperation of patrons:

If you are sick or feeling unwell please do not come to the library – opt for delivery or curbside pickup.

If you would rather not come into the library, we will continue to do delivery and curbside pick-up.

If you would like to come into the library we will be here for regular hours. Patrons are encouraged to select items and leave in a timely manner.

Social distancing is encouraged. Use the sanitizer unit on the small table by the entrance when you enter the building.

Please put all returns in the book drop outside.  Items will continue to be quarantined for a week.

When checking out items, put each item through the opening in the plexi-glass dividers, allowing them to be scanned. The employee will not be touching the item, only scanning.

Only two public computers will be available. Only adult usage for business purposes…no games, etc.

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