The Heart of America Library is excited to announce that past issues of The Pierce County Tribune are now available to search on the website https://rugbynd.advantage-preservation.com/.
The Heart of America Library received a Local History grant of $10,000 in November 2021 through the North Dakota State Library Vision grant program. Former library director Vicki Hoffart applied for the grant. The State Historical Society of North Dakota preserves all North Dakota newspapers on microfilm. They work with Advantage Preservation to digitize these papers, which are then accessible to search on the internet. The grant funds were used to digitize the Pierce County Tribune, The Rugby Optimist, and the Pierce County Globe. The link to the website is also accessible through the Heart of America Library’s website.
Upcoming Story Hours will be Friday April 15, and Friday April 29 from 10:15 – 11:15 am. If you have children five years of age or younger, they are welcome to attend. Children 3 or under must be attended by an adult.
New in Fiction is Cartographers by Peng Shepherd. The description reads “Nell Young’s whole life and greatest passion is cartography. Her father, Dr. Daniel Young, is a legend in the field and Nell’s personal hero. But she hasn’t seen or spoken to him ever since he cruelly fired her and destroyed her reputation after an argument over an old, cheap gas station highway map. But when Dr. Young is found dead in his office at the New York Public Library, with the very same seemingly worthless map hidden in his desk, Nell can’t resist investigating. To her surprise, she soon discovers that the map is incredibly valuable and exceedingly rare. In fact, she may now have the only copy left in existence . . . because a mysterious collector has been hunting down and destroying every last one—along with anyone who gets in the way. But why? To answer that question, Nell embarks on a dangerous journey to reveal a dark family secret and discovers the true power that lies in maps . . . Perfect for fans of Joe Hill and V. E. Schwab, The Cartographers is an ode to art and science, history and magic—a spectacularly imaginative, modern story about an ancient craft and places still undiscovered.”