Library News April 11, 2023

Spring has sprung! Well, maybe spring has sprung, this is North Dakota after all. Wait a minute and the weather will change.

Speaking of spring, the Heart of America Library has a new Library Director. Mandie Medalen joined the library staff on April 3rd. She is still learning the ropes, but is willing and eager to learn. Robin, Karen, and Angela are a wealth of knowledge for Mandie to learn from.

Book club for this month is reading Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler. Stop in and get your copy and join us on May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. to discuss your review of the book. Don’t worry about not knowing what to talk about in the book club meeting; the questions are in the book so you don’t have to guess.

Andrea Blessum will be at Main Street Boutique for an official book signing on Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for her newest book, How to Ski when You Can’t Swim. This morning Andrea kindly confirmed that she will visit the library on Friday, April 28th around 3:30 p.m. We do have her first book, too, if you want to check it out, Count Your Blessums.

We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have ideas for books we should consider our collection, ideas for activities you’d like to see us offer, ideas for online services we should look into. You can email Mandie at

National Library week is April 23 – 29, 2023 – There’s More to the Story.

Monday, April 24: Right to Read Day, the State of America’s Libraries Report is released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2022.
Tuesday, April 25: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Wednesday, April 26: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
Thursday, April 27: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

Thank you to Mayor Frank LaRocque for the recognition and official proclamation.

Happy Reading!

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