Library News May 3, 2023

May is a month for new opportunities, new experiences, NEW BOOKS! Reading a new book will make your mind blossom with new ideas; it will take you on a new adventure. Your Heart of America Library has several new books that can take you places; check one out today!

Speaking of adventures, we have a few here at the Heart of America Library for you to enjoy. Check out Con Pollo: A Bilingual Playtime Adventure by Jimmy Fallon to enjoy with your little one (easy fiction). A brief description reads, “an engaging and hilarious picture book that serves young readers as an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary, brought to life by superstar team-up Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez.”

Or for your older reader (junior fiction) maybe The Abduction by Gordon Korman; a brief description reads, “Aiden Falconer and FBI Agent Harris close in on Aiden’s sister’s kidnappers. The only problem is Meg’s attempts to free herself mean she’s never where she’s supposed to be.”

And an adventure for mom or dad (adult fiction) to read might be My Travels with Mrs. Kennedy by Clint Hill. A brief description reads, “Sparked by long-forgotten gifts and memorabilia discovered in an old trunk, the now ninety-year-old Hill reminisces about private moments, shared laughs, and crazy adventures with one of the world’s most iconic women during her time as First Lady and the excruciating year following the assassination of her husband. After all, he notes that “when you travel with someone…you experience things that can’t be fully appreciated by anyone who wasn’t there”.”

Your spring adventure is waiting at Heart of America Library!

A reminder that our used book sale fundraiser for the library is happening May 5 & 6 during the city wide rummage sales here in Rugby. Mention that you read the Library News and you can shop the book sale early. We are still adding books, so come by again, and again, and again.

We’d like to take a moment and thank the following folks who made a donation to the library in memory of a loved one in the month of April. Thank you Orvin and Bev Blekeberg, Betty Triplett, Larry and Sheila Braaten, Diane and Robert Fritel, Ralph and JoAnn Anderson, Gary and Barb Lee, Friends and Family of Grace Paul, Gloria Grove, Nick Brossart, Dale Fedje, Elsie Davidson , and an Anonymous donor. Your following loved ones will be remembered through your generous gift; Donald Hager, Lois Tuff, Grace Paul, Marian Guss, Ruth Fedje, Boniface Hornstein, Leland ‘Lee’ Ekren, Ansell Johnson, Rocky Rocheleau, Bev Hamnes, and Ron Brossart.

The Heart of America Library wants to hear from you! Let us know if you have ideas for books we should consider our collection, ideas for activities or classes you would like to see us offer, ideas for online services we should look into. Please email Mandie Medalen at

The library has free WiFi, 4 computers, a fax machine and a copy machine for public use. The library also has a meeting room available for use, call 701-776-6223 to schedule your small group meeting.

Regular library hours are:

            10 am until 6 pm Monday through Thursday,

            10 am to 5 pm on Fridays and

            Saturdays from 10 am until 4 pm.


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