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Take time out of your busy schedule to find happiness at your Library!

National Library Week 2016 LogoEvents and food the week of March 7 through 11 - all day every day you can tie fleece blankets for local charities, bring in food shelf donations, and relax with putting together puzzles, creating origami, and coloring all with the hope of finding happiness at your library!

You can also stop by the Library all week or complete the form online to enter a daily prize drawing for gift certificates, clothing items, and more! 

Schedule of Activities for Library Week


  March 7

  • Until Noon - Drop off your edible book creation.
  • Noon to 3 pm Tuesday, Mar. 8 - Vote for the edible book creations.
  • 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Spirit, the therapy dog, makes a visit.  Spirit will be in the first floor study room.
  • 4 pm - Prize Drawing
   Spirit the Therapy Dog


  March 8

  • 1 pm - Happiness presentation by Laurie Anderson in the Library Classroom.
  • 3 pm - Edible book contest voting closes.
  • 4 pm - Prize Drawing
   Laurie Anderson


  March 9

  • 9:30 am & 10:30 am - BHC Preschool visits in the Library Classroom.

  • Noon - Announce edible book contest winners. You do not need to be present to win.
  • 4 pm - Prize Drawing
Storytime for the Preschool Children


  March 10

  • 3 pm - Tom Buck presents on and displays his Japanese sword collection in the Library soft seating section.
  • 4 pm - Prize Drawing
    Tom Buck


  March 11

  • 2 pm - Decorate your own sugar cookie.
  • 4 pm - Final Prize Drawing
Smiley Sugar Cookies

Enter to win a daily prize! (Open March 7 - 11)

Edible Book Contest

Enter the edible book contest for a chance at fabulous prizes and to show off your culinary and literary skills! 

      Winner of the Edible Book Contest
                 Last year's contest winner

The edible book contest is where you create something with food that is somehow related to a book. It does not need to be edible as the entries are for display only.

Drop off your entry the first day of National Library Week, Mon., Mar. 7 by noon.

Voting will go until Tues., Mar. 8 at 3 pm. The winners will be announced Wed., Mar. 9 at noon. You do not need to be present to win.

1st Prize - 1 night stay at Barker's Island
2nd Prize - $100 iTunes Gift Card
3rd Prize - $50 Trader Joe's Gift Bag 

So start planning, cooking, baking, and reading today!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you image with daisies   
Image in the Public Domain

The Library would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped make our Library celebration successful!


Barkers Island Inn Resort
& Conference Center

Bruce Cvancara/Einstein Brothers

CSS Saints Shop

Dean Packingham

7 West Taphouse

Grandma's Restaurant Company

Great! Lakes Candy Kitchen

Lisa Roseth and Alumni Relations

Mary Meyer and Admissions Department

Minnesota Twins Baseball Club

Trader Joe's

Twin Ports Testing, IH Department

Whole Foods Co-op