4 Ways We’re Celebrating Pride Month at Grand Forks Public

At Grand Forks Public, we celebrate our differences. We bring people together. We encourage curiosity. All are welcome here. During Pride Month, we take a moment to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world. Here are four ways we’re celebrating #PrideMonth at the library. 1. Waving the rainbow and wearing the rainbow….

From Library Program Participant to Regional Science Fair Champion

Amaa Wijetunga, a fifth-grader at Discovery Elementary School, loves to participate in activities provided by Grand Forks Public_, especially the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities offered on school early out days. While participating in these activities, Library STEM coordinator, Delores Clark, recognized Amaa’s curiosity and…

26 Book Recommendations for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Did you know the first Japanese immigrants came to the United States on May 7, 1843? In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, our librarians gathered a list of top book recommendations. The following books are created by and/or about Asian and Pacific Americans. All titles are available at Grand Forks Public….

9 Reasons to Celebrate 121 Years of Sparking Curiosity in Grand Forks

Did you hear? We have a BIG birthday right around the corner. Grand Forks Public is turning 121 years old, and we’re celebrating with a Birthday Party & Grand Reopening on May 21 from 3-5 p.m. We’ll kick off the party with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m., followed by an outdoor storytime at 4 p.m….

The Mystery and Magic of the Library

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your book from the dropbox to the shelf? Or how exactly the books are categorized? Is it alphabetical or numerical? Does the library offer more than just books? These are the questions I had as a patron of the library and now that I am an…

6 Books Featuring Strong Women in History

Want to teach the next generation about women who were movers, shakers, and history-makers? Check out these top picks recommended by our children’s librarians and available at Grand Forks Public. 1. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden were good at math… really good. Learn how they…

Get to Know Tonya Palmer, Information Services Supervisor

Grand Forks Public is pleased to announce Tonya Palmer as Information Services Supervisor. Tonya has nearly 17 years of experience at Grand Forks Public, with steadily increasing responsibility, peer mentoring and training experience, and excellent problem-solving and people skills. Library Director Wendy Wendt shares, “Tonya brings a positive, can-do attitude to everything she does and…

Haunted Quarantine

When 6’7” Marquis moved to Grand Forks from Missouri about a month ago, he didn’t expect a 5’2” elderly man and 4’ young boy as house guests. “I had this instinct when I walked in the house,” explains Marquis. “The rental felt warm and cozy with its stained-glass windows and old-time charm. I had a…