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Board chair Phil Coonts (upper right) and his crew install the new sign on the front of the building
Board chair Phil Coonts (upper right) and his crew install the new sign on the front of the building
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Stanley Library News, May 21, 2015

By Jane Somerville

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New sign
Library board of trustees chairman Phil Coonts and his Handy Hatchery Helpers installed a beautiful new sign on the front of the library last weekend. We appreciate these volunteers for adding this wonderful new addition to the building. Our handmade wooden sign that graced the entrance to the library building on Ace of Diamonds Street and made the move to the new building sadly did not tolerate last winter's wet weather. The sign was deteriorated beyond repair and has been retired. Brilliant internet searching by board member Doug Plass resulted in a rather simple solution for new signage on the street side of the building. We are anxiously awaiting this new addition.
STEAM Club
Our STEAM club has been a huge success. The kids have enjoyed working with Straws and Connectors, Keva structures, Zoob Challenge, Q-Ba Maze 2.0 and several art projects. One of the highlights was building an all terrain vehicle that really worked with the Physics Challenge. We will continue STEAM Club through the month of May, and resume next fall after school is in session. But that doesn't mean there will be nothing for kids to do this summer, we are excited about our summer reading program that will begin in June. Every Hero Has A Story is our theme this year, we have exciting programs with animal heroes, comic book heroes, everyday heroes and fantasy heroes. Kids will not want to miss these programs! Help avoid the summer slide and keep your kids reading all summer long.
Adult program ideas
Staff, board members and helpful volunteers are brainstorming ideas for interesting adult programs this summer. Ideas for programs are always welcome, if you have a great idea shoot us an email or stop by and chat with staff members. We hope to line up some great entertainment and food for thought for the coming summer season.
Library consortium meeting
Library staff recently hosted the Library Consortium of East Idaho for the April meeting. We had a fruitful meeting with a lot of laughs (who knew a work meeting could be so much fun!) and every guest went home with a prize. We appreciate Jerry's Country Store and Motel, Mountain Village Resort, The Redd Restaurant, and Riverwear for donating our door prizes.

Prior to the meeting several of the librarians helped us rearrange our out-of-control children's section. Picture books are now arranged by category rather than alphabetically by author. Like dinosaurs? Look for the section labeled Dinosaurs, Monsters, and Dragons. Pinkalicious books are in the Sparkly section, and books about fire trucks can be found in the Things That Go section. We greatly appreciate the help and got the entire children's section finished.

New adult reads
We've got some terrific new adult books on the shelves. Longmire fans are rejoicing in Craig Johnson's latest release Dry Bones. Others include The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova, The Stranger by Harlan Coben, The Liar by Nora Roberts, and the latest installment of the Maisie Dobbs series, A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear.
Stanley Library hours and other info
Regular library hours are Monday 12-6, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-4, Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6.
Library phone number is 774-2470.
Email address is stanley.id.library@gmail.com.
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STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
STEAM Club activities
Stanley school students and the new Libri Foundation books
Stanley school students and the new Libri Foundation books!
A picture of kids reacting to a smelly experiment
Piper and Taylor react to a smelly experiment
Photo by Phil Enright
A picture of Sparky Easom reading to audience
Sparky Easom delighted kids and grown ups with his
selection of Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene.
Photo courtesy of Jim Stark
A picture of the library Grand Celebration July 6, 2013
The crowd enjoys a lovely party celebrating the completion of the new library
View the time lapse video of building the new library!
board and director holding a banner
Trustees Dave Lesser, Lynne Hutchins, Sylvia Hamilton, Doug Plass
and Phil Coonts, along with director Jane Somerville,
proudly display the banner that shows we did it!
Click here to follow the story of the construction of our new library.
Anthony Doerr signs books after speaking at the 4th annual Friends of the Library luncheon.
Anthony Doerr signs books after speaking at
the 4th annual Friends of the Library luncheon.
photo of Lisa adding to fundraising thermometer
Friend of the Library Lisa Muscavage
adds to the fund raising thermometer
Photo by Jane Somerville
photo of early construction
Construction is moving right along as Sawtooth Valley Builders
set the walls on the new library on Niece Avenue
Photo by Jane Somerville
photo of early construction
Construction begins!
Carole King shares a funny moment of her life during Storytime.
Carole King shares a funny moment of
her life during "Storytime"
Photo by Elissa Kline
photo of boy on Santa's lap
Santa has a serious visit with William Mitchell.
Photo by Gary Gadwa
photo of kids reading
Two of the youngest participants at the Christmas Reading
had their own little reading after the grown-ups were finished
Photo by Leise Dean
photo of signing the new building lease
Board chair Ellen Glaccum signs the lease for the new library property
while trustees Ervine Baird and Julie Rember,and city clerk Doug Plass look on
Camused crowd listens as Dave Kimpton reads a selection from Patrick McManus.
An amused crowd listens as Dave Kimpton
reads a selection from Patrick McManus.
Photo by Jane Somerville
Orval Hansen tells of the creation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Orval Hansen tells of the creation of
the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.
Photo by Julie Rember
Viking shields at a recent Read'n'Feed
L to R: Ottar the Gimp, Olaf the Hag, Ota the Great,
Hervor the Horrible and Hak the Insane show off
their Viking shields at a recent Read'n'Feed.
 June Hansen regales her audience with tales from the theatre
June Hansen regales her audience with tales from the theatre
Photo by Julie Rember
Author Ridley Pearson signs books for Stanley area kids
Author Ridley Pearson signs books for Stanley area kids
Photo by Julie Rember

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