New Town Chamber Car Show

The New Town Chamber is gearing up for the annual Car show and the City Library didn’t want to miss out on any of the action! The Library will be hosting a children’s activity for this community event. There are three age divisions to register for ages 3+YEARS, 5+YEARS, and 9+YEARS. Upon registering and signing up with the library your child will receive a car kit to build/decorate and complete on the due date. This activity is for everyone and free. All cars will be displayed during the car show and than each age division we be judged for “BEST OF SHOW” and “POPULAR VOTE” prizes will then be awarded to those who place. On the flyer below a list of work dates and the completion date are provided. if you have any further question please feel free to call the library at 701-627-4846.


Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at

If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit

download the Libby app from the google play app store or Apple app store. Access Libby here with the following link.

🎉📖📚Children’s book week📚📖🎉

📖Librarians favorite children’s book and interview.📖

Librarian Kim’s favorite children’s book is Corduroy by Don Freeman 🐻

Corduroy is a sweet little stuffed animal bear ready to move to his forever home. Day after day he waits with all the other stuffed animals in the department store for someone to take him home. It seems like forever and like he may possibly never leave his little shelf in the store. Until one day a little girl sees him! She asks her mother if they can buy him. The little girls mom tells her ‘Not today dear, I’ve spent to much already. Besides he doesn’t look new. He lost the button to one of his shoulder straps.’ And so begins Corduroys journey to find the missing button and a forever home.

NTCL: How old were you the first time you heard this story?
Kim: “maybe 5 or 6?”
NTCL: Who is your favorite character in the story?
Kim: “Corduroy! I sympathized with him and thought he was so cute.”
NTCL: Who was the first person to read it to you?
Kim: “Our school Librarian at the time Mrs. Bratvold.”
NTCL: Did the story end the way you hoped it would?
Kim: “Yes, Corduroy got the one thing he wanted the most, and more.”

Please visit our Facebook page at to hear Kim read her favorite children’s book online in our previous posts. 📖📚

Librarian Kim holding up her favorite children’s story.

🎉📚📖Children’s book week📖📚🎉

🎉📖 In Honor of children’s book week, the librarians at the New Town City library will be sharing their favorite children’s books with you and a small interview. 📖🎉

Librarian Julie’s favorite children’s book is Georgie by Robert Bright.

Georgie is a gentle and friendly little ghost, who happily haunts the home of Mr. and Mrs. Whittaker. Creaking the loose board on the stairs and giving the parlor door a little squeak every night. Until his world is turned topsy-turvy and he must find a new home to haunt.

NTCL: Julie, The first time you heard this story, how old were you?
Julie: “I was three.”
NTCL: Who is your favorite character in the story?
Julie: “Georgie of course, but it should be Herman the Savior and hero.”
NTCL: Who was the first person to read it to you?
Julie: “My mother or my babysitter?”
NTCL: Did the story end the way you thought it would?
Julie: “It ended the way I always hoped it would. I would not change a thing about the story maybe make it a little shorter.”

Please visit our Facebook page at to hear Julie read her favorite story to you online in a previous post.

Librarian Julie holding up her favorite children’s book Georgie

Story Hour-10/8 Fire prevention week

with Special Guest Fire Fighter/ Fire Prevention officer from the city of New Town Fire Dept. Will Thelen

Fireman Thelen Demonstrating how his fire suit works.
Fireman Thelen showing his firetruck to the children and parents.
A firehouse puppy made by one of our story hour children.
Librarian Samantha showing off her firehouse puppy.

For fire prevention week the New Town city library read Little Critter – Going to the Firehouse By Mercer Mayer and made firehouse puppies as a craft. They also got to visit with a real Fireman. We were very fortunate enough to have our local fire department come in during story hour. Fireman Thelen got to demonstrate how his fireman suit works and show the children and their parents what the fire engine looks like inside. A very huge heart felt thank you from the New Town City Library and staff to the New Town Fire Department and Fireman Thelen for helping make this possible! Thank You New Town Fire Department for all You do and helping us and our community to stay safe!

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