Monday, January 16, 2017

LIBRARY PREPARES TO MOVE COLLECTION! January 18, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, beginning around 1:00 p.m., the Adrian High School students will be moving the entire Library collection from the Library, to the temporary location at 100 E. 1st Street in Adrian, MN. We invite people to come out and see the almost 200 students carry approximately 9,000 items to the temporary location. The students are excited, we are excited, and we are hoping people will show up to encourage and support the students, take pictures, and enjoy the event!
FYI: We are still trying to reach our fundraising goal of $80,000. Please consider sending in a donation, or making an online donation. Follow this link to learn how to make a donation: 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

ADRIAN BRANCH LIBRARY ON TV! January 12, 2017

The Adrian Branch Library was featured on KSFY-TV, Sioux Falls, SD, this week, due to the upcoming renovation, the fundraiser, and next Wednesday's Parade of Students, and the transferring of books from the current location to the temporary location at New Vision Coop (100 East 1st Street, Adrian, MN).  The HS students will carry books a little over a block away from the current building.  Stop by Maine Avenue on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - approx. 3:00 p.m.

Please watch all four videos!

http://www.ksfy.com/video?vid=410519495

http://www.ksfy.com/video?vid=410517545

http://www.ksfy.com/video?vid=410516625

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Small-town-library-raises-enough-funds-to-redesign-and-renovate-410490205.html

Friday, December 30, 2016

DRAGONS WITH LIBRARY FUNDRAISER THERMOMETER December 30, 2016

The Library is slowly being emptied of shelves, books, etc., as the Dragons prepare to move to the temporary Library space.  Soon – hopefully, very soon – work will begin on the Library building itself.

As for the L.A.C.F. sponsored Adrian Library Project – the Library is very close to its goal of $80,000!  So many people have contributed – and all of their names will be added to our future Wall of Honor.  You could add your name, too, by making a donation to the Library Project.

Would you help us reach our goal?  No donation is too small (unless you are very, very rich, then, of course, go crazy!).  For normally-financed humans, just a little can go a very long way….and we appreciate every donation!

Adrian is a small town of 1,234.  We are asking for donations from near and far.  Thanks!

You can donate in a number of ways:


Other ways to give:

Remember – checks should be made out to: L.A.C.F.:

Drop off payment at the Adrian Branch Library, the Adrian State Bank, or the State Bank of Lismore.

Mail payment to:  

L.A.C.F.
Adrian Branch Library
214 Maine Avenue
PO Box 39
Adrian, MN   56110


Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

Friday, December 23, 2016

FUN AT THE LIBRARY! December 23, 2016

  
 
Maybe it’s the weather; maybe it’s the holiday season; or maybe the wait for work to begin at the library is taking its toll...whatever the reason, the Adrian Branch Library has a few activities going on that are a little on the unusual side.

It all began when my boss, Clint, had to remove a set of shelves at the library – which left six tall bolts exposed coming up through the flooring.  The bolts were too well-secured to twist out, and we lacked the basic tools to cut them to be level with the floor.  “Let’s cover the bolts with Styrofoam cups, right-side-up, over the bolts,” suggested Clint, “that way the bolts will come up through the cups, keeping them secure, while warning people to avoid walking there.”  That sounded like a perfect idea…but once the cups were in place, the floor started to take on the look of a game of ball pong.

We did what any responsible adults would do – we located some bouncy balls and tried our hand at seeing if we could bounce a ball into the cup.  Very quickly we had to come up with some rules:

1)  A point system (thank you, Clint) from 50 points to 10,000 points;
2)  A starting point;
3)  The player must begin by bouncing the ball off the floor.

We gave it a try.  Gotta admit, neither one of us was very good.  The thing about bouncy balls is, they are really bouncy!  “I think we need ping pong balls,” was my brilliant observation.  A few days later, I secured the necessary equipment.

That’s how Library Pong was born.

Clint and I gave it a try with the ping pong balls.  Clint, well, he was not good at it at all.  I had three balls go into cups, and promptly bounce right back out, knocking over the cups.  “We need to find a way to secure the cups so they don’t fall over,” suggested Mr. Boss. He accomplished that with nuts and washers, because he is that handy.

A civilian stopped by the library and managed to bounce a ball directly into the farthest-away-cup, worth 10,000 points… on his third try.  I’d like to say there was cheating involved, or that things just weren’t fair, but since it was my better half, there was nothing to do but watch the ball sink into the cup.  Argh!

So, just to let the public know, you can stop by the Adrian Branch Library and try your hand at Library Pong.  We will be rewarding those who manage to make the most points.  So far, someone else earned 100 points.  Are you up to the challenge?  Stop in and see how good you are.  Everyone gets three tries at a time.  Good Luck!

So, while that’s been going on, I realized that as we remove shelving, we have more floor space.  More empty space.  AND I have permanent markers….

Everyone is encouraged to stop by the library and sign their names.  Our first two signers were Ellia and Mikaiah.  Now it’s YOUR turn! Stop in and sign the floor.

Why?  Because it’s there (but not for long!).

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MESSAGE:  We have less than $13,000 left to raise for our Library Fundraiser.  Won't you please consider giving a donation?  You can find out how at the fundraiser weblink:

https://www.givemn.org/fundraiser/lacf-adrian-branch-library-project-57866ec9130d8

Thanks!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DRAGONS PREPARE FOR UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY 2016

The third Friday of each December is “National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.”  The Library Dragons are preparing for that day by making sure their ugly sweaters fit.  Looking good so far! 

Are YOU ready for Friday, December 16, 2016?  Get those sweaters out!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

ANDER IN THE NEWS November 24, 2016



HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I thought I would share this magazine cover with you.  Like his ancestors, Ander loves to sail the high seas!