Wednesday, March 22, 2017

NEW DRAGON AT THE LIBRARY! March 22, 2017

Author William Kent Krueger, and his wife, Diane, sent us something very special in the mail last week!  This is what the note said:  “The dragon showed up on our doorstep a while ago, looking for a nice home.  Of course, we thought of you.”

How could we resist adding this adorable dragon to our menagerie?  We have named our new friend “Cork” as in “Cork the Dragon,” and sort of a junior to Mr. Cork O’Connor.  Stop back and see how Cork is feeling in his new home!

Kent & Diane gave us a wonderful donation for our Library project!  Now, their names, along with Cork O’Connor’s, will also grace our Library Wall of Donators.  Wouldn’t you like to add yours, too?

Please consider making a donation to our Library project.  Learn how by following this link:


Thursday, March 16, 2017

WEARIN' O' THE GREEN FOR A GREAT CAUSE! March Madness 2017

The Dragons, as usual, are spiffed up for St. Patrick’s Day!  As you can see, they are excited because the fundraiser has reached $75,321!  Now to raise the remaining $4,679 by the end of March 2017 . . . !  

Remember:  All donators can choose to have their name(s) on the Adrian Branch Library wall – as well as the names of loved ones, or tributes to others (the sky’s the limit on the possibilities: children, grandchildren, organizations, book characters, etc.).

To donate, go to:


Saturday, March 4, 2017

LIBRARY INTERIOR March 4, 2017

Below are photos of the Adrian Branch Library interior, in its various stages of demolition.  The demolition is nearing an end.  Soon, renovations will begin.  Be sure to stop by our temporary location at 100 E. 1st Street to check out books, movies, magazines, etc.!

  
 
  
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
The fundraising is getting closer to its goal of $80,000.  Please consider making a donation:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

SEE THE GUTTED LIBRARY! February 12, 2017

Here it is, folks - our newly gutted Library building!  Things are getting exciting! This week, the crew will be in to remove the asbestos floor tiling.  Then, once that is completed (it will take about a week), the renovation can begin.

The fundraising is getting closer to its goal of $80,000.  Please consider making a donation:

Friday, January 20, 2017

STUDENTS MOVE A LIBRARY! January 18, 2017


 

 STUDENT'S TRANSFER 9,000 BOOKS FROM ONE BUILDING TO ANOTHER, IN JUST 90 MINUTES!
On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, the AHS Senior High students in grades 9-12 transferred the Library book collection from the current location, to the temporary site at 100 E. 1st Street.  Approximately 200 students made four to five trips each, and carried arm loads of books in a continuous line on that sunny afternoon. 
KSFY-TV was there to film the event, as well as other news sources:

http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Students-help-transfer-books-during-Adrian-Library-renovations-4112...
Please consider giving a donation to the Library fundraiser.  Just a few more weeks for donations - please help us reach our goal of $80,000!

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


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