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A full house enjoyed our recent program on wolverines.
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Stanley Library News, September 29, 2016

By Jane Somerville

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Busy summer
We had a crazy busy summer with over 3,000 visitors passing through our doors in June, July, and August. We hosted 9 programs for children with 32 kids participating, and 10 programs for adults with 162 people attending. Things have quieted down and we are looking forward to fall and winter, with many interesting programs in the works.
Wolverine program
Our latest program on Wolverines drew a record breaking crowd of 46. Sparky Easom, Beth Bratlie, and Katy Nelson held us all in thrall with their descriptions of wolverine studies from the 1990's to the present. It was interesting to see how the technology has changed since the studies began. Sparky showed us video footage of the early studies, from a variety of VHS tapes! Katy explained that now when the traps have visitors, the scientists receive a text message the moment the trap has been entered. We appreciate Chris Klingler and Celina Moreno for added comments and maps showing the ranges of particular wolverines.
Books, Burgers, and Brews
Our book discussion group, Books, Burgers, and Brews started up again on Monday with a discussion of Moonshadows by Julie Weston. More information on the October meeting will be forthcoming. Our tentative choice for October is The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
A request for help
Our library was nominated for a gift from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association and we are the lucky winners! We would like to share our bounty with the Challis Public Library and the Bellevue Library. This generous gift will be in the neighborhood of 30 to 40 boxes of new books. In the words of Sarah Hedrick, owner of Iconoclast Books in Ketchum who nominated our library, "BUT, we need to get the books to Idaho from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association's event in Tacoma at the end of the month. I am willing to drive the Icono Truck but since I will be there I will attend the trade show (good for us, as this always results in more authors to our area!) and this will involve gas, hotel and trade show fees, items not in our fall slack budget... Would you be willing to help? If so, contact me at sarah@iconoclastbooks.com." Any donations are appreciated. Contact Sarah or the library if you are willing to help.
Stanley Library hours and other info
We are back to regular hours until next summer. Library hours are Monday 12-6, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-4, and 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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a photo of a Sparky Easom with flowers
Sparky Easom shares his expertise on local wildflowers.
Photo by Jane Somerville
a photo of a student and his prize
A lucky young man with his (phony) one hundred dollar bill reward for finding the diamond bracelet baked in his donut at the recent Read'n'Feed
 a picture of the Christmas Reading and Attendees
Christmas Reading and Attendees at Beckwith's Cabin
 a picture of Thad Gerheim
Photographer Thad Gerheim
Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue. Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue.
Board chairman Phil Coonts and trustee Doug Plass hang the new sign on Niece Avenue.
Photo credit: Library staff
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
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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