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Creation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area
with Orval Hansen
Thursday, Aug 7, 7:00 PM
Kickers slide presentation
with author Patrick Lee
Monday, Sept 22, 6:30 PM

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A picture of kids reacting to a smelly experiment
Piper and Taylor react to a smelly experiment
Photo by Phil Enright
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Stanley Library News, August 7, 2014

By Jane Somerville

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Luncheon with author Chris Crutcher
A good crowd gathered at Redfish Lake Lodge on Saturday, August 2 for a luncheon with author Chris Crutcher. Crutcher is the author of a dozen books for young adults, one adult suspense novel, and an "Ill Advised Autobiography," King of the Mild Frontier. Raised in Cascade, Idaho, Crutcher now makes his home in Spokane where he continues to write and works as a therapist and child protection advocate. Crutcher regaled the crowd with humorous stories of his childhood and high school career as a solid "C" student and read several passages from his autobiography. All who were present now know to be wary if someone asks us if we "Want to do something neat?" He told some harrowing stories of people and situations he has encountered as a therapist. Crutcher doesn't use the people in his books, but rather their circumstances in life and this helps keep his fiction rooted in real life. We appreciate the staff at Redfish Lake Lodge, especially Mike, whose friendly service added to the pleasant occasion. We also greatly appreciate Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch for providing our visiting authors with a memorable night at their world class resort.
The honorable Orval Hansen and history of SNRA
Thursday evening we are honored to host the honorable Orval Hansen who will be speaking about the formation of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in honor of the 50 year celebration of the Wilderness Act. Congressman Hansen will be speaking in the courtyard of the Stanley Town Square at 7:00 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about history directly from a participant in the action. We appreciate Mr. Hansen for sharing his knowledge with us.
Stanley Library hours and other info
Summer hours are in effect through August. Hours are Monday 12-8, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 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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