Wednesday, May 11, 2011


We have created a new blog which covers both Ortonville and Graceville Libraries in Big Stone County.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Summer Reading Sign up in Ortonville will be held June 13-18 during regular Library hours.

Programs will be held on June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

Grades 1-4 will meet at 1pm
Preschool & Kindergarten will be at 2:30
5th Grade & up will meet at 4:00pm


The Guthrie Theatre will be providing services to area students on June 2 at the Ortonville Public Library.

Acting games for ages 7-11 will be at 4pm (Class size is limited to 20)

Duke It Out: Intro to Stage Combat for ages 11-12 will be at 6pm (Class size limited to 20)

Contact the Ortonville Library to register or get more information at 320-839-2494

Senior Surf Classes

Senior Surf Classes will be held in May
Ortonville on May 24 from 10am - 12 noon
Graceville on May 31 from 10am - 12 noon

Class size limit is 6. To sign up call Ortonville at 320-839-2494 or
Graceville at 320-748-7332

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Book Sale

Our semi-annual book sale is coming up September 27 through October 2nd during regular library hours. If you have books you would like to donate to our sale, you may bring them to the library. DO NOT bring us any damaged, yellowed, water stained, smelly books. We also cannot use Readers Digest Condensed Books. Please make sure a staff member okays your contributions before you leave.

Bus Tour #5

Tour #5 is a Naturalist Narrated Tour. follow the route Ozawindib & Schoolcraft did in 1832 when they recorded the Headwaters of the Mississippi River. Wildlife interpretation of Bald Eagles, Common Loons, Indian & Logging History. Two hour boat cruise on the Chester Charles II.

Bus Tour #4

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life. We are looking at two different special events they host. The first one is on October 31st and is called Old-Time Halloween. In the mid-1800's, especially Irish immigrants, brought their Halloween traditions to America. Carve a turnip to put in your window to ward off evil spirts; Trick-or-Treat at Jane Gibbs' house; make popcorn balls in the Red Barn and enjoy a cup of cider!
The other event is calle "A Gibbs' Pioneer Christmas" This is held on December 4 and 5th. A two-hour program. Join them in an old-fashioned mid-1800's Minnesota Christmas. Step back in time when you visit the summer kitchen and see how pioneer women prepared special foods for Christmas; tour the original Gibbs' home and the Victorian parlor where costumed interpreters reveal how Christmas practices changed over time. Enjoy Christmas carols and activities, hot chocolate and Christmas treasts. Visit our gift shop for old-time stocking stuffers.