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Nov 04

Wellness Wonderland by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 4, 2022 at 9:59 AM by Genesis Gaule

As the temperatures start to drop and our daylight hours dwindle down, it is important to take time to add some self care into our routines. It can be easy to slide off our regular exercise routines, go over budget with upcoming holiday plans, and for many people, the winter season can have you feeling blue. The winter season can be tough to get through, but these books from the library can help you feel motivated to maintain a regular, productive routine to keep you feeling your best.

Picture Books for All Ages:

These wholesome picture books are great for introducing the concept of self care to kids of all ages.

Practicing Mindfulness:

Take some time to read up on different ways to self care and incorporate different methods in your life.

Fitness Books and DVDs:

Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your mood and relieve stress. The library has a wide variety of fitness books and DVDs to choose from for people of all ages and abilities. Best part--they can all be done in the comfort of your home and neighborhood!

Spiritual Self Care:

  • What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo   
    A memoir of healing from complex trauma
  • Waking Up by Sam Harris
    A guide to spirituality without religion

Money & Budgeting:

  • How to Money by Jean Sherman Chatzky
    Your ultimate visual guide to the basics of finance

Mental Exercise:

  • Keep Sharp by Sanjay Gupta, MD
    Build a better brain at any age
  • Art Before Breakfast by Danny Gregory
    A zillion ways to be more creative, no matter how busy you are
Jul 29

Tools to Succeed at Your Library! by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 29, 2022 at 3:07 PM by Genesis Gaule

The library is a great place to check out your favorite books, new movies, and Nintendo Switch games. What some people might not know is that the library can also help students achieve their goals with information and resources. No matter what your school level is (or how many years you’ve been out of it), we can help!

For new readers, our Easy Reader collection is color coded to help you find the level of reading that is both approachable and challenging for your child. The levels of easy reader books from lowest to highest are: blue, yellow, and green.

For older students who may need to research topics for class projects, book reports, and essays, we have a wide variety of books in our Easy Nonfiction and Adult Nonfiction sections. You can find a section of books on a certain topic by using our catalog or asking a librarian for help. 

If you are interested in researching a topic and need credible or peer reviewed sources, the eLibraryMN (or ELM) has a database of e-books and scientific journals available.

screen shot of eLibraryMN website

If we don’t carry a book you are looking for, ask a librarian about submitting a Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request. There is a $3.50 fee to help cover the cost of shipping.

The library also offers quiet study rooms that students can reserve for free. These can be used for studying, test taking, or even to attend a job interview--All the student needs is a library card to reserve a room! If your course requires in-person test proctoring, ask the front desk to set up your test day and time for a $15 fee.

study-room

Need to record? Ask about using the study room equipped with sound proofing. 

Volunteering is also a common requirement for college graduation. Tutoring at the library is a great way to help students of all ages and backgrounds who may need extra homework or reading help. Reach out to Robyn Benda at (218)773-9121 ext 221 or rbenda@egflibrary.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Finally, don’t forget to check out our wide range of test prep books to boost your test scores and computer/coding books to boost your resume:

Exam Prep Study Guides: GED Study Guide book cover

New Americans:

Learning Coding / Computers: 

Learn Microsoft Office:

Apr 28

Displaying the Community by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on April 28, 2022 at 4:05 PM by Genesis Gaule

You may have noticed when you first come into the library the large glass display case. Every month we have a new display to showcase the wonderful non-profit organizations and clubs in our community. 

girl scouts

By partnering with these organizations, we not only get to promote the services and events these groups have, but we also enjoy the unique posters, photographs, and props as we enter and exit the library! Some of these clubs include the beloved Grand Forks Lego Club, North Dakota Ballet Company, and Global Friends Coalition!

lego club

We typically book the case a year in advance, but if you run a non-profit group or club in the community and are interested in creating a display, shoot us an email or call us at the library. 

The next time you stop by the library, take a minute to stop and ask about the group on display that month. You might just find your next fun volunteer opportunity or resource!

Here are some links to non-profit organizations we have displayed recently:

Global Friends Coalition: This small nonprofit is dedicated to welcoming new Americans to the Grand Forks community. They pair volunteer mentors with refugees and other new Americans, as well as provide immigration legal services for those needing assistance.

Stable Days Youth Ranch: This non profit organization is a faith based mission that supports and encourages youth personal development. They facilitate one-on-one sessions, using agriculture, art, and nature to help mentor children.

Greater Grand Forks Community Theater: Help support your local community theater! The GGFCT is listed as one of the ten oldest community theaters in the nation, and there are many programs to join for all ages.