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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!

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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.

Feb 03

Video Games: A New Addition to the Campbell Library by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on February 3, 2022 at 2:36 PM by Genesis Gaule

The countdown has begun. With ten seconds left on the clock, my adrenaline surges. With every second that passes I use all my concentration and energy into driving as fast as I can. In the last 3 seconds, my focus drowns out all sound. I have to beat her.

The buzzer sounds, and stars fill the screen. Darn it, I got second place again! My sister always beats me at Mario Kart!

Video games have the power to excite you, exercise your brain to come up with creative solutions, and escape from your everyday life. A study from Radboud University [PDF] has even shown that playing video games can help promote cognitive, social, and motivational health!

Whether you are into action role playing games like Xenoblade Chronicles, classics like Pokémon, or want to create your own paradise in Animal Crossing, we have games for everyone. Gone are the days of having to pay full price for a game you aren’t sure you want to commit to. Now you can save time and money by borrowing a game from the library. Come in and check out all the games available for the Nintendo Switch!

Have a suggestion for video games you would like to check out in the future? Let us know in person or via email!


The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island with strange and colorful inhabitants. To escape the island, Link must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the Wind Fish. // 1 player // Action, Adventure // Rated E


Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but with added improvements. // 1-4 players // Action, Platformer // Rated E

luigis mansion

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Luigi must explore the haunted Last Resort hotel with his all new Poltergeist G-OO to save his friends! // Action, Adventure // 1-8 players // Rated E

See all titles available in our catalog!

Nov 04

There is a Book to Help by Vanesa Gomez

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM by Genesis Gaule

In a perfect world, children would never be exposed to difficulties and hardships. They would never have to grow up too soon or feel unsafe. They could simply be kids. Unfortunately, life doesn’t discriminate. When these struggles arise, it can be difficult to find a way to answer questions or work through their feelings in an age appropriate way. 

Books can be a great tool to help children (and adults!) find the words for their feelings and cope. Whether it is for more common obstacles like bullying and divorce or other sensitive issues like, poverty, domestic violence, immigrating to a new country, or death of a loved one, books can help provide advice and comfort. Picture books are also a great way to encourage empathy for others in children that may be living these situations. 

These books are best read together with plenty of time afterwards for questions. With books that deal with sensitive subjects, it is always good practice for a grownup to read the book beforehand, and determine if there is a struggle that you or your child is facing, there is a book to help.

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  • The Color Collector by Nicholas Solis and Renia Metallinou
    Topic: Homesickness, friendship // Easy SOLIS
  • My name is Sangoel by Karen Lynn Williams, Khadra Mohammed, and Catherine Stock
    Topic: Refugee, names // Easy WILLIAMS
  • Home is in Between by Mitali Perkins and Lavanya Naidu
    Topic: Traditions, culture // Easy PERKINS

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