State Park Passes Available For Checkout

State Park

The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department (NDPRD) in association with the State Library are excited to announce the expansion of the Library Loan Program, allowing library patrons to “check out” a pass providing entrance to any State Park, effectively waiving the $5 daily pass fee.

The pass is good for seven days. Any additional charges, such as camping and rentals, are not included in the pass and are the responsibility of the pass holder.

In 2012, libraries in North Dakota circulated the passes 137 times and in 2013, through September, the passes have been checked out 215 times. The expanded program will distribute 252 passes to 87 public libraries in North Dakota.

There is a limit of one pass per household and they can only be checked out by cardholders age 18 and older and in good standing with the library. The passes can be renewed

after seven days if there is no one on a waiting list to use the pass.

Information on North Dakota Parks and Recreation can be found online at

Library Purchases New Rug For Storytime!

The Library has a new addition in the form a colorful rug for kids to use during Storytime.  The rug features different Dewey decimal numbers with the picture of what can be found at that number.  The Library would like to THANK the Lakota Foundation for the grant they awarded us for increased children programing that made purchasing the rug possible.  The rug will remain in place year around so be sure to stop by to see it!!