Library Board Meeting

The Board of the Mott Public Library will meet this evening at 7 pm at the Mott Public Library.

The public can view the live stream of the meeting via Zoom meeting. Please email your intent to attend and we will provide you with a password. We are not publicly sharing the password for security– trying to avoid Zoom Bombing. Thank you.

Mott Public Library ND is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Library Board Meeting
Time: Apr 27, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 767 2325 4621

April 27 2020                                   Board Meeting Agenda 

Ann Blickensderfer, President      Betsy Wiegand
Tammy Moe, Treasurer    Carol Kunnerup, Library Director 
Troy Mosbrucker, City Council representative  Guests:                                          


Minutes March Meeting
Old Business/Policy
Treasurer’s ReportReview  checkbook/expense and revenue
Library Director Report– Bills/Time Sheet/Comp time-vacation
Bills  Visa-78.34 Resourcemate 695.00
Time Sheet–
No conferences this year due to COVID-19
Library RenovationDonations/fundraising
Friends GroupLibrary Boards and Friends Groups
1800. Building fund donations (KC variable)Roles and Responsibilities
MoU/Formal Operating Agreement
Grant OpportunitiesEndowment, Building fund
Fundraising Schedule/upcoming
Silent Auction donations? 
(Need to raise at least $15,000. This year for books, programs and operations.) (5000 matching, must raise 10,000 to access it)

Next Meeting 

Adjourn Meeting

Your Library Card

Do you need accurate resources? More books? Encylopedic references? We have got you covered. Grab your Mott Public Library Card. Look to the right of this post. Select the North Dakota State Library link.

That will take you to the NDSL, The far right of the black header is the tab for Databases. Select. Review Agricultural links, links for free books for folks of all ages, ebooks and audio.

Here is a preview of SOME of the many resources available and all with your Mott Public Library Card. Just email us at, msg us on fb or comment below. We can get you your number if you have an account or get you an account in minutes.

National Agriculture Library Digital Collections: Current and historic docs from USDA. NDSU Extension Service.

Books, Magazines and Newspapers including Tumble Book Library for K-6, Teen Book Cloud for 7-12th grade, Audio Book Cloud, Romance Book Cloud all with passwords and for NO charge until August 31, 2020.

MasterFILE Premier has full text magazine articles in general topics. Newsstream (ProQuest News) has newspaper articles from around the world including the Bismarck Tribune and the Grand Forks Herald.

Novelist is a reading recommendation resource for folks of all ages. Find titles and authors similar to yours and your children’s favorites.

RBdigital offers e books, e audiobooks, e magazines and e comics. There are books for all ages. Signing up is easy. Just get your Mott Public Library Card.

We hope you find the resources you need to keep you occupied and learning throughout this time of physical distancing.

Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to answer your questions and assist you through electronic meetings or a phone call.

Let’s Learn a Language

You can learn a language during physical distancing and home schooling. Mott residents, just get your library card out and register for an account at Mango Languages. The whole family can join in the fun. Themed meals while speaking a new language can be one way to change it up and add more laughs to your day. The Mango Language tab is just to the right of this page.

Need a Library card? Please contact through fb messenger , comment below, or email us at We can get you a number and then mail you your card if you already have an account. Fill out an application online and we will get you set up. It takes just a few minutes.

Vis ses lidt senere. Hasta la vista. Tot ziens. Bis spater. Najung-e boja. See you later.

Library Board Meeting postponed.

The March 23rd regularly scheduled Board meeting is postponed. Please check back here for updates.

Please check the side bar of the website for links to Mango Languages, RBdigital and access the North Dakota State Library which is still providing Inter Library Loan. There are many online resources available on

Please check the facebook page for updates regarding resources, which are generously being added daily, by publishers, content providers and your ND State Library.

You can apply for a ND State Library Card online at this time. The Mott Public Library is currently working on creating an online method for obtaining a Mott Public Library Card. Until then, please contact the Mott Public Library by email or facebook messenger to obtain an application. We will email or message you a card number and then mail you the actual card.

We will keep you posted daily on the facebook page and twice weekly on this website. We look forward to serving you.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference. That is what the Library does every day. We strive to meet the needs of our community through after school programs, adult learning and entertainment communities, books, videos, technology and space.

Code Club begins this month on January 27th from 5 to 6:30. We are hoping for 2 volunteers to help us get started. You do not need to know how to code or even how to use a computer to volunteer. We need cheer leaders. Can you offer encouragement? Connect with a learner as they are solving a problem? You can volunteer. Stop by the Library during regular hours so we can show you what we are up to.

Why a Code Club? Code Clubs make a difference in people’s lives, too. These are fun, collaborative gatherings where problem solving, critical thinking and logic are used to create and solve challenges with bots. Coding, like reading, is a basic skill.

Adults will keep their minds sharp and gain confidence while using technology, learn the science behind their devices and yes, have fun. Young folks will learn and practice valuable life skills such as persistence, step by step problem solving, computational skills and gain future ready skills for the current job market. No one is too old to gain from learning to code.

The beauty is that Prenda makes it simple. The web based program takes the coder step by step through learning challenges. We learn a concept and put it to use right away and then continue building throughout. Each participant will have their own log in and can access it on any computer wherever they are to continue as time and interest allows.

Join us for Code Club. Come by the Library for more information during regular hours or call for an appointment.

See you Monday, January 27 from 5-6:30.

I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.

Ray Bradbury

Wish List

We all dream little dreams. We wish with all our might. We plan for what comes next. And, we need things to make all of that happen.

So, here is a little Wish List of items the Library could use as we move through the month this last quarter.  Please call if you have any questions.

We LOVE Supporters, Donors and Friends. Thank you.

  • Play dough
  • Golf Clubs -mini, or cast offs
  • Paints/Canvas
  • Supplies for arts and crafts
  • Kitchenette
  • Children’s area seating/rugs
  • Silent Auction items
  • Glow in the Dark anything


What is your Library E?

     Each patron at the Library can choose their own E. The LEGO Builders today chose their E.  They were Engaged in learning from the two warm up activities: the timed build challenge and the mystery build. They Educated themselves and each other as they built and told stories regarding their builds. Our groups this month have been small, 5-6 Builders, but it has been FUN. We are excited to continue LEGO Builders Wednesday, October 2.
     Empowerment, another Library E, expressed itself in the Caramel Apple making portion of the day. Student patrons gathered to make caramel. It was part experimentation and part following directions. We were fortunate to have an experienced caramel apple maker to help us get through the experience. We laughed, ate a little toffee and did end up with caramel dipped apples. Thank you!
      The next two Library E’s are Employment and Entrepreneurship . Temporary workers, independent contractors and job seekers use the library. The number of temporary workers who are present in our community at any given time may be greater than we think. This time of year custom combiners, roofers, bee keepers, and nursing staff, to name a few, travel to work in this community. They often require copy services, wifi, and local information.
      Libraries are vital to community growth and no longer have only one specific function. There is more than shelves filled with books at your local library. Contemporary library experiences are vastly different from what some may remember from earlier days. Think about how you can or do use the Library. What’s Your E? ™
What’s Next:
  •  Story Time for the Littles 10-11 a.m. Friday, Sept 20- Bubbles, Bubbles
  •  Stitching with heART, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, Sept 20- Fabric Dying
  •  Mott Public Library Board meets on Monday, September 23rd at 6:45
  •  Free 2 Hour Writer’s Workshop Friday, October 11 from 4-6 p.m. with Taylor Brorby brought by Humanities ND, Bismarck State College and ND Council on the Arts
  • Mott Library Friends meet to organize and plan to support the Mott Public Library.
          Thank you for all you do- donate time, money, supplies, books and materials which makes this Library a great place to be and learn.
“The E’s of Libraries®”, American Library Association, September 19, 2018. (Accessed September 20, 2019)Document ID: c4773c0c-fbb9-fba4-39b8-52ab418b5065