The things we do to read…

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I hid in the bathroom. Quietly snuck in when no one was looking. I was on the edge of the tub, my feet perched on the opposite side, just sitting, with the book on my knees, reading quietly. The dishes did not call to me, neither the laundry, nor the men who often feel hungry for a treat or meal. The pages, I turned them ever so gently. No breeze generated by their movement. No crinkle of paper to alert even the dog. This is how I managed to read the last chapters of, The Heart Shaped Box, by Joe Hill.

The intense thrill of this story, as it reached the final scenes, was delicious. It was the rollercoaster climbing that high peak just before dropping me through the air at high speed, twisting, turning and looping the loop. The quiet stillness of the airy, clean bathroom, warmest room in the house, was the perfect cocoon to lose myself in the story. The characters were me, with me, enveloping me in their terror.

This is not the book you read in the dark, home alone, in the middle of nowhere. This book must be read in the safety of your bathroom, with your family near enough to bring you back to the reality of your own life.

Heart Shaped Box, by Joe Hill comes highly recommended. You will be pulled into the story and drug around with the characters straight through to the very last page. Your breathing will stop and start as you turn the pages and finally, breathe normally as the story releases you from it’s grip.



103 years of Inez Hendrickson/Mott Public Library

I have to tell you it is pretty fun to care for this lively 103 year old. Check out the Party Plans to celebrate this milestone.

Friends of Mott Public Library, this party is ON!

Fun for families. Fun for Grown Ups only. Fun to spare.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 Meet up with us for Family fun from 2-4 for
Carnival Games, Big Prizes, Popcorn, Tacos in a
bag, and more. Delight in a music filled story timeElizaBlue collage
with Eliza Blue from 4-5. Each Child will leave with
a smile and a Goody Bag.

Grown Up Only fun will begin at the Pheasant Cafe. Mosaic Class from 5-7 p.m. You will leave with a completed project. Choose from one of the forms pictured below at Pre registration.


7 p.m. Cap off the Evening at the Pheasant Cafe with Rick Watson and Kevin Carvell who will baffle us with bountiful banter. There will be story, song and rhyme. You don’t want to miss this.

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Pre registration forms will be on the website and blog

APR   2      103rd Birthday Celebration
Sat 2 PM · Mott Library · Mott, ND, United States

103rd Birthday Party Celebration

Preregistration Form

Bring this completed form to the Mott Public Library with payment to reserve your spot. Continue reading “103 years of Inez Hendrickson/Mott Public Library”

Special Meeting of the Mott Public Library Board

Friday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Library.

Plans to be discussed for the 103rd Birthday of the Mott Public Library, formerly the Inez Hendrickson Library.

In search of sponsors for carnival activities, tickets and prizes; entertainment and venue.

Concession and Silent Auction.

This is the Gala Event you have been waiting for.


5 Keys to Improving Circulation

1. Exercise. Walk to Mott Public Library. Begin at North Dakota, search ABCDEFG.  HIJKLMNOP. Continue past World History, Art and the Biographies. QRSTUV, WXY and Z. Now you’re at the Paperbacks, check out quick no turning back. (ABC song)

2. Stretch. Stretch your right hand up, stretch your left hand down, grab a book in each hand then you check them both out. You put them in the green bag then you smile and dance around. That’s what it’s all about. (Hokey Pokey)

3. Say yes to spice. If you want to be a patron, have to get you a card. Check out is so easy. Choosing books is hard.  Romance, thriller, western, a crooner or the bard. Inspiration, business, check out with your card.  (Spice Girls, Wanna Be)

4. Relax. Here’s a little book I read, you might want to read it to the end, just read it, you’ll like it. On every shelf we have some stories, some are fun and some just gory, just read it, you’ll like it. (Bobby McFerrin, Don’t Worry, Be Happy)

5. Avoid Restrictive Clothing. We have a lot of books, so wear your comfy clothes,  just hang, your jacket up, you gotta get your read on. There is a big tv and lots of dvds, come see, the fun kid cave, and maybe play some wii games. (Nelly, Hot in Herre)

7 Books for 7 Days

Ebooks-Fields of Wrath, Mark Wheaton–Father Luis Chavez returns to his old stomping grounds after his ordination. He teams up with a local DA to bring down a human trafficking ring.    The Hundred Year Flood, Matthew Salesses–Tee, a young Korean American moves to Prague hoping to distance himself from the 9/11 and his uncle’s subsequent suicide. Prague’s impending hundred year flood causes Tee to contemplate his life.  Sherlock Holmes in America, Martin H. Greenburg–Sherlock and Dr. Watson cross the Atlantic to solve crimes from coast to coast and meet some of America’s most famous figures.

Children and Junior Fiction Books–The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Shirley Nietzel–Rhymes and rebuses about the clothes children must wear to play in the snow. Athlete vs. Mathlete, W.C. Mack–Owen and Russell, one a jock and one a brain, could not be more different. Can they put their differences aside or will they be sidelined? The Game of Lives, James Dashner–Number 3 in the cyber adventure trilogy. Gamers must save the world as the lines between the virtual and real world become blurred.

Nonfiction–I am Malala: The Girl who Stood up for Education and was shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai. The story of a 15 year old girl who speaks out for change in the world. This book is available as an ebook. Adult and Young Reader (6th grade plus) editions.

Your Librarian, Carol Kunnerup


Quarterly Board Meeting

The Quarterly Board Meeting for the Mott Public Library is at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 3 at the Mott Public Library.

We will have a speaker, Katie Vidmar, to give us some inspiration and help us dream big for the future of the Library.

See you there. 😀

Carol Kunnerup