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Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library to close its doors to prevent virus spread

 Tim Olson, KXNet, Mar 19, 2020

As the number of confirmed cases in North Dakota climbs, the capital city’s public library is closing to the public.  [...] Read More...

Bismarck Library offers program and app during closure

 John Salling, KFYR-TV, Mar 19, 2020

The Bismarck Library has adopted new cleaning practices and purchased new industrial cleaners for the public areas to stay open, but starting Friday they join all other public buildings in the state closing their doors.  [...] Read More...

New mural revealed at Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

 Julie Martin, KFYR-TV, Mar 07, 2020

After a month of hand painting a 30 foot mural, a new scene has been revealed at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.  [...] Read More...

Bismarck library offers free tai chi classes for adults

Bismarck Tribune staff, Mar 06, 2020

The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is hosting free tai chi classes for adults.  [...] Read More...

Suds and Short Stories

 Daniel Burbank, KFYR-TV, Feb 09, 2020

If the idea of going to the library and reading a full book is overwhelming, the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library has a new type of book club that might be just what you’re looking for.  [...] Read More...

BookMobile campaign reaches its goal

John Salling, KFYR-TV, Feb 09, 2020

The Burleigh County Bookmobile serves more than 9,000 people every year, and after 20 years and more than a 120,000 miles it’s about time to replace it.  [...] Read More...

Local artist creates mural in Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library

 Julie Martin, KFYR-TV, Feb 08, 2020

A local artist is painting a new scene at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. [...] Read More...

Bismarck Library Foundation surpasses bookmobile fundraising goal

Mike McCleary, Bismarck Tribune, Feb 03, 2020

The Bismarck Library Foundation on Monday announced that it has surpassed its goal of raising $150,000 to pay for a new bookmobile.  [...] Read More...

New bookmobile gets fully funded

Nicci Johnson, KXNet, Feb 03, 2020

The Bismarck Library Foundation announced a new Bookmobile will be hitting the road this summer. The Foundation helped to raise well past its goal of $150,000 to help pay for the construction of a new mobile library.  [...] Read More...

Library fees waived with special program

Nicci Johnson, KXNet, Jan 31, 2020

The Bismarck Veteran’s Memorial is working on ways to bring you into the library. The recent “Overdue Redo” program waived all late fees on books.  [...] Read More...

Donation Bins Placed In Minot, Bismarck Public Libraries

Nikiya Carrero, KXNet, Jan 13, 2020

Donation bins have been placed in the front lobbies of both Minot and Bismarck public libraries filled with hats, scarves and gloves free for the public this winter.  [...] Read More...

Hygge Party Embraces The Cold Temperatures

Daniel Burbank

Staff at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library are embracing the cold temperatures rather than complaining. They’re holding a Hygge party. It’s a Danish term for a cozy mood and it’s about warming up inside and playing board games.    [...] Read More...

A Community Goes Around the World

Hannah Woosley-Collins, KXNet, Jan 11, 2020

There are almost 400 students in the English learning program in Bismarck Public Schools. That’s why few local organizations are looking to educate the community about the different cultures that exist in Bismarck. [...] Read More...

Bismarck Library Hosting Families Around The World Program

The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is hosting an event celebrating diversity in the area.   [...] Read More...