Pine River Library hosting Book March Madness

Take-n-make kits will be available in March, and children can sign up to receive a free tree.

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PINE RIVER — The Pine River Public Library will host its second annual Book March Madness.

For this year's tournament, 32 books have been selected. All are set in Minnesota. With patron voting, it will be narrowed down to the No. 1 best story set in Minnesota. Voting will take place weekly via the Pine River Public Library Facebook page, website (event calendar) or in the library.

The Pine River Public Library will be getting a new logo. Four designs have been selected. The library is now asking for the community’s assistance to help choose the final one.

Voting can be done via the library's Facebook page, the Kitchigami Regional Library System website (events calendar) or in person at the library.

The library will offer three take-n-make kits in March. An adult kit - beaded carrots decor - will be available March 7-12. Two different children's kits will be available - yarn bookmarks March 14-19 and wooden birdhouses March 21-26.


The library is partnering with Neighborhood Forest to give free trees to children. This is the 13th year of the annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program to give trees to kids every Earth Day.

Those who want a free tree should contact the library or sign up using the link on the library's Facebook page. Registration must be completed by March 20 and trees will be available to collect the week of April 22-30.

Visit the library to see what else is happening and keep up to date with events and programs. Call 218-587-4639 or visit the library from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

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