Cavalier County Libray making improvements

This is part one of a two part story featuring Cavalier County Library.

Train Table at library

Posted on 3/15/14

By Lori Neubert

Part one covers materials on site and fun to be had while visiting at the library. Part two will cover how your library is preparing for the future and your ability to make use from the comfort of your own home.

Cavalier County Library is more than books and magazines, your local library is striving hard to make the library an interesting and fun place to visit.

Movie loans, books, area newspapers, magazines, books, online access, and did you know they have books?

Library cardholders are able to take up to three movies for a seven day check out.

The recent addition of three new shelving units house much of the libraries large selection of DVDs available, ranging from preschool favorites, TV series, documentaries, westerns and a variety of the latest hits.

Spend many miles in the car each week? Have you ever considered audiobooks? The library has a large selection of titles in adult fiction by many popular authors, most are available on CD format, but some cassette books are also available.

Shannon Nuelle, librarian at the Cavalier County Library, has been busily increasing the audiobook section for their young readers. This gives younger readers a literal “wall” of audiobooks to choose from! Many new and classic stories from their Easy section for younger patrons are available on CD.

There is also a limited collection for Junior/Teen readers including, “The Hunger Games”, “Twilight” series and Gertrude Warner’s “Boxcar Children”.

Cavalier County Library’s roots began as the old train depot and it is a history they are proud to claim. The children’s library area has been enhanced with the addition of a wooden train set and table placed in the west side of the library. Kids are invited to arrange the train station and tracks for a Thomas and Friends.

The area, which is located near the Teen/Young Adult section, had previously added a small reading sofa for readers who want to sit and read to their children, or for older students who are searching for a good novel, or a quiet place to read.

This year, they added a corner shelf which will showcase seasonal children’s books, and junior audiobooks, with an inside corner seating area for readers and space under the bench seat for their toddler board book collection.

During March, there are many busy readers with the elementary school celebrating reading month and the library staff has an Easy Reader section for beginning readers levels in 1-3. Many of these books have AR points listed and staff are always glad to help readers find their reading level’s area.

Story Time continues Thursdays at 1 p.m. during the school year. Children age three to six years old are eligible to attend. This is a free program provided by the library staff, which includes a story, art/craft project and snack each week. Call 256-5353 for more information or simply show up at the appointed time.

Cavalier County Library also has a meeting room available for use with a large table and chairs. This room can be reserved by phoning library staff at 256-5353. The room is located at the west end of the building and has an access door. A $25.00 donation is suggested for use of this room. The fee may be waived for non-profits and they are given priority in date selections, please mention if your group is a non-profit at time of booking.

What do you need to enjoy Cavalier County Library’s services?

To check out materials, all you need is a Cavalier County Library card. Residents of Cavalier County are eligible to get a library card with proof of residency. Children five and up can get their own card and with an accompanying parent/guardian. Cards do not expire as long as you remain a resident of Cavalier County.

To read books and articles onsite, visit, or to read to your children all you need is time. The library is open 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday, closing at 5 p.m. every evening except Wednesdays, when they stay open until 7 p.m. and Saturdays when they close at 3 p.m. A drop box is available for after hours return of materials. Stop by and check out what your library has to offer!