August Eclipse Details!!!

Mark your calendars!!! The Underwood Public Library is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the STAR Library Education Network and retired Underwood High School Astronomy teacher, Roger Britton, to provide an educational program and viewing of the solar eclipse this August. Mr. Britton will offer a short teaching and activity at 11:00am Monday, August 21st (two days before school starts) with the eclipse to start around 11:30am. Underwood will only see a partial eclipse of the sun, but it will be the coolest place to view the eclipse with NASA provided viewing glasses!

2016 Summer Reading Programs!

This year’s Summer Reading theme is: On your mark, get set…READ! We will be focusing on healthy and active lifestyle with the following programs…

Story and Activity Times- Tuesdays June 14-28th


  • June 14th- Bowling Day (Including Human Bowling in an inflatable Hamster Ball)
  • June 21st- Bike Safety/Bike Derby (with special guests from McLean Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and Underwood Clinic) -Kids encouraged to bring their bikes (with helmet) for an obstacle course!
  • June 28th- Soccer Camp!


Family Movie Day

July 12th, 11:00-1:00PM

  • FREE Pizza and a movie! Stuart Little 2


Book Club, Pizza and Pool Party

Thursday, August 1st, 6:00-8:30PM

4th-6th graders will read Melvin Beederman, Superhero: Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine

Click here for a summary!

7th-9th graders will read Lucky Cap by Patrick Jennings

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Sign up at the library by June 9 and we will buy you a copy!

Free Fair Ride Bracelets

Kids ages 3 years- entering 3rd grade can earn a one-day unlimited rides bracelet for the McLean County Fair in Underwood. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports -due June 16!

Representative Cramer’s Mobile Office Hours

A staff member from Congressman Cramer’s Office will be available at the Underwood Public Library to assist individuals who are having difficulties with federal government programs.

Wednesday, May 25th


Questions may include:

  • Veterans Services
  • Social Services
  • Medicare Billing
  • Immigration Issues
  • Military Records or Medals
  • Assistance with other Federal Agencies

Preschool Valentine Dance & Story Time

Join us for the library’s 2nd annual Preschool Valentine Dance and Story Time!

Thursday, February 11th

10:00-10:45 AM

Kids ages 5 and under (including babies) and their care givers are invited to a Valentine story time, Disney dance party, and cookie decorating at Underwood Public Library (88 Lincoln Ave.). Children and adults can dress “fancy”/ as their favorite Disney character for this event!

For more information call the library: 442-3441

Family Lego and Game Night

The Underwood Public Library is hosting a family Lego & board game night. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!

Tuesday, January 12th 4:00-6:30PM in the Underwood City Hall Council Room

Help choose the theme from the poll below:


December Library Board Meeting

The Underwood Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00pm at the library. This is an open meeting.


Approve minutes of last meeting

Review Financial Statement

Old Business

  1. Strategic Planning: review mission and vision statement
  2. Past Events: Hunger Games Trivia Night, Christmas Carol Play & Story time
  3. Upcoming Events: Lego Night Jan.12th, Story Time (Valentine Dance Party),
  4. Personnel Update

New Business

  1. Summer Reading Plans: Olympics/sports theme
  2. Afterschool Summit- Need for formal afterschool tutoring/activities?
  3. Adult Programming- ND Humanities Council Grant Opportunity
  4. Library Board VacancyNew Business

Hunger Games Trivia Night

In celebration of the up-coming movie release of “Mockingjay: Part 2”, the Underwood Public Library will be hosting a Hunger Games movie trivia night and shooting gallery event. This event is scheduled for Friday, November 13th and is open to students in grades 6-12. Trivia will start at 6:30PM at the library. Trivia will be hosted on the Kahoot site. Students are encouraged to bring their personal smart phones or tablets to participate, but the library has a handful to loan out during the event. Shooting gallery will run from 7:15-8:00pm. Use the library’s rubber-tipped guns, bows and arrows to shoot the Peace Keepers and President Snow, but keep Katnis Safe! Hunger Games themed snacks will be provided.

Check out Kahoot here!

Go Loco For Local -Scarry Movie Night!

The Underwood Public Library, in conjunction with the Northern Expressions Arts Council and the Go Loco For Local Chili Cook-off will be presenting a showing of “Carrie” (1976), starring John Travolta and Sissy Spacek! Join us at the City Hall gym at 8:30 on Friday, October 16th. This is an “R” rated show, so no one under the age of 15 will be admitted. Students ages 15-16 must have a parent present or a written note giving permission.


Got History? Join us for Digital Scan Day!



Bring your old (and not-so-old) photos, documents and items of North Dakota for inclusion in the Digital Horizons website and receive a copy to take home on a thumb drive, October 1st from 3-7PM. Schedule your appointment today! Librarians will also be on hand to answer any questions about mobile devices and introduce you to our e-books and other services for mobile devices.

Summer Reading Program Events

Here is a list of Summer Reading Program opportunities for kids. All events are FREE and open to the public:

Story Time- ages birth to 6th grade

10:00AM-10:45AM at Underwood Public Library

June 23rd- Community Hero- Heger Farms will talk about their farm and bring live animals!

June 30th- Historical Hero- Meriweather Lewis will travel from Fort Mandan to speak about his life and lead us in exploring activities

July 7th- Animal Hero- The McLean Co. Sheriff’s Department will bring a police dog and discuss its job.

July 14th- FREE Pizza and a movie day! Join us from 11:30-1:30PM as we eat pizza and watch a Disney movie about a dog hero!

Book Clubs!

Book Worm Book Club is open to kids entering 3rd-6th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “The 39 Clues: Maze of Bones” By Rick Riordan. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, scavenger hunt and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!

Teen Book Club is open to students entering 7th-12th grade in the fall. Sign-up to participate at the library by June 24th and we will buy you  a copy of “Three Cups of Tea: Teen Reader Edition” By Greg Mortenson. Participants will meet at the library on July 30th from 6:00-8:30PM for book discussion, art project and pool party at the Myron Schell Swimming Pool!