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Children's Events And Services

GRRL offers a wide range of events, materials, and services for the benefit of children.

Story Times and Events

GRRL libraries offer a variety of programs and events for Pre-K to 6th grade children to encourage literacy, love of reading, and the wide collection of materials your library has to offer. Some of these include family movie nights, 'baby bounce' lap programs for parents/caregivers and their little ones, craft programs to encourage creativity, 'Battle of the Books' events for grade schoolers, and themed programs on the most popular books among young readers.

Author And Book Talks

Many GRRL libraries sponsor author events as part of special programming; sometimes these events are fundraising events for the local library.

Our libraries also offer book talks, usually along with school visits or other outreach events. If you are interested in a school visit, contact your local library.

All programs will be included in our events calendar or through special news announcements.

Adult Events And Services

GRRL branch libraries provide events for adults, from author talks and book clubs to concerts and workshops. We wish to present a variety of programs to acquaint our adult users with the wide scope of GRRL materials and services available. Some of these programs are funded by Arts & Cultural Heritage Funding from the state of Minnesota.

Want to start your own Book Club? Try our Book Club Kits to make starting a club fun and easy.

Events And Programs

All of the GRRL branch libraries provide special events and programs. Some are for children, and others are targeted at families, teens, and adults. Examples of programs include story times with songs and read-alouds for young children, book discussion clubs for adults, anime/manga clubs for teens, and author talks.