Library News

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 5 p.m. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public and held at the St. Cloud Public Library.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the...
Do you have outstanding GRRL fines or unreturned library books? Does this keep you or someone you know away from your local library?  Let's fix that. Great River Regional Library is pleased to introduce Fines Forgiveness Week – a week dedicated to eliminating fines and reinstating full library use privileges.  How it works: patrons simply visit their library between Saturday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 22 and work with their librarian to review and eliminate fines and...
  We have an entire afternoon and evening of fun planned in honor of Great River Regional Library's flagship branch - and we want you to join us! Come on Sept. 20 for lively activities, music and food, and stay for a fabulous prize drawing including an iPad, a virtual reality headset, gift cards, theatre/sports tickets and more! The party is free and open to all.  We'll see you at the library!
Can you believe the first day of school is just around the corner?  And, did you know Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has a bank of resources to help students succeed in every discipline? Homework help is here via a wealth of databases, accessible with your GRRL card. These resources are organized into elementary, middle and high school categories so students have easy access to the programs best suited to their specific educational needs. Have a...
Huge library news coming out of Kimball; plans to build a new library are quickly taking shape! The proposal for a new library building has been percolating since 2017. It's a project made possible through a partnership between the City of Kimball, the Kimball Area Friends of the Library and the Great River Regional Library staff. There's a lot to be done before we welcome patrons to the new library, so check out this website to learn all about this very exciting development....
It's been a great summer for concerts in the park at Sinclair Lewis Park in Sauk Centre. Thank you to the Friends of the Bryant Library for sponsoring "Homemade Jammin'" at the Sinclair Lewis Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, July 21.  There are lots of concerts left to enjoy this summer! Concerts are every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. A Legacy event. Organized by the Sauk Centre Community Legacies Foundation and sponsored by many local contributors including GRRL...
It’s Shark Week at the Sauk Centre library! Come in and check out some of the cool shark books, audiobooks, or movies from the display, and make a shark bookmark! We also have shark-themed coloring sheets.  Happy Shark Week!
Patrons of the Eagle Bend Library - there may be road construction in the area, but the library is open for business as usual.  Construction efforts have snarled the route, but there's a simple way to access the library: -    Drive down Central Ave N. -    Turn into the alley by Eagle Lanes bowling alley -    Park there, and enter through the back door of the library The Eagle Bend Library also has signs posted outside showing driving...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public and held at the St. Cloud Public Library.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at 320-...
Central Minnesota is an increasingly vibrant and diverse community, and you're invited to stop by the St. Cloud and Long Prairie Public Libraries to learn about some of the people making it that way. "Green Card Voices" is an interactive exhibit sharing the stories of 18 first-generation immigrants and refugees from 12 different countries who have made St. Cloud and the surrounding area their homes.  Learn more about "Green Card Voices" here, and plan your trip to...