Library News

Great River Regional Library will be spending the week of October 15-21 celebrating our biggest supporters, volunteers, and donors - our Friends of the Library groups! This is the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Friends of the Library groups operate independently from the libraries they support. They generously give their time and energy to planning and hosting events like books sales. Funds from events such as these support activities like 1,000...
The GRRL Board of Trustees Special Session and Finance Committee meetings set for Oct. 17 have been canceled.  Visit our Board of Trustees page to see future meeting dates.
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
Mark your calendar; a notable local author will be making a visit to the Grey Eagle Library. Frank F. Weber, author of Murder Book, will be here Saturday, Oct.14th at 10:30 am. Frank is a Pierz native and will discuss his first published book of fiction. The book, a novel geared toward adults, captures much of his real-life professional experiences in forensics interwoven with personal details of his childhood. Frank is a psychology and sociology instructor at Central Lakes...
There’s never a bad time to pick up a new book … and gather inspiration from one in order to tell your own story. Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. The purpose? To encourage teens to make libraries and reading integral parts of their lives. Here at Great River Regional Library, we’re observing Teen Read Week at all of our locations from Tuesday, Oct. 10-...
Giddy Up(sala)! Flash and his owner, Chantelle, rode into Upsala to run errands on Wednesday, Sept. 27.  One of those errands involved picking up books at the library.   Horse training titles, perhaps?    
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committees will also meet 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 320-650...
Great River Regional Library was pleased to be part of bringing a very special performance to Waite Park this week. Waite Park Library Service Coordinator Michelle Goebel explains: "Through the Legacy grant, the Waite Park branch was able to have the Zuzu African Acrobats, who are on a tour across the country, come by and do a performance for McKinley school yesterday afternoon.   The Zuzu African Acrobats were on "America's Got Talent," and have this awesome...
Artist Rose Borman is coming back to Royalton with more painting fun! This time, program goers will get the opportunity to create a beautiful sunflower and personalize it with a stenciled message of their choice. Perfect for a teenager's bedroom - or any room you choose! This program will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. For adults and teens 15 and up. Reserve your spot now by calling the library; this will fill up. A Legacy event.
Get ready for Robert the Magician as he presents stories, tales and legends of real haunted Minnesota homes and places! Participants are invited to wear their spooky Halloween gear for this program, which features ghostly 'artifacts', interactive audience participation, and perhaps even some magical spooky events.  Great for teens and adults. No pre-registration required. The event will take place Friday night, October 27, 8 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. The...