Library News

The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 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...
“Snow Better Time to Read,” the Winter Reading Program begins Thursday, January 2, 2020 and runs through Saturday, February 29th. The program provides fun incentives for readers to settle into cozy winter reading habits. It is designed primarily for teens and adults and is open to anyone in the 6th grade or older. Each of the 32 branch libraries in the GRRL system will have prize drawings for participants. All book lovers need...
Stuck in a snowstorm with nothing to read? Don't want to make the trek to your local library? Cozy up with a new ebook using Axis360 or Overdrive.  You can also download the Axis360 app on your iphone or tablet! Overdrive's app is called "Libby," which you can learn more about here.  You can read your books and audiobooks directly on the app or webpage, as well as keep track of when your books are due. Be sure to check out the curated book collections for your next...
During the month of December, Great River Regional Library celebrates Short Story Writing Month (ShoStoWriMo). Teens and adults could enter in their unique stories about this historical image from the Stearns History Museum. To make it truly a short story challenge, writers were to compose their story in only 33 words (since we have 33 locations)!  Thank you to all who participated and enjoyed the challenge. Here are some highlights: "The squeaking wheels roll over, CRASH! The...
The popular and ever-talented Jen Anfinson is back at Great River Regional Library!   Anfinson, an artist/teacher, has acquired a strong following throughout GRRL with her art workshops, and it isn’t hard to see why ...   This winter, Jen is touring with a host of different classes, including: Macrame Leatherwork in Jewlery Making Hand-stamped Cuff Bracelet Punch Needle Kids Sculptures Wire-bending in Ring Making Check out our calendar to...
The GRRL Board of Trustees Executive Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. 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 320-650-2500. Visit our Board of Trustees page ...
To celebrate Short Story Writing Month, the library is seeking short, short stories of 33 words or less that are inspired by this historical photograph provided by Stearns History Museum. What's the story here? Download the submission form to write your short, short story, and submit it from December 1st to December 31st at any Great River Regional Library location. Or, use the online form. Set your imagination free! (But remember, only in 33 words, since we have 33...
Members of the Elk River community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in September. Here are some of the topics that were covered. Thank you to those who attended!  
Members of the Upsala community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in September.  Here are some of the topics that were covered. Thank you to those who attended!  
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will 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 320-650-2500...