Library News

The GRRL Board Finance Committee is cancelled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to practice social separation, meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with MDH and CDC guidelines. Total attendance is limited to available seating, and all persons are expected to maintain a social separation of six (6) feet while attending. Face coverings are required per statewide...
Dollar-to-Dollar Community Match in Support of the New Kimball Library Kimball Library Building Fundraising Task Force announces the Opening Together Challenge Match, a final fundraising effort to complete the building project. Along with other funds being raised through leadership giving and grants, the Challenge Match, a dollar-for-dollar $45,000 challenge, will go towards $160,000 needed for the project: ·        Sustainability and fair work wages requirements ·...
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is using Charities Review Council’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit to learn more about how the organization reflects our communities. This Toolkit will help identify the library’s organizational strengths, gaps, and possibilities for growth. Register to take part in the DEI survey here: https://bit.ly/349O5qx  We hope to have all surveys completed by November 8. The survey will take about 20-30 minutes, but you can start...
Come on in! The Little Falls Carnegie Library is now offering Grab & Go service! Our doors are open during all our regular hours for browsing, picking up holds, internet by appointment and other services as well.   We are asking people to limit their time to 30 minutes.   We are still offering curbside pickup during all of our open hours.   No appointment is necessary just call us and we will get your items check out and brought out to you. Computer...
Swanville Library is open for Grab and Go browsing and computer appointments during all of our regular hours.  The doors are unlocked and the community is welcome to come in while wearing a mask.  We are observing social distancing guidelines.   Because of the restriction in place, we can only have a limited number of people in the library space at one time.   Computer appointments are required. Please call ahead: 320-547-2346 We are...
Fall is here! What better time to settle in and read a great book. "Fall into Reading" is the newest reading challenge on our Beanstack app! This time, keep track of how many pages you read, all the way up to 1000!  Are you up for the challenge? To participate in this challenge, you log the number of pages read. You can earn up to 11 online badges just by tracking what you are reading! Just for fun, there are also activity badges to look for leaves, cook a fall recipe, make leaf...
Are you gearing up for Halloween? The library has many Halloween-themed materials in our collections!   Check out these children's books: Halloween by Brenda Haugen Little Halloween by Denise Brennan-Nelson Super Spooktacular by Jessica Young Paw Patrol: Halloween Heroes by Nate Lovett Halloween Surprise by Corinne Demas see more Halloween-themed children's books in our catalog here Check out these children's movies:  It's the Great Pumpkin,...
Sign your child up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Staples Public Library! At registration, each child will receive a colorful ducky and materials to get started. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes!  The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their children from...
Sign your child up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Eagle Bend Public Library! At registration, each child will receive a free canvas book bag and materials to get started. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes!  The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Personnel Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 p.m. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees, Personnel Committee, and GRRL staff will...