Library News

The dog days of summer are upon us. Why not cool off at your local library?   Each branch of Great River Regional Library offers a host of summer programs for kids, teens and adults. From storytimes for all ages of kids to tech help, book clubs and art workshops for adults, your library is busy all summer long creating fun, educational and creative activities for the whole family.   Visit griver.org/events and search by branch to see what’s happening at your library.
Stuck in a reading rut? Want to deviate from your literary routine? Not sure where to start? May we suggest asking librarians? Great River Regional Library's New, Best & Fun page provides reading lists to help you explore award-winning titles, find read-alikes for favorite books, or offer “Year in Reading” challenges to help you read outside your norm. Each month of the Year in Reading challenge focuses on a particular theme or genre, giving readers a great leg up when it comes to...
For some children, summer break is a relaxing few months of recreation and leisure. For others, it’s a stressful time without access to healthy meals. Poverty and limited access to food is a real problem facing many central Minnesota children. With this in mind, the St. Cloud Public Library is pleased once again to partner with the Yes Network as a site for free lunches for kids, all summer long, for the second year. Who: All kids 18 and younger What: Free, nutritious hot lunches...
This conversation-based program aims to bridge the gap between people and create an environment where understanding and compassion thrive by sharing food. It also promotes harmony and brings together those of different faiths and cultures in order to better understand one another. We want our guests to ask questions and get to know one another. Our mission is to build bridges between people of different cultures and faiths. For more information: Call: 612-987-7323 or email: hibrahim@...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:00 p.m. and the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee 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...
Get ready to sing, dance and laugh with sisters Dolli and Pop.  This is guaranteed to be a high energy, engaging, interactive show.  Recommended for ages 3-12. Great River Library - Buffalo July 8 4:30-5:15
The CLIMB Theater presented The Lion and the Mouse at the Becker Library on Monday, June 24th.  This engaging performance was about Molly the Mouse, who dreams about being a superhero! The story teaches kindness, fairness and how big things come in small packages.  Check the Event page for upcoming programs at the Big Lake library for the summer!  https://griver.org/events/6/all/all/0/calendar/2019-07
“Oohs and ahhs” and uproarious laughter filled the air when Magician Nathan Stockwell came to the Becker Library to help kick off the Summer Reading Program. Like any great magician, Stockwell had plenty of tricks up his sleeve, including some impressive card tricks and making items appear and disappear into thin air. Stockwell called up several young audience members to participate during the show, which even included an appearance by his elusive pet raccoon, Rocky. The show was...
No more pencils, no more books … well, except for the ones from your local library!  It's Summer Reading Program time! The theme of this year’s program "It’s Showtime at Your Library" celebrates the whimsy, magic and excitement kids can discover just by picking up a book.  This program is self-directed, open to all kids, ages 0-18, and is divided into three categories: baby (ages 0-5), child (age 3-grade 6) or teen (grades 7-12.) Ages 3-5 can choose between the...
The Summer Reading Program "It's Showtime At Your Library" starts Monday, June 10, and we've got some magical events to celebrate! Magicians Robert Halbrook, Nathan Stockwell, and Dave Walbridge will officially kick off this year's summer programming at the library with family shows that are fun for all ages. All the summer fun can be found here on our calendar of events.  These programs are funded by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.