Library News

GRRL will Participate in Eighth Chapter of Statewide One Book Program Featuring William Kent Krueger   Great River Regional Library will participate in the eighth chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The eighth title for the program is Iron Lake by Minnesota author William Kent Krueger. Presented in partnership with State Library...
The Becker Public Library and the Becker Community Ed. Department joined together to bring COMPAS teaching artisits: The KalpuliKetzal-Coatlicue to the Becker Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 15. Details about performance: The group consisted of 6 dancers and 1 drummer. All the dancers wore elaborate headdresses and regalia. The 30 minute program included explanation from Susana De Leon about the symbols on the regalia, how the head dresses are put together and the...
This month we are highlighting AtoZdatabases.  What is it? According to their website, "AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!" What search tools does it offer? Find a Business Find a Job Mailing Lists & Sales Leads...
Summer is finally here! And Great River Regional Library is ready with many events and programs planned for you and your family this July! Across all 32 library locations, there are so many events happening in July. See all the events happening this month on the GRRL Events Calendar here. Start marking your calendar -- here are a few highlighted events you don't want to miss! These highlighted events below are cultural programs provided to you by a grant from the Arts &...
DNR continues and expands Minnesota State Parks Library Program Libraries located in Minnesota’s low-income communities will have more access to state park passes. Want to visit Minnesota's beautiful state parks? Your library may have a pass for you to check out! The DNR will continue expanding its state park library program for another three years through June 2025. The program will grow from 71 to 117 participating libraries, offering 175 passes statewide for check-out to Minnesotans...
June is Audiobook Month! Audiobooks provide listening enjoyment for all ages and interests. Many popular adult and young adult books, fiction and non-fiction, are published as audiobooks, and GRRL has a large collection on CD and cassette.  You will find a shortcut to many of the new titles on the New, Best & Fun list for Audiobooks. The library also offers downloadable audiobooks through the GRRL Digital Library. New titles are being added all the time.
Summer is finally here! And Great River Regional Library is ready with many events and programs planned for you and your family! Across all 32 library locations, there are so many events happening this June. See all the events happening this month on the GRRL Events Calendar here. Start marking your calendar -- here are a few highlighted events you don't want to miss: Enjoy seeing and interacting with cool animals? These animal events are for you: Remarkable Reptiles: ...
Thank you, Summer Reading Program Sponsors! Great River Regional Library would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors that make Summer Reading Program (SRP) a success for our local children. These 2022 sponsors have shown their support of early literacy and their public library by taking part in this program. Their sponsorship goes towards the operations of the regional reading program to make it exciting and engaging for children of all ages. With this year's theme of "Read...
Let's Story Stroll through our parks!  Sherburne County Parks and Recreation has formed a partnership with the City of Elk River, the City of Big Lake, the City of Becker, and the Great River Regional Library. Working together, they are offering a special challenge for the 2022 Summer Reading Program (SRP). They have created the experience for Sherburne county residents to enjoy taking a walk through their parks while immersing their families in literacy. As families stroll, they...
This summer, get ready to expand your world with Great River Regional Library's 2022 Summer Reading Program! Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 6, continuing through Saturday, August 6. Registration starts on Monday, June 6, in the Beanstack app, on griver.beanstack.org, or by visiting your local library during open hours. Participants track their reading in the Beanstack app or by using...