Library News

Thank you, Summer Reading Program Sponsors! Great River Regional Library would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors that make Summer Reading Program a success for our local children. These sponsors have shown their support of early literacy and their public library by taking part in this program. Their sponsorship goes towards operations of the regional reading program to make it exciting and engaging for children of all ages. With this year's theme of "Reading Colors Your...
Ever find yourself stumped online? Maybe you can't find how to use our Print2GO service, you forgot how to renew your library card, or you want to dive more into genealogy. Our librarians have you covered! You can find helpful library how-to videos on the Great River Regional Library channel on YouTube! There is so much to learn and explore at your local library--and we know it can be a little overwhelming sometimes! That is why we have caring library staff to help you find what you are...
As July celebrates country, independence, and freedom, here are some festive reads for you and your family!   Children's Corduroy's 4th of July by Dan Freeman The First Independence Day Celebration by Kathy Allen Independance Day by Ann Heinrichs Happy Birthday, America! by Marsha Wilson Chall   Teens Ficton Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution by William Lavendar...
UPDATE: 6/15/2021 2:33PM - This evening's meeting has been canceled due to lack of quorum.   The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet for a special session on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room.   All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant three...
Join the library in welcoming two authors to GRRL this June!  We are pleased to host virtual author visits with authors Libby Copeland and Dr. Christopher Lehman. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with these award-winning authors. Come excited, ready with questions, and eager to learn! Register for the event to receive your Zoom link.  Virtual Author Event: Libby Copeland “The Lost Family” “The Lost Family” by Libby Copeland explores the...
After a long break due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Becker Public Library is THRILLED to announce that our preschool storytimes will resume IN-PERSON on Tuesday, June 15th  (masks are not required, but social distancing rules still apply).   Storytime is from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Join Miss Andrea for stories and songs that help develop early literacy skills. This summer’s storytime themes will revolve around our 2021 Summer Reading Program Theme “Reading Colors Your World”....
Access Acorn TV through Streaming on hoopla! The word is out about Acorn TV on hoopla! You will enjoy watching captivating characters from Britain and beyond! Now, you can stream or download addictive dramas, thrilling mysteries, and warm-hearted comedies on hoopla with your library card! What is Acorn TV? According to acorn.tv, it is a "video streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico. ...
Indigenous Loop Earrings with Sister Beads: a jewelry kit by Tawny Trottier Cale Learn how to create beautiful beaded loop earrings with this craft kit with instructions and video by Tawny Trottier Cale, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Spirit Lake Nation. She loves to share her beadwork knowledge with others, creating custom beadwork with her sisters as Sister Beads. This program made possible...
Let's Story Stroll through our parks!  Sherburne County Parks and Recreation has formed a partnership with the City of Elk River and the Great River Regional Library, with the help of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant opportunity. Working together, they are offering a special challenge for this year's Summer Reading Program (SRP). They have created the experience for Sherburne county residents to enjoy taking a walk through their parks while immersing their...
During the week of May 24th, the Waite Park library is getting a fresh coat of paint! While the job is getting done, we will only be offering curbside services. The book drop will remain open. If you need to use a computer or have prints made, please visit our other locations. https://griver.org/locations Because we are closed Monday, May 31, due to Memorial Day, we will be reopening for Grab and Go services, Tuesday, June 1.