Library News

Improve your academic skills. Prepare for high-stakes tests. Become career-ready. LearningExpress Library offers targeted learning centers — each with a collection of practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles, and flashcards — to help you achieve your goals. With your library card, you have access to this online resource! Here is what LearningExpress Library offers you: Career Preparation: Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and...
Library lovers know what sweet deals come along with a Great River Regional Library (GRRL) card: Movie Night showings at their local library, wonderful Legacy event performances, classes and author visits, as well as all of the books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, kits, and many other items you can check out and enjoy. All for free. What's not to love? Here are some featured events happening this February that you are sure to love: Feb. 2nd - National Ukulele Day performance in Little...
Why Minnesota Libraries are on the RISE: Library advocates and policy makers to highlight the important work of Minnesota’s libraries On January 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting an event with Minnesota library advocates on the important work of libraries across the state. One of the featured speakers is local District 14B Representative Dan Wolgamott, who is the chief author of the bill advocating for library support (SF1131/HF1710). Speakers will...
update: 1/14/22 1:39 PM - The Personnel Committee has been canceled.    The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. and the full Board at 6:00 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services...
Free Automotive Repair Help Online Back by popular demand, Great River Regional Library now offers access to ChiltonLibrary to all library cardholders. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles! This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes...
Adult & Teen Winter Reading Program “Books Like Us,” the Winter Reading Program begins Monday, January 3, 2022 and runs through Monday, February 28th. 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...
Stearns County has an opening for a District 1 citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets a minimum of six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. If you are interested in serving on this board, please visit the Stearns County website: https://www.stearnscountymn.gov/914/Vacancies. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP, with hopes of securing a...
Saying Farewell to Todd County Commissioner, Dave Kircher On November 16, 2021, the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) wished Dave Kircher farewell after he had served on the Board of Trustees for nine years.  GRRL thanks Dave Kircher for his service. We note the impact he has made on the library system. He has served on varying committees throughout the years, such as the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, and the Library Safety &...
Updated: 11/12/2021 3:16 PM The library is getting a new phone number as we update to a region wide phone system.  Our new number is (320) 412-2048. Please update your contacts for us and start using the new number.  The old number will continue to forward for a limited time.  Thank you!   Visit the Upsala branch page for more details and library hours.     
This month, Great River Regional Library is sharing hoopla as our database highlight. What is there to know about hoopla? Check out a variety of videos and movies with no waiting!  Library cardholders will be able to enjoy 4 downloads per month. The website hoopladigital.com explains the service “to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone–and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can...