Library News

The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, Dec.19 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the St. Cloud Public Library.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at 320-650-2500. Visit our Board of Trustees page to learn...
If you have a passion for library services and making a difference in the lives of people in your community, this announcement is for you. Stearns County is now taking applications for two open Great River Regional Library Board citizen representative positions. These positions are open to residents who live in Districts 2 and 5.  Applications to Stearns County are due by Dec.18. Appointment to the board will take place early January 2018. Visit Stearns County's website to...
There is still time and space to sign up for the make & take ornament program being held on Wednesday, December 6 from 5-6 p.m. This is a free, come and go, self-directed event at the Becker Library. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5-12.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Becker Library.
It's December ... and there's no place like Minnesota in December. You can take that however you like. This month, we invite you to explore our list of books set in Minnesota! AND, keep this in mind; you can access more great books with a Minnesota connection at www.ebooksmn.org. Happy reading. 
Nine years ago, Sue Stine retired from her job as a metro-area teacher. She and her husband had dreams of retiring in a rural community, and chose Long Prairie. She didn’t know this at the time, but as a voracious reader, she really couldn’t have ended up in a better place. That’s because the small community is home to a lively and engaged group called the Women’s Literary Club – an organization that’s about to celebrate its 125th anniversary next year. And Stine, along with about...
It's getting close to that time when we'll be locking up our libraries for Thanksgiving. All Great River libraries will be closing at 5 p.m on Thanksgiving Eve., Wednesday, Nov. 22. and closed all day on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. Normal hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 24.  From all of us here at GRRL, Happy Thanksgiving. We're thankful for you!
December is 'Hour of Code' month, during which everyone is encouraged to learn about computer coding and coding languages. At the Paynesville branch, you can learn how to code a short message in binary code, and you'll bring home a bracelet when you're done!  Jen Anfinson will instruct attendees on how to construct the jewelry, and how to incorporate a secret-coded message into the design.  All materials supplied. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited: register online...
Beautiful examples of quilting and piecework by Paynesville artist Edie Becker are on display in the Paynesville library gallery until the end of December.  Included in the showing are eleven pieces, ranging in size from small table-runners and matts to full-sized bed quilts.  Pictured is a quilted bookcase wall-hanging. The Paynesville library is scheduling artist's displays for the second half of 2018.  Contact the library if you'd like to show your creative work in our...
Catch him if you can; "The Gingerbread Man" was the theme for Fall Storytime at the Pierz Public Library. Once a month, during the school year, the Pierz Library holds a storytime, complete with songs, rhymes, crafts and a snack. This month, the children enjoyed helping Leora, the storytime volunteer, tell the story of the Gingerbread Man on the felt board. Everyone took home a gingerbread man and enjoyed some gingersnap cookies!
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel and Finance Committees will also meet that evening. The Finance meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and the Personnel meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board 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...