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April: ideas for kids of all ages by Marla Scherber, Monticello Library Services Coordinator Make your own READ poster. Using this website, make your own READ poster just like the ones you’ve seen in your own libraries. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, post it on Twitter using the hashtag #CelebrateReading and tag @ALA_Graphics.  Tour a National Park Virtually. Visit www.NPS.gov for a list of great places to visit. Create a Vision Board. Use photos, words and phrases...
Enjoy #HarryPotterAtHome! The eBook and eAudiobook of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" are available for unlimited access through our digital collection on Overdrive's Libby app in the month of April. In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, Overdrive has announced the ebook and audiobook versions of the first book in the Harry Potter series are now available at no cost in your digital collection for unlimited, simultaneous access! That means no...
Back by popular demand, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting a library card design contest! GRRL welcomes artists of all ages to submit designs for new library cards! Anyone living in GRRL's service area may enter by illustrating our next library card. Artwork will be judged based on creativity, design, and the message of Explore...Learn... Connect... are communicated. If selected, your design will be featured on a limited-edition GRRL library card in the fall of 2020!...
All Great River Regional Library locations, including the Sartell GRRL2GO lockers, are closed through Sunday, April 12. You can find any updates to questions on this page, and will note when it has been updated. Updated 3/26/2020 4:48 p.m. Due dates/fines Items due during the closure have extended due dates. Items should not accrue fines at this time, but if some items do accrue fines, library staff will be happy to remove them when libraries reopen. Requesting items/...
We're collecting some online and real-life activities to support fun, learning, and exploration. This will be updated, so check back for more! Updated 4/2/2020 3:30 p.m. For kids Storyline offers online storytime videos with some of your favorite actors and animated stories for kids of all ages Brightly Storytime on YouTube - storytimes grouped by ages The Kennedy Center for the Arts is hosting daily Lunch Doodles with author/illustrator Mo Willems. Go on a bear...
While library buildings are closed, there are multiple options for library services from the comfort of your home. If you have a question, you can use the 24/7 Ask A Librarian service to chat with a librarian anytime. They can help with reference questions, technology questions, and more. If you live in our service area, you may apply for an eCard online. With your eCard, you can access our digital materials (eBooks, eAudiobooks, online databases, and more). Library...
We have been asked about the Coronavirus, and as a library we are here to provide trusted information. What is Coronavirus? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Trusted information sources The CDC has set up a website - accessible in English, Spanish, and Somali...
This Meeting Has Been Cancelled The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 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 services should ...
Spring is here! “Locally Growin’,” the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins on Monday, March 2, 2020, and runs through only the month of March! Our Locally Growin’ campaign keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor’s choosing. Each library selects a specific “wish” item or program and a campaign goal. Over $20,000 was raised around the region in 2019 to support a wide variety of goals. Each library’s goal is unique and focuses on their...
According to mn.gov, "Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data that shapes how Minnesota’s policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources." You can complete your 2020 Census online at...