Library News: Becker

The school year is quickly coming to a close, and we're certain you're already scheming up your summer plans. Make sure one of the many things on the agenda is stopping by the Becker Library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Why? The Summer Reading Program is a great way to help students stay sharp and avoid the "summer slide" in advance of next fall.  In addition to good books, the Becker Library has a ton of fun activities planned, including Professor Marvel, who...
This month, you can leave the library with a stack of books, music and movies...and not need to bring them back. The Friends of the Becker Library is getting ready for the annual spring book sale. You can find the book sale in the meeting rooms of the Becker Community Center on these days: Thursday, April 27th from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, April 28th from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29th from 9 a.m.-noon. Stop by on the final day and catch the annual bag sale. ...
Becker Public Library is presenting a digital class aimed at helping you navigate the apps on your phone or other device.  This class is being held Wednesday, March 1, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and is for ages 16 and up.  Registration is needed as space is limited.  Register by calling the library at 763.261.4454  
Please join the Great River Regional Library in Becker and Rediscover your library.  Stop by the library on Feb. 8 for coffee, breakfast treats and the opportunity to see the recent updates to the Becker library.  Staff will be available to answer questions about services provided by the library. This event is open house style, come and go as you please, and open to the public. The Becker Public Library is located in the Becker Community Center. See you on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8:00 to...
Becker Public Library is kicking off the program "1000 Books Before Kindergarten." This program is open to children, birth through age 5. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase awareness of the importance of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. One key element of childhood development includes the formation of literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they...
The Becker Public Library is open for business after being closed for ten days.  The library was closed for re-carpeting, a project that required all books, shelves and equipment be removed from the library. The library's hours will return to the normal operating hours of Monday 2-8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday 2-6 p.m., Thursday 2-8 p.m., Friday 2-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The program Read & Play (storytime) will resume Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning...
The Becker library has many holiday inspired craft programs, for school-aged kids, teens and adults, over the next few weeks.  Be sure to check out the Event Calendar at www.griver.org to sign up so you don't miss the opportunity to participate! Monday, November 14th at 6:30 p.m., Penny Leuthard will lead participants in making shadowbox ornaments.  All supplies are provided, but you are encouraged to bring any cards you'd like to use for the ornament.  For ages 12-adult....
November is Alzheimer Awareness month. Join Tami Kolbinger in an informal, 45 minute presentation at the Becker Public Library that includes information on dementia, concentrating on communication and some of the "do's and don'ts" in dealing with people with dementia. The presentation will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interaction with the presenter is encouraged during the presentation so that the information is understood. Tami Kolbinger, presenter of this event, is a...
Join Penny Leuthard at Becker Public Library as she leads participants in a workshop on how to make shadow box ornaments on Monday, Nov. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. Participants will create their own unique holiday ornaments using a recycled milk container, old holiday cards and a variety of other materials. All supplies are included. However, you are encouraged to bring holiday cards you would like to incorporate into your ornament. For ages 12 to adult. Registration is required. Limit 12....
Struggling with your mobile device? Can't figure out how to install an application? Want help downloading an eBook or eAudiobook? We can help! Bring your electronic device to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 27. Knowledgeable library staff will be available to help, one-on-one, answer your questions about how to operate your device.  Registration is required! Time slots of 15 minutes will be given to each participant starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Come with your...