Library News: Becker

Where do you want to go this summer? Hogwart's Castle? How about back to the days of King Arthur and his court? Or maybe a galaxy far, far away? Well, you are in luck, because the Becker Branch of Great River Regional Libary is ready to take you there!  Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins on Monday, June 11th, and continues through Saturday, August 11th. This year’s theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere encourages readers to explore all the different places - ...
Do you have a child that is "stuck in the middle" in grades 5-9? Does your child read at a high level? Is your child telling you they can't find anything to read? Does your child want to move up from juvenile books, but you are concerned about the issues and situations depicted in the Young Adult genre?  Ask the library staff about a Gentle Read. A Gentle Read is a book that may be inspiring, heartwarming or lift the reader's spirits. These...
Hand Lettering is all the rage right now, and you can learn how to do it at the Becker Library with artist Jen Anfinson! A wide array of supplies, techniques, and fonts will be introduced, as well as backgrounds, banners, and florals. The class is FREE and takes place on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30pm.  For ages 15 to adult. Limit 12, so registration in advance is required. A Legacy event. For more winter art and author programs around Great River Regional...
It's not too early to kick off the holiday season at the Becker Library! The library will be hosting its annual Gingerbread House program on Monday, Nov. 27 from 4:30-6 p.m. After getting the main construction of the houses together, there will be a short story to allow the frosting to harden... and then on to the decorating!   All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Becker Library. For ages 5-12. Registration is required. The program will be held at ...
Explore your heritage using databases like HeritageQuest and Ancestry-Library Edition! The Becker Library is hosting a monthly genealogy workshop. No need to lug a computer. The library will have 14 computers available for participants to use.  Whether you are starting from scratch or have years of experience, this program is a relaxed, no-stress way to share information and experiences with others in the journey of finding your heritage.  The first workshop is Wednesday,...
Children that visited the Becker library were in for a fun treat this Halloween.  Halloween books, costumes, and activities galore were happening during the 1:30-11:30 storytime hour! Kids played Halloween Bingo, made spider hats, searched for Halloween images throughout the library, and made spin art.  It was a fun time for everyone, including our Halloween scarecrow!
Becker Library staff members are currently evaluating hours of operation - and they'd like some feedback from patrons.  The Becker Library is currently open 30 hours a week, mainly in the afternoon and evenings. A survey has been created in order to determine if the current hours still fit the needs of the community and surrounding area.  The Becker Library's open hours were part of the discussion that took place at the Library Community meeting, held in October 2016....
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