Locally Growin' 2021

Locally Growin’ Campaign Begins March 1st

We are ready for spring! “Locally Growin’,” the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL), runs Monday, March 1st through Wednesday, March 31st. 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 its community interests and needs.

Make a difference at your library by giving in your local library or giving online here

The wishes that our libraries are raising money for this year include the following:

  • Albany's wish for supplies and prizes to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Annandale's wish to add Try-It-Yourself Kits in their collection and I Survived series;
  • Becker's wish for Take-and-Make crafts and Summer Reading Program prizes;
  • Belgrade's wish to for supplies and prizes to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Big Lake's wish for Take-and-Make crafts and Summer Reading Program prizes;
  • Buffalo's wish for children's book bags, Take-and-Make crafts, and Summer Reading Program books and prizes.
  • Clearwater's wish to offer a program from the Como Zoo and add a new storytime rug to the library;
  • Cokato wishes to offer library collections to make reading approachable for children through Playaway Audiobooks and juvenile large print books.
  • Cold Spring's wish to add Try-It-Yourself Kits in their collection and provide library cardholders library hour magnets;
  • Delano's wish to keep children reading through the summer with weekly books and gift bags for Summer Reading Program;
  • Eagle Bend's wish to offer library book bags and library hours magnets to library cardholders;
  • Elk River's wish to add popular juvenile, non-fiction history, and science series to their collection; 
  • Foley's wish for children's book bags, Take-and-Make crafts, and Summer Reading Program books and prizes.;
  • Grey Eagle's wish to add yard games (like yard Yahtzee and Jenga) into their collection;
  • Howard Lake's wish to extend a welcome to residents who haven't visited or known about their local library;
  • Kimball's wish to provide a bike rack at their library for visitors;
  • Little Falls's wish to extend a welcome to residents who haven't visited or don't know about their local library;
  • Long Prairie's wish to add a frisbee disc golf Try-It-Yourself Kit to their collection;
  • Melrose's wish to provide convenient library cardholders with library hours magnets;
  • Monticello's wish for book bags and prizes to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Paynesville's wish for LEGOs for virtual builder programs and supplies for art projects;
  • Pierz's wish to provide convenient library cardholders with library hours magnets;
  • Richmond's wish to add Try-It-Yourself Kits in their collection and provide library cardholders library hour magnets;
  • Rockford's wish to keep children reading through the summer with weekly books and gift bags for Summer Reading Program;
  • Royalton's wish to offer ukulele kits at their library;
  • Sauk Centre's wish to add Try-It-Yourself Kits (themed around bird watching, outdoors, and fishing) to their collection;
  • St. Cloud's wish for supplies and prizes to promote literacy through the Summer Reading Program;
  • St. Michael's wish to add a Pickleball Try-It-Yourself Kit to their collection;
  • Staples's wish to add children series books to their collection,
  • Swanville's wish to keep children reading through the summer with books and prizes for Summer Reading Program;
  • Upsala's wish to keep children reading through the summer with books and prizes for Summer Reading Program;
  • Waite Park wishes to extend a welcome to residents who haven't visited or known about their local library. 

Learn more by visiting griver.org/locally-growin 

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Region Wide