Library News: Paynesville

Banned & Challenged Books week, sponsored by the American Library Association, is being recognized Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. You are invited to stop in to the Paynesville Public Library this week to take a picture with your favorite banned or challenged title. The Paynesville branch is open Mondays 2 - 8 p.m., Tuesdays 2 - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursdays 2 - 6 p.m., Fridays 2 - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 - 1 p.m.
Spend an evening with Ancestry for Libraries at the Paynesville Public Library on Monday, Sept. 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A laptop computer will be provided for your use while we research your family tree on Ancestry for Libraries. Basic computer skills are required. Staff will give a short demonstration of genealogy research with Ancestry for Libraries, and will be available to help you with your research. Stop by the library to register (or register online) and to pick up information on...
Our 'You're A Rock Star' photo booth will be up and running in Paynesville until July 10. We've got glam rock costumes and wigs, a microphone and guitars, and a rock show background all ready for your rock star photo-shoot. Remember to bring a camera with you ( or use the camera on your cell phone). You can see one of our young rockers pictured, incognito in the yellow shades. Also rocking out for the camera are Paul Spring and the Amazing Professor Marvel and his assistant. St John's...
The summer fun has begun! Join us for 'Read To The Rhythm' at the Paynesville Branch, and let the good times roll. We've got Rock Star! photo booth (bring your camera or camera phone) complete with glam rock costumes, new toys, Make and Take crafts for kids to create and bring home, and our Summer Reading Programs for ages 0 and up. And check out all the special events. No summer doldrums here, and the library is cool when it's hot outside. Pictured: Mom and daughter rock out for a...
Play is serious business for children: Toys are fun, but they are also the tools that develop fine motor skills, pre-reading skills, problem-solving, imagination and creativity, and other important skills. The Friends of the Paynesville Public Library has donated a collection of toys to the Paynesville Branch. The new collection can be found in the children's area (near the playhouse), and is for in-library use.
The cost of getting and staying healthy is rising, and so is the number of healthcare decisions we make. Join us at the Paynesville Public Library on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to get the best value for your healthcare dollars. Guided by an expert in medical research, you'll learn how to search medical information websites to help you make good healthcare choices, understand your medical bills, and learn more about prescription drugs. We'll have a laptop computer for each...
February is Love Your Library month. Library lovers can show their affection for their favorite branch library by picking up one of the construction-paper hearts hanging on display, purchasing the item listed on the heart (they're mostly sweet nothings of $25 or less), then bringing it in, donating the item to the library on their next visit. At the Paynesville library, hearts are on display at the checkout desk, as pictured.
January and February can be snowy and cold; perfect weather to settle in with a good book. This winter, customers at the Paynesville Branch of Great River Regional Library have a hance to win the prizes pictured, as well as others, through participation in the Winter Reading Program ending Feb. 28. There's still time to join the fun. For a chance to win, pick up a reading record at the library, read, record your books, and return the record to the Paynesville branch before the program ends!