Library News: Region Wide

November marks National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) and we have the tools to help you be successful! Want to get your novel or writing published? Not sure how or where to start? MN Writes MN Reads is a free, user-friendly collection of tools for creating, publishing and sharing eBooks with readers across Minnesota and potentially the country. Not an aspiring author? MN Writes MN Reads is also a great place to find something new to read. “Leading indie authors...
Our libraries are starting to feel festive! We are ready for the holiday season and there are so many different ways to get involved and have fun this season at the library! Looking for some FREE festive events? Crafts? Author visits? GRRL has you covered! Here are just a few of the fun upcoming events happening across our region: "Ornament Making for Wright County Festival of Trees" -- Make a hand-crafted paper ornament using book pages to decorate a tree at the Wright...
At this time of the year, Great River Regional Library invites you to invest in the library's mission. With the help of our generous donors, we have provided accessibility, literacy, and lifelong learning to over 1,268,000 neighbors in your community this past year.  Covering six counties, Great River Regional Library serves many communities with varying needs and interests. As communities continue to evolve, the library has a greater demand to provide the best quality for more...
The library's online catalog for searching for books, movies, and more has recently been upgraded. The search and login options will look different, but this catalog has full functionality for requesting items, suspending items on request, paying fines, and adjusting account settings. It also has a mobile-friendly version for use on phones, tablets, etc. Access to our previous catalog will end by 2020.   Saved lists do not transfer...
The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room.   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 contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at 320-650-2500...
On September 25th 2019, Great River Regional Library, composed of 33 locations in Central Minnesota, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! We have a rich history and are excited for another 50 years of inspiring central Minnesota to explore, learn, and connect. Learn more at griver.org   See the GRRL 50th Anniversary video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JboGwie_IoI         
Our libraries are starting to feel a little spooky! We are ready for Halloween and there are so many different ways to get involved and have fun this fall at the library! Looking for some FREE Halloween events? Crafts? Author visits? GRRL has you covered! Here are just a few of the fun upcoming Halloween events happening across our region: "Decorate a Pumpkin!" -- Come down to the Cold Spring or Richmond library on October 1st to pick up an arts-and-crafts pumpkin...
Stuck on homework? Not sure what to do or who to ask?  Find all your answers and get one-on-one help at the library at our Homework Help pages! We can help connect you to the right resources for whatever level you are at. On our Homework Help - Elementary School page, you will find links for animals, biographies, countries and states, current events, history, math, Minnesota resources, reading, science, and local school websites.  On our Homework Help - Middle School page,...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m.   All GRRL Board and Committee 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 contact the Administrative Assistant three...
Ready to be star struck at the library? Now is your chance to meet and hear from popular Minnesota authors Lorna Landvik, Doug Ohman, and Chad Lewis.  These three authors will be traveling across our region through September, October, and November. Busy this fall? There are plenty of opportunities to attend an event that works best for your schedule. Or maybe you enjoyed an author visit so much that you would like to see them again? Author tours give you the chance to see your favorites...