Library News: Region Wide

On Monday, Aug. 21, the entirety of North America will experience a powerful cosmic phenomenon: a total solar eclipse. This is causing quite a stir. That's because this is a big, historical event; an eclipse of this nature has not visited our part of the world since 1979. Here in our part of Minnesota, we won't see a total eclipse, but we'll get very close, with an estimated 83 percent of the sun covered by the moon around 1:05 p.m.  We’ve been hearing from a lot of people...
It's last call for lunch at the library; Great River Regional Library and the YES Network's Summer Lunch Program wraps up today, Friday, August 11.  Children up to 18 years old were able to receive a free, hot meal, Monday through Friday, beginning on June 12 at the St. Cloud Public Library Patron Services Librarian Kate Buechler reports that over 1,800 meals were served during this first year of the program. Kate adds, it wouldn't have happened without a massive team...
The internet can seem like a dark and scary place. And what's the deal with hackers and email threats? These books will help guide you through the maze of the internet and keep you informed. https://griver.org/new-best-fun/internet-safety Happy - and SAFE - surfing!  
Chivalry isn't dead; it's in the library! This month at GRRL, we're highlighting books all about Medieval history, art and culture.  Take a gander at our list and take a trip back in time! https://griver.org/new-best-fun/august-books-about-medieval-history Fair thee well!
We're currently experiencing errors with the "My Account," and "My List" features of our catalog due to some data formatting issues. We are working to resolve this and apologize for the inconvenience. If you encounter errors, please contact your local library for assistance in managing your holds and account information. Thank you for your patience. 
Sherburne County has an opening for a citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. Terms are three (3) years and term limits are three full terms, or nine (9) years. If you are interested in serving on this board, please go to the Sherburne County Website -  www.co.sherburne.mn.us - and look under “Highlights” for...
We have music here at Great River Regional Library. A lot of music. In fact, we have one of the most comprehensive collections of albums anywhere in the state of Minnesota. From rock to blues, R&B to classical, jazz to world, and everything in between – if you can think of it, the chances are high we’ve got it in our collection. And, as per usual, if your GRRL branch doesn’t have something you want, we can almost certainly track it down for you. Like everything else here at...
Patrons who want to add to their digital magazine collection via the library have a short window of time to do so. Effective July 11, Great River Regional Library will no longer offer magazines as part of our OverDrive digital collection. OverDrive recently ended its relationship with Nook and is reportedly working on a replacement product to debut at the end of this year. Patrons will be able to keep any previously downloaded issues, and of course GRRL will continue to offer print...
We're all on the journey known as "life." No one's journey is exactly like another's - and that goes for our favorite literary characters, too.  This month, we're celebrating the journeys found in books with a few reading recommendations for you. Check them out below. https://griver.org/new-best-fun/july-books-about-journeys Bon voyage!
It's that time again...time for your monthly tech advice from the staff here at Great River Regional Library! The Internet is a huge and at times mysterious world, and kids need to be armed with the ability to make smart decisions. That where “Be Internet Awesome” can come in handy. This online resource teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Check it out! https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/