Library News: Region Wide

The GRRL Board Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Executive Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being...
Great River Regional Library is excited as One Book | One Minnesota, the statewide book club, has its second book announced. The program asks Minnesotans to read a common title and come together to reflect and discuss. The summer title for the program is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. A Good Time for the Truth, published in 2016 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, is a series of essays in which sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a...
So many questions during the COVID-19 closure. But we have the answers for you!  Questions about operations of the library system? (Such as Curbside Pickup, the GRRL hotline, returning your items, due dates and fines, reference questions, card expiration, register for a library card, and library events) Click here our FAQ page for your operations-related questions.   Questions about library books and materials? (Such as our eBooks, eAudiobooks, online databases, and...
Get ready to dig deeper this summer, as we are ready to read, investigate, and discover with Great River Regional Library's 2020 Summer Reading Program! Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 1, continuing through Friday, July 31st. The program begins on Monday, June 1, and can be done in the Beanstack app or by visiting your local library during curbside pickup hours. Participants can track their reading in the...
Great River Regional Library buildings may be closed, but the library continues to offer services! Great River Regional Library now offers curbside service, so you can continue borrowing from your local library. Request the items that you want to borrow, then when your request is ready you can come to your library to pick them up. To request an item (book, movie, CD, or kit), use the online catalog or call the library’s hotline at 1-833-GET-GRRL (1-833-438-4775). The hotline hours are 10:00...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Personnel Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 p.m.   In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees, Personnel Committee, and GRRL staff will...
The GRRL Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Finance Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being personally...
The GRRL Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Finance Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being...
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is raising funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and encourages library lovers to make a gift. GRRL staff are bringing innovative programs to our communities through online storytimes via Facebook, reading challenges in the Beanstack app, and a library card design contest to participate in! Overall, e-audiobooks have been the biggest hit; in fact, over 55% of our...
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state – in partnership with local schools – will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.    The first...