Library News: Region Wide

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...
Want to practice the skill of reading in a fun, new way? Here’s a great opportunity for a relaxing one-on-one reading session with a dog. These dogs, from Therapy Dog International, love to be read to and children can practice reading. This can help shy children build confidence in their reading, or your child can just have fun while reading to the dogs! In Saint Michael, come spend one-on-one time with either Taurus or Bear. In Albany, come read to Freddie the golden retriever. In...
Show young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love! TumbleBooks is a collection of animated talking picture books now available through GRRL online. TumbleBooks takes existing picture books, adds animation, sound, music and narration, and produces an electronic picture book kids can read or listen to from any computer -- at home or at the library. Kids and parents will find high quality recordings of popular books, including classic fairy tales. The read-along stories...
Starting Thursday, August 1, 2019, the Hands-Free Law comes into effect. This means that Minnesota drivers are not able to have their phones in their hand. The law prohibits making calls, texting, looking for music, gaming, and finding directions while driving. However, drivers are able to do these tasks by voice commands that do not require holding the phone. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, “At no time may a driver hold the phone in their hand unless it’s to obtain...
The dog days of summer are upon us. Why not cool off at your local library?   Each branch of Great River Regional Library offers a host of summer programs for kids, teens and adults. From storytimes for all ages of kids to tech help, book clubs and art workshops for adults, your library is busy all summer long creating fun, educational and creative activities for the whole family.   Visit griver.org/events and search by branch to see what’s happening at your library.
Stuck in a reading rut? Want to deviate from your literary routine? Not sure where to start? May we suggest asking librarians? Great River Regional Library's New, Best & Fun page provides reading lists to help you explore award-winning titles, find read-alikes for favorite books, or offer “Year in Reading” challenges to help you read outside your norm. Each month of the Year in Reading challenge focuses on a particular theme or genre, giving readers a great leg up when it comes to...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:00 p.m. and the Personnel Committee 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...
No more pencils, no more books … well, except for the ones from your local library!  It's Summer Reading Program time! The theme of this year’s program "It’s Showtime at Your Library" celebrates the whimsy, magic and excitement kids can discover just by picking up a book.  This program is self-directed, open to all kids, ages 0-18, and is divided into three categories: baby (ages 0-5), child (age 3-grade 6) or teen (grades 7-12.) Ages 3-5 can choose between the...
The Summer Reading Program "It's Showtime At Your Library" starts Monday, June 10, and we've got some magical events to celebrate! Magicians Robert Halbrook, Nathan Stockwell, and Dave Walbridge will officially kick off this year's summer programming at the library with family shows that are fun for all ages. All the summer fun can be found here on our calendar of events.  These programs are funded by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.