Library News: Region Wide

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.
Yes, you read that correctly ... effective immediately, Great River Regional Library will not collect overdue fines on materials for children and young adults.  Why? Simply put - it benefits our young patrons. Eliminating fines on these items keeps the library within their reach, always. We want all of central Minnesota’s kids to become lifelong readers and library users. Here's the skinny on the change.   WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Overdue children's and young...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 21, 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 business days prior to the...
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. Art is the theme for April 2019. Art helps paint a picture of our lives through the ages. Explore it, and stories inspired by it in this month’s “Year in Reading” challenge with these titles. "Art Journey American Landscapes: 89 Painters' Perspectives"...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, April 16, 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 business days prior to the...
How does your library make your community stronger?   That’s the big question this year during National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, which runs from April 7-13.   The theme of this year’s National Library Week is, “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Why? Because libraries are at the heart of their cities and towns. They are public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.   National Library Week is an exciting...