Library News: Region Wide

Every November, thousands of aspiring novelists attempt to reach a daunting but attainable goal – completing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. And, if you’re one of them, know this – your local library has your back! November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and Great River Regional Library is in full support of writers throughout central Minnesota. This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people—including over 95,000 K-12 students and educators involved in the "Young...
  There’s never a shortage of amazing artists, writers and musicians stopping by our libraries, and this month, we have plenty for you to check out. Here's a snapshot...   J2J – a flute and cello pairing The unexpected combination of cello and flute? Well, why not! A variety of musical genres will delight and inspire audiences as J2J - Jacqueline Ultan & Julie Johnson - perform at libraries throughout October, including Long Prairie and St. Michael. Visit our...
We asked for your artwork, you sent it, we voted ... and they're here! We have four new GRRL library card designs for you to choose from! Each of the four designs - two winners and two runners-up in categories divided by age - are available at every one of our 32 locations. So, who are the artists? Which GRRL branches do they claim as their own?  WINNERS Adult: Elysia K. Larson, Elk River Kid: Brianna Brattensborg, Elk River RUNNERS-UP Adult: Nicolle Berg,...
The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 5 p.m. 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...
Do you have outstanding GRRL fines or unreturned library books? Does this keep you or someone you know away from your local library?  Let's fix that. Great River Regional Library is pleased to introduce Fines Forgiveness Week – a week dedicated to eliminating fines and reinstating full library use privileges.  How it works: patrons simply visit their library between Saturday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 22 and work with their librarian to review and eliminate fines and...
  We have an entire afternoon and evening of fun planned in honor of Great River Regional Library's flagship branch - and we want you to join us! Come on Sept. 20 for lively activities, music and food, and stay for a fabulous prize drawing including an iPad, a virtual reality headset, gift cards, theatre/sports tickets and more! The party is free and open to all.  We'll see you at the library!
Can you believe the first day of school is just around the corner?  And, did you know Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has a bank of resources to help students succeed in every discipline? Homework help is here via a wealth of databases, accessible with your GRRL card. These resources are organized into elementary, middle and high school categories so students have easy access to the programs best suited to their specific educational needs. Have a specific question...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. 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. Visit our Board of...
Central Minnesota is an increasingly vibrant and diverse community, and you're invited to stop by the St. Cloud and Long Prairie Public Libraries to learn about some of the people making it that way. "Green Card Voices" is an interactive exhibit sharing the stories of 18 first-generation immigrants and refugees from 12 different countries who have made St. Cloud and the surrounding area their homes. Learn more about "Green Card Voices" here, and plan your trip to see it in person...
  It's that time of year again - time to crank up the A/C, hunker down with good books and win great prizes with Great River Regional Library. GRRL kicked off the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 11, and the celebration won't end until Saturday, Aug. 11. The theme of this year’s program, Reading Takes You Everywhere, focuses on the excitement and new discoveries to be found in books, libraries, our communities and beyond. The goal of...