Library News: Region Wide

Great River Regional Library will be spending the week of October 15-21 celebrating our biggest supporters, volunteers, and donors - our Friends of the Library groups! This is the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Friends of the Library groups operate independently from the libraries they support. They generously give their time and energy to planning and hosting events like books sales. Funds from events such as these support activities like 1,000...
The GRRL Board of Trustees Special Session and Finance Committee meetings set for Oct. 17 have been canceled.  Visit our Board of Trustees page to see future meeting dates.
There’s never a bad time to pick up a new book … and gather inspiration from one in order to tell your own story. Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. The purpose? To encourage teens to make libraries and reading integral parts of their lives. Here at Great River Regional Library, we’re observing Teen Read Week at all of our locations from Tuesday, Oct. 10-...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committees will also meet 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...
September is National Library Card Sign-Up month, and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has joined forces with the American Library Association and libraries across the country to highlight the ways library cards change lives. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, launched in 1987 to encourage all people, particularly children, to register for a library card. Since then, thousands of public and school libraries collaborate each fall in a national effort to...
In the vast landscape of Great River Regional Library's music collection, there's a category of tunes you really should know about. Music by central Minnesota artists.  Whether you're a local music fan, or not yet familiar with the artists that live and work among you, we've got a new list of titles we recommend checking out. https://griver.org/new-best-fun/central-minnesota-music We hope you'll decide to use Great River to discover new, diverse - and local - music!
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!