Library News: Region Wide

Why Minnesota Libraries are on the RISE: Library advocates and policy makers to highlight the important work of Minnesota’s libraries On January 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting an event with Minnesota library advocates on the important work of libraries across the state. One of the featured speakers is local District 14B Representative Dan Wolgamott, who is the chief author of the bill advocating for library support (SF1131/HF1710). Speakers will...
update: 1/14/22 1:39 PM - The Personnel Committee has been canceled.    The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. and the full Board at 6:00 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services...
Free Automotive Repair Help Online Back by popular demand, Great River Regional Library now offers access to ChiltonLibrary to all library cardholders. ChiltonLibrary, from Gale, a Cengage company, provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today as well as many new vehicles! This continually updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures as well as troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes...
Adult & Teen Winter Reading Program “Books Like Us,” the Winter Reading Program begins Monday, January 3, 2022 and runs through Monday, February 28th. The program provides fun incentives for readers to settle into cozy winter reading habits. It is designed primarily for teens and adults and is open to anyone in the 6th grade or older. Each of the 32 branch libraries in the GRRL system will have prize drawings for...
Stearns County has an opening for a District 1 citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets a minimum of six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. If you are interested in serving on this board, please visit the Stearns County website: https://www.stearnscountymn.gov/914/Vacancies. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP, with hopes of securing a...
Saying Farewell to Todd County Commissioner, Dave Kircher On November 16, 2021, the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) wished Dave Kircher farewell after he had served on the Board of Trustees for nine years.  GRRL thanks Dave Kircher for his service. We note the impact he has made on the library system. He has served on varying committees throughout the years, such as the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, and the Library Safety &...
This month, Great River Regional Library is sharing hoopla as our database highlight. What is there to know about hoopla? Check out a variety of videos and movies with no waiting!  Library cardholders will be able to enjoy 4 downloads per month. The website hoopladigital.com explains the service “to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone–and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can...
Holiday Harp Music at GRRL Add extra cheer to your holidays, and enjoy a soothing interlude in your busy holiday season by coming to harpist and vocalist Chris Ward's concert of festive tunes ranging from ancient tunes to modern, sacred to secular.  All ages are welcome to enjoy the sweet holiday harp music in the library.  See where the tour is located at a GRRL branch near you: GRRL Branch Date and Time Kimball Saturday, Nov. 27th...
Look Up! Explore Our Universe: The James Webb Space Telescope Challenge Explore our universe with the James Webb Space Telescope Challenge. Learn all about the science behind NASA’s newest space telescope mission, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Scheduled to launch this winter, JWST is the most advanced infrared space telescope ever launched and will allow us to look deeper into time and space than ever before! Help your library win a collection of programming materials...
The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Finance Committee at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at at 6:00 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant...