Library News: Region Wide

The federal and state pause on evictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic will soon end.   What does this mean if I'm a renter? You can be evicted if you have materially violated your lease as of July 14, 2021. Your lease can also be terminated if you have not paid your rent and are not eligible for emergency rental assistance funds beginning August 13, 2021. Renters who qualify but refuse to apply for rental assistance can be evicted. People can apply for assistance on...
The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Personnel Committee 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 should contact the Administrative...
The Mobile Sign Shop is back! We are excited to welcome back our extraordinary Mobile Sign Shop family event across our GRRL's region.  Make your own carved sign—you draw on a wooden sign blank, we carve it with a router, and you paint it! Two artists will be on hand to facilitate this three-hour drop-in outdoor event. Online registration is preferred, as there are a limited amount of signs available. If any signs remain, first come, first serve. This event is for all ages, but young...
With your library card, you can access The Great Courses for free!  What are The Great Courses? Great River Regional Library's Associate Director of Collection Development, Jami Trenam, explains it as, "Essentially video or audio classes taught by some of the world's greatest professors on academic topics ranging from economics, fine arts and music, law, and mathematics to personal growth topics like health and fitness, hobbies and leisure, meditation and mindfulness. The...
Thank you, Summer Reading Program Sponsors! Great River Regional Library would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors that make Summer Reading Program a success for our local children. These sponsors have shown their support of early literacy and their public library by taking part in this program. Their sponsorship goes towards operations of the regional reading program to make it exciting and engaging for children of all ages. With this year's theme of "Reading Colors Your...
Ever find yourself stumped online? Maybe you can't find how to use our Print2GO service, you forgot how to renew your library card, or you want to dive more into genealogy. Our librarians have you covered! You can find helpful library how-to videos on the Great River Regional Library channel on YouTube! There is so much to learn and explore at your local library--and we know it can be a little overwhelming sometimes! That is why we have caring library staff to help you find what you are...
As July celebrates country, independence, and freedom, here are some festive reads for you and your family!   Children's Corduroy's 4th of July by Dan Freeman The First Independence Day Celebration by Kathy Allen Independence Day by Ann Heinrichs Happy Birthday, America! by Marsha Wilson Chall   Teens Fiction Rebel Spy by Veronica Rossi Just Jane: A Daughter of England Caught in the Struggle of the American Revolution by William Lavendar...
UPDATE: 6/15/2021 2:33PM - This evening's meeting has been canceled due to lack of quorum.   The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet for a special session on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room.   All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant three...
Join the library in welcoming two authors to GRRL this June!  We are pleased to host virtual author visits with authors Libby Copeland and Dr. Christopher Lehman. This is your opportunity to meet and chat with these award-winning authors. Come excited, ready with questions, and eager to learn! Register for the event to receive your Zoom link.  Virtual Author Event: Libby Copeland “The Lost Family” “The Lost Family” by Libby Copeland explores the...
Access Acorn TV through Streaming on hoopla! The word is out about Acorn TV on hoopla! You will enjoy watching captivating characters from Britain and beyond! Now, you can stream or download addictive dramas, thrilling mysteries, and warm-hearted comedies on hoopla with your library card! What is Acorn TV? According to acorn.tv, it is a "video streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico. ...