Library News: Region Wide

The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, Dec.19 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. This meeting is open to the public and will be 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 Trustees page to learn...
If you have a passion for library services and making a difference in the lives of people in your community, this announcement is for you. Stearns County is now taking applications for two open Great River Regional Library Board citizen representative positions. These positions are open to residents who live in Districts 2 and 5.  Applications to Stearns County are due by Dec.18. Appointment to the board will take place early January 2018. Visit Stearns County's website to...
There is still time and space to sign up for the make & take ornament program being held on Wednesday, December 6 from 5-6 p.m. This is a free, come and go, self-directed event at the Becker Library. All supplies will be provided. For ages 5-12.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Becker Library.
It's December ... and there's no place like Minnesota in December. You can take that however you like. This month, we invite you to explore our list of books set in Minnesota! AND, keep this in mind; you can access more great books with a Minnesota connection at www.ebooksmn.org. Happy reading. 
Nine years ago, Sue Stine retired from her job as a metro-area teacher. She and her husband had dreams of retiring in a rural community, and chose Long Prairie. She didn’t know this at the time, but as a voracious reader, she really couldn’t have ended up in a better place. That’s because the small community is home to a lively and engaged group called the Women’s Literary Club – an organization that’s about to celebrate its 125th anniversary next year. And Stine, along with about...
It's getting close to that time when we'll be locking up our libraries for Thanksgiving. All Great River libraries will be closing at 5 p.m on Thanksgiving Eve., Wednesday, Nov. 22. and closed all day on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23. Normal hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 24.  From all of us here at GRRL, Happy Thanksgiving. We're thankful for you!
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel and Finance Committees will also meet that evening. The Finance meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and the Personnel meeting will be held 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...
Grear River Regional Library is thrilled to have the popular and talented Jen Anfinson back with a diverse lineup of art classes.  From ornaments to jewelry to henna tattooing, Jen has a wide range of talents to share with artsy crafters of all ages throughout November and December.  Check out this list of classes, along with their dates and locations. These programs are wildly popular, so you're encouraged to pre-register for them.   Melrose...
As a child of immigrants, Arna Rennan has a deep well of knowledge when it comes to the music and culture of Norway. Now, Arna will be using her musical and storytelling talents in programs at our libraries this month! Join us as she shares immigrants' stories that have been set to song. Arna includes music from a variety of genres, including simple four-lined poems, broadsides, waltz tunes, and vaudeville songs. This event is for all ages and is funded by Minnesota's Arts &...
There comes a time when we need to part ways with our old computers, monitors, printers and other technology to make way for upgrades, and give our patrons the chance to get a great deal on these things we don't need anymore.  So, if you're in the market for slightly older but high-quality equipment, you should check out our collection on eBay! https://www.ebay.com/sch/grlibrary/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1 Happy bidding!