Library News: Region Wide

The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet for a work session on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room.  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 assistive services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at 320-650-2500. Visit our Board of Trustees page...
This June, Great River Regional Library wants to inspire you to pick up a book featuring Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) characters. Check out this diverse lineup of books that highlight an important, and all too often underrepresented, portion of our communities.  https://griver.org/new-best-fun/june-books-with-lgbtqi-characters Happy page turning!
The summer slide – the tendency for students to lose their academic footing during the break from the classroom – is a very real phenomenon. What’s worse – it affects children from lower income families in particular, leaving them even further behind their peers come fall. Great River Regional Library’s Summer Reading Program, which kicks off on June 12 and rolls right up until August 12 , is a fun, effective and cost-free way to keep students of all ages sharp in the run-up to...
“What’s it worth?" "Trash or Treasure?” “Cash or Clutter?” The name of the program changes depending on venue, but the purpose of each stop on Mark Moran’s traveling antique appraisal event circuit is always the same – to help people understand the history, significance and value of the things they own. And, Great River Regional Library is pleased to provide 10 upcoming opportunities for folks to meet Mark and find out if an antiquated possession has an unusual backstory....
Teenagers might roll their eyes when they hear this, but sometimes, our moms really do know what's best. In the spirit of this, and Mother's Day, the staff here at Great River Regional Library asked their moms for book recommendations. Here's the lineup! Happy Mother's Day!  
Exciting news; as of April 27th, audiobooksynch.com is back!  This fantastic free resource puts out two free audiobooks for teens A WEEK over the summer, usually paired with a theme.  The first two books available will be "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, and "The Dead House" by Dawn Kurtagich. Check back every week throughout the summer for these great reads that are perfect for car trips, workouts, and relaxation!   
Did you know there's a digital classroom at your local library, and it's called Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a professional training website featuring over 3,000 in-depth tutorials on creative, business and technical skills. You can take courses on an expansive range of topics from photo and video editing to information technology (and everything in between) with these expertly-designed videos and presentations. Your "coursework" is free; all you need is your library card! To access Lynda....
How has your library transformed over time? How has your library transformed you? Those are a few questions behind this year's National Library Week, set for April 9-15. Here at Great River Regional Library, we're celebrating the many ways libraries are changing the lives of people in our communities through the ever-growing lineup of services and expertise they offer. Created in 1958, National Library Week serves as a yearly reminder that the opportunities offered by libraries...
Feel like you’re lost in the woods (or stacks) without a compass at your library? Let us lend a hand. Every one of the 32 libraries in the Great River Regional Library system offers the opportunity to “book a librarian” for concentrated, uninterrupted personal assistance with whatever you need. From help with e-books and computers to genealogical research or finding the right materials to finish your term paper, GRRL librarians are on hand, ready to help answer your questions and point...
Support your library during the High 5 campaign! When you donate to the library, 50 percent of your donation will be used locally for purposes decided independently by the local library staff. That may include things such as programs, prizes, and materials for the1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. The other 50 percent becomes part of the general GRRL expenditure which is used mostly for staffing, computers, books and other items, to the benefit of all library users. So show your...