Library News: Region Wide

National Library Week is April 3rd - 9th, 2022 April 3-9, 2022, is National Library Week, a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians, and library staff play in transforming lives and strengthening communities.  Celebrations during National Library Week Monday, April 4: State of America's Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021. Read about the national trends and issues impacting libraries and find out...
Great River Regional Library will participate in the seventh chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. This statewide book club invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The seventh title for the program is The Secret of Dreadwillow Carse by Minnesota author Brian Farrey. Presented in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, the program aims to bring Minnesotans...
The Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 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 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...
Important message from OverDrive: We’re excited to take the next step with Libby and make it the primary way to enjoy your digital library. Our goal is to simplify how you talk about your OverDrive service and promote the best reading experience for everyone, Libby. To achieve this goal, we are winding down the legacy OverDrive app. As a first step, we will remove the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store on February 23, 2022. By the end of...
What is hoopla BingePass? hoopla BingePass is the newest format on hoopla. It gives library users unlimited access to collections of great online content for 7 days…all with just a single borrow! It's a new way to explore great online content—and a lot of it! What collections does it offer? hoopla Magazines BingePass offers: Current issues of 50+ popular magazines Magazines span a variety of interests Access as many magazines as you'd like with just one hoopla Instant...
Join us for these programs happening in March, made possible by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Funds! Visit one of the following library locations to enjoy a cultural program provided to you by a grant from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund created by the Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Andrew Walesch's tour "Best of the Great American Songbook" Enjoy singer/pianist Andrew Walesch's wonderful jazz crooner interpretations of the great composers of Tin...
Locally Growin' Campaign Begins March 1st We are ready for spring! "Locally Growin'," the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL), runs Tuesday, March 1st through Thursday, March 31st, 2022. Our Locally Growin' campaign keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor's choosing. Each library selects a specific "wish" item or program and a campaign goal. Over $23,000 was raised around the region in 2021 to support various goals. Each library's goal...
Mush - let's go! Follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome by logging one minute for every mile of the race. Check out book recommendations to read throughout the month. Earn a new set of colorful canine badges along the way! This challenge is for readers of all ages and is based on the Iditarod sled dog race that takes place in Alaska each year. Readers are encouraged to read 1 minute for every mile of the actual Iditarod race.  Great River Regional...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet for a work session on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room. This meeting will also be accessible via Zoom. Members of the public may attend using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86022502101?pwd=RkRNSHpHa3BVQnh5OENlWmlqbkF4QT09, Passcode: 664577, or telephone US: +1 312 626 6799, Webinar ID: 860 2250 2101. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. that evening in the Mississippi...
Improve your academic skills. Prepare for high-stakes tests. Become career-ready. LearningExpress Library offers targeted learning centers — each with a collection of practice tests, tutorials, e-books, articles, and flashcards — to help you achieve your goals. With your library card, you have access to this online resource! Here is what LearningExpress Library offers you: Career Preparation: Explore potential careers (including military service), build workplace skills, and...