Library News: Region Wide

Great River Regional Library’s Adult and Teen Winter Reading Program is about to begin – and you can “Get Yeti” for it by visiting your local library. The theme of this year's program is, you guessed it, “Get Yeti to Read.” However, unlike the elusive Bigfoot, a good book is easy to find at the library. Why join? Reading is relaxing, entertaining, boosts brain power and makes life more interesting. And, with your library card, it’s free. If you’re struggling to pick your next title,...
Stearns County has an opening for a citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. Terms are three (3) years and term limits are three full terms, or nine (9) years. If you are interested in serving on this board, please visit the Stearns County website.  You can also find more information by visiting: https...
Every December, we ask you to tell us a tale in just a few words, inspired by a historical (and often slightly bizarre) photograph. Using the picture above as inspiration, give us 33 words. Just let your imagination run wild! Send your tales to us online or drop by your branch to pick up a paper submission form. We’ll share a smattering of our favorites in January!  
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The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening 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 services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to the meeting at...
We have no shortage of wonderfully talented people coming through our doors all year long, and this holiday season is no exception.  If you're angling for wonderful tunes to get you into the holiday spirit, drop in to catch Angie Hoeft and Andrew Walesch, two accomplished musicians traveling around GRRL this holiday season. Angie Hoeft Accomplished local guitarist Angie Hoeft will perform at libraries through most of December. Browse for books while enjoying these...
Every November, thousands of aspiring novelists attempt to reach a daunting but attainable goal – completing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. And, if you’re one of them, know this – your local library has your back! November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and Great River Regional Library is in full support of writers throughout central Minnesota. This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people—including over 95,000 K-12 students and educators involved in the "Young...
  There’s never a shortage of amazing artists, writers and musicians stopping by our libraries, and this month, we have plenty for you to check out. Here's a snapshot...   J2J – a flute and cello pairing The unexpected combination of cello and flute? Well, why not! A variety of musical genres will delight and inspire audiences as J2J - Jacqueline Ultan & Julie Johnson - perform at libraries throughout October, including Long Prairie and St. Michael. Visit our...
We asked for your artwork, you sent it, we voted ... and they're here! We have four new GRRL library card designs for you to choose from! Each of the four designs - two winners and two runners-up in categories divided by age - are available at every one of our 32 locations. So, who are the artists? Which GRRL branches do they claim as their own?  WINNERS Adult: Elysia K. Larson, Elk River Kid: Brianna Brattensborg, Elk River RUNNERS-UP Adult: Nicolle Berg,...
The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 5 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 services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business...