Library News: Region Wide

Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres out there, and who would know more about it than a couple of librarians? St. Cloud Public Library's Ariel Kirst and Annie Larson were recently featured on local organization Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange's "Books and Beverages" podcast series, talking about the wide world of romantic fiction. https://cmle.org/2017/10/17/books-beverages-podcast-episode-101-romance/ Give it a listen, and stay tuned for more podcasts featuring...
The internet can seem like a dark and scary place. And what's the deal with hackers and email threats? These books will help guide you through the maze of the internet and keep you informed. https://griver.org/new-best-fun/internet-safety Happy - and SAFE - surfing!  
Patrons who want to add to their digital magazine collection via the library have a short window of time to do so. Effective July 11, Great River Regional Library will no longer offer magazines as part of our OverDrive digital collection. OverDrive recently ended its relationship with Nook and is reportedly working on a replacement product to debut at the end of this year. Patrons will be able to keep any previously downloaded issues, and of course GRRL will continue to offer print...
We're all on the journey known as "life." No one's journey is exactly like another's - and that goes for our favorite literary characters, too. This month, we're celebrating the journeys found in books with a few reading recommendations for you. Check them out below. https://griver.org/new-best-fun Bon voyage!
It's that time again...time for your monthly tech advice from the staff here at Great River Regional Library! The Internet is a huge and at times mysterious world, and kids need to be armed with the ability to make smart decisions. That where “Be Internet Awesome” can come in handy. This online resource teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Check it out! https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/
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. 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 strengthen...
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...