Library News: St Cloud

Quilters, your attention please; the St. Cloud Public Library would love to display your art. As a way to promote local artists and crafters, the library will be hosting a year-long rotating quilt display. The display will be located on the library's second floor on the south side of the building. Each month, one quilter will be selected to display a full or queen-sized quilt. Only one quilt will be displayed per month. Quilts will be selected on a first come, first served...
  The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will also 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...
  We asked you to tell a story in 32 words or less ... and you did! Short Story Writing Month, or ShoStoWriMo, has come to a close, and we're pleased to share the prose (and maybe even a poem or two) inspired by the above photo, courtesy of the Stearns History Museum. Enjoy!   An assembly of adolescents and adults anxiously await the Annual Homemade Derby Race. Each young athlete has adjusted axels, accepted advice and anticipates achieving the goal to be first...
  Great River Regional Library bid farewell to two board members at the end of 2017.  Board President Dave Kircher presented certificates of appreciation to Bernice Berns and Spencer Buerkle.  Both Bernice and Spencer served their term limits, a total of nine years, from 2009 through 2017. Thank you, Bernice and Spencer, for your time and commitment to GRRL all these years.
Great River Regional Library’s Winter Reading Program is on – and this year, you’re encouraged to “go wild” while choosing what to read. In keeping with the 2018 Adult and Teen Winter Reading Program theme, “Read on the Wild Side," we invite you to sample fiction, nonfiction or audio books on topics you may not normally choose. Of course, you’re always welcome to select from your favorites. Just read at least 5 books during January and February and turn in a drawing slip for...
Great River Regional Library ebook and eaudiobook fans will soon have a new way to find what they’re looking for. Axis 360, an e-materials platform, will be added to the GRRL lineup alongside current program OverDrive. Axis 360 is compatible with most devices, with the exception of Kindle Paperwhites/E Ink readers and 1st/2nd generation Kindle Fires. Users of those devices will still have the opportunity to download their materials via OverDrive. Why have we added Axis 360? Here are a...
There was a fire truck outside the St. Cloud Public Library on Nov. 15, along with a SWAT vehicle, tow truck and police squad car. But it was a good day! Local firefighters and law enforcement officers, as well as city employees, helped the library celebrate its reopening at a Welcome Back event. They read stories to children and allowed excited kids to climb  inside their vehicles. Local radio station MORE FM also broadcast from the library. It was busy all day. The library provided...
The St. Cloud Public Library is reopening its doors to full public service beginning Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. The library will resume operating with its usual schedule. Both levels of the building will be open, and public computers and study rooms will be available. The online link to reserve meeting rooms will be reactivated on the library’s website, griver.org. Children’s programming will resume on Saturday, Nov. 5, with SCSU Saturday Storytime 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. for ages 3 to 6...
The St. Cloud Public Library is offering limited services beginning Monday, Oct. 24 as cleaning and restoration work in the St. Cloud Public Library continues. The closing and cleanup work was a result of an arson incident which took place on Aug. 17. The fire caused structural damage and spread smoke and soot particles throughout the building. Services available beginning today will be holds pick-up, fine payment and pick up of Summer Reading Program prizes during regular hours: 10:00 a.m....
The September challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book about Sustainability. The new catalog provides 154 hits for a "Sustainable Living" search. Some focus on food, some on general consumption of resources. There's a "Sustainable Living For Dummies" as well as books that paint a doomsday scenario, such as "100 Skills You'll Need For The End Of The World (As We Know It)." For a more positive outlook, maybe try "The Good Food Revolution: Growing healthy food, people, and communities"...