Library News: St Cloud

The St. Cloud Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. We are in the process of assessing damage and clean-up has begun. On Wednesday August 17, 2016 approximately 250 patrons and staff were evacuated after a patron set fire to a book and a chair on the second floor of the library. St. Cloud Police and St. Cloud Fire departments responded very swiftly. The fire was contained quickly. Patrons and staff were evacuated without incident or injury. Key library staff...
Taking your written driver’s test can be scary, but the Great River Regional Library can help! Our Driving-Tests database gives you access to driver manuals and free online tests so you can practice for the big day. These practice tests are just like the real thing. They're marked for Easy, Hard, and Hardest. Once you've passed these tests your confidence should be high! Tests and manuals are also available for motorcycle and commercial driver’s licenses. No library card required; practice...
The August challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book set by the ocean. Classics such as Treasure Island, The Old Man And The Sea and Moby-Dick come to mind. But there are many great books set on or around the ocean. Patrick O’Brian’s series about a naval captain and his ship’s surgeon fighting the Napoleonic wars set a high standard. Begin at the beginning, with Master And Commander.  Mary Kay Andrews (Summer Rental) and Anne Rivers Siddons (The Girls Of August) write southern...
Come by the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Arna Rennen will help the Nordic Tradition come alive with her singing and storytelling of ballads and other Nordic traditions. For all ages. In the Mississippi Room.
What's a nine-letter word for fun? Crossword!  To add to the fun and games of the Summer Reading Program, St. Cloud Public Library has the World's Largest Crossword puzzle for the community to fill in. You'll find it taped on the wall of the glass cubicle close to the upstairs help desk. The clue book is available at the desk. Clues across go all the way to 24718 ("Having a snooze"). Two of six panels are currently posted. Each week during the Summer Reading Program we will post...
Summer is sizzling all across the region. We have movie nights, concerts, jugglers, and the Summer Reading Program. This week, we also have Read Down Your Fines. For patrons 16 years old and younger: for every 15 minutes you read inside one of the 32 GRRL libraries we'll waive $1 off your card. Wow! That's $1 for 15 minutes of reading. Great Deal! Come in, read down, and waive $1.
School's out for summer, but recess is IN at the St. Cloud Public Library. On Wednesday, June 15, the Mississippi Room will be turned into a playground for teens. You want four square? We got it. You want to hula hoop? We got it. You want to Chinese Jump Rope? Yep, we got it. Rain or shine, recess is fine! Come play from 1 to 3 p.m. And don't forget: while you're here, sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
Hey kids - get in the theme of the Summer Reading Program by joining local artist Natalie Ratha for a sports themed art event at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, June 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children ages 6 to 11 can make their own medal and help create a painting to be displayed in the Children's Room this summer. Register online or by phone. The attendance limit is 30. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you're at the library.
Memorial Day Weekend! It's the official gateway to summer. The temperature outside is on the rise, and we have the sizzle for you inside this weekend at the St. Cloud Public Library. Join us Saturday, May 28 beginning at 1 p.m. for our St. Cloud Film Club. This month's selection is Mad, Hot Ballroom. Caliente!
Do you know that one in 26 St. Cloud residents will be a victim of a violent crime this year? One way to ensure you're doing everything you can to protect yourself is to come to the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, May 17 for Officer Justin's presentation on this topic. He'll offer an overview of crime in St. Cloud, and ways to protect yourself and loved ones. Don't miss this program. Tuesday, May 17 in Room 208 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. It is free and open to everyone who wants to live in a...