Library News: St Cloud

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...
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.