Library News: St Cloud

Three prominent local economists will speak at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., about “St. Cloud’s Economy: Past, Present and Future.” The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the library’s Bremer Community Room. The presenters are King Banaian, Ph.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Economics at St. Cloud State University;Louis Johnston, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at the College of St...
When the new St. Cloud Public Library opened in 2008, donors responded to a development campaign so the library could purchase new computers, technology, books and other materials to meet increased demand. Now, regional artists are invited to submit proposals for a monumental art piece to recognize the contributions of donors to that campaign. The recognition project will list donor names by their level of contribution in a space 10 ft. wide by 8 ft. high. It must be 36 inches from floor...
Great River Regional Library currently has an opening on its Board of Trustees for a citizen representative from Stearns County District 1. The Board is comprised of 15 members as appointed by the County Boards of Commissioners for Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties, and includes Commissioners and citizen representation. The trustee's term is three years and ends with the calendar year. Ideally, citizen representatives have an interest in issues relating to...
The St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees is meeting at 7pm Tuesday, December 15. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Array Community Room of the Saint Cloud Public Library.
St. Cloud Public Library now has two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) thanks to a donation from Central Minnesota Heart Center and Take Heart St. Cloud. The Heart Center’s executive director Bob Johnson presented the AEDs to St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees President Jim Pehler at the Board’s Nov. 17 meeting. AEDs are the quickest and most efficient way to help save individuals with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). During cardiac arrest, the heart can stop beating entirely...
The lighting scheme for the St. Cloud Public Library is featured in "Light Done Right," the cover story in the Fall, 2009, Library By Design publication. Focus of the story is ways in which state of the art lighting is not only energy efficient, but also environmentally sound. A cutline accompanying a large photograph of the library explains that its design minimizes the amount of light directed at the sky.
The St. Cloud Public Library Board is seeking public comment at a meeting in the library’s Bremer Community Room on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The library has been operating out of its location at 1300 W. St. Germain St. for one year this September. The building serves as headquarters for Great River Regional Library which provides services at St. Cloud Public Library and 31 other libraries across Central Minnesota. The St. Cloud Public Library Board is hosting an open...
The MinnesotaHelpNetwork will again offer on-site information and support at St. Cloud Public Library starting in August 2009. Representatives will be available in Room 208, on the second floor, on the first and third Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. MinnesotaHelpNetwork supports seniors with concerns about health and fitness, insurance and legal advice, and matters such as long-term care. The Network helps people with disabilities by offering options for going back to...
One of the exciting aspects of moving St. Cloud Public Library into its beautiful new facility has been discovering how to use the space to best advantage. Notably, library patrons' experience of the building has lead to changes that allow quicker service and greater convenience. One recent change involved moving the New Materials Collection from the first floor to the second floor, directly north of the central staircase, to reduce waiting time at the Checkout desk on the main floor....