Library News: St Cloud

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) joined some St. Cloud area institutions and familiar names in the St. Cloud Times online survey for “Best of Central Minnesota.” GRRL placed third in the categories of “Place to Buy Books” and “Under 21 Venue.” About 4,600 ballots were cast, according to the Times story. Books are sold within the St. Cloud Public Library by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library who operate a book store selling withdrawn and donated books...
Two exciting art events are taking place at the St. Cloud Public Library this month! A Peace of my Mind An art hanging system was recently installed throughout the building, and the first exhibit to be displayed is John Noltner's "A Peace of my Mind." According to Noltner's website, "The goal is to create a collection of thoughts on peace from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and to use that collection of interviews to foster a larger public conversation on the...
It was standing room only at the St. Cloud Public Library when the Minnesota ZooMobile visited on Tuesday, June 8. The combination of a rainy day and animals made the library a super hot spot. The zoo brought a tarantula, a beautiful and chatty blue parrot, an armadillo, a skink and a possum. Staff member Justine S. helped out. That’s Justine with the parrot. To ensure kids at the back got to see the show the zookeeper carried animals to the back of the room. You can just about see her...
The lobby of St. Cloud Public Library resembled the United Nations on Tuesday morning, May 25. Ninety individuals from 34 different countries, together with friends and family, mingled in the library’s Mississippi Room prior to becoming U.S. citizens. This is the second year that regional naturalization ceremonies have taken place at the library, according to immigration attorney Laura Tripiciano. She coordinated the event as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution....
The St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library, 1300 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301. This is a reschedule of the postponed Tuesday, April 20 meeting. For information, please call (320) 650-2500. This meeting is open to the public. Agenda: 1) Call to Order 2) Recorder 3) Petitions to the Chair 4) Adoption/Amendment of Agenda 5) Meeting Notes of the February 16, 2010 meeting 6) Reports 6...
If you have recently printed from one of our public computers in St. Cloud, you have noticed a new piece of equipment: Coin boxes have been installed. This is in response to concerns about patron privacy. With tax season right around the corner and people printing out their forms, it’s easy to see why this additional level of privacy is a welcome change! In the past, items sent to the printer would come out immediately, leading to issues with people picking up the wrong print job. With...
Since being promoted from Reference Librarian to Regional Supervisor for Central Branches in October, 2009, Michele Monson has also been the building manager for the St. Cloud Public Library. As Regional Supervisor, she supervises the Branch Managers of Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches in Foley, Clearwater and Waite Park and ensures they receive the support they need from the GRRL administration based in St. Cloud. As building manager, she has overall responsibility for the St...
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...