Library News: St Cloud

For some children, summer break is a relaxing few months of recreation and leisure. For others, it’s a stressful time without access to healthy meals. Poverty and limited access to food is a real problem facing many central Minnesota children. With this in mind, the St. Cloud Public Library is pleased once again to partner with the Yes Network as a site for free lunches for kids, all summer long, for the second year. Who: All kids 18 and younger What: Free, nutritious hot lunches...
This conversation-based program aims to bridge the gap between people and create an environment where understanding and compassion thrive by sharing food. It also promotes harmony and brings together those of different faiths and cultures in order to better understand one another. We want our guests to ask questions and get to know one another. Our mission is to build bridges between people of different cultures and faiths. For more information: Call: 612-987-7323 or email: hibrahim@...
The St. Cloud Public Library WANTS YOU ... to volunteer with this year's Summer Meals Program! The library is once again partnering with the Yes Network to be a lunch site for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The skinny: each weekday, children up to 18 years old will be able to receive a free, hot meal over the lunch hour. The meals program runs concurrently with Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program, June 10-Aug. 9. Lunches will be served Monday-Friday from...
  The St. Cloud Public Library is about to be transformed into a nerd’s paradise. From Magic the Gathering to Anime, Superheroes to Pokemon, local artists to geeky cooking — and much more — the inaugural St. Cloud Comic Con is gearing up to be a lively celebration of art, creativity and the power of imagination. St. Cloud Comic Con is on Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and features a diverse lineup of activities for all ages. Come for part or stay for the whole event....
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 basis...
  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 a chance...
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...