Library News: St Cloud

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....