Library News: Swanville

Photo: Left to right, Nancy Leasman, Cindy Bruggenthies, Julia Mueller, and Stephanie Muggli gathered for a Great River Regional Library (GRRL) all-staff day on April 27 in St. Cloud. Join the staff of the GRRL Swanville branch for a full summer of events and programs. Swanville library will hold a kick-off open house on Memorial Day, May 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Plan to stop in for refreshments and ask for information about the Summer Reading Program, "Read to the Rhythm," designed...
Hopper joined a whole daycare full of nine children who attended a Leap Into Reading storytime at the Swanville Public Library on Nov. 8. Hopper is the library's big, green, Leap Into Reading mascot. He especially loves stories about ponds and bugs and nature, and so do children. The Leap Into Reading storytimes are a perfect tool to help libraries encourage the enjoyment of reading across the region. The Swanville group heard volunteer storyteller Deborah Wood read:   ...
Swanville had a public library before the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) began operations in 1969. The earliest records show a library in the town sometime before 1945. That library was housed in the building where the present funeral home is located. In 1945 the library was moved to an empty house that sat on the corner of Fourth Street. and DeGraff Avenue. In 1957 the Swanville Community Center was built and the library moved to the basement of that building. After becoming a...