Telescopes for checkout at your library

Stargazers, rejoice!

20 new telescopes are joining the Great River Regional Library collection in February. 

Since 2017, GRRL has had an Orion StarBlast Reflector telescope stationed out of the Buffalo Library, thanks to the generosity of library supporter Mark Boyd of the Buffalo Rotary.

That particular telescope has been extraordinarily popular with a near-constant waiting list. This prompted the Buffalo Rotary to generously donate the funds needed to add more telescopes to the GRRL collection.

The telescope project is part of GRRL’s burgeoning “Try It Yourself” kit collection, offering patrons the chance to test potential new hobbies for free with their library cards.  

The telescopes are user-friendly and come with all the necessary instruction and guides. 

Patrons are welcome to request a telescope now. Anyone with a library card may check out a telescope.

To visit our catalog and request a telescope, visit our website.