What's Locally Growin' in March

Spring is here! “Locally Growin’,” the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins on Monday, March 2, 2020, and runs through only the month of March! Our Locally Growin’ campaign keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor’s choosing. Each library selects a specific “wish” item or program and a campaign goal. Over $20,000 was raised around the region in 2019 to support a wide variety of goals. Each library’s goal is unique and focuses on their community interests and needs.

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The wishes that our libraries are raising money for this year include the following:

  • Albany's wish for supplies and prizes to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Annandale's wish to add more to their juvenile nonfiction collection;
  • Becker's wish to provide art programs with Joan Jacobson and Abby Swanson;
  • Belgrade's wish to offer Wifi2Go;
  • Big Lake's wish to offer family comedy program, Mixed Nuts;
  • Buffalo's wish to offer pallet painting classes, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, and a special event for children & families;
  • Clearwater's wish to offer a program from the Como Zoo and add a new storytime rug to the library;
  • Cokato's wish to offer library book bags to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Cold Spring's wish to hold the Exploradome; 
  • Delano's wish to offer summer storytimes with a special guest art class;
  • Eagle Bend's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center;
  • Elk River's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center and other natural science programs;
  • Foley's wish to add excitement into the library with a new storytime rug and puppet theatre with puppets;
  • Grey Eagle's wish to add a chess/checker table for all ages to use at their library;
  • Howard Lake's wish to offer library book bags to promote reading and early literacy through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program;
  • Kimball's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center;
  • Little Falls's wish to decorate the children's area with new chairs;
  • Long Prairie's wish to hold a special event for children & families to enjoy;
  • Melrose's wish to offer LEGOs, art classes, and adult and children yoga classes;
  • Monticello's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center and add LEGOs to their collection;
  • Paynesville's wish to offer ukulele kits at their library;
  • Pierz's wish to provide the Brainerd Dispatch newspaper at their library, hold the Rachel Kroog Show, and offer a floral craft class from Pierz Floral;
  • Richmond's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center;
  • Rockford's wish to offer art programs at their library;
  • Royalton's wish to offer ukulele kits at their library;
  • St. Cloud's wish to hold 3 special events in the summer: Minnesota Raptor Center, FanCon, and the SCSU Science Express;
  • St. Michael's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center and another special event for children & families;
  • Sauk Centre's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center;
  • Staples's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center,
  • Swanville's wish to hold a show by Dazzling Dave;
  • Upsala's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center;
  • Waite Park's wish to hold an event with the Minnesota Raptor Center, provide a sewing supplies kit, and lifetime folding chairs. 
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