Library News

Hand Lettering is all the rage right now, and you can learn how to do it at the Becker Library with artist Jen Anfinson! A wide array of supplies, techniques, and fonts will be introduced, as well as backgrounds, banners, and florals. The class is FREE and takes place on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30pm.  For ages 15 to adult. Limit 12, so registration in advance is required. A Legacy event. For more winter art and author programs around Great River Regional...
Do your New Year's resolutions include forming better health habits? Would you like a little help? Join us at the Delano library for this four-part series on caring for yourself and your loved ones through healthy eating, strength training, mindfulness and more. These classes are provided by Allina Health Buffalo. Here's the lineup: Healthy Eating for Active Older Adults & Healthy Eating the Mediterranean Way Wednesday, Jan. 10 1-2 p.m. Healthy Eating for Children &...
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...
  The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will also meet that evening at 5:30 p.m.  All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public and held at the St. Cloud Public Library.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and will need assisted services should contact the Administrative Assistant three business days prior to...
Three young people wrote 32-word stories after viewing the photographic writing prompt in December.  Winners at GRRL~Upsala received a prize from the Friends of the Upsala Public Library for their efforts.  Pictured are Josie and Tucker Hollermann. Not pictured is Isabelle Leners.  Congratulations!
  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.
  It's a new year, and a few of our libraries are kicking it off with brand new hours. Three libraries within the Great River Regional Library system have modified their open hours, effective January of 2018. The three libraries are Clearwater, Elk River and Melrose. In each location, the new hours will continue to provide opportunities for people with varied schedules to visit the library.   Clearwater Library             ...
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...
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...