Library News

The streets around the Delano Public Library have a different look. Road construction has started on both roads adjacent to the building, Railroad Ave. and 2nd St. The library remains open and ready to serve you. The parking lot across from the library is currently accessible, and there are signs for additional parking near the building. Our summer programs are going strong. Next Tuesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., Snake Discover will have a variety of snakes and reptiles at the library. You may even...
Storytimes at Pierz Public Library are usually well attended, and today’s was no exception. Forty-six patrons of all ages listened as the library’s storytelling volunteer read books, did finger plays and sang songs accompanied by her ukulele. The theme was butterflies, and the group finished their time by making butterfly windsocks. Pierz offers storytime each Thursday at 10 a.m., June thru August.
July 28, 2016 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of  Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other classic children's stories. Celebrate her birthday at the Paynesville branch the week of July 25 to 30. We'll have displays, birthday cake on Thursday July 28, and a story walk during the week. Pictured is a "Mr. McGregor's Garden" planter from the library's front lawn. The seeds were sown in May (by Paynesville library Storytime kids) for vegetables from "The Tale...
Squeals of both delight and disgust could be heard coming from the Royalton Public Library on July 14 when Bruce the Bug Guy shared his collection of preserved and live insects with the audience. Professional entomologist Bruce Giebink presented this entertaining and educational program featuring a number of insects and arthropods including giant cockroaches, millipedes, caterpillars, and Rosie the tarantula. A few brave souls got a close look at some of the insects.
Children had a great time learning about journals and creating their own in a program at the Little Falls Carnegie Library. Staff provided books for children to look through as well as samples of different kinds of journals (historical, nature, etc.). They also discussed the historical importance of journals such as the one kept by Holocaust victim Anne Frank, and journals from the American pioneer days which enable us to learn about life during those times. After discussion, the kids put...
Kindermusik at the Kimball Library - Monday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Come Experience what Kindermusik is all about at the Kimball library on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  In this action-packed story time, participants will use their imaginations to visit the farm and dance with the chickens! Children will practice their fine-gross motor skills as they gallop like horses, drive pretend cars and create pretend peanut butter sandwiches. Singing, instrument play, and movement all...
On June 28, Becker Public Library hosted its first Makerspace program. The program included the use of Snap Circuits. The circuits were a hit and the library was all a buzz! Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the manual and build exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more. Each participant received a bag of pieces and instructions to make multiple devices. To catch the next Makerspace...
Visitors to griver.org, the Great River Regional Library website, are being invited to take the Impact Survey. This is the second running of the Impact Survey. The survey will remain in place until as many people complete it as completed the first one. It is designed specifically to help libraries better understand how people use online technology resources and services. The Impact Survey is a national effort. Since October, 2013, 1,341 libraries have registered for the survey and more than...
Join us for an early literacy-play session for babies and toddlers, including a life-size Kandyland game on the library lawn! Fairy tale and fantasy costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Toys, activities and coffee and cookies provided. For ages 0-6. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Register online, or in person or by telephone (320.243.7343) during the library's open hours. Library Open Hours: Mondays     2 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays    2 - 6 p.m....
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Or would you like help navigating the library's Overdrive, VuFind or database online catalogs? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or register online in advance at griver.org/PA. Don't forget to bring your device - and the charge or power cord! - with you.