Library News

Ralph Covert of Ralph's World visits with his Time Machine Guitar! Ralph’s familiar energetic rock style is complemented by a range of new sounds drawn from his historical travels. Come rock out with Ralph at the library! For families. A Legacy event. Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee 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 the...
The St. Cloud Public Library WANTS YOU ... to volunteer with this year's Summer Meals Program! The library is once again partnering with the Yes Network to be a lunch site for the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. The skinny: each weekday, children up to 18 years old will be able to receive a free, hot meal over the lunch hour. The meals program runs concurrently with Great River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program, June 10-Aug. 9. Lunches will be served Monday-Friday from...
You may have heard of "escape rooms," which have been exploding in popularity over the past few years. An escape room is a mental and physical adventure-based game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Players participate in groups which may consist of 2-12 people. Players are given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms. Escape room games are set in a variety of...
Great River Regional Library's New, Best & Fun page provides reading lists to help you explore award-winning titles, find read-alikes for favorite books or offer “Year in Reading” challenges to help you read outside your norm. Art is the theme for April 2019. Art helps paint a picture of our lives through the ages. Explore it, and stories inspired by it in this month’s “Year in Reading” challenge with these titles. "Art Journey American Landscapes: 89 Painters' Perspectives"...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, April 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee 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 the...
How does your library make your community stronger?   That’s the big question this year during National Library Week, sponsored by the American Library Association, which runs from April 7-13.   The theme of this year’s National Library Week is, “Libraries = Strong Communities.” Why? Because libraries are at the heart of their cities and towns. They are public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.   National Library Week is an exciting...
  Spring has sprung, and Great River Regional Library is celebrating new beginnings by raising money for new and fun things for each of our 32 libraries.   Locally Growin’ is GRRL's April fundraiser, and the goal is to help every library raise the funds they need for something special.   Here’s how it works. You get to choose which library you would like to support, and that gift will be put toward a goal set by that library.    Each library’s Locally...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet that evening at 5:00 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee 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...
The weather has been awfully unpredictable this year and has forced Great River Regional Library to reschedule a fair amount of author talks, performances and other programs. One such author is Brian Freeman, who has four speaking dates once again on the books and coming to a library near you. Join Brian for a funny and entertaining look at his 14-year career writing twist-filled psychological thrillers, including bestsellers like "Alter Ego" (set in Duluth!) and "The Night Bird."...