Library News

Join Upsala area toddlers for one or both of the summer storytimes.    A Few of Our Favorite Reads Join ECFE instructor Kandice Boettcher for an hour of stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers! Each week we will focus on a different author including charming classics like Dr. Seuss and notable newbies like Todd Parr. Come prepared to laugh, move, and create.   Mondays, June 20 & 27, July 18 & 25, Aug. 1 & 8 10:30 to 11:...
Come by the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Arna Rennen will help the Nordic Tradition come alive with her singing and storytelling of ballads and other Nordic traditions. For all ages. In the Mississippi Room.
  Celebrate summer by escaping to the enchanted islands of Hawaii where life is always laid back and fun! Make Hawaiian crafts, enjoy Luau foods, and listen to traditional Hawaiian music. Do the limbo! Join us at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for this fun program. Limited to 20 lucky 10 – 15 year-olds. Please register online or call the library.  
Home grown community art is brightening the walls of the Paynesville Public Library. Local artist (and programming star) Jen Anfinson suggested Art In The Park to Paynesville Library Services Coordinator Gretchen Vork. "We worked with the Chamber of Commerce to include it in their first-ever 'Art In The Park' event June 11," Gretchen writes. "The canvases were designed to fit in the library's children's area, and dozens of people (children and adults) contributed...
What's a nine-letter word for fun? Crossword!  To add to the fun and games of the Summer Reading Program, St. Cloud Public Library has the World's Largest Crossword puzzle for the community to fill in. You'll find it taped on the wall of the glass cubicle close to the upstairs help desk. The clue book is available at the desk. Clues across go all the way to 24718 ("Having a snooze"). Two of six panels are currently posted. Each week during the Summer Reading Program we will post...
Summer is sizzling all across the region. We have movie nights, concerts, jugglers, and the Summer Reading Program. This week, we also have Read Down Your Fines. For patrons 16 years old and younger: for every 15 minutes you read inside one of the 32 GRRL libraries we'll waive $1 off your card. Wow! That's $1 for 15 minutes of reading. Great Deal! Come in, read down, and waive $1.
Paint? Clay? K'nex? What are your favorite tools and supplies to create, make something new, learn a new craft? The Paynesville Public Library will have maker challenges and make and take crafts for customers of all ages and skills during National Maker Week. Stop in during open hours and try something new, give your brain a new project or challenge. No need to register. All ages.
Professor Marvel, aka Robert Halbrook, stunned and amazed about 200 kids and adults during his "Magic of the Olympics: A Summer Reading Celebration" program held at the Becker Community Center on June 14. The event kicked off the Summer Reading Program at the Becker Public Library. The Summer Reading Program is available for kids 0-18 years of age. Great incentives and grand prizes will help keep kids reading all summer. The Becker library is a terrific resource for books, audio books and...
School's out for summer, but recess is IN at the St. Cloud Public Library. On Wednesday, June 15, the Mississippi Room will be turned into a playground for teens. You want four square? We got it. You want to hula hoop? We got it. You want to Chinese Jump Rope? Yep, we got it. Rain or shine, recess is fine! Come play from 1 to 3 p.m. And don't forget: while you're here, sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
The weather may be hot, but we've got lots of cool things going on at the Long Prairie library this summer. Check out all the activities below: Monday, June 13-Saturday, Aug. 13, Read for the Win during the Summer Reading Program! We have programs for all ages 0-12th grade. And, we have lots of fun guessing games AND lots of prizes! The more you read, the more chances you have to win a PRIZE! Tuesday, June 14, 11:00-11:45 a.m., Family Comedy Magic Show with Nathan Stockwell. Be prepared...