Library News

Great River Regional Library buildings may be closed, but the library continues to offer services! Great River Regional Library now offers curbside service, so you can continue borrowing from your local library. Request the items that you want to borrow, then when your request is ready you can come to your library to pick them up. To request an item (book, movie, CD, or kit), use the online catalog or call the library’s hotline at 1-833-GET-GRRL (1-833-438-4775). The hotline hours are 10:00...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Personnel Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 p.m.   In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees, Personnel Committee, and GRRL staff will...
The GRRL Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Finance Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being personally...
4/27/2020 Update of Delano Library services: Interior of building is being painted this week so limited staff will be in building. Patrons can call and leave a message and we will get back to them ASAP. 4/20/2020 Update of Delano Library services: Curbside Services Hello Delano Library community! Do you see holds on your library card account and are wondering when you can pick them up? No contact curbside pickup hours this week (4/27/2020) at the Delano library are...
The GRRL Board Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Finance Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being...
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is raising funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day online fundraising event will occur on Thursday, April 23, 2020 and encourages library lovers to make a gift. GRRL staff are bringing innovative programs to our communities through online storytimes via Facebook, reading challenges in the Beanstack app, and a library card design contest to participate in! Overall, e-audiobooks have been the biggest hit; in fact, over 55% of our...
One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state – in partnership with local schools – will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.    The first...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar.    In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means...
April: ideas for kids of all ages by Marla Scherber, Monticello Library Services Coordinator Make your own READ poster. Using this website, make your own READ poster just like the ones you’ve seen in your own libraries. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, post it on Twitter using the hashtag #CelebrateReading and tag @ALA_Graphics.  Tour a National Park Virtually. Visit www.NPS.gov for a list of great places to visit. Create a Vision Board. Use photos, words and phrases...
Enjoy #HarryPotterAtHome! The eBook and eAudiobook of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" are available for unlimited access through our digital collection on Overdrive's Libby app until May 31. In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, Overdrive has announced the ebook and audiobook versions of the first book in the Harry Potter series are now available at no cost in your digital collection for unlimited, simultaneous access! That means no waitlists...