Library News

The GRRL Board Personnel Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to practice social separation, meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with MDH and CDC guidelines. Total attendance is limited to available seating, and all persons are expected to maintain a social separation of six (6) feet while...
Great River Regional Library is thankful for YOU, our library users!  During November, we are frequently reminded to think of what we are thankful for with Thanksgiving around the corner. The library staff is very thankful for all of our library users. It is YOU that creates community in each library building. We do our best job of providing you exceptional service, operational excellence, and community focus. What are you thankful for this season?  Here are some of our...
It is that time of year! And in the year 2020, your local library needs you! Our goal this year is to reach $48,000...will you support your library? Our library system covers six counties in central Minnesota and serves countless people with varying needs and interests. As communities evolve, the library adapts to fill the gaps because of supporters like you! Like this year, we added more digital items to our collection, provided WiFi2go hotspots offering internet access to people...
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, released the third chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. The newest title, The Plague of Doves, is by Minnesota author Louise Erdrich.  From October into December, Minnesotans who read the featured book selection have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions all through their local libraries! New to this...
The GRRL Board Finance Committee is cancelled for Tuesday, October 20, 2020. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to practice social separation, meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with MDH and CDC guidelines. Total attendance is limited to available seating, and all persons are expected to maintain a social separation of six (6) feet while attending. Face coverings are required per statewide...
Dollar-to-Dollar Community Match in Support of the New Kimball Library Kimball Library Building Fundraising Task Force announces the Opening Together Challenge Match, a final fundraising effort to complete the building project. Along with other funds being raised through leadership giving and grants, the Challenge Match, a dollar-for-dollar $45,000 challenge, will go towards $160,000 needed for the project: ·        Sustainability and fair work wages requirements ·...
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is using Charities Review Council’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Toolkit to learn more about how the organization reflects our communities. This Toolkit will help identify the library’s organizational strengths, gaps, and possibilities for growth. Register to take part in the DEI survey here: https://bit.ly/349O5qx  We hope to have all surveys completed by November 8. The survey will take about 20-30 minutes, but you can start...
Come on in! The Little Falls Carnegie Library is now offering Grab & Go service! Our doors are open during all our regular hours for browsing, picking up holds, internet by appointment and other services as well.   We are asking people to limit their time to 30 minutes.   We are still offering curbside pickup during all of our open hours.   No appointment is necessary just call us and we will get your items check out and brought out to you. Computer...
Swanville Library is open for Grab and Go browsing and computer appointments during all of our regular hours.  The doors are unlocked and the community is welcome to come in while wearing a mask.  We are observing social distancing guidelines.   Because of the restriction in place, we can only have a limited number of people in the library space at one time.   Computer appointments are required. Please call ahead: 320-547-2346 We are...
Fall is here! What better time to settle in and read a great book. "Fall into Reading" is the newest reading challenge on our Beanstack app! This time, keep track of how many pages you read, all the way up to 1000!  Are you up for the challenge? To participate in this challenge, you log the number of pages read. You can earn up to 11 online badges just by tracking what you are reading! Just for fun, there are also activity badges to look for leaves, cook a fall recipe, make leaf...