Library News

[Updated: 8/19/2020] Masks: Masks are required to enter the library. If you are unable to wear a mask because of health conditions, please call the library for assistance at 218-738-4590 and we will be glad to help you. Holds Pickup: Patrons can enter the building and pick up their holds. Grab and Go Browsing: Browsing is available during our regular business hours with limits on the number browsing at a time. Patrons are asked to maintain social distancing....
We have been receiving many phone calls asking about the Becker Branch of Great River Regional Library. We are pleased to announce that we are open to Grab & Go service! This includes: Browsing and checking out books through Grab & Go service Pick-up your holds Computer appointments for computer services Print using Print2Go service You can now browse the Becker library for books and items to check out. Look through the...
School is back in session! This year we are all in for some learning, too.  As the school year begins differently from district to district, whether in-person, online, or hybrid, the library has resources for your family.  Ensure your child has the smartest card of all, a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library do better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Trying to...
Come on in! GRRL is now offering Grab & Go service! Browse your local library for books and items to check out. Look through the bookshelves, ask library staff questions, and pick up your holds, while keeping your visit as brief as possible. Grab & Go services may vary by location. Contact your local library for details of the services offered. Questions? Visit our FAQ, chat with a librarian, or call our hotline 1-833-GET-GRRL (1-833-438-4775).  ...
Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month! September marks Libary Card Sign-Up Month -- and we are excited! People living in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright counties are eligible for a free Great River Regional Library card. Your library card can be used in virtually any Minnesota public library. It’s the most important card you’ll ever get for free!  If you live outside of one of our counties, you may bring your Minnesota...
Enjoy library events from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your device!  Great River Regional Library is offering virtual events.  View Minnesota author/photographer Doug Ohman's presentation, Journey Down the Mississippi, a three-part series on the beauty of the Mississippi River. It just may inspire you to explore nature in your own part of Minnesota! Join the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet for a concert--virtually! Find the concert here on YouTube....
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in a special session on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 6:00 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 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)...
The St. Michael Library is now offering the following services to the public: Welcome back to the library! The library is open for grab-and-go browsing, checkout of materials, copies, and prints. The use of library computers and study rooms requires a reservation.  Reservations for computers and study rooms are 1 hour.    Call the St. Michael Library at (763) 497-1998 to make your reservation. Back to School Bingo at St. Michael Grab a BINGO card at the library...
Grab & Go service at the Sauk Centre library has been suspended until further notice.  Curbside Services are once again available all our regular hours: Monday: 12:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday: 12:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computer, WiFi study room, and copier use are available for essential business for 1 hour daily by appointment.  15-minute browsing appointments are...
GRRL~Upsala provides a new Take and Make craft every week, curbside, for families.  Young patrons are encouraged to send photos of their work to the branch for posting on the Friends of the Upsala Public Library Facebook page. For the week of July 12, two patrons sent photos of their marshmallow structures.  Bella added tootsie rolls, perhaps for more stability.  Mason is more of a purist, using only building materials provided.  Interesting work, Upsala kids!