Library News

Local author Patrick Day has recently published a book, "How I Escaped from Depression" and he will share the ten critical lessons he learned which have kept him free from depression for over 8 years.  He will explain the difference between situation and clinical depression, discuss the numbering system that identifies the level of depression, and answer any questions you may have.  This program and his book are filled with insights, techniques, and HOPE, and are excellent...
We asked for your artwork, you sent it, we voted ... and they're here! We have four new GRRL library card designs for you to choose from! Each of the four designs - two winners and two runners-up in categories divided by age - are available at every one of our 32 locations. So, who are the artists? Which GRRL branches do they claim as their own?  WINNERS Adult: Elysia K. Larson, Elk River Kid: Brianna Brattensborg, Elk River RUNNERS-UP Adult: Nicolle Berg,...
The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 18, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committee will meet that evening at 5:30 p.m. and the Finance Committee at 5 p.m. All GRRL Board 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...
Do you have outstanding GRRL fines or unreturned library books? Does this keep you or someone you know away from your local library?  Let's fix that. Great River Regional Library is pleased to introduce Fines Forgiveness Week – a week dedicated to eliminating fines and reinstating full library use privileges.  How it works: patrons simply visit their library between Saturday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 22 and work with their librarian to review and eliminate fines and...
  We have an entire afternoon and evening of fun planned in honor of Great River Regional Library's flagship branch - and we want you to join us! Come on Sept. 20 for lively activities, music and food, and stay for a fabulous prize drawing including an iPad, a virtual reality headset, gift cards, theatre/sports tickets and more! The party is free and open to all.  We'll see you at the library!
Can you believe the first day of school is just around the corner?  And, did you know Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has a bank of resources to help students succeed in every discipline? Homework help is here via a wealth of databases, accessible with your GRRL card. These resources are organized into elementary, middle and high school categories so students have easy access to the programs best suited to their specific educational needs. Have a specific question...
Huge library news coming out of Kimball; plans to build a new library are quickly taking shape! The proposal for a new library building has been percolating since 2017. It's a project made possible through a partnership between the City of Kimball, the Kimball Area Friends of the Library and the Great River Regional Library staff. There's a lot to be done before we welcome patrons to the new library, so check out this website to learn all about this very exciting development. And,...
It's been a great summer for concerts in the park at Sinclair Lewis Park in Sauk Centre. Thank you to the Friends of the Bryant Library for sponsoring "Homemade Jammin'" at the Sinclair Lewis Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, July 21.  There are lots of concerts left to enjoy this summer! Concerts are every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. A Legacy event. Organized by the Sauk Centre Community Legacies Foundation and sponsored by many local contributors including GRRL...
It’s Shark Week at the Sauk Centre library! Come in and check out some of the cool shark books, audiobooks, or movies from the display, and make a shark bookmark! We also have shark-themed coloring sheets.  Happy Shark Week!
Patrons of the Eagle Bend Library - there may be road construction in the area, but the library is open for business as usual.  Construction efforts have snarled the route, but there's a simple way to access the library: -    Drive down Central Ave N. -    Turn into the alley by Eagle Lanes bowling alley -    Park there, and enter through the back door of the library The Eagle Bend Library also has signs posted outside showing driving...