Library News

GRRL - Upsala's Summer Reading Program is still in full swing! There is still time to start as a baby, a toddler, a tween or a teen! GRRL - Upsala draws for prizes weekly and has a number of ongoing contests which patrons can enter.  The Summer Reading Program officially ends on Saturday, Aug. 13!
Friday, July 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Paynesville Public Library will have games, tables, and chairs all set up, so stop by to join the group for Game Day! Games will include Munchkin, Jacks, Operation, Twister, chess, checkers, Apples To Apples, Jenga, and other new and classic games. Games for all ages, or you can bring your own.  
Outside, the weather was hot and sweltering, but inside the Little Falls Carnegie Library patrons were having a cool, fun time. Thursday, July 21 was movie night at the library, and a crowd of 39 individuals enjoyed Disney's "Zootopia." Movie Nights are sponsored by the Friends of the Little Falls library who provide the sound video equipment as well as movie theater style, fresh, kettle-popped corn. The next and final Movie Night of the summer in Little Falls will be Thursday, Aug. 18....
The streets around the Delano Public Library have a different look. Road construction has started on both roads adjacent to the building, Railroad Ave. and 2nd St. The library remains open and ready to serve you. The parking lot across from the library is currently accessible, and there are signs for additional parking near the building. Our summer programs are going strong. Next Tuesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., Snake Discover will have a variety of snakes and reptiles at the library. You may even...
Storytimes at Pierz Public Library are usually well attended, and today’s was no exception. Forty-six patrons of all ages listened as the library’s storytelling volunteer read books, did finger plays and sang songs accompanied by her ukulele. The theme was butterflies, and the group finished their time by making butterfly windsocks. Pierz offers storytime each Thursday at 10 a.m., June thru August.
July 28, 2016 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other classic children's stories. Celebrate her birthday at the Paynesville branch the week of July 25 to 30. We'll have displays, birthday cake on Thursday July 28, and a story walk during the week. Pictured is a "Mr. McGregor's Garden" planter from the library's front lawn. The seeds were sown in May (by Paynesville library Storytime kids) for vegetables from "The Tale of Peter...
Squeals of both delight and disgust could be heard coming from the Royalton Public Library on July 14 when Bruce the Bug Guy shared his collection of preserved and live insects with the audience. Professional entomologist Bruce Giebink presented this entertaining and educational program featuring a number of insects and arthropods including giant cockroaches, millipedes, caterpillars, and Rosie the tarantula. A few brave souls got a close look at some of the insects.
Children had a great time learning about journals and creating their own in a program at the Little Falls Carnegie Library. Staff provided books for children to look through as well as samples of different kinds of journals (historical, nature, etc.). They also discussed the historical importance of journals such as the one kept by Holocaust victim Anne Frank, and journals from the American pioneer days which enable us to learn about life during those times. After discussion, the kids put...
Kindermusik at the Kimball Library - Monday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Come Experience what Kindermusik is all about at the Kimball library on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  In this action-packed story time, participants will use their imaginations to visit the farm and dance with the chickens! Children will practice their fine-gross motor skills as they gallop like horses, drive pretend cars and create pretend peanut butter sandwiches. Singing, instrument play, and movement all...
On June 28, Becker Public Library hosted its first Makerspace program. The program included the use of Snap Circuits. The circuits were a hit and the library was all a buzz! Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the manual and build exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more. Each participant received a bag of pieces and instructions to make multiple devices. To catch the next Makerspace...