Library News

Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Kimball Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now...
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Cokato Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now...
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Big Lake Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list....
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Foley library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now,...
Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres out there, and who would know more about it than a couple of librarians? St. Cloud Public Library's Ariel Kirst and Annie Larson were recently featured on local organization Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange's "Books and Beverages" podcast series, talking about the wide world of romantic fiction. https://cmle.org/2017/10/17/books-beverages-podcast-episode-101-romance/ Give it a listen, and stay tuned for more podcasts featuring...
Dead fish? In the library? Yep. A special art class was held at the Buffalo Library recently - Gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing with actual fish. Buffalo staff had this to say. Patrons painted the outside of these fish (a red snapper and a monkfish) and then imprinted them on T-shirts or fabric.  Tamara also brought rubber fish molds for those folks who didn't want to touch a dead fish.  :) The results were very interesting!  Needless to...
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
Mark your calendar; a notable local author will be making a visit to the Grey Eagle Library. Frank F. Weber, author of Murder Book, will be here Saturday, Oct.14th at 10:30 am. Frank is a Pierz native and will discuss his first published book of fiction. The book, a novel geared toward adults, captures much of his real-life professional experiences in forensics interwoven with personal details of his childhood. Frank is a psychology and sociology instructor at Central Lakes...
Giddy Up(sala)! Flash and his owner, Chantelle, rode into Upsala to run errands on Wednesday, Sept. 27.  One of those errands involved picking up books at the library.   Horse training titles, perhaps?    
Great River Regional Library was pleased to be part of bringing a very special performance to Waite Park this week. Waite Park Library Service Coordinator Michelle Goebel explains: "Through the Legacy grant, the Waite Park branch was able to have the Zuzu African Acrobats, who are on a tour across the country, come by and do a performance for McKinley school yesterday afternoon.   The Zuzu African Acrobats were on "America's Got Talent," and have this awesome...