Library News

Patrons who want to add to their digital magazine collection via the library have a short window of time to do so. Effective July 11, Great River Regional Library will no longer offer magazines as part of our OverDrive digital collection. OverDrive recently ended its relationship with Nook and is reportedly working on a replacement product to debut at the end of this year. Patrons will be able to keep any previously downloaded issues, and of course GRRL will continue to offer print...
We're all on the journey known as "life." No one's journey is exactly like another's - and that goes for our favorite literary characters, too. This month, we're celebrating the journeys found in books with a few reading recommendations for you. Check them out below. https://griver.org/new-best-fun Bon voyage!
It's that time again...time for your monthly tech advice from the staff here at Great River Regional Library! The Internet is a huge and at times mysterious world, and kids need to be armed with the ability to make smart decisions. That where “Be Internet Awesome” can come in handy. This online resource teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Check it out! https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/
The Big Lake Library was a lively spot on Thursday, June 22 as folks celebrated Spudfest! Attendees competed in a good old-fashioned cake walk, listened to the RSVP Readers Theatre and sang/danced to the sounds of the Flemming Fold. Thanks to everyone who came out and made the celebration a success. 
Every Thursday morning at 10 a.m., the Pierz Public Library hosts a summer storytime, and this week, the theme was "art," We begin the program with several stories, songs and rhymes before wrapping up with a craft. This week, we took our talents to the sidewalk outside the library. The kids drew a wide variety of art and enjoyed a popsicle. Summer storytime in Pierz runs through August 24, 2017. Registration is not required. Come and join in the fun this summer!
Becker Library staff members are currently evaluating hours of operation - and they'd like some feedback from patrons.  The Becker Library is currently open 30 hours a week, mainly in the afternoon and evenings. A survey has been created in order to determine if the current hours still fit the needs of the community and surrounding area.  The Becker Library's open hours were part of the discussion that took place at the Library Community meeting, held in October 2016....
Get ready for next year of wizarding at Hogwarts! We'll provide all the tools, supplies and instruction to build your own authentic-looking Ollivander's-style wizarding wand. For ages 10 and up; younger children must have the assistance of a parent or guardian because this project requires the use of a low-melt hot glue gun. Kids, teens and adults are encouraged to attend and to come in early enough to allow at least an hour to work on your wand. Join the fun on Wednesday June 7 from 10:...
Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, (and maybe bring some bug spray!) and join us for a movie on the library lawn. Our featured movie jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York. A young wizard arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastical beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released! This film is an animated fantasy adventure and rated PG.  We'll start the...
"Reading by Design" is the theme for this year's summer reading program - a celebration of the ingenuity of authors and other innovators - and we've got LOTS of exciting things (including prizes) prepared for you!   This year, we're challanging all our summer participants to read 6,022 hours this year. Think you can pull that off? If so, we'll be having a special TRUCKSTRAVAGANZA party on August 11 to celebrate.  Check out the Monticello event calendar for all the...
If you've ever looked at an antique you own and wondered what it could be worth, your chance to find out is coming up quickly.  The Monticello Friends are thrilled to be bringing back antique expert Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS “Antiques Roadshow” program. On Thursday, May 25, there will be a quick Friends meeting at 4:30 p.m. and then Mark will be on hand to evaluate and tell you about your own personal items...