Stuck in a reading rut? Want to deviate from your literary routine? Not sure where to start? May we suggest asking librarians? Great River Regional Library's New, Best & Fun page provides reading lists to help you explore award-winning titles, find read-alikes for favorite books, or offer “Year in Reading” challenges to help you read outside your norm. Each month of the Year in Reading challenge focuses on a particular theme or genre, giving readers a great leg up when it comes to...
Posted July 5, 2019
This conversation-based program aims to bridge the gap between people and create an environment where understanding and compassion thrive by sharing food. It also promotes harmony and brings together those of different faiths and cultures in order to better understand one another. We want our guests to ask questions and get to know one another. Our mission is to build bridges between people of different cultures and faiths. For more information: Call: 612-987-7323 or email: hibrahim@...
Posted July 3, 2019
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening at 5:00 p.m. and the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m. All GRRL Board and Committee 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...
Posted July 1, 2019
Get ready to sing, dance and laugh with sisters Dolli and Pop. This is guaranteed to be a high energy, engaging, interactive show. Recommended for ages 3-12. Great River Library - Buffalo July 8 4:30-5:15
Posted June 13, 2019
“Oohs and ahhs” and uproarious laughter filled the air when Magician Nathan Stockwell came to the Becker Library to help kick off the Summer Reading Program. Like any great magician, Stockwell had plenty of tricks up his sleeve, including some impressive card tricks and making items appear and disappear into thin air. Stockwell called up several young audience members to participate during the show, which even included an appearance by his elusive pet raccoon, Rocky. The show was...
Posted June 7, 2019
No more pencils, no more books … well, except for the ones from your local library! It's Summer Reading Program time! The theme of this year’s program "It’s Showtime at Your Library" celebrates the whimsy, magic and excitement kids can discover just by picking up a book. This program is self-directed, open to all kids, ages 0-18, and is divided into three categories: baby (ages 0-5), child (age 3-grade 6) or teen (grades 7-12.) Ages 3-5 can choose between the...
Posted June 7, 2019
The Summer Reading Program "It's Showtime At Your Library" starts Monday, June 10, and we've got some magical events to celebrate! Magicians Robert Halbrook, Nathan Stockwell, and Dave Walbridge will officially kick off this year's summer programming at the library with family shows that are fun for all ages. All the summer fun can be found here on our calendar of events. These programs are funded by Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Posted June 4, 2019
Yes, you read that correctly ... effective immediately, Great River Regional Library will not collect overdue fines on materials for children and young adults. Why? Simply put - it benefits our young patrons. Eliminating fines on these items keeps the library within their reach, always. We want all of central Minnesota’s kids to become lifelong readers and library users. Here's the skinny on the change. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Overdue children's and young...
Posted May 28, 2019
Members of the Waite Park community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in December. Here are some of the topics covered. Check out our Events Calendar (griver.org/events) to see if a community meeting is scheduled for your library.
Posted May 28, 2019
Members of the Clearwater community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in January. Here are some of the topics covered. Check out our Events Calendar (griver.org/events) to see if a community meeting is scheduled for your library.