Library News

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...
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,...
Big news for aspiring writers; Great River Regional Library (GRRL) now offers a new suite of resources – collectively called MN Writes MN Reads – to help local authors connect with local readers and beyond.! MN Writes MN Reads is a free, user-friendly collection of tools for creating, publishing and sharing e-books with readers across Minnesota and potentially the country. Not an aspiring author? MN Writes MN Reads is also a great place to find something new to read. “Leading indie...
It won't be long before summer break arrives - which means plenty of time for reading a good book! And, students ages 16 and under who might be haunted by fines due to overdue items could use this as an opportunity to whittle away at them. "Read Down Your Fines" is Great River Regional Library's (GRRL) simple way to lessen fine amounts: for every 15 minutes of reading at the library, $1 in late return fines will be eliminated. And, parents of young children can assist by reading to...
Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they are able to read and write. In fact, research shows that children are able to build these skills years before they start school. And that's why Great River Regional Library (GRRL) offers the popular "1,000 Book Before Kindergarten" program. This ambitious but fun program comes with a simple mission: to encourage children ages 0-5 and their parents to read 1,000 books together in advance of kindergarten....
If you're in need of copies, whether in color or black and white, the Staples Public Library has you covered. We recently acquired a new color copy machine. Copies can be made in Color for .50 or Black/White for .10. The machine includes a USB drive, so copies can be scanned and added or printed from the drive. Stop in and let us help you with your printing needs!  
If you're in need of copies, whether in color or black and white, the Eagle Bend Public Library is here to help. We recently acquired a new color copy machine. Copies can be made in Color for .50 or Black/White for .10. The machine includes a USB drive, so copies can be scanned and added or printed from the drive. Stop in and let us help you with your printing needs!
Paynesville Branch Library customer Jen Anfinson is nothing short of inspirational. She's a popular Legacy program artist, teaching classes throughout the state on calligraphy, jewelry-making, repurposing and other creative pursuits.  Jen uses her library card to help find inspiration to share and pass along.  Here are some books that helped her come up with her great ideas: In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists and Entrepreneurs...
Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting ready to sow the seeds of outstanding library services with the help of our supporters. Locally Growin’ is Great River Regional Library’s (GRRL) new March fundraiser, and the mission is simple: to help every GRRL branch raise the funds they need for something special. Here’s how it works. You get to choose which library you would like to support, and that gift will be put toward a goal decided upon by your local library.  ...