Library News

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is excited to announce its first-ever streaming service! The streaming service Hoopla is now available to access by using your library card. Hoopla will give you the ability to check out a variety of videos and movies with no waiting! Library cardholders will be able to enjoy 4 downloads per month. The website hoopladigital.com explains the service “to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on...
Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Public Library is now OPEN for Grab & Go service! Please limit your time in the library to 15 minutes for browsing or 1 hour for computer / WiFi study room use by appointment. There are no toys or inside activities offered at this time.  Please see our fun games outside in the basement windows and watch for a new story stroll each week. NEW Curbside Hours: Once you receive a notification, you can come to the library: Monday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 p.m. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, and GRRL staff will participate...
We are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and in compliance with recommendations from the State of Minnesota. To learn more about additional services in your community, call your local library. We are offering many services, including curbside or in-person pick up of requested items at all libraries, Print2Go, computers by appointment, and are working to add others. You can find any updates to questions on this page, and we will note when it has been updated. Updated 9/11/2020 3:...
The GRRL Board Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Executive Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being...
Delano public library services and curbside pickup hours will temporarily change Friday, July 3 through Friday, July 17. The library’s carpet is sixteen years old, and the time has come to update it. Exterior renovations will also be occurring during this period which may result in limited access to our drive up book return. Thank you for your patience while the facility is receiving needed renovations. Staff will be in the building to assist patrons during the following times...
Sauk Centre update - 6/29/20 Curbside Services Holds Pickup: Sauk Centre is doing curbside pickup at our regularly scheduled hours: Monday 12-5pm, Tuesday 2-8pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 2-8pm, Friday 12-5pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm. Place your requests online at https://search.griver.org/.  You will be notified when an item arrives for you via phone, email, or text.  Come to the library during our normal service hours when you have items in. Please park on...
6/24/2020 The Big Lake Library is now offering the following services to the public: Summer Reading Program in Big Lake Dig Deeper At Your Library! The Summer Reading Program for kids and teens is happening now-July 31--use Beanstack, design your own reading goal, or pick up a tracking sheet at your local library! Register on Beanstack now.  Paper reading logs can be found outside the library, next to the door, during the library's open hours. ...
Becker Public Library updates- 6/23/2020 Summer Reading Program in Becker Dig Deeper At Your Library! The Summer Reading Program for kids and teens is happening now-July 31--use Beanstack, design your own reading goal, or pick up a tracking sheet at your local library! Register on Beanstack now. Spectacular Summer Reading Program grab-bag giveaway taking place July 6th-July 11th.  Stop at the library for your grab-bag filled with a prize, a book, coupon to McDonald's and...
Great River Regional Library is excited as One Book | One Minnesota, the statewide book club, has its second book announced. The program asks Minnesotans to read a common title and come together to reflect and discuss. The summer title for the program is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. A Good Time for the Truth, published in 2016 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press, is a series of essays in which sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a...