Library News

Are you gearing up for Halloween? The library has many Halloween-themed materials in our collections!   Check out these children's books: Halloween by Brenda Haugen Little Halloween by Denise Brennan-Nelson Super Spooktacular by Jessica Young Paw Patrol: Halloween Heroes by Nate Lovett Halloween Surprise by Corinne Demas see more Halloween-themed children's books in our catalog here Check out these children's movies:  It's the Great Pumpkin,...
Sign your child up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Staples Public Library! At registration, each child will receive a colorful ducky and materials to get started. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes!  The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their children from...
Sign your child up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Eagle Bend Public Library! At registration, each child will receive a free canvas book bag and materials to get started. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes!  The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Personnel 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, Personnel Committee, and GRRL staff will...
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 your...
We have been receiving many phone calls asking about the Big Lake Branch of Great River Regional Library. We are pleased to announce that we are open to Grab & Go service! This includes: Browsing and checking out books through Grab & Go service Pick-up your holds Computer appointments for computer services Print using Print2Go service You can now browse the Big Lake library for books and items to check out. Look through the bookshelves, ask library staff...
UPDATE: This survey has ended. Thank you for your responses. The Paynesville Public Library is considering changing open hours – and we want your input! Would you like more/different morning hours for earlier visits or morning events such as storytimes? Or different evening hours that might work better for community access and evening events? Let us know! Please complete the online survey by September 8. Paper surveys are also available and can be picked up at the library. These...
UPDATE: This survey has ended. Thank you for participating! The Myrtle Mabee Belgrade Public Library is considering changing open hours – and we want your input! Would you like more/different morning hours for earlier visits or morning events such as storytimes? Or different evening hours that might work better for community access and evening events? Let us know! Please complete the online survey by September 8. Paper surveys are also available and can be picked up at the library....
Many know the Great Regional Library as a place to check out books, attend storytimes, and come together as a community. But, what is the library's mission and core values? The Board of the library system recently reaffirmed GRRL's core values of exceptional service, forward thinking, and community focus. They acknowledged the library as a place of an inclusive community embracing diversity.   GRRL is a patron-centered organization and strongly commits to our values:...
Have you completed your 2020 census? By using the library's public computers, you can access https://my2020census.gov/ to complete the Census. According to mn.gov, "Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data...