Library News

Indigenous Loop Earrings with Sister Beads: a jewelry kit by Tawny Trottier Cale Learn how to create beautiful beaded loop earrings with this craft kit with instructions and video by Tawny Trottier Cale, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Spirit Lake Nation. She loves to share her beadwork knowledge with others, creating custom beadwork with her sisters as Sister Beads. This program made possible...
Let's Story Stroll through our parks!  Sherburne County Parks and Recreation has formed a partnership with the City of Elk River and the Great River Regional Library, with the help of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant opportunity. Working together, they are offering a special challenge for this year's Summer Reading Program (SRP). They have created the experience for Sherburne county residents to enjoy taking a walk through their parks while immersing their...
During the week of May 24th, the Waite Park library is getting a fresh coat of paint! While the job is getting done, we will only be offering curbside services. The book drop will remain open. If you need to use a computer or have prints made, please visit our other locations. https://griver.org/locations Because we are closed Monday, May 31, due to Memorial Day, we will be reopening for Grab and Go services, Tuesday, June 1.
Get ready to color your world this summer with Great River Regional Library's 2021 Summer Reading Program! Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 7th, continuing through Saturday, August 7th. Registration begins on Monday, June 7th, and can be done in the Beanstack app, visiting griver.beanstack.org, or by visiting your local library during open hours. Participants can track their reading in the...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in a regular session on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. The Finance Committee will meet beforehand at 5:30 p.m. that evening via Zoom webinar also. 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...
We would like to thank all of our donors who gave to their local library this past March!  “Locally Growin’,” the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL), ran Monday, March 1st through Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Our campaign was cut short in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 closure, so we looked forward to making a local impact in 2021. This fundraiser keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor’s choosing. Each library sets a goal that focuses...
Do you love your library? Have you ever considered working at the library? We are hiring!  Help library patrons explore, learn, and connect with the world around them.  Great River Regional Library is a library system with 32 libraries across 6 counties in Central Minnesota. We value exceptional service, forward-thinking, and a community focus. We offer jobs in a wonderful working environment that has a lasting impact on our communities. If this sounds like a good match for...
New reading challenge through Beanstack this spring!  Spring into the new season by spotting birds and reading books with friends and family, whether in person, by phone, or online. Have fun completing these bird-related activities and log your pages of reading. Can you meet the challenge of reading 1000 pages before the end of May? Register and log at https://griver.beanstack.org/ or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. Why Beanstack? Keep track of your reading...
The GRRL Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to practice social separation, meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with MDH and CDC guidelines. Total attendance is limited to available seating, and all persons are expected to maintain a social separation of six (6) feet while attending. Face coverings are required per statewide Executive Order 20-...
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, in partnership with State Library Services, released the fourth chapter of One Book | One Minnesota. The newest title, Slider, is by Minnesota author Pete Hautmann.  From March into May, Minnesotans who read the featured book selection have access to author videos, reading guides, and virtual book club discussions all through their local libraries! New to this chapter of One Book...