Library News

Members of the Annandale community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in March. Here are some of the topics covered. Check out our Events Calendar to see if a community meeting is scheduled for your library.   
Members of the Big Lake community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director Karen Pundsack for a discussion about local library services in July.  Here are some of the topics covered. Check out our Events Calendar to see if a community meeting is scheduled for your library.   
On September 25th 2019, Great River Regional Library, composed of 33 locations in Central Minnesota, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! We have a rich history and are excited for another 50 years of inspiring central Minnesota to explore, learn, and connect. Learn more at griver.org   See the GRRL 50th Anniversary video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JboGwie_IoI         
Our libraries are starting to feel a little spooky! We are ready for Halloween and there are so many different ways to get involved and have fun this fall at the library! Looking for some FREE Halloween events? Crafts? Author visits? GRRL has you covered! Here are just a few of the fun upcoming Halloween events happening across our region: "Decorate a Pumpkin!" -- Come down to the Cold Spring or Richmond library on October 1st to pick up an arts-and-crafts pumpkin...
Stuck on homework? Not sure what to do or who to ask?  Find all your answers and get one-on-one help at the library at our Homework Help pages! We can help connect you to the right resources for whatever level you are at. On our Homework Help - Elementary School page, you will find links for animals, biographies, countries and states, current events, history, math, Minnesota resources, reading, science, and local school websites.  On our Homework Help - Middle School page,...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening 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 three...
The Little Falls Carnegie Library is hosting Ojibwe author Linda LeGrande Grover on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.   The staff wanted to create an eye-catching display to promote the event.  Laura Hansen and Julia Mueller called on the assistance of local historic sites. The Friends of Linden Hill Historic Estate brought in Ojibwe dance boots, beaded bags and more from the Laura Jane Musser collection. The Morrison County Historical Society responded by loaning a woven basket...
The Kimball Library Building Committee held its groundbreaking event for the new Kimball Public Library on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the building site. This event also honored former librarian and the library project’s first major donor Lorraine Gregory. Not only is this a significant event in the community’s history, the new library groundbreaking celebrates 50 years of a Great River Regional Library branch in the community. On October 25, 2018, the task force announced it raised...
Ready to be star struck at the library? Now is your chance to meet and hear from popular Minnesota authors Lorna Landvik, Doug Ohman, and Chad Lewis.  These three authors will be traveling across our region through September, October, and November. Busy this fall? There are plenty of opportunities to attend an event that works best for your schedule. Or maybe you enjoyed an author visit so much that you would like to see them again? Author tours give you the chance to see your favorites...
Want to practice the skill of reading in a fun, new way? Here’s a great opportunity for a relaxing one-on-one reading session with a dog. These dogs, from Therapy Dog International, love to be read to and children can practice reading. This can help shy children build confidence in their reading, or your child can just have fun while reading to the dogs! In Saint Michael, come spend one-on-one time with either Taurus or Bear. In Albany, come read to Freddie the golden retriever. In...