Library News

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 them...
If you’ve ever been curious if there’s a tale or two behind an antique treasure you own, you’re in for a treat. This month, Great River Regional Library is making it possible for you to learn a little more about your items, thanks to the expertise of professional appraiser and speaker Mark Moran. Great River Regional Library is pleased to provide 9 opportunities around the region for you to meet Mark and find out if an antiquated possession has an unusual history, significance – and...
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...
In times of change, libraries and the librarians running them are guiding forces for communities everywhere. That’s why “Libraries Lead” is the theme for the 2018 National Library Week, April 8-14. National Library Week is an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is pleased to join with libraries around the nation to celebrate the many ways libraries lead their communities through the...
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!
It's equipment auction time here at Great River! Check out our eBay site for great deals on items such as used monitors, copiers, and copier toner. If you're in the market for slightly older but high-quality equipment, this is for you. Happy bidding!
Here in Minnesota, it's a fact: we live with wolves. Some of us fear them, some like them. In either case, we need to understand them. Cassi Camara, Outreach Educator at the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, will be making a special stop at the Upsala Public Library to talk about all things wolves - their ranges, populations, pack structure, pups, prey, public safety, livestock depredation, non-lethal predator control techniques and more.   "During the past year or so,...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will also meet that evening at 5:30 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 days prior to the...
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...