Library News

Back by popular demand, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting a library card design contest! GRRL welcomes artists of all ages to submit designs for new library cards! Anyone living in GRRL's service area may enter by illustrating our next library card. Artwork will be judged based on creativity, design, and the message of Explore...Learn... Connect... are communicated. If selected, your design will be featured on a limited-edition GRRL library card in the fall of 2020!...
We are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and in compliance with recommendations from the State of Minnesota, limited services are available at all libraries. To learn more about additional services in your community, call your local library. We are working on reopening in phases and making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering many services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, Print2Go, computers by...
We're collecting some online and real-life activities to support fun, learning, and exploration. This will be updated, so check back for more! Updated 4/17/2020 11:07 a.m. For kids Storyline offers online storytime videos with some of your favorite actors and animated stories for kids of all ages Brightly Storytime on YouTube - storytimes grouped by ages The Kennedy Center for the Arts is hosting daily Lunch Doodles with author/illustrator Mo Willems. Go on a...
While library buildings are closed, there are multiple options for library services from the comfort of your home. If you have a question, you can use the 24/7 Ask A Librarian service to chat with a librarian anytime. They can help with reference questions, technology questions, and more. If you live in our service area, you may apply for an eCard online. With your eCard, you can access our digital materials (eBooks, eAudiobooks, online databases, and more). Library...
We have been asked about the Coronavirus, and as a library we are here to provide trusted information. What is Coronavirus? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Trusted information sources The CDC has set up a website - accessible in English, Spanish, and Somali...
This Meeting Has Been Cancelled The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 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 ...
Spring is here! “Locally Growin’,” the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) begins on Monday, March 2, 2020, and runs through only the month of March! Our Locally Growin’ campaign keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor’s choosing. Each library selects a specific “wish” item or program and a campaign goal. Over $20,000 was raised around the region in 2019 to support a wide variety of goals. Each library’s goal is unique and focuses on their...
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 that shapes how Minnesota’s policymakers and business leaders decide to invest public and private resources." You can complete your 2020 Census online at...
Having Cabin Fever? Merriam Webster defines cabin fever as "extreme irritability and restlessness from living in isolation or a confined indoor area for a prolonged time." We all get a little stir-crazy during the winter months, but the library has much to offer you and your family. We can help you beat the winter blues! Come into the library for game days! Get cozy indoors and play with friends. Cokato Game Time: Join us on March 10th to play board games, card games, and...