Library News

Feel like you’re lost in the woods (or stacks) without a compass at your library? Let us lend a hand. Every one of the 32 libraries in the Great River Regional Library system offers the opportunity to “book a librarian” for concentrated, uninterrupted personal assistance with whatever you need. From help with e-books and computers to genealogical research or finding the right materials to finish your term paper, GRRL librarians are on hand, ready to help answer your questions and point...
Support your library during the High 5 campaign! When you donate to the library, 50 percent of your donation will be used locally for purposes decided independently by the local library staff. That may include things such as programs, prizes, and materials for the1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative. The other 50 percent becomes part of the general GRRL expenditure which is used mostly for staffing, computers, books and other items, to the benefit of all library users. So show your...
Parents or caregivers and their children in grades 3-12 are invited to the Annandale Public Library on Thursday, March 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. to explore the free resources available to all Great River Regional Library (GRRL) cardholders. Your GRRL card provides free access to an array of reliable information from the Internet for research and learning. These resources are ideal for homeschoolers. Need assistance learning a language, need additional sources or images for a research project? GRRL...
The Internet can be a scary place! If governments and major corporations can be hacked, what chance do you have? Just as you wouldn't walk down dark, mean streets without caution, there are things you can do to help protect yourself when online. We've got a great set of tutorials lined up from the good folks at TechBoomers to teach you all about viruses, email scams, phishing, online shopping, and how to be safe online. Click here to view the resources and learn how to lower your risk.
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 the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. This will help their child develop a love for reading and help their child enter school ready to learn. Brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,...
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 the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. This will help their child develop a love for reading and help their child enter school ready to learn. Brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,...
Our favorite characters in books have adventures, overcome challenges, and they often become favorites because we relate to their feelings, experiences, traits, and personalities. But these favorite characters aren’t always humans, sometimes they’re animals! March’s Year in Reading challenge is to read anthropomorphic titles. You can search the catalog using the Title Keyword option, but we’ve also compiled a book list you can look through for ideas. February's challenge was to read...
Becker Public Library is presenting a digital class aimed at helping you navigate the apps on your phone or other device.  This class is being held Wednesday, March 1, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and is for ages 16 and up.  Registration is needed as space is limited.  Register by calling the library at 763.261.4454  
Good news, digital reading fans! Overdrive, the library's eBook/eAudiobook service, now has a snazzy new app called Libby! You can read your books and audiobooks directly on the app, as well as keep track of when your books are due. Be sure to check out the curated book collections for your next favorite read! Download the new app from your apps store today.
What do these books have in common? "Better Than Chocolate" "Obsession, Deceit And Really Dark Chocolate" "Friends, Lovers, Chocolate" Or how about these nonfiction titles? "Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry: The story of your favorite flavors" "Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable desserts for every season" "I'd Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to love my low libido" Yep! There's a chocolate connection. February's Year In Reading challenge is to read a book with "Chocolate" in the...