Library News

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...
Planning for college - and the costs that come along with it - can be daunting. Statistically speaking, college has become the second-largest purchase most families will make in their lives ... yet many report feeling unprepared to tackle the task. But, help is on the way, and you can find it at Great River Regional Library! Several GRRL locations will be hosting College Planning/Financial Aid programs, complete with expert advice and insider tips to navigate the college...
Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting ready to sow the seeds of outstanding library services with the help of our supporters. Locally Growin’ is Great River Regional Library’s (GRRL) new March fundraiser, and the mission is simple: to help every GRRL branch raise the funds they need for something special. Here’s how it works. You get to choose which library you would like to support, and that gift will be put toward a goal decided upon by your local library.  ...
It’s really the perfect gift for the library lover in your life, or even yourself: a day at Great River Regional Library. “Own A Day” is a new, easy and fun way to support all the great work being done at your local library. How does it work? For $100, you can “buy” any day of the year. In return, you’ll get: recognition at the library branch of your choice a certificate of appreciation a mention of your gift and honoree on the front page of griver.org “The ‘Own A Day’...
Do you have a child that is "stuck in the middle" in grades 5-9? Does your child read at a high level? Is your child telling you they can't find anything to read? Does your child want to move up from juvenile books, but you are concerned about the issues and situations depicted in the Young Adult genre?  Ask the library staff about a Gentle Read. A Gentle Read is a book that may be inspiring, heartwarming or lift the reader's spirits. These...
Art teacher Joan Jacobson visited the Royalton Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 27, to lead a class based on the book, "The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story."  The kids enjoyed learning about the water cycle based on a snowflake's journey throughout the year. They each created a beautiful snowflake on a background that they painted. Here are a few of those proud artists with their finished projects.   Joan will be back in June with another creative art...
Love is ... complicated. And that's the theme of February's emotionally-charged "Year in Reading" list. This month, our collection explores the dual sides of love and passion. So, don't fight it - browse our list and perhaps you'll find a great new read to, well, love.    
The Sauk Centre Library got into the Star Wars spirit recently with the release of the movie, "The Last Jedi," and you're invited to check out the two-sided display in our large front window!   Star Wars books, audiobooks, kits, and movies are all available for checkout. We also have free stickers, activity sheets for making Star Wars snowflakes, and even a word find.   Our biggest problem? Keeping the popular display stocked!
One of the goals of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is to provide a simple approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.   We have revamped our program, so come in, sign your child up, get your materials, and start reading! For ages birth to kindergarten.   Sponsored by the Waite Park Friends of the Library.
Hand Lettering is all the rage right now, and you can learn how to do it at the Becker Library with artist Jen Anfinson! A wide array of supplies, techniques, and fonts will be introduced, as well as backgrounds, banners, and florals. The class is FREE and takes place on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30pm.  For ages 15 to adult. Limit 12, so registration in advance is required. A Legacy event. For more winter art and author programs around Great River Regional...