Library News

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...
Do your New Year's resolutions include forming better health habits? Would you like a little help? Join us at the Delano library for this four-part series on caring for yourself and your loved ones through healthy eating, strength training, mindfulness and more. These classes are provided by Allina Health Buffalo. Here's the lineup: Healthy Eating for Active Older Adults & Healthy Eating the Mediterranean Way Wednesday, Jan. 10 1-2 p.m. Healthy Eating for Children &...
Quilters, your attention please; the St. Cloud Public Library would love to display your art. As a way to promote local artists and crafters, the library will be hosting a year-long rotating quilt display. The display will be located on the library's second floor on the south side of the building. Each month, one quilter will be selected to display a full or queen-sized quilt. Only one quilt will be displayed per month. Quilts will be selected on a first come, first served...
  The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 16 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...
Three young people wrote 32-word stories after viewing the photographic writing prompt in December.  Winners at GRRL~Upsala received a prize from the Friends of the Upsala Public Library for their efforts.  Pictured are Josie and Tucker Hollermann. Not pictured is Isabelle Leners.  Congratulations!