Library News

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...
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!