Library News

Members of the Buffalo Community joined Great River Regional Library Executive Director, Karen Pundsack, for a discussion about local library services in October.  Here are some of the topics covered. Check out griver.org/events and search for your community to see if there's a community meeting coming to your library. 
When the busy holiday season has you bustling through town looking for those last minute gifts, why not take some time to give yourself a present - a visit to your local library! It's a great opportunity to slow down and enjoy some FREE and FESTIVE time for yourself. Here in the Becker Library, we have some upcoming programs that are sure to fill the whole family with holiday cheer. And of course, the Great River Regional Library has an extensive collection of holiday books, music,...
Stearns County has an opening for a citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. Terms are three (3) years and term limits are three full terms, or nine (9) years. If you are interested in serving on this board, please visit the Stearns County website.  You can also find more information by visiting: https...
Every December, we ask you to tell us a tale in just a few words, inspired by a historical (and often slightly bizarre) photograph. Using the picture above as inspiration, give us 33 words. Just let your imagination run wild! Send your tales to us online or drop by your branch to pick up a paper submission form. We’ll share a smattering of our favorites in January!  
The weather outside may be frightful, but the events at your Big Lake Library are quite delightful! Coming up this December is the annual Holiday Gingerbread Houses. This year during part of the gingerbread creation time, there will be singer and pianist Andrew Walesch presenting holiday favorites from the Great American Songbook. For those looking to improve their technical knowledge, we have an Hour of Code to explore the basics of coding and games. Don’t forget to check out the silent...
This holiday season, support Great River Regional Library with a gift.  https://griver.org/donate/annual-appeal    
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will 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 meeting at...
We have no shortage of wonderfully talented people coming through our doors all year long, and this holiday season is no exception.  If you're angling for wonderful tunes to get you into the holiday spirit, drop in to catch Angie Hoeft and Andrew Walesch, two accomplished musicians traveling around GRRL this holiday season. Angie Hoeft Accomplished local guitarist Angie Hoeft will perform at libraries through most of December. Browse for books while enjoying these...
Every November, thousands of aspiring novelists attempt to reach a daunting but attainable goal – completing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. And, if you’re one of them, know this – your local library has your back! November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, and Great River Regional Library is in full support of writers throughout central Minnesota. This year, NaNoWriMo expects over 400,000 people—including over 95,000 K-12 students and educators involved in the "Young...
The Royalton Library held a "Stuffed Animal Storytime" on Oct. 17, and it was a huge hit! Check out some of the shenanigans the animals got into while their humans were fast asleep.             Stay tuned for the date/time of the next Stuffed Animal Storytime - coming up next summer.