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GREAT RIVER REGIONAL LIBRARY REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR RESTORATION SERVICES Great River Regional Library, hereafter known as GRRL, working in partnership with the City of St. Cloud, is requesting proposals from qualified restoration companies to provide fire restoration and remediation related services. Sealed bids for these turnkey services will be delivered at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 to the City of St. Cloud City Hall. Envelopes containing proposals shall be submitted as...
The St. Cloud Public Library will remain closed until further notice. On the afternoon of August 17, 2016 approximately 250 patrons and staff were evacuated after a patron set a fire on the second floor of the St. Cloud Public Library. The St. Cloud Public Library is the headquarters for the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system which has 32 libraries in six counties in Central Minnesota. All GRRL locations exist through partnerships between GRRL and the hosting cities. GRRL provides...
Visit Our Once Upon a Reader Trunk Shows Once Upon a Reader is a one-book program for children ages 0-6 and their families. The program promotes children’s literature and encourage families to talk, sing, read, write, and play together – five practices that build early literacy skills. Public libraries throughout Minnesota participate, engaging young children with books, music, and original programming by Minnesota artists. The featured book in 2016 is “Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure,”...
The September challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book about Sustainability. The new catalog provides 154 hits for a "Sustainable Living" search. Some focus on food, some on general consumption of resources. There's a "Sustainable Living For Dummies" as well as books that paint a doomsday scenario, such as "100 Skills You'll Need For The End Of The World (As We Know It)." For a more positive outlook, maybe try "The Good Food Revolution: Growing healthy food, people, and...
You’ve heard about it in the news, and seen the signs around the library, but what exactly is this Pokemon Go everyone is talking about?  It’s a new free gaming/fitness app that is taking the world by storm! Click here to learn more about how you can catch ‘em all and become a Pokemon master.    
The St. Cloud Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. We are in the process of assessing damage and clean-up has begun. On Wednesday August 17, 2016 approximately 250 patrons and staff were evacuated after a patron set fire to a book and a chair on the second floor of the library. St. Cloud Police and St. Cloud Fire departments responded very swiftly. The fire was contained quickly. Patrons and staff were evacuated without incident or injury. Key library staff...
The Friends of the Becker Library are gearing up for their October book sale. Donations of books and media are now being accepted. Books may be gently used, but will not be accepted if dirty, smelly or moldy. Encyclopedias, textbooks and medical books will not be accepted.  The Friends of the Becker Library is a non-profit organization that helps raise funds, promote library programs and raise awareness of the Becker Library. If you are interested in helping with the book sale or...
The second season of Once Upon a Reader, a statewide one-book program, will feature Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. The book is written and illustrated by Minnesota resident Derek Anderson. Upsala area kids are invited to visit the Storywalk that will be erected on the front lawn of Upsala Area Schools from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 9. Kids and parents and friends can read the story as they walk through the signs. At the end, collect a special activity page. Bring the page to the...
The St. Michael Public Library is adjusting its open hours beginning Sept. 1, 2016. The library’s new open hours for Thursday will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This adjustment will extend Thursday open hours by one hour, and make 10 a.m. the consistent opening time Monday through Thursday. The adjustment is being made in response to patron concerns about the lack of Thursday morning hours. The schedule beginning Sept. 1 will be as follows. Monday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m....
The Grey Eagle Public Library is adjusting its open hours beginning Sept. 1, 2016. The adjustment will shorten Monday open hours from 10-5 to 10-4, and extend Wednesday open hours from 3-8 to 2-8. The adjustment is being made to increase access during a busy period. A study of library checkout data from 2015 found that Wednesdays have been significantly busier than Mondays. The schedule beginning Sept. 1 will be as follows. Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 2 – 8 p.m....