Library News

Trick or Treaters: Show off your costume at the Paynesville Public Library during open hours on Friday (2 to 8 p.m.), Saturday (10 to 1 p.m.) and Monday (2 to 8 p.m.), Oct. 28, 29 and 31, and we'll give you a Halloween treat. Pictured, two young customers try out the masks they made for their Halloween costumes at last week's mask-making workshop.
The Great River Regional Library branch in Little Falls now has more off-street patron parking. A new parking lot recently opened on the north side of Broadway next to the Little Falls Carnegie Library and across from the Morrison County Courthouse. The first row of parking spaces nearest the library is reserved for library patrons and is connected to the library's existing parking lot by a walkway. The additional off-street parking will be a real bonus, especially for meetings and events.
Join Penny Leuthard at Becker Public Library as she leads participants in a workshop on how to make shadow box ornaments on Monday, Nov. 14 starting at 6:30 p.m. Participants will create their own unique holiday ornaments using a recycled milk container, old holiday cards and a variety of other materials. All supplies are included. However, you are encouraged to bring holiday cards you would like to incorporate into your ornament. For ages 12 to adult. Registration is required. Limit 12....
The St. Cloud Public Library is offering limited services beginning Monday, Oct. 24 as cleaning and restoration work in the St. Cloud Public Library continues. The closing and cleanup work was a result of an arson incident which took place on Aug. 17. The fire caused structural damage and spread smoke and soot particles throughout the building. Services available beginning today will be holds pick-up, fine payment and pick up of Summer Reading Program prizes during regular hours: 10:00 a.m....
Chamber of Commerce members, library customers and library staff are invited to stop by the Paynesville library for coffee and breakfast treats on Wednesday, Oct. 26.  The Breakfast Meet & Greet offers an opportunity for local businesses to connect with the community and rediscover (or revisit!) their local library.
New apps are created every day. But some apps are so useful they stick around and just get better. We've put together a list of apps the staff have used and found useful so you can check it out. Whether it's something to help you keep track of the miles you run or the dollars in your bank account, there's an app here. Of course, because we're librarians, you'll find apps that help you find books and music. But there's more, too. So check it out.
Struggling with your mobile device? Can't figure out how to install an application? Want help downloading an eBook or eAudiobook? We can help! Bring your electronic device to the Becker Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 27. Knowledgeable library staff will be available to help, one-on-one, answer your questions about how to operate your device.  Registration is required! Time slots of 15 minutes will be given to each participant starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Come with your...
The October challenge for a year in reading is to read a Young Adult (YA) book. It's said that the first book written specifically for teenagers was "Seventeenth Summer," by Maureen Daly, published in 1942. But it was a few decades before the YA market exploded, with first the Harry Potter series, then others such as the Hunger Games series and Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" books climbing to the top of the bestseller charts. Expanded opportunities for females, and a society in which fewer...
What are you going to be for Halloween? Get a start on your costume at 'Make A Mask!' at the Paynesville library on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m (during Education Minnesota weekend). We'll provide basic supplies, including unadorned masks, as well as the tools to put them together. All you need to bring are your ideas and  inspiration (and spare craft supplies to donate to the project, if you wish). We will have patterns, tips and instructions for how to fold, glue...
Author Candace Simar will appear at the Little Falls Carnegie Library on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. She is an award-winning poet and writer from Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, who carries a passion for Minnesota history. Her historical Abercrombie Trail series (North Star Press), recounts the story of Scandinavian immigrants during the 1862 Sioux Uprising. The fiction series includes "Abercrombie Trail" (2009), "Pomme de Terre" (2010), "Birdie" (2011) and "Blooming Prairie" (2012...