Library News

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading program designed to increase the awareness of early literacy and to encourage parents to embrace their role as their child's first teacher. Plus there are prizes! The goal of the program is to have parents and caregivers read to their children from the time they are born until they begin school and beyond. This will help their child develop a love for reading and help their child enter school ready to learn. Brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,...
Our favorite characters in books have adventures, overcome challenges, and they often become favorites because we relate to their feelings, experiences, traits, and personalities. But these favorite characters aren’t always humans, sometimes they’re animals! March’s Year in Reading challenge is to read anthropomorphic titles. You can search the catalog using the Title Keyword option, but we’ve also compiled a book list you can look through for ideas. February's challenge was to read...
Becker Public Library is presenting a digital class aimed at helping you navigate the apps on your phone or other device.  This class is being held Wednesday, March 1, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. and is for ages 16 and up.  Registration is needed as space is limited.  Register by calling the library at 763.261.4454  
Good news, digital reading fans! Overdrive, the library's eBook/eAudiobook service, now has a snazzy new app called Libby! You can read your books and audiobooks directly on the app, as well as keep track of when your books are due. Be sure to check out the curated book collections for your next favorite read! Download the new app from your apps store today.
What do these books have in common? "Better Than Chocolate" "Obsession, Deceit And Really Dark Chocolate" "Friends, Lovers, Chocolate" Or how about these nonfiction titles? "Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry: The story of your favorite flavors" "Chocolate Holidays: Unforgettable desserts for every season" "I'd Rather Eat Chocolate: Learning to love my low libido" Yep! There's a chocolate connection. February's Year In Reading challenge is to read a book with "Chocolate" in the...
Please join the Great River Regional Library in Becker and Rediscover your library.  Stop by the library on Feb. 8 for coffee, breakfast treats and the opportunity to see the recent updates to the Becker library.  Staff will be available to answer questions about services provided by the library. This event is open house style, come and go as you please, and open to the public. The Becker Public Library is located in the Becker Community Center. See you on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8:00 to...
Explore your roots using Ancestry Library Edition. This 2-hour event starts with a short introduction to Ancestry Library Edition followed by a guided search. Be sure to bring some family history or family names you wish to explore. For adults and teens. Limit 10 (register here). Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Don't have a computer and don't know where to start? Drop by the Paynesville library for individual help. Limit 3. Must pre-register. Contact the library to register for a training session. Fridays, Feb. 17, March 24 and April 28, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Hear the music of Carnival, sing a Cuban rumba, dance to Latin jazz beats – tour the world with Tres Mundos! Tres Mundos, or “Three Worlds,” features a pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, a percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the United States. Their collective accomplishments include Latin Grammy nominations, international tours, and multiple CDs. Their music blends salsa, samba and jazz to create a sound that is both entirely...
Join us for an early literacy-play session for babies and toddlers at the Paynesville Public Library.  Playdates are Wednesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. on Feb. 22, March 22, and April 12. For ages 0-6. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.