Library News

Squeals of both delight and disgust could be heard coming from the Royalton Public Library on July 14 when Bruce the Bug Guy shared his collection of preserved and live insects with the audience. Professional entomologist Bruce Giebink presented this entertaining and educational program featuring a number of insects and arthropods including giant cockroaches, millipedes, caterpillars, and Rosie the tarantula. A few brave souls got a close look at some of the insects.
Children had a great time learning about journals and creating their own in a program at the Little Falls Carnegie Library. Staff provided books for children to look through as well as samples of different kinds of journals (historical, nature, etc.). They also discussed the historical importance of journals such as the one kept by Holocaust victim Anne Frank, and journals from the American pioneer days which enable us to learn about life during those times. After discussion, the kids put...
Kindermusik at the Kimball Library - Monday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. Come Experience what Kindermusik is all about at the Kimball library on Monday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  In this action-packed story time, participants will use their imaginations to visit the farm and dance with the chickens! Children will practice their fine-gross motor skills as they gallop like horses, drive pretend cars and create pretend peanut butter sandwiches. Singing, instrument play, and movement all...
On June 28, Becker Public Library hosted its first Makerspace program. The program included the use of Snap Circuits. The circuits were a hit and the library was all a buzz! Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun! Just follow the manual and build exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more. Each participant received a bag of pieces and instructions to make multiple devices. To catch the next Makerspace...
Visitors to griver.org, the Great River Regional Library website, are being invited to take the Impact Survey. This is the second running of the Impact Survey. The survey will remain in place until as many people complete it as completed the first one. It is designed specifically to help libraries better understand how people use online technology resources and services. The Impact Survey is a national effort. Since October, 2013, 1,341 libraries have registered for the survey and more than...
Join us for an early literacy-play session for babies and toddlers, including a life-size Kandyland game on the library lawn! Fairy tale and fantasy costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Toys, activities and coffee and cookies provided. For ages 0-6. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Register online, or in person or by telephone (320.243.7343) during the library's open hours. Library Open Hours: Mondays     2 - 8 p.m. Tuesdays    2 - 6 p.m....
Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Or would you like help navigating the library's Overdrive, VuFind or database online catalogs? Drop by the Paynesville Public Library for individual help on Friday evenings September 16, October 14, November 18 and December 16 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Call ahead (320.243.7343) to reserve a time, or register online in advance at griver.org/PA. Or, call the library to set an appointment during other open hours.  Don't...
Smash books are a quick, easy way to capture life's moments and memories. You add photos, memorabilia and journaling and “smash” them into your book. In this workshop, you are introduced to smash books as you create your own and prepare them for use with an assortment of provided materials. Ages teen to adult. Limit 12. Registration required. Register in person or online.  A Legacy event.
Kids ages 6 to 12: Have a blast creating a stop motion movie! Use your imagination and develop your very own story and clay character. Then it’'s lights, camera, action! as you record your very own movie. Learn how a stop motion movie is made and use professional grade software. We'll have the computers, camera and clay. You need only bring a USB jump drive to take your movie home. Space is limited to 28 kids, two per computer, so register online, or call or stop in to the Paynesville Public...
Join Upsala area toddlers for one or both of the summer storytimes.    A Few of Our Favorite Reads Join ECFE instructor Kandice Boettcher for an hour of stories, songs, and crafts for children ages 0-5 years and their caregivers! Each week we will focus on a different author including charming classics like Dr. Seuss and notable newbies like Todd Parr. Come prepared to laugh, move, and create.   Mondays, June 20 & 27, July 18 & 25, Aug. 1 & 8 10:30 to 11:...