Library News

Romance is one of the most popular fiction genres out there, and who would know more about it than a couple of librarians? St. Cloud Public Library's Ariel Kirst and Annie Larson were recently featured on local organization Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange's "Books and Beverages" podcast series, talking about the wide world of romantic fiction. https://cmle.org/2017/10/17/books-beverages-podcast-episode-101-romance/ Give it a listen, and stay tuned for more podcasts featuring...
Dead fish? In the library? Yep. A special art class was held at the Buffalo Library recently - Gyotaku, the Japanese art of printing with actual fish. Buffalo staff had this to say. Patrons painted the outside of these fish (a red snapper and a monkfish) and then imprinted them on T-shirts or fabric.  Tamara also brought rubber fish molds for those folks who didn't want to touch a dead fish.  :) The results were very interesting!  Needless to...
Great River Regional Library will be spending the week of October 15-21 celebrating our biggest supporters, volunteers, and donors - our Friends of the Library groups! This is the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Friends of the Library groups operate independently from the libraries they support. They generously give their time and energy to planning and hosting events like books sales. Funds from events such as these support activities like 1,000...
The GRRL Board of Trustees Special Session and Finance Committee meetings set for Oct. 17 have been canceled.  Visit our Board of Trustees page to see future meeting dates.
Come to Paynesville and make a "Pin Pal!" What's a Pin Pal? We'll have the supplies and instructions for this project through Oct.16 at the Paynesville Branch Maker Space. Anyone age 7 and up who needs a bit of bling for their backpack, jacket, hat or purse can stop in during open hours and make one of their own. Please allow about an hour to complete the project. No pre-registration required. Paynesville Library open hours: Mon:     2-8 p.m. Tues:   ...
Mark your calendar; a notable local author will be making a visit to the Grey Eagle Library. Frank F. Weber, author of Murder Book, will be here Saturday, Oct.14th at 10:30 am. Frank is a Pierz native and will discuss his first published book of fiction. The book, a novel geared toward adults, captures much of his real-life professional experiences in forensics interwoven with personal details of his childhood. Frank is a psychology and sociology instructor at Central Lakes...
There’s never a bad time to pick up a new book … and gather inspiration from one in order to tell your own story. Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. The purpose? To encourage teens to make libraries and reading integral parts of their lives. Here at Great River Regional Library, we’re observing Teen Read Week at all of our locations from Tuesday, Oct. 10-...
Giddy Up(sala)! Flash and his owner, Chantelle, rode into Upsala to run errands on Wednesday, Sept. 27.  One of those errands involved picking up books at the library.   Horse training titles, perhaps?    
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Personnel Committees will also meet 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 320-650...
Great River Regional Library was pleased to be part of bringing a very special performance to Waite Park this week. Waite Park Library Service Coordinator Michelle Goebel explains: "Through the Legacy grant, the Waite Park branch was able to have the Zuzu African Acrobats, who are on a tour across the country, come by and do a performance for McKinley school yesterday afternoon.   The Zuzu African Acrobats were on "America's Got Talent," and have this awesome...