Library News

At year’s end, a second stained glass window was installed in the children’s area of the Annandale Public Library. After receiving memorial gifts on behalf of long-time Annandale resident Connie Kuehn, who passed away last spring, the Annandale Friends of the Library commissioned Michael’s Stained Glass Studio of St. Cloud to create the window panel in her honor. The scene, which depicts a mother loon and her chick in the foreground with a cozy cabin on the shoreline was one of four designs...
Eagle Bend library patrons of all ages enjoyed a creative activity on Saturday, Feb. 1. Artist Jen Anfinson provided supplies and tips on creating "fairy gardens" as part of an event funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Here are comment from attendees: This program "helped the children to be creative and share with parents . . . good way to recycle and have fun." "Great mommy / daughter time. Thank you!"
By Mark Anderson, News Editor, courtesy of Staples World Staples Motley High School students were one of 15 groups in the Great River Regional Library area to participate in the Big Read, all centered around “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. On...
The St. Cloud Friends of the Library “Bags of Books” and Vintage/Collectibles Sale will be on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, at the St. Cloud Public Library downtown St. Cloud. Buy as much merchandise, excluding individually priced vintage/collectibles, that fit in a grocery-size bag for $3.00 on Friday and $2.00 on Saturday. Come and get it! CDs, audiobooks, picture books, magazines, best sellers, cookbooks...everything must go!
The Friends of the Staples Public Library have purchased a children's coat rack for young patrons at the Staples Public Library. When entering the library the coat rack is located on your left. Immediately behind it are illustrations and text from the classic story of "The Little Engine That Could." Thanks to the Friends for their generosity!
Do you want to find your roots, but don't know where to begin? Then this is the program for you! Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the St. Cloud Public Library will have a beginner level genealogical program. Little to no experience is needed. Registration is required for this program, which will take place in the Learning Lab, room 208, on the upper level.