Library News

Books and podcasts? Of course! The Central Minnesota Library Exchange is proud to present their new podcast, "Books and Beverages," and Great River is thrilled to contribute! Each episode discusses a new genre of books ... and the beverages to drink while reading them. Many of these podcasts will feature Great River librarians and staff, starting with the first one: romance!  So, grab a beverage, sit in your favorite comfy chair, and tune in! https://cmle.org/tag/books-and...
It's not too early to kick off the holiday season at the Becker Library! The library will be hosting its annual Gingerbread House program on Monday, Nov. 27 from 4:30-6 p.m. After getting the main construction of the houses together, there will be a short story to allow the frosting to harden... and then on to the decorating!   All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Becker Library. For ages 5-12. Registration is required. The program will be held at ...
Explore your heritage using databases like HeritageQuest and Ancestry-Library Edition! The Becker Library is hosting a monthly genealogy workshop. No need to lug a computer. The library will have 14 computers available for participants to use.  Whether you are starting from scratch or have years of experience, this program is a relaxed, no-stress way to share information and experiences with others in the journey of finding your heritage.  The first workshop is Wednesday,...
Children that visited the Becker library were in for a fun treat this Halloween.  Halloween books, costumes, and activities galore were happening during the 1:30-11:30 storytime hour! Kids played Halloween Bingo, made spider hats, searched for Halloween images throughout the library, and made spin art.  It was a fun time for everyone, including our Halloween scarecrow!
Halloween is near! Be sure to include the Paynesville library in your plans! We've got a lot going on: Crafters: We've got all the supplies you'll need to make a Halloween banner to decorate your door or window. It'd be great to welcome Trick or Treaters to your home. While supplies last, for ages 8 and up, during library open hours. We also have supplies and instructions to make a themed journal/notebook/notepad. Cute and useful! Our 'Great Pumpkin' photo booth is up again...
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Pierz Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list....
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Long Prairie Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list...
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Swanville Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list....
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Kimball Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now...
Bookworms, it could just be your lucky day … but you won’t know it unless you visit the Cokato Library. Lucky Day is a new Great River Regional Library program meant to give library users immediate access to some of the newest and most popular titles… without having to wait. These new collections include 20 different books by popular authors like Dan Brown, James Patterson, Jan Karon, Robyn Carr, Vince Flynn and more. Oftentimes, these popular authors have a long waiting list. Now...