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One Book | One Minnesota is a new statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Libraries are essential for connection, and through One Book | One Minnesota, libraries across the state – in partnership with local schools – will connect their communities through stories. The program aims to bring Minnesotans closer together during this time of distance and adversity.    The first...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in special session on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar.    In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means...
April: ideas for kids of all ages by Marla Scherber, Monticello Library Services Coordinator Make your own READ poster. Using this website, make your own READ poster just like the ones you’ve seen in your own libraries. Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, post it on Twitter using the hashtag #CelebrateReading and tag @ALA_Graphics.  Tour a National Park Virtually. Visit www.NPS.gov for a list of great places to visit. Create a Vision Board. Use photos, words and phrases...
Enjoy #HarryPotterAtHome! The eBook and eAudiobook of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" are available for unlimited access through our digital collection on Overdrive's Libby app until May 31. In collaboration with Pottermore Publishing, Overdrive has announced the ebook and audiobook versions of the first book in the Harry Potter series are now available at no cost in your digital collection for unlimited, simultaneous access! That means no waitlists...
Back by popular demand, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting a library card design contest! GRRL welcomes artists of all ages to submit designs for new library cards! Anyone living in GRRL's service area may enter by illustrating our next library card. Artwork will be judged based on creativity, design, and the message of Explore...Learn... Connect... are communicated. If selected, your design will be featured on a limited-edition GRRL library card later this year!...
We are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and in compliance with recommendations from the State of Minnesota, limited services are available at all libraries. To learn more about additional services in your community, call your local library. We are working on reopening in phases and making sure safety protocols are in place as well as the supplies to maintain them. We are offering many services, including curbside pick up of requested items at all libraries, Print2Go, computers by...
We're collecting some online and real-life activities to support fun, learning, and exploration. This will be updated, so check back for more! Updated 4/17/2020 11:07 a.m. For kids Storyline offers online storytime videos with some of your favorite actors and animated stories for kids of all ages Brightly Storytime on YouTube - storytimes grouped by ages The Kennedy Center for the Arts is hosting daily Lunch Doodles with author/illustrator Mo Willems. Go on a...
There are multiple options for library services from the comfort of your home. If you have a question, you can use the 24/7 Ask A Librarian service to chat with a librarian anytime. They can help with reference questions, technology questions, and more. If you live in our service area, you may apply for an eCard online. With your eCard, you can access our digital materials (eBooks, eAudiobooks, online databases, and more). Library staff will email you within two business days...
We have been asked about the Coronavirus, and as a library we are here to provide trusted information. What is Coronavirus? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Trusted information sources The CDC has set up a website - accessible in English, Spanish, and Somali...
This Meeting Has Been Cancelled The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:00 p.m., the Personnel Committee at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 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 ...