Library News

Huge library news coming out of Kimball; plans to build a new library are quickly taking shape! The proposal for a new library building has been percolating since 2017. It's a project made possible through a partnership between the City of Kimball, the Kimball Area Friends of the Library and the Great River Regional Library staff. There's a lot to be done before we welcome patrons to the new library, so check out this website to learn all about this very exciting development. And,...
It's been a great summer for concerts in the park at Sinclair Lewis Park in Sauk Centre. Thank you to the Friends of the Bryant Library for sponsoring "Homemade Jammin'" at the Sinclair Lewis Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, July 21.  There are lots of concerts left to enjoy this summer! Concerts are every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. A Legacy event. Organized by the Sauk Centre Community Legacies Foundation and sponsored by many local contributors including GRRL...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 17, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance Committee will meet that evening 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 320-650-2500. Visit our Board of...
Central Minnesota is an increasingly vibrant and diverse community, and you're invited to stop by the St. Cloud and Long Prairie Public Libraries to learn about some of the people making it that way. "Green Card Voices" is an interactive exhibit sharing the stories of 18 first-generation immigrants and refugees from 12 different countries who have made St. Cloud and the surrounding area their homes. Learn more about "Green Card Voices" here, and plan your trip to see it in person...
  The St. Cloud Public Library is about to be transformed into a nerd’s paradise. From Magic the Gathering to Anime, Superheroes to Pokemon, local artists to geeky cooking — and much more — the inaugural St. Cloud Comic Con is gearing up to be a lively celebration of art, creativity and the power of imagination. St. Cloud Comic Con is on Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and features a diverse lineup of activities for all ages. Come for part or stay for the whole event....
Where do you want to go this summer? Hogwart's Castle? How about back to the days of King Arthur and his court? Or maybe a galaxy far, far away? Well, you are in luck, because the Becker Branch of Great River Regional Libary is ready to take you there! Our Summer Reading Program (SRP) begins on Monday, June 11th, and continues through Saturday, August 11th. This year’s theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere encourages readers to explore all the different places - near, far, real, or...
  It's that time of year again - time to crank up the A/C, hunker down with good books and win great prizes with Great River Regional Library. GRRL kicked off the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 11, and the celebration won't end until Saturday, Aug. 11. The theme of this year’s program, Reading Takes You Everywhere, focuses on the excitement and new discoveries to be found in books, libraries, our communities and beyond. The goal of...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (May 3, 2018) – The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. The Finance and Personnel Committees will also meet that evening at 5 and 5:30 p.m., respectively. 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...
Aspiring writers: do you need a little extra motivation to get your novel out of your imagination and onto the page? Great River Regional Library has been thrilled to partner with libraries across the state to provide MN Writes MN Reads, a FREE self-publishing service. And now, the plot thickens with ... what else? A good old fashioned contest. The Minnesota Author Project is a new competition designed to show off the writing talent percolating throughout the state. From now through...
It's National Poetry Month, and here in Sauk Centre, we'd love for you to help us celebrate! This month, stop by the library to write a poem on a leaf for our "Poet-tree." Our tree has been greening up nicely with lots of leaves filled with original poems and lines from favorite poems.  Stop by, put up your own poem — and while you are here, check out a book of poetry or prose.