The Little Falls Library Will Be Closed on Tuesday, February 20th for Building Maintenance. Please Call the St Cloud Library for Assistance.
Posted September 11, 2017
Artist Rose Borman is coming back to Royalton with more painting fun! This time, program goers will get the opportunity to create a beautiful sunflower and personalize it with a stenciled message of their choice. Perfect for a teenager's bedroom - or any room you choose! This program will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 from 4-6 p.m. For adults and teens 15 and up. Reserve your spot now by calling the library; this will fill up. A Legacy event.
Posted September 7, 2017
Get ready for Robert the Magician as he presents stories, tales and legends of real haunted Minnesota homes and places! Participants are invited to wear their spooky Halloween gear for this program, which features ghostly 'artifacts', interactive audience participation, and perhaps even some magical spooky events. Great for teens and adults. No pre-registration required. The event will take place Friday night, October 27, 8 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library. The...
Posted September 7, 2017
This September, drop into the Paynesville Library and dig into our featured Maker Space project — a faux 'Firefly Lantern' project! Pick up the supplies at the checkout desk and you'll have everything you need to make one of these charming little lanterns in our Maker's corner to bring home with you. We have enough kits for only 14 lanterns — one per person, while supplies last!
Posted September 6, 2017
Ruby (pictured) is definitely not the only Upsalian who enjoyed the 6th Annual "Summer Concert in the Park!" In fact, she was one of over 200 community members who turned up on Friday, Aug. 11. Organized by musician Paul Jensen, the concert showcased young area musicians and families. 15 musicians played and sang along, assisted by a professional sound technician who helped the music sound even better! Friends of the Upsala Public Library, ElmDale Creamery and CentraSota...
Posted August 31, 2017
September is National Library Card Sign-Up month, and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has joined forces with the American Library Association and libraries across the country to highlight the ways library cards change lives. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, launched in 1987 to encourage all people, particularly children, to register for a library card. Since then, thousands of public and school libraries collaborate each fall in a national effort to...
Posted August 28, 2017
Here come the new grads! Elk River recently honored a group of their precocious readers with a 1000 Books before Kindergarten Graduation ceremony. The event included assistance from Elk River library board member and Friends of the Library volunteer Mary K, who read a story to the kids and helped present caps and gowns. To learn more about how to participate in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, stop by the Elk River library.
Posted August 23, 2017
The Saukkola family knew Hunter, 5, enjoyed paging through books. They just didn’t know how much. This fact became evident when the upcoming Kimball school kindergartner stunned his family and library staff by doing something highly unusual – reading 1,000 books between March 7 and June 17. “Once we started reading, we never stopped,” Hunter’s mom Erin said with a grin. Hunter is a recent graduate of Kimball Library’s newly created 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The...
Posted August 23, 2017
The week of October 15 through the 21st marks the 12th annual “National Friends of Libraries” week. Library Friends organizations are full of volunteers who give their time and creativity to strengthening library services all around the country. Volunteers, for example, like St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Friends of the Library president Skip Levesque (pictured on far right of photo.) So, in the spirit of National Friends of Libraries week, we’re going to take a moment to profile...
Posted August 21, 2017
In the vast landscape of Great River Regional Library's music collection, there's a category of tunes you really should know about. Music by central Minnesota artists. Whether you're a local music fan, or not yet familiar with the artists that live and work among you, we've got a new list of titles we recommend checking out. https://griver.org/new-best-fun/central-minnesota-music We hope you'll decide to use Great River to discover new, diverse - and local - music!
Posted August 17, 2017
On Monday, Aug. 21, the entirety of North America will experience a powerful cosmic phenomenon: a total solar eclipse. This is causing quite a stir. That's because this is a big, historical event; an eclipse of this nature has not visited our part of the world since 1979. Here in our part of Minnesota, we won't see a total eclipse, but we'll get very close, with an estimated 83 percent of the sun covered by the moon around 1:05 p.m. We’ve been hearing from a lot of people...