Library News

Come by the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Arna Rennen will help the Nordic Tradition come alive with her singing and storytelling of ballads and other Nordic traditions. For all ages. In the Mississippi Room.
  Celebrate summer by escaping to the enchanted islands of Hawaii where life is always laid back and fun! Make Hawaiian crafts, enjoy Luau foods, and listen to traditional Hawaiian music. Do the limbo! Join us at the Delano Public Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. for this fun program. Limited to 20 lucky 10 – 15 year-olds. Please register online or call the library.  
Home grown community art is brightening the walls of the Paynesville Public Library. Local artist (and programming star) Jen Anfinson suggested Art In The Park to Paynesville Library Services Coordinator Gretchen Vork. "We worked with the Chamber of Commerce to include it in their first-ever 'Art In The Park' event June 11," Gretchen writes. "The canvases were designed to fit in the library's children's area, and dozens of people (children and adults) contributed." Gretchen played her harp to...
What's a nine-letter word for fun? Crossword!  To add to the fun and games of the Summer Reading Program, St. Cloud Public Library has the World's Largest Crossword puzzle for the community to fill in. You'll find it taped on the wall of the glass cubicle close to the upstairs help desk. The clue book is available at the desk. Clues across go all the way to 24718 ("Having a snooze"). Two of six panels are currently posted. Each week during the Summer Reading Program we will post...
Summer is sizzling all across the region. We have movie nights, concerts, jugglers, and the Summer Reading Program. This week, we also have Read Down Your Fines. For patrons 16 years old and younger: for every 15 minutes you read inside one of the 32 GRRL libraries we'll waive $1 off your card. Wow! That's $1 for 15 minutes of reading. Great Deal! Come in, read down, and waive $1.
Paint? Clay? K'nex? What are your favorite tools and supplies to create, make something new, learn a new craft? The Paynesville Public Library will have maker challenges and make and take crafts for customers of all ages and skills during National Maker Week. Stop in during open hours and try something new, give your brain a new project or challenge. No need to register. All ages.
This website is scheduled to change on Wednesday, June 22. It's being switched for a responsive design that will be more user friendly when viewed on a smartphone or other device. The content will remain mostly the same. You'll have quick access to the library catalog and to all the online research databases we make available. In fact, your access may be quicker. You can click directly onto Picture Books, Fiction, Online Learning and other content categories. You'll probably agree that it...
Professor Marvel, aka Robert Halbrook, stunned and amazed about 200 kids and adults during his "Magic of the Olympics: A Summer Reading Celebration" program held at the Becker Community Center on June 14. The event kicked off the Summer Reading Program at the Becker Public Library. The Summer Reading Program is available for kids 0-18 years of age. Great incentives and grand prizes will help keep kids reading all summer. The Becker library is a terrific resource for books, audio books and...
School's out for summer, but recess is IN at the St. Cloud Public Library. On Wednesday, June 15, the Mississippi Room will be turned into a playground for teens. You want four square? We got it. You want to hula hoop? We got it. You want to Chinese Jump Rope? Yep, we got it. Rain or shine, recess is fine! Come play from 1 to 3 p.m. And don't forget: while you're here, sign up for the Summer Reading Program!
Hey kids - get in the theme of the Summer Reading Program by joining local artist Natalie Ratha for a sports themed art event at the St. Cloud Public Library on Monday, June 13, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Children ages 6 to 11 can make their own medal and help create a painting to be displayed in the Children's Room this summer. Register online or by phone. The attendance limit is 30. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you're at the library.