Library News

Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting ready to sow the seeds of outstanding library services with the help of our supporters. Locally Growin’ is Great River Regional Library’s (GRRL) new March fundraiser, and the mission is simple: to help every GRRL branch raise the funds they need for something special. Here’s how it works. You get to choose which library you would like to support, and that gift will be put toward a goal decided upon by your local library.  ...
It’s really the perfect gift for the library lover in your life, or even yourself: a day at Great River Regional Library. “Own A Day” is a new, easy and fun way to support all the great work being done at your local library. How does it work? For $100, you can “buy” any day of the year. In return, you’ll get: recognition at the library branch of your choice a certificate of appreciation a mention of your gift and honoree on the front page of griver.org “The ‘Own A Day’...
Do you have a child that is "stuck in the middle" in grades 5-9? Does your child read at a high level? Is your child telling you they can't find anything to read? Does your child want to move up from juvenile books, but you are concerned about the issues and situations depicted in the Young Adult genre? Ask the library staff about a Gentle Read. A Gentle Read is a book that may be inspiring, heartwarming or lift the reader's spirits. These titles might also exemplify good morals,...
Love is ... complicated. And that's the theme of February's emotionally-charged "Year in Reading" list. This month, our collection explores the dual sides of love and passion. So, don't fight it - browse our list and perhaps you'll find a great new read to, well, love.    
The Sauk Centre Library got into the Star Wars spirit recently with the release of the movie, "The Last Jedi," and you're invited to check out the two-sided display in our large front window!   Star Wars books, audiobooks, kits, and movies are all available for checkout. We also have free stickers, activity sheets for making Star Wars snowflakes, and even a word find.   Our biggest problem? Keeping the popular display stocked!
One of the goals of our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is to provide a simple approach to establishing strong early literacy skills.   We have revamped our program, so come in, sign your child up, get your materials, and start reading! For ages birth to kindergarten.   Sponsored by the Waite Park Friends of the Library.
Hand Lettering is all the rage right now, and you can learn how to do it at the Becker Library with artist Jen Anfinson! A wide array of supplies, techniques, and fonts will be introduced, as well as backgrounds, banners, and florals. The class is FREE and takes place on Monday, Feb. 5th at 6:30pm. For ages 15 to adult. Limit 12, so registration in advance is required. A Legacy event. For more winter art and author programs around Great River Regional Library, including classes...
Do your New Year's resolutions include forming better health habits? Would you like a little help? Join us at the Delano library for this four-part series on caring for yourself and your loved ones through healthy eating, strength training, mindfulness and more. These classes are provided by Allina Health Buffalo. Here's the lineup: Healthy Eating for Active Older Adults & Healthy Eating the Mediterranean Way Wednesday, Jan. 10 1-2 p.m. Healthy Eating for Children &...
Quilters, your attention please; the St. Cloud Public Library would love to display your art. As a way to promote local artists and crafters, the library will be hosting a year-long rotating quilt display. The display will be located on the library's second floor on the south side of the building. Each month, one quilter will be selected to display a full or queen-sized quilt. Only one quilt will be displayed per month. Quilts will be selected on a first come, first served basis...
Three young people wrote 32-word stories after viewing the photographic writing prompt in December.  Winners at GRRL~Upsala received a prize from the Friends of the Upsala Public Library for their efforts.  Pictured are Josie and Tucker Hollermann. Not pictured is Isabelle Leners.  Congratulations!