Library News

UPDATE: This survey has ended. Thank you for participating! The Myrtle Mabee Belgrade Public Library is considering changing open hours – and we want your input! Would you like more/different morning hours for earlier visits or morning events such as storytimes? Or different evening hours that might work better for community access and evening events? Let us know! Please complete the online survey by September 8. Paper surveys are also available and can be picked up at the library....
Many know the Great Regional Library as a place to check out books, attend storytimes, and come together as a community. But, what is the library's mission and core values? The Board of the library system recently reaffirmed GRRL's core values of exceptional service, forward thinking, and community focus. They acknowledged the library as a place of an inclusive community embracing diversity.   GRRL is a patron-centered organization and strongly commits to our values:...
Have you completed your 2020 census? By using the library's public computers, you can access https://my2020census.gov/ to complete the Census. According to mn.gov, "Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau works to count every person in the United States, including everyone living in Minnesota. The resulting count will guide the distribution of billions of dollars to Minnesota’s communities, determine political representation for the next decade, and provide data...
[Updated: 8/19/2020] Masks: Masks are required to enter the library. If you are unable to wear a mask because of health conditions, please call the library for assistance at 218-894-1401 and we will be glad to help you. Holds Pickup: Patrons can enter the building and pick up their holds. Grab and Go Browsing: Browsing is available during our regular business hours with limits on the number browsing at a time. Patrons are asked to maintain social distancing....
[Updated: 8/19/2020] Masks: Masks are required to enter the library. If you are unable to wear a mask because of health conditions, please call the library for assistance at 218-738-4590 and we will be glad to help you. Holds Pickup: Patrons can enter the building and pick up their holds. Grab and Go Browsing: Browsing is available during our regular business hours with limits on the number browsing at a time. Patrons are asked to maintain social distancing....
We have been receiving many phone calls asking about the Becker Branch of Great River Regional Library. We are pleased to announce that we are open to Grab & Go service! This includes: Browsing and checking out books through Grab & Go service Pick-up your holds Computer appointments for computer services Print using Print2Go service You can now browse the Becker library for books and items to check out. Look through the...
School is back in session! This year we are all in for some learning, too.  As the school year begins differently from district to district, whether in-person, online, or hybrid, the library has resources for your family.  Ensure your child has the smartest card of all, a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library do better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning. Trying to...
Come on in! GRRL is now offering Grab & Go service! Browse your local library for books and items to check out. Look through the bookshelves, ask library staff questions, and pick up your holds, while keeping your visit as brief as possible. Grab & Go services may vary by location. Contact your local library for details of the services offered. Questions? Visit our FAQ, chat with a librarian, or call our hotline 1-833-GET-GRRL (1-833-438-4775).  ...
Happy Library Card Sign-Up Month! September marks Libary Card Sign-Up Month -- and we are excited! People living in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright counties are eligible for a free Great River Regional Library card. Your library card can be used in virtually any Minnesota public library. It’s the most important card you’ll ever get for free!  If you live outside of one of our counties, you may bring your Minnesota...
Enjoy library events from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your device!  Great River Regional Library is offering virtual events.  View Minnesota author/photographer Doug Ohman's presentation, Journey Down the Mississippi, a three-part series on the beauty of the Mississippi River. It just may inspire you to explore nature in your own part of Minnesota! Join the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet for a concert--virtually! Find the concert here on YouTube....