Library News

The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in a special session on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Cloud Library Mississippi Room. All GRRL Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need to practice social separation, meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with MDH and CDC guidelines. Total attendance is limited to available seating, and all persons are expected to maintain a social separation of six (6)...
The St. Michael Library is now offering the following services to the public: Welcome back to the library! We are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and in compliance with recommendations from the State of Minnesota, we have expanded services as the guidance changes. For current service details, visit https://griver.org/library-news/faq-covid-19-services The use of library study rooms requires a reservation.  Reservations for study rooms are 2 hours. Call the St. Michael...
Grab & Go service at the Sauk Centre library has been suspended until further notice.  Curbside Services are once again available all our regular hours: Monday: 12:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday: 2:00-8:00 p.m., Friday: 12:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computer, WiFi study room, and copier use are available for essential business for 1 hour daily by appointment.  15-minute browsing appointments are...
GRRL~Upsala provides a new Take and Make craft every week, curbside, for families.  Young patrons are encouraged to send photos of their work to the branch for posting on the Friends of the Upsala Public Library Facebook page. For the week of July 12, two patrons sent photos of their marshmallow structures.  Bella added tootsie rolls, perhaps for more stability.  Mason is more of a purist, using only building materials provided.  Interesting work, Upsala kids!
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is excited to announce its first-ever streaming service! The streaming service Hoopla is now available to access by using your library card. Hoopla will give you the ability to check out a variety of videos and movies with no waiting! Library cardholders will be able to enjoy 4 downloads per month. The website hoopladigital.com explains the service “to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on...
Sauk Centre Sinclair Lewis Public Library is now OPEN for Grab & Go service! Please limit your time in the library to 15 minutes for browsing or 1 hour for computer / WiFi study room use by appointment. There are no toys or inside activities offered at this time.  Please see our fun games outside in the basement windows and watch for a new story stroll each week. NEW Curbside Hours: Once you receive a notification, you can come to the library: Monday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m...
The GRRL Board of Trustees will meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, via Zoom webinar. The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the full Board at 6:00 p.m. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, and GRRL staff will participate...
We are closely monitoring information about COVID-19 and in compliance with recommendations from the State of Minnesota. Updates to the StaySafe MN COVID-19 guidelines will allow us to expand services, including allowing longer stays in the libraries, availability of readers' seating, and extensions for Internet use. However, it is possible that not all libraries will be able to make these changes immediately on or after Friday, May 7. We will update the information below as we are able...
The GRRL Board Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. In response to COVID-19 and pursuant to Minnesota Statute Chapter 12. Emergency Management, Governor Walz declared a state of emergency. In accordance with the state of emergency and Minnesota Statute Chapter 13D.021, the GRRL Board Executive Committee and GRRL staff will participate in the meeting by telephone or other electronic means rather than being...
Delano public library services and curbside pickup hours will temporarily change Friday, July 3 through Friday, July 17. The library’s carpet is sixteen years old, and the time has come to update it. Exterior renovations will also be occurring during this period which may result in limited access to our drive up book return. Thank you for your patience while the facility is receiving needed renovations. Staff will be in the building to assist patrons during the following times...