Library News

The weather may be hot, but we've got lots of cool things going on at the Long Prairie library this summer. Check out all the activities below: Monday, June 13-Saturday, Aug. 13, Read for the Win during the Summer Reading Program! We have programs for all ages 0-12th grade. And, we have lots of fun guessing games AND lots of prizes! The more you read, the more chances you have to win a PRIZE! Tuesday, June 14, 11:00-11:45 a.m., Family Comedy Magic Show with Nathan Stockwell. Be prepared...
June 8 - 11 is a great week to visit Paynesville! In addition to the parade and other T&C Days events, the library is offering these events (follow the link to register): Felt Fido (ages 5-12) Make your own, unique 'stuffies' (stuffed animals) with Jen Anfinson. Wednesday June 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Karaoke For Kids (Preschool through age 12) Kids can perform with our karaoke machine, or self-accompanied with guitar or other instruments. Thursday June 9, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Open Mike...
Summer is just around the corner! Kick off the summer by attending these fun events at the Becker Public Library. Magician Robert Halbrook is back with his Magic of the Olympics: A Summer of Reading Celebration. Celebrate summer reading and the magic of the Olympics with magician Professor Marvel. This program is ideal for preschoolers through kids in 5th grade, but all ages are welcome. Professor Marvel's program will take place in the Becker Community Center gym on Tuesday, June 14 at 10:...
The June challenge for a Year In Reading is to read a book featuring an occupation you are curious about. Some books tell you a lot about the occupations of their characters. There are classics that do, such as "The Citadel" (about a doctor), and "The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie" (about a teacher). Contemporary examples include "The Devil Wears Prada," (fashion editor), "Lunar Park" (novelist), "Geek Love" (carnival performers), "The Other Typist" (typists), and "The Family Fang" (performance...
Audiobooks are the perfect way to pass time during long car rides, plane rides, or just stretches of sunning yourself on the beach. This summer, make books your life's soundtrack with these great resources. http://audiobooksync.com: Geared toward teens, but great for their adults too, this site provides two free audiobooks each week through August 17. Digital.griver.org: Get free digital audiobooks right on your phone, tablet or computer through the Great River library system with our...
Memorial Day Weekend! It's the official gateway to summer. The temperature outside is on the rise, and we have the sizzle for you inside this weekend at the St. Cloud Public Library. Join us Saturday, May 28 beginning at 1 p.m. for our St. Cloud Film Club. This month's selection is Mad, Hot Ballroom. Caliente!
Becker Public Library will be offering new programs this summer. Family storytimes will be offered on one Saturday and one Thursday of each month this summer. The first Saturday Family Storytime will be June 11 at 10:30 a.m. The first Thursday Family Storytime will be June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Family Storytime includes books, songs, rhymes, movement and more. It helps reinforce love of learning in children. No registration is required. Check the online Events calendar or stop at the Becker library...
Brush up on your engineering and problem-solving skills: Kids are challenged to power the Krazy Gears Merry-Go-Round by figuring out how to connect interlocking gears to the power source. Don't forget to show a library staffer when you successfully complete the challenge! The Get In Gear challenge will be available at the Paynesville Public Library during library open hours until the end of May. 320.243.7343 Library Open Hours: Mondays     2-8 p.m. Tuesdays    2-6 p....
The Royalton Public Library was filled with creative and positive energy when master artist Willicey Tynes returned to lead an introduction to printmaking class. On this lovely May morning participants enjoyed learning about the history of printmaking and then designed their own Lino-cut used to make prints. The designs included dragonflies, flowers and religious symbols.
Do you know that one in 26 St. Cloud residents will be a victim of a violent crime this year? One way to ensure you're doing everything you can to protect yourself is to come to the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, May 17 for Officer Justin's presentation on this topic. He'll offer an overview of crime in St. Cloud, and ways to protect yourself and loved ones. Don't miss this program. Tuesday, May 17 in Room 208 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. It is free and open to everyone who wants to live in a...