Did you know...August 2 is National Coloring Week?! Celebrate with us at the Paynesville Branch Library and add to our10-foot-long coloring sheet for patrons ages 6 and up. Stop in any time during our open hours below, choose a crayon, and join our community colorama project! Paynesville Library hours: Monday: 2-8 p.m. Tuesday: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday: 2-6 p.m. Friday:...
Posted July 28, 2017
Howard Lake Library's summer storytime was underscored by mooing and bleating today. Storytime volunteer Carol Sideen set today's storytime up near the FFA building, and had a captive audience of fairgoers for "The Three Little Pigs" and other ag-related reads. Sideen, a former Howard Lake first grade teacher, is a long-time Howard Lake Library volunteer. She says she decided to give storytime at the fair a shot this week, since in previous years, the...
Posted July 21, 2017
We're currently experiencing errors with the "My Account," and "My List" features of our catalog due to some data formatting issues. We are working to resolve this and apologize for the inconvenience. If you encounter errors, please contact your local library for assistance in managing your holds and account information. Thank you for your patience.
Posted July 21, 2017
Sherburne County has an opening for a citizen representative on the Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees. This board meets six times per year at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Public Library to provide direction and vision for the organization. Terms are three (3) years and term limits are three full terms, or nine (9) years. If you are interested in serving on this board, please go to the Sherburne County Website - www.co.sherburne.mn.us - and look under “Highlights” for...
Posted July 20, 2017
Hear ye, hear ye! There has been issued a royal decree that all maidens and sirs are hereby invited to Princess Storytime at the Big Lake Public Library! Midnight Ball Princess and her stepsisters will be in attendence to sing, play, and tell tales from the kingdom. Come to the library in your finest royal garb on Friday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m.!
Posted July 13, 2017
If you like building with LEGOs, then the Royalton Public Library is the place to be this month! Come to library to design your creations on Monday, July 24, Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27 from 2-3 p.m. We'll provide the LEGOs and give you a theme to get started - you take it from there! Registration is required - call the library at 320-584-8151 to sign up.
Posted July 6, 2017
We have music here at Great River Regional Library. A lot of music. In fact, we have one of the most comprehensive collections of albums anywhere in the state of Minnesota. From rock to blues, R&B to classical, jazz to world, and everything in between – if you can think of it, the chances are high we’ve got it in our collection. And, as per usual, if your GRRL branch doesn’t have something you want, we can almost certainly track it down for you. Like everything else here at...
Posted July 5, 2017
Patrons who want to add to their digital magazine collection via the library have a short window of time to do so. Effective July 11, Great River Regional Library will no longer offer magazines as part of our OverDrive digital collection. OverDrive recently ended its relationship with Nook and is reportedly working on a replacement product to debut at the end of this year. Patrons will be able to keep any previously downloaded issues, and of course GRRL will continue to offer print...
Posted July 3, 2017
We're all on the journey known as "life." No one's journey is exactly like another's - and that goes for our favorite literary characters, too. This month, we're celebrating the journeys found in books with a few reading recommendations for you. Check them out below. https://griver.org/new-best-fun Bon voyage!
Posted July 3, 2017
It's that time again...time for your monthly tech advice from the staff here at Great River Regional Library! The Internet is a huge and at times mysterious world, and kids need to be armed with the ability to make smart decisions. That where “Be Internet Awesome” can come in handy. This online resource teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Check it out! https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/