Great River Regional Library Kicks Off 2023 Summer Reading Program


Great River Regional Library
GRRL Headquarters: 
1300 W. St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301




Contact: Breanne Fruth, Communications and Development Coordinator

Subject:  Great River Regional Library Kicks Off 2023 Summer Reading Program

Get ready to find your voice this summer with Great River Regional Library's 2023 Summer Reading Program!
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 5, continuing through Saturday, August 5.

Registration begins on Monday, June 5, in the Beanstack app, on, or by visiting your local library during open hours. Participants track their reading in the Beanstack app or using a paper slip, which they return to their library. Participants are eligible for prize drawings at the end of the program. In addition, each branch offers a unique assortment of prizes!

This year’s theme, “Find Your Voice!” encourages kids to use their voices and realize their voices have power. We will share stories, express ourselves, and spark change by not only the words we say but also what words we write, the art we create, the movements we perform, and the actions we take each day to impact our world. The program is open to all kids ages 0 to 18 and divided by age: pre-readers (ages 0 to 3), kids (ages 3 to 12), and teens.
Our mission of the reading program is simple: Encourage children and teens to read throughout the summer! 

Summer reading isn’t just fun; it’s extremely beneficial. Regular reading goes far in combating the “summer slide,” the phenomenon of students losing academic footing during a long academic break. Students who join public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate – in some cases, significantly higher.

This program wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors. Thank you to Bernatello’s Foods, Central Minnesota Optimist Club, EZBuy Bins, Jim’s Auto Service, Kiwanis Club of St. Cloud, Kwik Trip, Infinite Eye Care, St. Cloud Friends of the Library, St. Cloud Industrial Products, St. Cloud Moose Club #1400, and St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today for sponsoring the 2023 Summer Reading Program.

Visit your local library to learn more about how your children can get involved this summer. See your library’s hours at Visit the library’s website for program details at

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries and one to-go system in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright Counties. GRRL2GO is a locker system that allows you to pick up items at the Sartell Community Center. GRRL supplies the residents of Central Minnesota with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming, and information services.