Locally Growin' begins March 1, 2023


Great River Regional Library

GRRL Headquarters:

1300 W. St. Germain St.

St. Cloud, MN 56301





Contact: Breanne Fruth

Communications and Development Coordinator




Subject:  Locally Growin’ Campaign Begins March 1st



Although central Minnesota is covered in snow, it is springtime at the library! Locally Growin’, the fundraising campaign at Great River Regional Library (GRRL), runs Wednesday, March 1, through Friday, March 31, 2023.


Our Locally Growin’ campaign keeps donations 100 percent within the branch library of the donor’s choosing. Each library selects a specific “wish” item and a campaign goal. Over $26,000 was raised around the region in 2022 to support various goals. Each library’s goal is unique and focuses on its community's interests and needs.


Here are a few of GRRL's library locations' goals for the 2023 campaign:

·       Belgrade wishes to add snowshoes to their collection for checkout;
·       Elk River wishes for children’s big books and shelving;  
·       Foley wishes for a visit from the Minnesota Zoo’s Zoomobile;
·       Long Prairie wishes to add educational children’s activities and books;
·       Pierz wishes to add a Lane Walker book set and a Lucky Luke book set by Kevin Lovegreen;


These are just a few of our libraries’ wishes across our six-county region. Stop by to learn what is growin’ at your local library! You can learn more about the Locally Growin’ campaign and make a difference for your library by giving online at https://griver.org/library-news/locally-growin-2023.


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, and information services.