• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

  • Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Attend preschool story time with your child. Number 18 in a series of uses for your library card.

Of all the special times with children perhaps none is sweeter than time spent reading together.
It’s a pleasure that parents enjoy almost as much as their children do - a new book is a discovery for both.
Libraries can play an important role in helping children develop their love of reading. Our skilled and trained staff excel at selecting books suitable for readers at all levels. They are also trained to use techniques that encourage reading readiness in young children. When you attend a story time, your child will be introduced to good books, age appropriate games and crafts. Because it's fun, story time makes the reading experience one they will want to repeat again and again. Story time is also a building block to helping your child be a successful reader.
Check the library events page to find out what programming is scheduled at your local Great River Regional Library location, or talk with the staff at your local library to learn more about story times and other programs.
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