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Library News Archive: June 2009

Brodini Comedy Magic Show

Brodini Comedy Magic Show

The Brodini Comedy Magic Show was a fun time for all ages at the Eagle Bend Public Library. Sixty-eight people attended the fascinating performance by Brodini and our Eagle Bend area children.

Are you interested in magic? Check out one of many magic books in the Great River Regional Library collection. Brodini learned magic tricks by reading books. You may do this too!

Collections in Motion: DVDs and New Materials Get New Homes at St. Cloud Library

One of the exciting aspects of moving St. Cloud Public Library into its beautiful new facility has been discovering how to use the space to best advantage. Read more »

Enjoy Language Sets

Enjoy Language Sets

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has purchased several foreign language sets from the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Their specialists selected groupings of books to meet the needs of immigrant groups who enjoy reading books in their first language. Read more »

Explore 2008 Annual Report For Year's Highlights, Statistics

Explore 2008 Annual Report For Year's Highlights, Statistics

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) 2008 Annual Report, Explore The Possibilities, is now available for viewing online. The Annual Report includes highlights from the busiest year in GRRL history. More people got library cards than ever before. Read more »

Kill-a-Watt Meters Can Help You Save Energy

Kill-a-Watt Meters Can Help You Save Energy

Borrow the Kill-a-Watt device to begin saving energy. Read more »

MnKnows: Info on tap

MnKnows: Info on tap

Minnesota Knows at www.mnknows.org, is a portal to five state-funded Internet resources. Read more »

Easy Tips To Encourage Kids To Read

Easy Tips To Encourage Kids To Read

Parents, grandparents, librarians and teachers know that reading is fun, but kids need to discover the enjoyment on their own.  Here are some simple tips that will encourage kids to read on their own. Read more »

Get Creative @ Saving for School this Summer

Get Creative @ Saving for School this Summer

Children taking part in the library Summer Reading Program have a chance to put $1,000 toward their college education.

The “Get Creative @ Saving for College” sweepstakes will distribute $22,500 in cash awards across Minnesota to families with children enrolled in the Summer Library Program, “Get Creative @ Your Library.” Read more »

Online Book Clubs

You can preview new books and read sample chapters by signing up for Great River Regional Library’s Online Book Club Read more »

Great Illusion, Great Humor, Great Stories...The Great Brodini Visits Paynesville June 15

'The Great Brodini' will present his family-oriented show at the Paynesville Public Library 7:15 -8:00 PM on Monday, June 15. The fast-paced, funny and mystifying presentation will feature illusions with hats, scarfs, balls and ropes and sleight-of-hand tricks, as well as laugh-out-loud pranks. Register the whole family at http://events.griver.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=1291.

Your Summer Reading Program: More than fun and games!

Your Summer Reading Program: More than fun and games!

Summer’s here. School’s out. It’s time for fun and games and the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Kids love the Summer Reading Program. They like the incentives, the prizes, and being able to read what they want from the library’s great selection of books and magazines. Read more »

Cokato Committee Working Toward Library Expansion

Cokato Committee Working Toward Library Expansion

A new public library building may be in the future for Cokato.

Discussions are taking place about relocating the Cokato Public Library into a larger, more accessible building. Read more »

Pilot Project Puts Manager In Charge of Annandale & Kimball

Since April 30, Kimball Public Library Branch Manager Carla Asfeld has also been managing the Annandale Area Public Library. Read more »

Staples Breaks Ground On New Library

Staples Breaks Ground On New Library

A crowd of city representatives and library staff, architects, builders and schoolchildren gathered to celebrate as the City of Staples broke ground on a new Staples Public Library/City Office complex on Thursday, May 28. Read more »

Teen Summer Fun

"Express Yourself @ Your Library" is the Teen Summer Reading Program. Read the books you want to read and qualify to win a $25 gift card from Amazon.com and other prizes.

Here's how it works Read more »

Summer Reading Fun

Summer Reading Fun

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is offering three Summer Reading Programs (SRP) starting Monday, June 8. All kids have to do to join in is register at their local library. It's free of charge and fun all summer long. Read more »