Library News Archive: August 2009
People use Great River Regional Library (GRRL) services primarily for leisure reading and entertainment purposes, according to a recent survey of GRRL users. In contrast to what their actual use is, when asked what the purpose of libraries should be, users and non-users placed learning support first, with art and entertainment a close second. Read more »
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is organizing a series of public meetings and is accepting public input via email to learn what kinds of arts, culture and history programming to provide over the next two years. Read more »
The Paynesville Public Library offers a study room for patron use during open hours. The study room has a spacious desk area, with room to spread out a scrapbooking project, set up a laptop computer to take advantage of the wireless Internet, or even conduct a meeting for two. Read more »
Great River Regional Library has been coordinating and providing library services across Central Minnesota since 1969. We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our founding on September 25. We'd like to know what aspect of our services you have enjoyed most or what has had the most impact on your life. Read more »
If you're planning a shorter, closer-to-home vacation this fall and winter, make sure you check out the library's collection of guidebooks. You'll find Minnesota trips detailed for you, whether you favor camping, bike trips, hikes, bed-and-breakfasts, bird-watching, fishing, golfing, State Parks, RV parks, roughing it or luxuriating at the best resorts the state has to offer. Read more »
Viretta Neidhardt, Branch Manager of the Staples Public Library, has retired from Great River Regional Library (GRRL) effective Tuesday, July 28.
The decision was not as surprising as it may appear as Neidhardt reduced her work schedule recently for personal reasons. Read more »