• Smokey Bear program Thursday July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Upsala Public Library has been cancelled.

Library News Archive: August 2009

Arts & Entertainment Top GRRL Library Use Survey

Arts & Entertainment Top GRRL Library Use Survey

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 »

Library Card Signup

Library Card Signup

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time when libraries across the country remind people that owning a library card is a very smart thing to do. Read more »

Give Us Your Input on Arts. Culture, History Programs

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 »

Library Study Room Offers Private, Quiet Work Space For Library Customers

Library Study Room Offers Private, Quiet Work Space For Library Customers

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 »

Why Is GRRL Great?

Why Is GRRL Great?

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 »

Arts Culture History

Arts Culture History

Arts, culture and history programming at the library is getting a boost. The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment approved by Minnesota voters in 2008 is providing libraries across the state with funding for programming about arts, culture and history. Read more »

Explore your library, then explore Minnesota!

Explore your library, then explore Minnesota!

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 »

New Elk River Public Library Makes History

New Elk River Public Library Makes History

The Elk River Public Library made history Monday night when it received an award designating it as a LEED Gold Certified building – the first library in Minnesota to achieve LEED Gold certification. Read more »

Get Ready for School

Get Ready for School

The transition from summer to school can create anxiety for kids, but your library can help. Ensure your child has the smartest card of all, a library card. Read more »

Summer Reading Program Ends Saturday 8/8

Summer Reading Program Ends Saturday 8/8

The Summer Reading Program officially ends this Saturday, but that doesn't mean it's too late to start!  Read more »

Staples Branch Manager Retires

Staples Branch Manager Retires

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 »

Board Approves GRRL Budget for 2010

Board Approves GRRL Budget for 2010

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees passed a 2010 budget at its July meeting that preserves major library services but includes a decrease of approximately $200,700 from 2009. Read more »