Library News Archive: September 2009

Library By Design Feature Highlights St. Cloud Library Lighting Scheme

Library By Design Feature Highlights St. Cloud Library Lighting Scheme

The lighting scheme for the St. Cloud Public Library is featured in "Light Done Right," the cover story in the Fall, 2009, Library By Design publication. Focus of the story is ways in which state of the art lighting is not only energy efficient, but also environmentally sound. Read more »

Get A Head Start On Halloween At The Library

Get A Head Start On Halloween At The Library

As October approaches, Halloween plans begin! Don't forget to check out all the terrific resources available through your library. Read more »

Love your librarian

Nominations are open for the 2009 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love My Librarian Award." Read more »

Equipment For Sale

Equipment For Sale

Great River Regional Library is now selling decommissioned computers on eBay, the online auction site. Most computers to be sold are in working condition and at least five years old. Malfunctioning components or computers will be clearly identified. Read more »

American Library Association Becomes 2010 Census Partner

The American Library Association (ALA) has become an official 2010 Census Partner, working with the Census Bureau to promote the value of accurate and complete census data and to create a positive impact on the questionnaire response rate. Read more »

Summer Reading Programs Show Increases at Region's Libraries

Summer Reading Programs Show Increases at Region's Libraries

The Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library," was a success!

More children than ever before participated in the Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) in 2009. Read more »

Loving Your Library

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has been coordinating and providing library services across Central Minnesota since 1969. As we prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our founding on Sept. 25, we’ve been asking you to tell us why you love Great River Regional Library. Here’s what people said. Read more »

Night Time Reading

Bram Stoker sure started something when he wrote "Dracula" in 1897. But fangs ain't what they used to be. Today's neckbiter is likely to be a sensitive lover, a good neighbor, even. Bela Lugosi must be turning in his grave. Read more »

Little Falls Reader Wins $1,000 Sweepstakes

Little Falls Reader Wins $1,000 Sweepstakes

Janaya Heffron of Little Falls was the winner of the "Get Creative @ Saving For College Sweepstakes" for Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Read more »

Eagle Bend Branch Library Manager Adding Staples To Responsibility

Eagle Bend Branch Library Manager Adding Staples To Responsibility

Ellen Peters, currently Branch Manager of the Eagle Bend Public Library, is adding management of the Staples Public Library to her responsibilities, effective Sept. 21. Read more »

"Home Is Where The Harp Is" Program at Paynesville Public Library

"Home Is Where The Harp Is" Program at Paynesville Public Library

Harpist Heather Cornelius will provide the live soundtrack for stories about the harp in a program for all ages at the Paynesville Public Library. Discover a handcrafted harp as seen through the eyes of a mouse! Learn how a harp creates its lovely sound, and hear stories about harps. Bring the whole family to enjoy the sweet sounds of the harp on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Read more »

Library Seeks Feedback After One Year of Service

Library Seeks Feedback After One Year of Service

The St. Cloud Public Library Board is seeking public comment at a meeting in the library’s Bremer Community Room on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Read more »

Read-along Learning Site TumbleBooks Improved

Read-along Learning Site TumbleBooks Improved

TumbleBooks is getting even better.

More books, games and resources have been added to the children's learning site to make the TumbleBookLibrary experience better than ever! Read more »

40 Great Years!

Great River Regional Library Celebrates 40Years of Service

Great River Regional Library Celebrates 40Years of Service

Forty years ago, on Sept. 25, 1969, a group of individuals representing the interests of counties and libraries met in St. Cloud to finalize the agreement that created Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Benton, Morrison, Stearns and Wright Counties joined with the city of St. Read more »

40 Years of GRRL!

Great River Regional Library was organized in September, 1969.

This week in history...

The Great Fire of London began in a baker's shop on Pudding Lane, eventually destroying four-fifths of the city in 1666. Read more »

You Said It

Library lovers have been using the library’s website to tell us why they love Great River Regional Library. Here are more of their comments. Let us know why you love GRRL. Read more »

Here's What You Said

Library lovers have been adding their comments on the library's website. Here are some of their comments. Let us know why you love GRRL. Read more »