Library News Archive: October 2009

Libraries Making Noise as Top Destination

Libraries Making Noise as Top Destination

Libraries are so much fun! It’s like going to Barnes & Noble, except you don’t have to stop by the cash register on your way out. Read more »

Read As A Family

National Family Literacy Day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy, is officially celebrated across the United States on Nov. 1. It focuses on activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs and was first held in 1994. Today, many family literacy events are held throughout the month of November. Read more »

City of Howard Lake Celebrates Friends' History

The Howard Lake City Council recognized the Howard Lake Friends of the Library for its fundraising and volunteer efforts by proclaiming Oct. 18- 24 to be "Howard Lake Friends of the Library Week." Read more »

Cokato Library Starts First Phase in Expansion

The Friends of the Cokato Area Library, the Cokato Museum and Historical Society together with the city of Cokato will share in the cost of a site analysis for the future expansion of the Cokato Public Library and Cokato Museum. Read more »

Costumed Customers Are Welcome At The Paynesville Branch On Halloween!

Costumed Customers Are Welcome At The Paynesville Branch On Halloween!

Library customers are invited to give their costumes a trial run at the Paynesville Branch on Friday, Oct. 10, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Halloween, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.  We'll have treats (healthy and otherwise) or little toys for all customers both days. Library staffer John Larson reports he'll be in costume on Saturday, too. Read more »

Early Word On This Blog Is All Positive

Early Word On This Blog Is All Positive

Ever been surprised when the book you want is right there on the library shelf?

When you say,“Wow! You have it!” the librarian smiles. She may look serene, but inside she’s fist-pumping and chest bumping and shouting “Yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about.” It’s what librarians live for. Read more »

Science By The Book

Science By The Book

Each year, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) purchases the best science books for kids as identified by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read more »

Belgrade selects classic for November meeting of the R.E.A.D. Book Club

Belgrade selects classic for November meeting of the R.E.A.D. Book Club

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was Mark Twain's first novel (the first he authored by himself). By the time this book was published in 1876, Samuel L. Read more »

Library Seeking CMLE Board Representative Volunteers

Library Seeking CMLE Board Representative Volunteers

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is seeking two new, dedicated volunteers to serve as citizen board members for Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota. The board term begins January 1, 2010 and lasts at least two years. Read more »

Digging For New St. Michael Library To Begin Soon

Digging For New St. Michael Library To Begin Soon

Weather permitting, construction on the new St. Michael Public Library may begin as early as Monday, Oct. 26, according to Branch Manager Marla Scherber. Read more »

Trunk Show Added to Waite Park Stitchettes

The first and third Thursday of each month you will find the Stitchettes meeting at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library in Waite Park. Stitchers and fiber enthusiasts come together for an hour, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., to do some handwork, show their latest project, and share in conversation. Read more »

Drawing for 'Grim Readers' at Paynesville Library

Drawing for 'Grim Readers' at Paynesville Library

From now until Oct. 30, Paynesville Public Library customers who present their library cards are eligible for a chance to win a "Grim Reader" T-shirt  or  book bag or a paperback copy of "Skulduggery Pleasant" by Derek Landy. Patrons can enter once per day every day until the drawing takes place. Read more »

State Library Office Begins Distribution of Digital Players

State Library Office Begins Distribution of Digital Players

Minnesota veterans are the first to receive new digital players from the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library (MBTBL). Persons aged 100 years and older are the next priority for the equipment. Read more »

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Community Education Quilts On Display At Belgrade Library

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Community Education Quilts On Display At Belgrade Library

These quilts are just a few examples of class projects offered this fall through Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's community education department. See our display for ideas on fabric and color choices for your project. While visiting the library, why not browse our collection of quilting and other craft related books and videos.

Exciting Arts Programming Coming to GRRL in 2010

Exciting Arts Programming Coming to GRRL in 2010

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is getting ready to deliver exciting arts programming at all 32 branch libraries in 2010.

Get ready for workshops, author talks, musicians and performances from regionally and nationally known individuals and organizations including Twin Cities based theater groups and performers. Read more »

RU up 4 Read Dating?

On Thursday, Oct. 29, the MLA is hosting a "Read Dating" event at Spill the Wine, a Minneapolis restaurant. It's like speed-dating, only using books to help break the ice with other like-minded dateable bibliophiles. Read more »

Jeanne Kluge Watercolor on Display at Paynesville Branch

Jeanne Kluge Watercolor on Display at Paynesville Branch

Jeanne Kluge's bold, bright summer flowers, breezy beach-side scenes and even a few snowy woodlands watercolors are lending color and coziness to the Paynesville Library during these gray days of October. Read more »

Keep H1N1 at bay.

Keep H1N1 at bay.

H1N1 flu is spreading in Central Minnesota. Schools are reporting lots of cases and several children have been hospitalized.

According to website WebMD, symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Many patients have had diarrhea and vomiting. Read more »

Banned Books Week: Celebrating The Freedom To Read

Banned Books Week (BBW): Celebrating the Freedom to Read is observed during the last week of September each year. This year, it is being observed Sept. 26 to Oct. 3. Observed since 1982, this annual event reminds Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Read more »