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Library News Archive: November 2009

December Brings Holiday Music, Card-making Workshop to Paynesville Branch

December Brings Holiday Music, Card-making Workshop to Paynesville Branch

Savor the holiday season at the Paynesville Public Library. On Fridays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., stop in to listen to our 'Holiday Strings" (harpist Heather Cornelius and classical guitarist Nathan Cornelius) as they play lovely and soothing holiday music. Read more »

Staples Grand Opening Scheduled for February 25

Staples Grand Opening Scheduled for February 25

The Grand Opening of the Staples Public Library has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. As plans are developed, more details will be shared. Read more »

Enjoy the Holidays

The Great River Regional Library collection of books, videos and music has plenty for you to enjoy at this special time of year.

Search the library’s catalog using one of the choices from our dropdown menu. Read more »

Holiday Classic Chosen for Belgrade Library December Meeting of the R.E.A.D. Book Club

Holiday Classic Chosen for Belgrade Library December Meeting of the R.E.A.D. Book Club

Charles Dickens (1821 - 1870) used his fiction to criticize the injustices of his time, especially the brutal treatment of the poor. Read more »

Buffalo Public Library Remodeling Begins This Week

Buffalo Public Library is beginning a major remodeling this week.

The remodel entails renovating one community room to be a children's area and the other community room to be a periodical room. By moving items into these two areas, staff will be able to spread out the collection of books, videos and other items and add a designated Teen area. Read more »

Thanksgiving Week Events and Schedule at Paynesville Branch

Thanksgiving Week Events and Schedule at Paynesville Branch

All Great River Regional Library branches will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will be closed all day Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26).  Don't forget to stop in a bit earlier than usual on Wednesday (we're open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to pick up an audio book or music CD to listen to on the drive to Grandma's for Thanksgiving dinner! Read more »

Overdue Charges Changing In New Year

At its meeting on Nov. 10, the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Board of Trustees approved changes to the Circulation and Distribution Policy (item 10.2 on the meeting agenda). Read more »

New Branch Manager at Royalton Public Library

New Branch Manager at Royalton Public Library

Linda Mueller is the new Branch Manager of the Royalton Public Library. Read more »

Read Fall Currents and Stay In Touch With Library News

Currents is Great River Regional Library's newsletter, mailed to library supporters across the region.

Read Currents and find out about the region's 40th anniversary, exciting programming planned for the new year, the success of the Summer Reading Program, and more.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Defibrillators Donated to St. Cloud Library

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Defibrillators Donated to St. Cloud Library

St. Cloud Public Library now has two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) thanks to a donation from Central Minnesota Heart Center and Take Heart St. Cloud. The Heart Center’s executive director Bob Johnson presented the AEDs to St. Read more »

Home Page Search and Account Links Improved

Visitors to the Great River Regional Library website should notice we have improved the account links and search box in the upper right corner of the home page. They were not as visible and useful as they needed to be, visitors said, so they’ve been changed. They are now more visible and functional, providing users with several options. Read more »

Postcard Notifies Parents Children Welcomed to Library

The library welcomes all ages to the library and believes that everybody benefits by having a library card. Parents are responsible for materials their minor children check out, so the library believes parents will want to know when their minor children register for a library card and acquire borrowing privileges. Read more »

Spice Up Your Holiday Menus With Recipes From Our Cookbook Collection

Spice Up Your Holiday Menus With Recipes From Our Cookbook Collection

Great River Regional Library has the biggest recipe collection in six counties!  Browse our cookbook collection (you'll find them filed in the non-fiction section, in the 640s) or browse the online catalog for recipes for Read more »

New Hunting Videos

Great River Regional Library recently added a selection of excellent hunting videos sure to please outdoors enthusiasts. Here are the DVD's recently added to the collection, now available for checkout. Read more »

New Branch Managers for Albany and Royalton Libraries

Recent promotions of staff to administrative positions have created openings for Branch Managers at the Albany and Royalton libraries. Two members of the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) staff have been named to those positions. Read more »

Meuers, Ruda Appointed as GRRL Representatives to CMLE

Meuers, Ruda Appointed as GRRL Representatives to CMLE

John Meuers and Gerry Ruda have been appointed as Great River Regional Library (GRRL) representatives to the board of the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota. The board term begins Jan. 1, 2010, and lasts at least two years. Read more »

Don C. Zimmerman B&W Photos On Display In Paynesville Through November

Don C. Zimmerman B&W Photos On Display In Paynesville Through November

Photographer Don C. Zimmerman of Waite Park has loaned a striking exhibit of his black and white photos for display at the Paynesville branch. All but one are still life or nature photographs. The lone portrait, fittingly, is a portrait Zimmerman shot of photographer Ansel Adams, renowned for his black and white photography. Read more »

Programs For All!

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, passed by Minnesota voters in November, 2008, created new resources for land conservation, water conservation, parks and arts. Read more »

St. Michael Breaks Ground On New Library

St. Michael Breaks Ground On New Library

A crowd of approximately 80 people gathered for the official groundbreaking of the new public library in St. Michael on Thursday, Nov. 5. Read more »

November Brings Programming Bounty to Paynesville Branch

November Brings Programming Bounty to Paynesville Branch

There's so much to do and see at the Paynesville Public Library this November. Nov. 18 from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. is our pre-school story hour (one week later than usual, as the library will be closed Wednesday Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day). Read more »