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Library News Archive: December 2009

Great New Magazines

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has a fun and interesting selection of magazines. The current issue of any magazine is available for use inside the library. Back issues are available for checkout, just like books. Read more »

Overdue Charges Changing in 2010

Minor changes have been made to overdue charges, effective on all items returned to the library in the new year. These charges help ensure library materials are returned promptly and remain available to patrons. Overdue charges for children’s video materials are decreasing. In most other cases the overdue charge is changing from 20 cents/day to 25 cents/day. Read more »

Belgrade's January R.E.A.D. Book club selection is Still Alice

 Belgrade's January R.E.A.D. Book club selection is Still Alice

The January R.E.A.D. book club selection  at the Myrtle Mabee Library in Belgrade is "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. It presents a realistic portrait of early onset Alzheimer's disease.  Join us for discussion on January 15, 2010, 6:30PM to 7:30 PM.

Former Assistant Takes Reins as New Manager at Long Prairie Library

Former Assistant Takes Reins as New Manager at Long Prairie Library

Former Branch Assistant Nancy Potter has been promoted and is now the Branch Manager of the Long Prairie Public Library. She replaces Linda Mueller who transferred to Royalton Public Library, another library in the Great River Regional Library system. Read more »

Hours Changing at Albany, Eagle Bend, Kimball and Melrose Libraries

Four libraries within the Great River Regional Library system are modifying their open hours effective January, 2010. The four libraries are in Albany, Eagle Bend, Kimball and Melrose. In each location, the new hours will continue to provide opportunities for people with varied schedules to visit the library.

New Hours Effective January, 2010 Read more »

Proposals Requested for Library Donor Recognition Project

When the new St. Cloud Public Library opened in 2008, donors responded to a development campaign so the library could purchase new computers, technology, books and other materials to meet increased demand.

Now, regional artists are invited to submit proposals for a monumental art piece to recognize the contributions of donors to that campaign. Read more »

January Programs

Whatever age you are and whatever your interest, Great River Regional Libraries offer programming you can enjoy.

All 32 libraries in Great River Regional Library (GRRL) are offering A Reading Wonderland, the Winter Reading Program for adults and teens. It begins Jan. 4. Register for the program, read what you enjoy and earn drawing slips for prizes. Read more »

Great River Regional Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Great River Regional Library currently has an opening on its Board of Trustees for a citizen representative from Stearns County District 1. Read more »

Your Holiday Guests Welcome At Your Library, Too!

Your Holiday Guests Welcome At Your Library, Too!

Don't forget to make Great River Regional Library (GRRL) a partner in keeping your holiday guests entertained and connected during their visit. Libraries will be closed December 24 and 25, but otherwise will be open during regularly scheduled hours during the holidays. (We'll close for New Year's Day the next week, as well). Read more »

St. Cloud Library Board Meets Tuesday

The St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees is meeting at 7pm Tuesday, December 15. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Array Community Room of the Saint Cloud Public Library.

A Doggone Good Time

A Doggone Good Time

The anniversary celebration for R.E.A.D. brought together 4 pairs of dogs and their handlers and nearly 40 youth readers plus their parents. The two-hour event on Saturday, November 14th was a success. The Howard Lake Community Room was abuzz with the sound of young voices taking turns reading to Penny, Sara, Jack & Keira. Read more »

Check Out Best Books

Every month GRRL compiles a list of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from the previous month, based on information from Publishers Weekly. Whether you stay tuned to the latest bestsellers or only have time occasionally to see and enjoy what others are reading, our Current Bestsellers can help you quickly locate items to add to your personal reading list. Read more »

New Regional Supervisor Helps Branch Libraries be Awesome

New Regional Supervisor Helps Branch Libraries be Awesome

Brandi Canter was recently promoted to the position of Regional Supervisor for Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Read more »

Artists Give Waite Park Children's Furniture Colorful Facelift

Artists Give Waite Park Children's Furniture Colorful Facelift

This summer, the children’s area at the Al Ringsmuth Public Library in Waite Park received a colorful facelift when local artists Jill Dubbeldee Kuhn, Jessie Allen Johnson, and Sienna Dubbeldee Kuhn painted the existing children’s table and chairs. Read more »

Cultures and Faiths

Central Minnesota is becoming more like the rest of America, the famous melting pot filled with people of different origins, skin tones and faiths.

It's natural to be curious about our neighbors, locally and internationally. One way to satisfy our curiosity is by reading books that help us make sense of our past, present and emerging world. Read more »

Find Your Program

Check out the listings of holiday programs on the Events page of the GRRL website. Our 32 branch libraries are offering more than 100 programs in December. You can search the Event page by location, event type and age group. Read more »