• All branches closed for Memorial Day, May 30th.

Library News Archive: February 2010

Find Something New

Great River Regional Library buys new materials every week - DVDs, books, music on CD, audiobooks. We buy thousands in the course of a year, and because we’re a public library we deliberately buy a broad variety, everything from comic books to classics. There are lots of ways to find what interests you. Read more »

"MARCH MADNESS" at the Belgrade Library

"MARCH MADNESS" at the Belgrade Library

You're in luck! It looks like March will be a very busy month at the Belgrade Library! Eight programs have been scheduled! Among the highlights, the preschool Zoomobile will be here March 10. Read more »

High $5 for GRRL

High $5 for GRRL

Supporting your library means supporting efforts to improve early literacy. It means helping older adults stay informed and engaged with their communities. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone is welcome to use the library and benefit from library services.
High $5 support is an important part of that. Read more »

Great River Regional Library Online: This Library is Available 24/7

Great River Regional Library Online: This Library is Available 24/7

It's 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night, and you just realized you forgot to pick up a new audio book for your Monday morning commute. Or, you're in the middle of a minor car repair when you discover you need more information to finish the job. Read more »

Staples Motley Coalition Launching "1000 Books Before Kindergarten"

The Staples Motley Early Childhood Coalition, Staples Motley ECFE and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) announce the launch of their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The Coalition will be joining with the Staples Public Library branch of GRRL in offering this fun and exciting reading program for children ages 0-5 years. Read more »

Find Your Program

Teens interested in cartooning, adults interested in family history, kids interested in acting classes, young children interested in the natural world – all will find programs to enjoy at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) in March. Read more »

Thanks to our 2009 donors!

Thanks to more than 2,300 donors in 2009, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) continues to be a recognized source of knowledge and information in our Central Minnesota community, helping more than 450,000 people transform and enrich their lives. Read more »

We Find Answers!

If you think a librarian’s job is to read books, you’ve got some bad information. The work of a reference librarian is all about good information: knowing where to find it, helping sort through it, and finely sifting through to locate the specific information and resources necessary to help customers in their lives. Read more »

Art and Drawing classes at Paynesville, other Great River Regional Library Branches

Art and Drawing classes at Paynesville, other Great River Regional Library Branches

Instructional courses in art are amongst the offerings at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) branches in the upcoming months. This Saturday, Feb. 20, the Paynesville branch is offering a Cartoon Art Workshop for ages 12 - 18.  The workshop, taught by Shayann Hoffer, will begin at 10:15 a.m. Hoffer has a BFA in painting and is an award-winning freelance artist and educator. Read more »

Check Bestseller Lists For Good Read Ideas

Check out the Bestsellers list of best selling books available at Great River Regional Library. On the fiction list, you’ll see familiar authors such as Dan Brown, Stephen King and Sue Grafton, and also some authors new to the list or without a long history of success, such as Kathryn Stockett, Leila Meacham and Elizabeth Kostova. Read more »

Facebook and Twitter Join Library's Outreach Menu

Staff at Great River Regional Library have begun to experiment with two popular social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter. Read more »

Powerful Art Exhibit in Waite Park and Upsala

The Waite Park and Upsala Public Libraries are sharing a powerful art exhibit during February titled “and still counting….” The exhibit, a series of colorful quilt squares, is a memorial to the U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians killed in the Iraq War. Read more »

Food, Wine & Books

Downtown St. Cloud's Mi Famiglia Italian restaurant is hosting a library benefit on Thursday, Feb. 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event is called “A Stroll Through Italy.” Approximately six stations will be set up featuring regional Italian food and wine pairings. Guests will be able to sample and savor the foods and learn about why the wine pairing was chosen. Read more »

Get On Board for Staples Library Grand Opening Feb. 25-27

Get On Board for Staples Library Grand Opening Feb. 25-27

The entire Staples/Motley area community is invited to get on board as celebrations for the Staples Public Library Grand Opening begin Thursday, Feb. 25 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Read more »

Waite Park Friends Seek New Members

The Waite Park Friends of the Library has been serving the Al Ringsmuth Waite Park Public Library for five years and is looking for new members. The committed core membership has been instrumental in helping to bring additional programming and new materials to the library. Read more »

Libraries to Partner in Census 2010

Once every ten years since 1790, the people of the Unites States have been asked to tell the government where they are. Read more »

Tax Forms Available

During tax season, many of the forms you need to complete your tax return are available at your local library. Alternatively, you can download and print federal and state forms from the IRS website. If you have questions about how to complete your tax forms, you may need to contact the federal or state offices at one of these numbers:
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Guthrie Classes

Professional teaching artists from the famed Guthrie Theater are conducting classes at each of the 32 Great River Regional Library branch libraries in the upcoming weeks and months. Read more »

February is Library Lover's Month

February is Library Lover's Month

Library lovers know what sweet deals come along with a Great River Regional Library (GRRL) card:  Movie Night showings at their local library, wonderful Legacy event performances, classes and author visits, as well as all of the books, magazines, DVDs, C Read more »

Buffalo and Staples Libraries Reopen Today, Monday, Feb. 1

Buffalo Public Library

The Buffalo Public Library is reopening today, Monday, Feb. 1 after completing remodeling. Visit the library to see what’s changed. Library hours are:
Monday 10-8
Tuesday 10-8
Wednesday 10-8
Thursday 12-8
Friday 11-5
Saturday 10-2 Read more »