Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.
Library News Archive: December 2010
Tax forms will be available at Great River Regional Library locations this winter. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not send tax forms and instructions to individuals by mail because a majority of people now file online. Last year, 96 million people filed their returns through the IRS online service and 20 million through paper returns. Read more »
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Libraries are stuffed full of information, and Great River Regional Library (GRRL) staff are information professionals, trained in how to provide information services or materials for their customers, our library patrons. Read more »
Effective Jan. 1, Great River Regional Library (GRRL) patrons will need to have a zero balance on their library account in order to check out additional materials. When staff check out items for patrons, and when patrons try to download items from the digital library, the process will be halted if any fines or other charges are outstanding. Read more »
By 1955 Rock and Roll music had surfaced from the swirling pool of blues, country, jazz and boogie styles to eventually dominate the music marketplace. It was like a tsunami. Rock and roll would become a cultural force, beating down racial barriers and splitting generations. It didn’t just influence fashion, it pushed old ideas aside. Read more »
The Cathedral at Notre Dame in Paris (pictured), as photographed by Torasie Pattenn-Fratzke is part of a collection of photos on display at the Paynesville Public Library through the end of December. Pattenn-Fratzke's collection includes photographs of structures from Germany and France. Read more »
The Grand Opening set for Saturday, Dec. 11 for the St. Michael Library, Senior Center and City Hall had to be cancelled due to hazardous driving conditions. Read more »
You're getting ready to travel and, sure enough, you notice that the hot best-seller you put on hold in late October has moved to the top of the hold list, and will come in to your local branch two days after you leave town! Luckily, you can put that hold on hold until you come back, and it's easy to do. Read more »
Spend a soothing, festive Friday evening at the Paynesville Public Library listening to harp or guitar holiday music, played live by Heather Cornelius and Nathan Cornelius. Find a seat at a library table and address greeting cards or check over your gift list while the music plays, listen while you browse for books, movies or CDs, or sit down to enjoy the musi Read more »
If you’re in the neighborhood (shopping at the Albertville mall perhaps) take a short detour to visit the new St. Michael Public Library open in its new facility at 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael, on Friday, Dec. 3. Read more »
Kids can welcome in the New Year with entertainer Rachael Kroog, with party hats, noise makers and hors d'oeuvres on December 31st, from 4 - 5 PM! Rachel has been wowing audiences with her unique blend of interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions and juggling. This will be a fun family event! Read more »