• Smokey Bear program Thursday July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Upsala Public Library has been cancelled.

Library News Archive: January 2011

3rd Annual Quilt Exhibit Warms the Delano Library

3rd Annual Quilt Exhibit Warms the Delano Library

Escape the winter blues and join us at the Delano Library for a cozy quilt display during the month of February. The 30 quilts hanging all over the library highlight the creativity and artistry of each individual quilter. This handcrafted exhibit features both hand and machine quilting. Read more »

Great Reads Come In All Flavors For Young Adults

Great Reads Come In All Flavors For Young Adults

Times have never been better for adventurous teenage readers leaving children’s books behind. The Young Adult category includes every kind of book: romance, biography, mystery…, you name it. Read more »

Steampunk Builds Momentum as Rising Genre

Steampunk Builds Momentum as Rising Genre

There’s been a renewal of science fiction that doesn’t shimmer like a white, sterile silicon but instead growls like the black smoke belly of a London fog. It’s called steampunk. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

Learn about local candidates for office:  Number 5 in a series of uses for your library card.

Who you gonna call?
When the elections roll around, you want good information. You want to know who your local candidates are, what your candidates’ records are on the issues, and you want balanced information. Read more »

"Jazz in Bloom" with George Maurer and Rachel Holder Friday, Jan. 28 in Paynesville

"Jazz in Bloom" with George Maurer and Rachel Holder Friday, Jan. 28 in Paynesville

 Join jazz musicians George Maurer and Rachel Holder at Bloom Coffee Shop in Paynesville (202 Washburne Ave) for another in the "In Bloom" music series, sponsored by the Paynesville branch of Great River Regional Library. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Plan Your Vacation: Number 3 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Make a Tote at the Belgrade Library

Make a Tote at the Belgrade Library

Saturday, January 22, the Belgrade Library is offering a class on reverse fabric dying. You will learn to create your own designs on fabric using household products. Then on January 29 the class will focus on using your dyed fabric to sew a tote. Both classes will run from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. For books on this topic check out the booklist. Read more »

Used Library Delivery Vans on E-Bay

Used Library Delivery Vans on E-Bay

GRRL will be selling two used Ford Cargo Vans on E-bay. The vans were used for regional delivery of library materials.   The 2006 model is currently open for bids.  Please see the E-bay site for more information.

Initial Reports Indicate 2010 a Record Year for Library

Initial Reports Indicate 2010 a Record Year for Library

An initial view of statistical reports of library usage for 2010 suggests it was a record-setting year in almost every category. Read more »

What We're Reading

It’s no surprise: library staff are readers. Read more »

Enjoy Winter Reading

Enjoy Winter Reading

The 2011 winter reading program at Great River Regional Library (GRRL) includes some special incentives: two OverDrive-compatible mp3 players and two Barnes & Noble NOOK e-readers! (OverDrive provides the interface for GRRL’s digital library service with eBooks and eAudiobooks.) Read more »

Citizens Wanted to Serve on GRRL Board

Citizens Wanted to Serve on GRRL Board

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has opportunities to serve on the Board of Trustees.
The Board is comprised of 15 members as appointed by their respective County Boards of Commissioners according to the provisions of the regional service agreement and representing the counties of Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright. Read more »

Let's Rock the 1970s

Let's Rock the 1970s

It’s been said that when people talk about ‘60s music, they’re really talking about the ‘70s. Read more »