• Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Swanville Public Library is closing at 5:00 due to hazardous road conditions.

Library News Archive: April 2011

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Hear a local author reading his/her latest novel. Number 16 in a series of uses for your library card.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Workshop at Becker

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Workshop at Becker

 Spencer and Chris from GREAT Theatre had their work cut out for them at the Becker library onThursday, April 28. They came to do a 90-minute drama workshop to develop children’s creativity and self-expression. Using a script based on the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books by Jeff Kinney, the kids showed great enthusiasm and wonderful expression. Read more »

Two Nights Of Great Legacy Programs In Paynesville The First Week In May

Two Nights Of Great Legacy Programs In Paynesville The First Week In May

Minnesota author Lorna Landvik, author of Tall Pine Polka, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, and other popular titles, will visit the Paynesville Public Library Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

Beginning Chapter Books

Beginning Chapter Books

Children don't leap from picture books to novels. Their comfort with reading complex stories develops over time. The next step from picture books is easy readers, and after easy readers they begin chapter books written specially for children. These combine pictures with text in a longer format. Some have more text or more pictures than others. Read more »

Becker Hosts Author Event and Mosaic Arts

Becker Hosts Author Event and Mosaic Arts

Becker Public Library hosted two events on Monday, April 25. Read more »

2011 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Winners Announced

2011 Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award Winners Announced

The 2011 winners of the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award were announced on Monday, April 25, Maud Hart Lovelace's birthday. Read more »

Exciting Events happening at Becker Public Library

Exciting Events happening at Becker Public Library

Becker Public Library has many exciting events happening for all ages the next several weeks. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Attend a lecture or workshop. Number 15 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Customer Satisfaction Survey Prizewinners Drawn

Customer Satisfaction Survey Prizewinners Drawn

Congratulations to Connie Barnier of Elk River and Renee Stafsholt of St. Cloud. Their names were drawn as prizewinners from among thousands who completed the recent customer satisfaction survey for Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Connie will receive a Nook e-reader device suitable for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Renee will receive a $30 gift card to Wal-Mart.* Read more »

New Teen Fiction

New Teen Fiction

Teens have more reading choices than ever before. Our New Teen Fiction list including recently published and purchased titles is always changing. This is the place to find what's new in young adult literature at the library.
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May Events/Activities are Abundant at the St. Michael Library

May Events/Activities are Abundant at the St. Michael Library

Kids and adults will be amazed at all the events being offered at the St. Michael Library in the month of May. Beginning on May 3, the Okee Dokee Brothers make a concert appearance, followed by a visit by Holocaust survivor, Murray Brandys on May 4.  Read more »

Mixed Blood Theatre's "Dr. King's Dream" Visits the Delano Library

Mixed Blood Theatre's  "Dr. King's Dream" Visits the Delano Library

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. at the Delano Library. Mixed Blood Theatre's acclaimed production of Dr. Read more »

Minnesota Book Awards Winners Announced

Minnesota Book Awards Winners Announced

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced the winners of the 23rd annual Minnesota Book Awards at its annual gala on Saturday, April 16. The Friends announced winners in eight categories as well as a Readers’ Choice Award selected by nearly 2,000 voters from across Minnesota. Read more »

New Staff Picks

New Staff Picks

Beneath the busy exterior of almost every Great River Regional Library staff member is a person who would prefer to be sitting comfortably, reading a book. After being surrounded and tantalized by books all day, many of them like nothing better than to read a good book when they go home. Read more »

"Images of Israel" Photo Exhibit On Display At Paynesville Branch Through End of April

"Images of Israel" Photo Exhibit On Display At Paynesville Branch Through End of April

Student photographer Nathan Cornelius captured photographs of the people, animals and places of Israel on a recent visit in January of 2011. His photographs are on display and can be viewed at the Paynesville Public Library through April. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Find out about community organizations. Number 14 in a series of uses for your library card.

Life is richer when you’re involved, when you’re participating and not just looking on. Here are some of the ways you might get involved in your community. Read more »

"The Story of Music, Stories of Home" to be performed at the Belgrade Library May 17

"The Story of Music, Stories of Home" to be performed at the Belgrade Library May 17

 "The Story of Music, Stories from Home", created by Gary Holthaus and Lauren Pelon, combines music, stories, and poems to explore our sense of place, home and community. 

Holthaus is the author of three books of poetry and several collections of essays, and has been awarded a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more »

Kids' Nonfiction

Kids' Nonfiction

What did dinosaurs really look like? Were they feathered, or were they scaly? Read more »

Celebrate Libraries

Celebrate Libraries

Visit Your Library April 10-16 Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Get new ideas for redecorating your house. Number 13 in a series of uses for your library card.

Are you a Better Homes and Gardens reader or an Architectural Digest browser? Read more »