Library News Archive: June 2011

Teen and Youth Book Club at Pierz Public Library

Teen and Youth Book Club at Pierz Public Library

In June, the Pierz Public Library started a youth and teen book club. Many expressed interest in joining. There are twelve youth book club members. They are very excited about the club. Most took part in reading aloud, but some chose to hang back. Read more »

Cool Off Concerts in the Park, Buffalo, MN

Cool Off  Concerts in the Park, Buffalo, MN

It is predicted that this Thursday is supposed to be sweltering hot. Why not load up the kids and travel to Buffalo, MN for Concerts in Sturges Park on cool and breezy Buffalo Lake. The performance will start at 7:00 p.m. and the band is the “Killer Hayseeds.” The “Hayseeds” is a country/rock band with plenty of fans and a high energy show. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Research your term paper. Number 24 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Stieg Larsson Fans

Stieg Larsson Fans

Sweden's Stieg Larsson hit something special with his dark trilogy about crime and injustice concealed under a cloak of secrecy held by high ranking government officials. Read more »

Clearwater Art Lesson with Gary Harbo

Clearwater Art Lesson with Gary Harbo

Illustrator, Gary Harbo is returning to Clearwater's Stickney Crossing Library. Read more »

Petal Fold Book Workshop June 29 at the Belgrade Library

Petal Fold Book Workshop June 29 at the Belgrade Library

Please join us at the Belgrade Library on Wednesday, June 29 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. for a Petal Fold Book Workshop.  Read more »

Storytime Tuesdays at Becker Library

Storytime Tuesdays at Becker Library

After a short break, Storytime is back at the Becker Library. 
Storytime is held every Tuesday starting at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and crafts with upcoming themes: Library Tales, Fall, Dinosaurs, and Mother Goose. Preschoolers ages 3-6 are invited to attend. No registration is necessary.

River Bats Give Pointers at the Library

River Bats Give Pointers at the Library

Members of the St. Cloud River Bats Baseball Team stopped by the Al Ringsmuth Public Library on Tuesday, June 14 to help kick off the Summer Reading Program with a baseball mini-camp. Read more »

We have some ideas.

We have some ideas.

Popular author Jodi Picoult has a handful of Number 1 Bestsellers among her 18 novels. She writes highly commercial books about topical issues, examining them from all sides through well developed characters. Readers make emotional connections with these characters, and her fans can’t get enough, but each book takes her nine months to write. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Contact the reference desk if you have a question. Number 23 in a series of uses for your library card.
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Rusty Rocks at Little Falls

Rusty Rocks at Little Falls

About 60 children and adults attended Rusty’s Rockin’ Jamboree on the lawn in front of the Little Falls Carnegie Library on Monday, June 13, the first day of the 2011 Summer Reading Program. Read more »

"Henrietta! The Moooosical" Keeps Upsala Kids Dancin'

"Henrietta! The Moooosical" Keeps Upsala Kids Dancin'

     BAWK, BAWWWKKK!  MOOOO!  BAAA!  WOOOF!  Sounds usually associated with the farm tumbled off the stage of the Upsala Area Schools auditorium on May 18 and 19 as first-grade students danced, sang and acted their way into stardom.  GRRL~Upsala, funded with Legacy monies, brought in playwright Tom Broadbent to produce and direct his play, "Henr Read more »

Paynesville "Fun Thursdays" Feature A Global Theme

Paynesville "Fun Thursdays" Feature A Global Theme

"Fun Thursdays" are back at the Paynesville library, and this year, kids will sample cultures from around the world.
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Summer Reading Fun

Summer Reading Fun

The Summer Reading Programs for children and teens are here, and it’s time for fun summer reading. The Great River Regional Library staff has created fun reading lists to help you get started on books that match our summer reading themes. The lists are on the New, Best & Fun page of the library catalog. Read more »

Summer Reading Programs Help Kids Maintain Skills

Summer Reading Programs Help Kids Maintain Skills

As much as you want children to relax and enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful summer, you don’t want them to stop reading. Read more »

52 Library Card Uses

52 Library Card Uses

Trek to another planet in a Sci-Fi novel. Number 22 in a series of uses for your library card. Read more »

Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson visits St. Michael Library

Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson visits St. Michael Library

Marjorie Johnson, Blue Ribbon Baker and frequent guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, visited the St. Michael Public Library on Tuesday, June 7. Her appearance was a joint presentation from the Friends of the Library and the Crow River Senior Center. Read more »

Music Fun at Rockford Library

Music Fun at Rockford Library

Melodies will abound at Rockford Library thanks to local musicians, Carol Moore and Tim Lungstrom. Monday, June 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Tim and Carol Duo will perform a free concert of  folk,  jazz, and light pop vocals with acoustic guitar for all ages. They’ve performed together for nine years and will take you down memory lane with their beautiful selections. Read more »

Friends of the Staples Public Library Celebrate Anniversary

Friends of the Staples Public Library Celebrate Anniversary

The Friends of the Staples Public Library continues to be a vibrant, dedicated group of library supporters making a difference in our community. On Thursday, Feb. 24, the Staples Friends of the Library, City of Staples and library staff led a first anniversary celebration of our Grand Opening. Read more »

Albany Book Sale Coming Soon

Albany Book Sale Coming Soon

The Friends of the Albany Library will be holding their Used Book Sale Tuesday, June 21 through Friday, June 24 during library open hours.

Tues 12-8, Wed 10-6, Thurs 10-6, Fri 12-5

Now is the time to stock up on books! Help the Friends in their support of Albany Library and get a good deal on a good book or two.