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

Library News Archive: June 2012

The Bug Guy a Big Hit in Staples

The Bug Guy a Big Hit in Staples

The Bug Guy Legacy program was a big hit at the Staples Public Library on June 19. There were 105 children and adults in attendance. Everyone seemed to be thoroughly engaged in the program activities. All different types of spiders were shown and interesting facts were shared about each one. Butterflies were passed around for all to see up close. Read more »

"Medicine Show" Vaudeville Trio in Paynesville Thursday Evening, June 28.

"Medicine Show" Vaudeville Trio in Paynesville Thursday Evening, June 28.

This Thursday evening (June 28), from 6:00 - 8:00 pm,"The Medicine Show" will provide the tonic you need! These three talented musicians and showmen perform great music from the vaudeville era. With great bits, tap-dancing, magic, great songs, unique instrumentation and a whole lot of experience, these guys just make it happen. Read more »

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

St. Cloud Adult Book Club

Adult Book Club, Wednesday, June 27th 7:00-8:00 p.m. St Cloud Library room 259--Book: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Family Movie Night at St. Cloud

Family Movie Night at St. Cloud

Come share laughs and popcorn at the St. Cloud Public Library Tuesday, June 26th from 7:00-8:30 pm.  We'll be showing the newest Kermit, Piggy and Gonzo adventure in the Mississippi Room.  Do they raise enough money to save the Great Muppet Theater?  Come find out!!

Okee Dokee Brother Has Royalton Roots

Okee Dokee Brother Has Royalton Roots

Jed Anderson, the tall  drummer in the Okee Dokee Brothers band, calls Royalton home. Anderson is a 2003 graduate of Royalton High School. His family continues to live in Royalton. His mother, Connie, was making brunch for the members after their performance at the Royalton Public Library the morning of Thursday, June 21. Read more »

Hopper Leaps Into Royalton Storytime

Hopper Leaps Into Royalton Storytime

Hopper, the library’s Leap Into Reading mascot, jumped right into the picture at the Royalton Public Library’s Leap Into Reading Storytime on Wednesday, June 20. Hopper (in sunglasses) had several smaller siblings at the storytime. Branch Assistant Elizabeth Lehn (top, center) organized the group. Read more »

"Portraits of Us" this Saturday at the St. Cloud Library

"Portraits of Us" this Saturday at the St. Cloud Library

   Celebrate what makes your corner of Minnesota special.  Read more »

Teens Own The Night In Glowing T-Shirts

Teens Own The Night In Glowing T-Shirts

Kaylee, Hunter and Caylyn stopped by the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, June 20 to make Black Light T-Shirts. Staff put T-shirts and black light activated painting supplies in a Conference Room in the St. Cloud Teen Area, and any teen who visited could create a fun T-shirt artwork while supplies lasted. Read more »

Lawn Care Tips from Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

Lawn Care Tips from Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

Caring for your lawn is a month-by-month activity. This Thursday, June 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., St. Cloud Public Library will present a  workshop focusing on lawn care tips, including how to lower the inputs needed for your lawn to help conserve time, money, and the use of products. Read more »

Clearwater Enjoys New Location

Clearwater Enjoys New Location

Wow! That is what everyone is saying when they walk into the new Clearwater Library. The 3750 sq. ft. space is considerably larger than the old location. The additional space provides a meeting room, teen section, and places for readers to relax.    Read more »

Frogs & Snails & Grand Tales at Monticello

Frogs & Snails & Grand Tales at Monticello

Hopper, the library's Leap into Reading mascot, visited Monticello Public Library on Thursday, June 14. Read more »

Waite Park Leaps Into Reading

Waite Park Leaps Into Reading

Volunteer Elisha Willenbring presented a Leap Into Reading storytime at the Waite Park Public Library - Al Ringsmuth Public Library on Tuesday, June 12. Hopper, the library's giant frog Leap Into Reading mascot, was also on hand. Willenbring has been presenting storytimes at the library for two years. When she's not at the library she is a kindergarten teacher. Read more »

Movie Monday @ GRRL~Upsala

Movie Monday @ GRRL~Upsala

Movie Monday kicked off June 11, 2012 at the Upsala Public Library. Kids, teens and families snack on popcorn and juice while viewing a Really Cool Movie each Monday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Read more »

Bats Incredible Program Coming to St. Michael

Bats Incredible Program Coming to St. Michael

Join us for our "Bats Incredible" program on Tuesday, June 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. which will have us going Bat-crazy! Hate Mosquitoes? Then you have to love our Minnesota Bats. Think they get caught in your hair? Are you as blind as a bat? Do bat houses really work? Come learn what is true and what is make-believe. Read more »

Thursday Storytimes at Howard Lake Library

Thursday Storytimes at Howard Lake Library

The Howard Lake Public Library is offering a series of Thursday morning Summer Storytimes to complement the Summer Library Program theme "Dream Big, Read!" Storytimes are for preschoolers 3 to 5 years of age, and are from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Each storytime has its own theme. Read more »

Summer Reading Program in Progress at Belgrade Library!

Summer Reading Program in Progress at Belgrade Library!

June is in full swing and the Belgrade Library is hopping with enthusiasm for the Summer Reading Program. More than 50 kids registered on our opening Dreamsicle give away day June 4, which is no small bananas for our little community. The Okee Dokee Brothers will be in concert on Monday, June 18 from 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Join us on the lawn for this family event. Read more »

Hopper Made Welcome At Paynesville

Hopper Made Welcome At Paynesville

Hopper, Great River Regional Library's Leap Into Reading mascot, was made welcome at the Paynesville Public Library on Thursday, June 7. Read more »

Making Friends at Melrose Storytime

Making Friends at Melrose Storytime

The library isn't just a great place for learning. It's a great place for children to meet and make friends. Read more »

Things That Go Bump In The Night for Teens

Things That Go Bump In The Night for Teens
Want to sharpen your writing chops, teens?  

Leap Into Reading at Sauk Centre

Leap Into Reading at Sauk Centre

A group of 22 well-behaved children filled the programming room with energy at Sauk Centre's Bryant Library on Wednesday, June 6. Melrose Branch Assistant Jennifer Frank made the hop up I-94 to present a froggy Leap Into Reading Storytime. Special guest was Hopper, Great River Regional Library's Leap Into Reading mascot. Read more »