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Library News Archive: July 2012

Can you Gold Medal in Olympic Trivia?

Can you Gold Medal in Olympic Trivia?

St. Cloud's got Olympic Spirit!  For the duration of the Games, you can find a trivia quiz upstairs at St. Cloud Public Library. You will find the trivia questions on the wall of the glass study room opposite the elevator doors. Behind all but one question is its answer. Write down the answer for the last trivia question on a drawing slip provided. Read more »

Leap Into Reading for Preschoolers

Leap Into Reading for Preschoolers

"Leap Into Reading" is a Minnesota Department of Education Initiative encouraging families to read together. We have a program scheduled at the Staples Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 7 (6:00 to 6:30 p.m.). Branch Assistant Angie Johnson will lead a "Light up The Night With Storytime" for preschool through second-grade children. Read more »

Change is Coming to Albany

Change is Coming to Albany

A new look is coming to Albany Library! 
The library will be getting new carpet, paint, shelves and checkout desk. The library will be closed the week of Aug. 20 - 25 to get everything moved and have the carpet installed. Read more »

St. Cloud Book Club For Adults

St. Cloud Book Club For Adults

 Join a group of book lovers at the St. Cloud Public Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The group will discuss Tatiana de Rosnay's novel A Secret Kept. Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships. The group will meet in room 259 on the upper level.

St. Cloud Family Movie Extravaganza

St. Cloud Family Movie Extravaganza

     Would you like to take the train to Hogwarts?
     Do you like the movies?
     Are you up-to-date on all the wizardlike happenings of Harry and his friends and enemies? Read more »

Let's Talk Books

Let's Talk Books

Has this ever happened to you?  You are dying to talk to someone about this GREAT book you're reading but  no one wants to hear about it?  Meet at the St. Cloud Public Library July 27 and tell me about it!  Introducing the St. Read more »

Waite Park Children Learn About Nocturnal Animals

Waite Park Children Learn About Nocturnal Animals

Volunteer storyteller Elisha Konz finished her summer storytime series with a Leap Into Reading event at the Waite Park Public Library - Al Ringsmuth Public Library on Tuesday, July 17. A group of eight preschoolers and a toddler enjoyed hearing Elisha read books about nocturnal animals. Read more »

Etiquette School for Ladies offered in St. Michael

Etiquette School for Ladies offered in St. Michael

Attention Ladies!  Are you prepared to attend the finest dinner parties, in the manner of the Crawley family in "Downton Abbey"?  Do you know how to best introduce yourself?  Can you sip tea with grace and ease? Join us at the St. Michael Library on Thursday, August 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read more »

Etiquette School for Ladies at St. Cloud Library

Etiquette School for Ladies at St. Cloud Library

   Attention Ladies!  Are you prepared to attend the finest dinner parties, in the manner of the Crawley family in "Downton Abbey"?  Do you know how to best introduce yourself?  Can you sip tea with grace and ease? Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, July 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read more »

It's not your parents' book club!

It's not your parents' book club!

  The summer teen book club at St. Cloud Public Library will be meeting Tuesday, July 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Read more »

Hopper Visits Pierz For Leap Into Reading

Hopper Visits Pierz For Leap Into Reading

Hopper, the Great River Regional Library "Leap Into Reading" mascot visited the Pierz Public Library on July 11.
Branch Assistant Renee Litke read some froggy stories to the kids and then showed them how to make paper bag frog masks. Read more »

Full House For Cold Spring Storytime

Full House For Cold Spring Storytime

More than 30 children and ten adults attended the Leap Into Reading storytime at the Cold Spring Public Library on July 11. The library was packed. Storytimes usually take place in a designated meeting room, but the library is in a building that houses City of Cold Spring offices, and other city employees were meeting. Read more »

Richmond Kids Leap Into Stories, Crafts

Richmond Kids Leap Into Stories, Crafts

Children took over the Richmond Public Library for a Leap Into Reading storytime on Wednesday, July 11. Richmond's library doesn't have a meeting room, so programming presents challenges at any time. One solution has been to schedule storytime during closed hours. Children can then spread out and do craft and other activities without being in the way of other patrons. Read more »

Visit Us at the Todd County Fair!

Visit Us at the Todd County Fair!

Back for another great year, Great River Regional Library will have an activity-filled booth at the Todd County Fair. Visit us in the Prairie Building on the fairgrounds Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29. In addition to lots of great information about GRRL, stop by for story and craft times: Thursday, July 26, 4:00 p.m.; Friday, July 27, 3:00 p.m. (for 3-8 year olds); Sunday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. Read more »

Clearwater Library Grand Re-Opening Set for July 21

Clearwater Library Grand Re-Opening Set for July 21

In June, the Clearwater Public Library moved into new premises at 740 Clearwater Center. The Clearwater Center location is on the eastern edge of the commercial development surrounding the Clearwater truck stop just off I-94. Read more »

Nominations Sought for Librarian Award

Nominations Sought for Librarian Award

Nominations for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through Sept. 12. Nominations are sought for school librarians, public librarians and academic librarians. Nominees must be either an MLS or school librarian degree holder. Read more »

Blue Ribbon Reader

Blue Ribbon Reader

If you love to read and are in the 8 to 18 age group, you can be recognized as a Blue Ribbon Reader at Great River Regional Library. Just use the official essay form, available as a download and from your local library, and write a short essay on why you love to read! Read more »

Splatter Sisters Coming to St. Michael July 11

Splatter Sisters Coming to St. Michael July 11

The Splatter Sisters will perform their show "30 Books in 30 Minutes" on Wednesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Michael Public Library. This fun-filled show will present 30 books to the audience through song, verse and a whole lot of music and harmony.  Read more »

Delano: A Hoppin' Place

Delano: A Hoppin' Place

The Delano Public Library was a hoppin' place Tuesday, July 3.
Volunteer presenter and amateur naturalist Tamra Kowalski brought a collection of frogs, toads and other amphibious creatures to the library for an eventful Leap Into Reading program. Read more »

Bug Guy a Hit in Eagle Bend

Bug Guy a Hit in Eagle Bend

Bruce the Bug Guy was a big hit at the Eagle Bend Public Library on June 19. Fifty-four children and adults attended the program, funded in part with Legacy money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Read more »