Library News Archive: June 2013

Summer at the Sauk Centre Library

Summer at the Sauk Centre Library

Summer is in full swing. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and humidity is in the air. Read more »

GRRL~Upsala Celebrates 25 Years with Ice Cream

GRRL~Upsala Celebrates 25 Years with Ice Cream

Morrison County Dairy Princesses Sara Roerick and Tracy Herzog from Upsala served ice cream to 74 Upsala residents in celebration of GRRL~Upsala's 25th year.  Kids, teens, adults and even an ad hoc singing group attended the ice cream event, held Wednesday June 19.  Here's to 25 more library years in Upsala!  What do you think books and libraries will look like Read more »

Music on Main Summer Concert Series in Albany

Music on Main Summer Concert Series in Albany

Enjoy summer evenings, friends and entertainment with the Music on Main Summer Concert Series in Albany.  Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as well as a friend to share the event with. This year's schedule is for every Tuesday night in August, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Legion Park on Main Street. Bands slated to perform include: Read more »

Author William Kent Krueger Visit to Grey Eagle

Author William Kent Krueger Visit to Grey Eagle

"It was a dark and stormy night..." as spoken by author William Kent Krueger at the beginning of his author talk at Grey Eagle. Stormy indeed, but that didn't stop die-hard fans from coming to meet one of their favorite authors on Friday, June 21. The event was held in an oval community room at a local retirement home. Read more »

Dig Into Gardening & Reading at Staples Library

Dig Into Gardening & Reading at Staples Library

A children's program led by Master Gardener Marge Meyer and horticulture specialist Becky Roelofs on June 13 helped children do experiments with different types of soil at the Staples Public Library. A display of children's gardening books available for checkout also drew interest. Read more »

Kids Make Whimsical Fairy Gardens at Delano Library

Kids Make Whimsical Fairy Gardens at Delano Library

Children learned how to create art in a garden during the Whimsical Fairy Garden class at the Delano Library. Participants chose several colorful plants and flowers to put in their garden. They planted and then embellished their gardens with shells, rocks, buttons and other personal treasures. Read more »

Discover Storigami at the Belgrade Library

Discover Storigami at the Belgrade Library

Join us Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. at the Belgrade Public Library to experience Storigami=Stories + Origami!
Learn how to fold paper while enjoying stories told by Christine Petrell Kallevig, a professional storyteller and the author of five Storigami collections, including "Nature Fold-Along Stories: Quick and easy origami tales about plants and animals." Read more »

Enjoy Summer Reading Program at Albany

Enjoy Summer Reading Program at Albany

Albany is really Digging in this summer! Just look at the big Cats tearing up the road!
But don't let digging on Railroad Avenue keep you from visiting the library. We are easily accessible from Church Avenue off Eighth Avenue and from the Wobegon Trail.  Read more »

Basil the Therapy Dog Visits Waite Park Library

Basil the Therapy Dog Visits Waite Park Library

Basil, a trained therapy dog, will be visiting the Waite Park library again this summer looking for children who will read to her. Each child gets fifteen minutes with Basil to read. She will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 12 noon one Saturday each month this summer: June 15, July 13, and August 10. Read more »

Richmond Library's New Bench

Richmond Library's New Bench

Have you seen the new bench outside the Richmond Library? Read more »

Book Bags and Summer Reading Program Activities in Cokato

Book Bags and Summer Reading Program Activities in Cokato

Cokato’s young patrons got ready for a summer of reading by creating book bags that will be sure to look great all season long while carrying (we hope) a heavy load of books. Thanks to the Cokato Friends group for providing the bags and paints! Read more »

2013 Book Sale for Albany Friends Group

2013 Book Sale for Albany Friends Group

The Friends of the Albany Library are having their annual book sale and it's coming soon! Read more »

Digging for Dinosaurs in Eagle Bend

Digging for Dinosaurs in Eagle Bend

Branch Assistant Cathy Perish led a story time and dinosaur dig activity at the Eagle Bend Public Library on Tuesday, June 11. Read more »

Visit Monticello Public Library's Gnome House!

Visit Monticello Public Library's Gnome House!

Monticello Library invites children ages 0-12 to come and visit our Gnome House!  Read more »

Dig Summer Reading

Dig Summer Reading

Sign-up is now taking place for Great River Regional Library's annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18. The program will continue through Saturday, Aug. 10 at all 32 GRRL locations. Read more »

Ask a Master Gardener at St. Cloud

Ask a Master Gardener at St. Cloud

   Get the information you need to make your garden a success at the St. Cloud Public Library on Tuesday, June 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Read more »

Sestri Brings Slavic Music to Royalton

Sestri Brings Slavic Music to Royalton

   The women's choir, Sestri, sang their hearts out for the folks who gathered at the Royalton Public Library on Thursday evening, June 6.  Read more »

Underground Teen Book Club at St. Cloud....If You Dare......

Underground Teen Book Club at St. Cloud....If You Dare......

   Explore books about secret societies, grave robbing, underground cities, dissident groups, zombies, vampires and more all summer long with the Underground Teen Book Club at the St. Cloud Public Library. Grab a bookmark for some suggested titles at the Information Desk on the upper level, and join us for goodies, gab, and a good time! Read more »

Amazing Prizes in Cold Spring

Amazing Prizes in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Public Library offers amazing prizes for the Summer Reading Program this summer. Read more »

Garden Art: Make A Fairy Garden House At Paynesville

Garden Art: Make A Fairy Garden House At Paynesville

If the cold and wet weather has thwarted your outdoor gardening projects, join Jen Anfinson on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the Paynesville Public Library for a workshop on how to make an ornamental fairy house for your garden. Using found items, artist Jen Anfinson will guide you through making your own, unique creation out of scavenged and re-purposed items. Read more »