Library News Archive: August 2013

Fun at Staples "Dig Into Summer" Story Times

Fun at Staples "Dig Into Summer" Story Times

Barry the "Balloon Man" read stories to young patrons at Staples Public Library this summer in the library's Round House.  Read more »

To Do @ The Library

To Do @ The Library

The library is to books like a multi-tool is to a knife.
Books are just the beginning for what you can do at the library. The book can provide the path for a new hobby, a new career, even a completely re-imagined life.
The library can be useful to you in so many ways. Here's a list of activities with something for every day of the month at the library. Read more »

First Thursdays at St. Cloud Public Library

First Thursdays at St. Cloud Public Library

First Thursdays presents literary, performing, and visual arts at the St. Cloud Public Library the First Thursday of each month.
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Basic Computer Classes at Richmond Library

Basic Computer Classes at Richmond Library

Get comfortable using the computer by taking a basic computer class at the Richmond Public Library. You will learn how to: Read more »

Meet "My Three Lumps" Author at Cold Spring Library

Meet "My Three Lumps" Author at Cold Spring Library

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cold Spring Public Library presents Gwen Rosha Anderson, author of My Three Lumps, on Thursday, Oct.24 at 6:30 p.m.  Read more »

DonB Performs during Eagle Bend Summer Reading Program Party

DonB Performs during Eagle Bend Summer Reading Program Party

DonB entertained our young patrons and their families during the Eagle Bend Library Summer Reading Program Party. What a fun time for all!

We had good participation in the 2013 Summer Reading Program as noted below. Read more »

Royal Tea Party Planned for Long Prairie Library

Royal Tea Party Planned for Long Prairie Library

Calling all princes and princesses! A Royal Tea Party is being held in your honor at the Long Prairie Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy royal crafts and learn about manners. You are invited to wear your royal attire. Food will be served and may contain wheat, dairy, nuts and fruit. Registration is required. Read more »

Author David Housewright at Belgrade Library September 27!

Author David Housewright at Belgrade Library September 27!

Friday evening Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. author David Housewright will visit the Belgrade Public Library to discuss his writing process and books. Read more »

St. Cloud Book Club for Adults

St. Cloud Book Club for Adults

The St. Cloud Public Library's Book Club for adults will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Array Community Room. The book for discussion is: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. Books bring people together, so come on down.

Free Legal Advice Clinics in St. Cloud

Free Legal Advice Clinics in St. Cloud

   Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law. Advice clinics will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Ask at the upper level Information Desk for meeting room location. Read more »

Aug. 28 is Read & Ride Day at State Fair

Aug. 28 is Read & Ride Day at State Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 28 is Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., public library card holders will receive a discounted admission ticket price when they purchase a ticket at the gate using a library card. (One discount per card.)
Adults (13 to 64): $10
Seniors (65 & over): $7
Kids (5-12): $7 Read more »

St. Cloud Teen Wins Sony eReader

St. Cloud Teen Wins Sony eReader

Ana Bates is the winner of a prize drawing for teens who took part in the Summer Reading Program at St. Cloud Public Library.
Ana's terrific prize is a Sony eReader donated by the St. Cloud Friends of the Library. Congratulations!

St. Cloud's Smart Play Spot Has Grand Opening

St. Cloud's Smart Play Spot Has Grand Opening

Children and families gathered in the St. Cloud Public Library children’s area for the Grand Opening of the Smart Play Spot on Wednesday, Aug. 14.The Smart Play Spot is a colorful play environment intended to stimulate children’s imagination and interest in language and reading. Read more »

Annandale Kids Pick Up Summer Program Prizes

Annandale Kids Pick Up Summer Program Prizes

The library's 2013 Summer Reading Program has ended and across the region lucky children are picking up fun gifts they received from prize drawings. Read more »

Reading Rox at the Annandale Library

Reading Rox at the Annandale Library

Four St. Cloud Rox baseball players visited the Annandale library in early August to read to local youth, share their baseball stories and sign gloves, balls and posters.  Read more »

For Class and Home

For Class and Home

If you're a busy classroom teacher or homeschooler, you can save time and add quality to your learning environment using a new library service: the Educator Request Form. Read more »

Royalton Selects a Blue Ribbon Reader

Royalton Selects a Blue Ribbon Reader

Samantha Gutzkow was Royalton Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer. Read more »

Belgrade Public Library's Blue Ribbon Reader

Belgrade Public Library's Blue Ribbon Reader

Ethan Fischer was Belgrade Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer. Read more »

Eagle Bend's Blue Ribbon Reader

Eagle Bend's Blue Ribbon Reader

Lauren Stormoen was Eagle Bend Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer. Read more »

Staples Library Blue Ribbon Reader Winner

Staples Library Blue Ribbon Reader Winner

Samantha Mrazek was Staples Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer. Read more »