• St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Cokato Public Library is closed for renovations. The library will reopen Thursday, April 24.

Hopper Makes Friends In Elk River

Hopper Makes Friends In Elk River

   Hopper was the center of attention at a special Elk River story time on Monday, Sept. 17. Hopper the big reading frog has been traveling around Great River Regional Library locations, helping young children get the message that reading is fun at Leap Into Reading events.
   Library Branch Assistant Sandy Welton-Wood introduced Hopper to about 15 children attending the story time, and she told their caregivers about the Elk River library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. She read stories and got the kids to hop like frogs before doing a craft activity with glue, stickers, colored paper and coloring markers.
   Afterwards, Hopper posed for photos. He thinks he's a star!
   Frog books on display included:
     Fribbity Ribbit by Suzanne Johnson
     I Took My Frog To The Library by Eric Kimmel
     It's Mine by Leo Lionni, and
     Can You Hop by Lisa Lawston