All branches closing at 5 PM on Thanksgiving Eve, November 26
All branches closed for Thanksgiving Day, November 27
High $5 for GRRL
Life is better with a library.
No matter which GRRL location you use, you have access to the shelves of them all. The books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks on the shelves at each library are cataloged and available to cardholders at all 32 locations.
That's 965,000 items!
It's a collection constantly under review. Outdated and damaged items are weeded and new items of current and popular interest are added. We're proud of our collection, and happy when we see it being used. We love to see you checking out books for the kids, DVDs for the family, audiobooks for the commute, and music to set the mood! In 2013 our cardholders checked out 3,820,661 items as well as 111,257 digital items.
The average purchase cost of all the items in our collection is $18.50. That's close to an individual's tax support of library services. Check out two items and you're ahead! With that in mind, please consider showing your support of library services by making a High $5 donation in March.
Each year, we invite you to make a high $5 contribution as part of ongoing library fundraising. We feel that almost everybody can afford $5, and it's a small portion of the value we provide. Our branch libraries get to keep 40 percent of High $5 donations, and use that money to support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, the Summer Reading Program, and other important services.
You can donate to High $5 online with a credit card. You may also make your High $5 donation at any of GRRL’s 32 branch libraries or download a donation form from www.griver.org. Visit our Support the Library page for more information about library usage and how you can help us continue to provide outstanding library services to Central Minnesota.