• Smokey Bear program Thursday July 31 at 1 p.m. at the Upsala Public Library has been cancelled.

Build your own log cabin!

Build your own log cabin!

Have you ever dreamed of building your own log cabin? Great River Regional Library can bring you a step closer to that dream with a set of DVDs from the Montana School of Log Building. This set of 6 DVDs presents information on site preparation, cutting and aligning the sill logs, and building roofs and lofts. You can request these DVDs yourself by logging in to our catalog and typing in the phrase Montana School of Log Building in the search box. Click on the Request Item box and enter the appropriate information and these items will be put on hold for you.

The library has many other materials on log cabins as well. If you go to the catalog and select "Subject Alphabetical" from the Search dropdown menu, then enter "log cabin," you'll see a list that fills the page from "Log buildings - Design and construction" through "Log cabins - Minnesota." we have 30 titles in Log cabins - Design and construction, including The Classic Hewn-Log House: A step-by-step guide to building and restoration" by Charles McRaven, Crafting Log Homes Solar Style: An inspiring guide to self-sufficiency by Rex A. Ewing and LaVonne Ewing, and Log Homes Made Easy: Contracting and building your own log home by Jim Cooper.

Your local library gives you entry into a fabulous collection of books, DVDs and other items that can help you get the most out of life. Check it out!