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

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

  • 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.

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

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.
Children and teens at each of Great River Regional Library’s 32 locations were invited to take part in an essay writing contest. They were asked to answer the question: Why do you love to read? Samantha's essay was selected from the Royalton entries. Her name was then put in with the names of winners from the 31 other library locations in which Great River Regional Library provides services. The regional winner, from Grey Eagle, received a blue ribbon, a certificate, and four tickets to the Minnesota State Fair provided by CRPSLA, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators.
Samantha wrote: "There are a lot of books about a lot of cool things. Reading can make you smarter than you were before."