• 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.

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

First Thursdays at St. Cloud

  Celebrate National Poetry Month with Larry Schug, local poet, author and McKnight Artist Fellow, on Thursday April 4 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room at St. Cloud Public Library. Larry's poetry includes his books: "Scales Out of Balance," "Caution: Thin Ice," "The Turning of Wheels," and "Obsessed with Mud." His poetry has been published in Main Channel Voices, California Quarterly and many other small press publications. Larry is recently retired from the College of St. Benedict where he was the Recycling Coordinator for over 30 years, but it is poetry that has fed his spirit. As Larry says, "I live in the best of both worlds as I like physical labor and working outdoors and still get to be a poet."

  First Thursdays is a series of free arts events held at the St. Cloud Public Library the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room.