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Eagle Bend Public Library Gets a New Makeover!

Eagle Bend Public Library Gets a New Makeover!

The Eagle Bend Public Library has received a new makeover, thanks to Friends and local volunteers who gave the library a new look with a fresh coat of paint. The City of Eagle Bend also provided funds to update the Internet station work area and for more shelving displays for the magazines and books on CD. Read more »

Library Tech Tips

Library Tech Tips

The return process for library eBooks and eAudiobooks is usually simple. You don't need to do it. Once your loan expires, your access to the book expires so other individuals can check it out.

You may want to return items early so others can have access to them sooner. Here's how to return a library book checked out to a Kindle device Read more »

Straw Bale Gardening Presentation at the Richmond Library!

Straw Bale Gardening Presentation at the Richmond Library!

If you’ve ever wondered what exactly straw bale gardening is all about, this is your chance to learn! Joel Karsten, author of several books on the topic, will be speaking at the Richmond Public Library on Monday, April 6 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Straw bale gardening has been gaining in popularity due to the fact that there’s no shoveling or weeding, and less bending and water use. Read more »

History of the Great MN Get Together

History of the Great MN Get Together

   Regardless what it looks like outside, the MN State Fair begins in 150 days. This Wednesday, March 26, is the official opening to State Fair season with a "History of MN State Fair" program at the St. Cloud Public Library. Hear all the juicy details of what goes on behind the scenes to make the State Fair truly the Great MN Get Together. Read more »

St. Cloud has March Madness!

St. Cloud has March Madness!

Eight of 2014's most widely acclaimed books were seeded and pitted against each other in a loser-goes-home tournament where you, the patrons of Great River Regional Library, voted to determine the best book of 2014. We've now made it to the finals, which will feature a knock-down, drag-out battle between E. Read more »

Willow Basket Weavers at Royalton Library

Willow Basket Weavers at Royalton Library

   The Royalton Public Library was bustling with activity on Saturday, March 7 when seven enthusiastic folks took part in a workshop to learn the art of willow basket weaving. The instructor, retired social worker Len Sharon, provided willow shoots which he harvests from wetlands near his home in rural Randall. He moved from student to student exhibiting patience and good humor. Read more »

Moo-velous Trunk Show held at Melrose Library!

Moo-velous Trunk Show held at Melrose Library!

 Once Upon a Reader "Moo!" author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka presented a program at the Melrose Public Library on March 2. The Traveling Trunk show "Moo!" was part of the statewide program promoting early literacy. Read more »

Get your Robot on with Granite City Gear Heads

Get your Robot on with Granite City Gear Heads

  Hey St. Cloud! It's Teen Tech Week here at the library! Come on down to witness robotics in action with Granite City Gear Heads. See them talk about robotics and demonstrate some real working robots. Tuesday, March 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Community Room at St. Cloud Public Library.

Delano Exhibit Begins with "Snapshot" of Local Man's Life in Photography

Delano Exhibit Begins with "Snapshot" of Local Man's Life in Photography

To kick off the Photo Exhibit at the Delano Public Library, local photographer John Peterson shared his 50 year journey in photography on Tuesday, March 2. He displayed the cameras he has used during his career, pointing out his Crown Graphic sheet film camera (World War II era) that he used taking wedding pictures to pay his way through college. Read more »

Staples Greets Once Upon a Reader: Moo! Traveling Trunk Show

Staples Greets Once Upon a Reader: Moo! Traveling Trunk Show

Once Upon a Reader: "Moo!" author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka visited the Staples Public Library with the traveling trunk show on March 2. Read more »