Library News

R.E.A.D with Elsie at Becker Library

R.E.A.D with Elsie at Becker Library

Animals make great listeners! Studies show that animals make wonderful reading companions because they help increase relaxation, lower blood pressure, listen attentively, do not judge, are less intimidating then peers and allow children to proceed at their own pace. Read more »

Librarians Available for One-on-One Research Help for History Day Projects

Librarians Available for One-on-One Research Help for History Day Projects

   Are you a teacher, student, or parent of a student involved in History Day? Need help finding information that supports your thesis? Wouldn't it be nice to have your own personal librarian to help you?  Read more »

St. Cloud has Haunted Study Rooms

St. Cloud has Haunted Study Rooms

   Our secret is out - the St. Cloud Public Library is haunted.  Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic at the St. Cloud Library

  Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist low income persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law.  Read more »

Fire Up your Kindle at the St. Cloud Library

Fire Up your Kindle at the St. Cloud Library

   Come on down to the St. Cloud Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn how to download library books to a Kindle Fire. Also learn what other applications are available for use with the device. Attendance is limited to 10, and preregistration is requested. This event will take place in Room 208 on the library's upper level.

Eagle Bend 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!

Eagle Bend 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!

The Eagle Bend Public Library held its annual 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration on
Sept. 25.
Robert the Magician entertained everyone with a performance of Bug, Bugs, Bugs. He did various magic tricks including making a dove appear from a scarf. We had eight participants reach the 1000 books mark and six of them are now in kindergarten. Read more »

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Family Trio Entertains at Elk River

Local trio Knotted Clover entertained their audience in a recent concert at the Elk River Public Library.
The trio is composed of two teens and their father. They play traditional folk songs and music from Ireland on a variety of instruments including mandolin, guitar, fiddle and harp. Staff and patrons praised their performance. Read more »

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

Book Bingo at the Eagle Bend Library.

The Eagle Bend Public Library recently held its annual end of Summer Reading Program party.
Adults and children played "Book Bingo" for a chance to win a free book.
Following the bingo, prizes from the Summer Reading Program were handed out and everyone was served ice cream sundaes. This program was provided by the Eagle Bend Area Friends of the Library.

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Staples Hosts Z Juggling in Lincoln Park!

Z Juggling Rosenschnoz program was held at Lincoln Park in Staples as part of Railroad Days festivities. Children and their families enjoyed the juggling and magic tricks on a Sunday afternoon in the park. This program was sponsored through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage funds and the Staples Motley Area Arts Council.

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

St. Cloud Library offering "Welcome to Computers" classes

    Does the thought of sending an email make you run for the hills? Is the only mouse you know the one that has a tail and likes cheese?  Have no fear, "Welcome to Computers" classes are here! Read more »