Library News

Smokey Bear Sits In at Staples Storytime

Smokey Bear Sits In at Staples Storytime

Our recent "Smokey Bear" Storytime was well attended by the Adventures group and other young patrons in Staples.Jason (from the Department of Natural Resources) read the Smokey Bear Big Book and shared fire safety tips.We were honored to have a guest appearance by Smokey Bear himself. Read more »

Get Workplace Skills

Get Workplace Skills

The unemployed or under-employed have an opportunity to gain workplace computer skills through a course being offered at the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange Representative Needed

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota, is seeking a new volunteer to serve as a citizen board member. The initial term of board membership is through 2016. Applicants should have an interest in and support all kinds of library services. They must be willing to attend four daytime meetings a year (three in St. Read more »

Sideed tahay?

Sideed tahay?

"Salaan" means "Hello," and "Sideed tahay?" means "How are you?"
These are some of the first Somali words and phrases you can learn using Pronunciator, the library's language learning database. Read more »

Melrose Kickoff Event Starts Summer Activities

Melrose Kickoff Event Starts Summer Activities

The Melrose Public Library's Kickoff to Summer party took place on Monday, June 9. The Stearns County Dairy Princesses served root beer floats, a balloon artist made very creative balloons for the children, and magician/comedy performer Brodini entertained the crowd. There was a great turnout and many children signed up for the Summer Reading Program.

Author/Illustrator Rick Chrustowski "Draws" a crowd in St. Michael

Author/Illustrator Rick Chrustowski "Draws" a crowd in St. Michael

Author and illustrator Rick Chrustowski drew a crowd of kids and their parents to a program at the St. Michael Public Library on Monday, June 23. The author of "Blue Sky Bluebird," and "Bright Beetle" described the process of writing and illustrating a book, answered questions, and got the kids involved by having them learn about collage art illustrating. Read more »

Professor Marvel Draws Record Crowd in Howard Lake

Professor Marvel Draws Record Crowd in Howard Lake

Professor Marvel wowed a highly engaged audience of 103 kids and 34 parents in Howard Lake on Wednesday, June 11.   Read more »

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

Meet the Master Gardeners in St. Cloud

  Bring your questions.
  For adults: Master Gardeners of Stearns County will be available to provide research based information from the University of Minnesota Extension on Thursday, June 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the library's Array Room.
  Feel free to bring your lunch and listen or ask your gardening questions.

Robot Building Challenge is on at St. Cloud

Robot Building Challenge is on at St. Cloud

  Kids! Teens! Mad scientists! Come to the St. Cloud Public Library any time on Monday, June 23 to build the robot of your dreams. Read more »

Steampunk Jewelry Workshop at the St. Cloud Library

Steampunk Jewelry Workshop at the St. Cloud Library

Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to create wearable art at the St. Cloud Public Library. Create a jewelry masterpiece using an assortment of fun elements. All supplies included, but bring some old jewelry if you have some. For teens and adults. Preregistration is required. Thursday, June 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Read more »