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

Library News

Cokato Closing for Remodel April 7 - Reopening April 22

Cokato Closing for Remodel April 7 - Reopening April 22

The Cokato Public Library will be closed April 7 through April 21 for remodeling.
It is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, April 22 with a brand new look.
During the closure, the loan time on items borrowed from the Cokato library (not due prior to April 7) will be extended to April 22. Read more »

Take Part in GRRL's Online Impact Survey in April

Take Part in GRRL's Online Impact Survey in April

Here’s a chance for you to tell us how library technology affects your life and to help shape the future of technology services at your library. Read more »

Take the Survey

Take the Survey

Please help shape the future of how library technology will affect the lives of people in Central Minnesota by completing the library technology impact survey.
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Book Spine Poetry

Book Spine Poetry

The poet T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month, but he never suffered a Minnesota winter!
For us, April signifies rebirth and creation. It's the perfect National Poetry Month.
We're inviting teens to try their hand at book jacket poetry in April. It's easy. Read more »

Muslim Journeys Discussion Series Begins April 30

Muslim Journeys Discussion Series Begins April 30

The prophet Muhammad lived 570 to 632. In his lifetime he brought Islam to the world through the scriptures of the Koran, inspiring a period of intellectual and cultural progress through North Africa and the Middle East that can be compared to the European Renaissance. Read more »

Lucky Winter Reading Program Winners Collect Prizes

Lucky Winter Reading Program Winners Collect Prizes

Staff have been contacting regional winners of the winter reading program prize drawing in order to present them with gift cards. Regional winner Betty Root (pictured), a Buffalo patron, chose a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card as her prize. Read more »

For Digital Devices

For Digital Devices

Getting started with the Great River Digital Library just got easier.
OverDrive (which creates the software driving the Digital Library) has reorganized its Help pages. Help is now organized by platform for easy reference so you can be up and running as soon as possible. Read more »

New Teen Zone in Cold Spring

New Teen Zone in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Public Library has a new Teen Zone, thanks to the Cold Spring Friends of the Library and Phyllis Humbert. Read more »

St. Cloud Teen Anime Club Meeting March 13

St. Cloud Teen Anime Club Meeting March 13

  Join us Thursday, March 13 for anime, manga, food and more! Bring your favorite anime inspired card games to play with others! Meet in the library's Mississippi Room 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Book a Librarian at Pierz Library

Book a Librarian at Pierz Library

If all you have is questions and what you want is answers, you should talk to a librarian.

Lucky for you a new service called “Book A Librarian” is being offered at Pierz Public Library.
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