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Use Early Literacy Calendar to Prepare Kids for Reading

Use Early Literacy Calendar to Prepare Kids for Reading

Parents are their child’s first teacher, and simple activities that are done together can help plant the building blocks from which literacy grows. Read more »

Twin Rivers Bella Corda at the St. Cloud Library

Twin Rivers Bella Corda at the St. Cloud Library

   The Twin Rivers Bella Corda is a Classical Guitar Ensemble of talented high school and junior high guitarists from all over Central MN that rehearse weekly. Come and hear their latest fingerstyle gems from 4:45-5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 2 in the Mississippi Community Room of the St. Cloud Public Library. Read more »

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day a Huge Success in Melrose!

Llama Llama Day was held at the Melrose Public Library on Thursday, April 10. There were live llamas from Hemker Park and Zoo, crafts, stories, and snacks. Approximately 90 people were in attendance and each child received a free LLama LLama book that was donated by the Melrose Friends of the Library.

Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

Get Your Poetry On at the St. Cloud Library

    April is National Poetry Month - and the St. Cloud Public Library is going all out. Downstairs we've hung a giant community magnetic poetry board. Come on in and  share your creative side. Read more »

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

3D Printing ~ How Do They Do That?

Learn how 3D printers work in a program at the Sauk Centre Library. Watch a live 3D printing demo and get in the know about the hottest 21st century technology that everyone is talking about. Find out about related careers and future expectations. Come to this exclusive event and find out more on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sauk Centre Library. Read more »

Impact Survey Data

Impact Survey Data

In April we asked you to complete a survey on how library technology affects your life. The Impact Survey results are now in and available to you.

Among the findings:
  23% of library technology users are low income 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 »

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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