• Albany Public Library will close at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • St. Michael Library is closed at 6:30 due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Pierz Public Library is closed at 3 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Clearwater, Delano and Howard Lake Public Libraries will close at 6:30 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Annandale, Elk River, and Buffalo Public libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. due to inclement weather conditions.

  • Royalton Public Library is closing at 2:30pm on Wednesday, April 16 due to hazardous road conditions

  • Kimball and Swanville Public libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. due to poor weather conditions.

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

Library News

Celebrate Louis Braille at the St. Cloud Library

Celebrate Louis Braille at the St. Cloud Library

   Representatives from the Central Minnesota chapter of the National Federation of Blindness will be at the St. Cloud Public Library on Saturday Jan. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to talk about being blind in today's society, demonstrate technology that assists blind people, and show how to write and read Braille. Read more »

Find Books Online

Find Books Online

Our catalog just got better at helping you find the new books to enjoy. Read more »

The Mystery Story - What Makes Us Love Them So?

The Mystery Story - What Makes Us Love Them So?

Please join us at the Sauk Centre Library on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a great Mystery Readers Advisory program. Pam Schoon, retired Language Arts instructor and life-long avid mystery reader, will guide the audience through the history of mystery books, the types of mysteries available today and talk about her favorite mystery writers. Read more »

Free Legal Advice Clinic Held at the St. Cloud Library

Free Legal Advice Clinic Held at the St. Cloud Library

   Central Minnesota Legal Services is now offering a free legal advice clinic to assist persons with matters of family and/or estate and probate law.
   Advice clinics will be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the St. Cloud Public Library from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m.  The next clinic will be Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Read more »

Read Down Fines

Read Down Fines

Teens and children 16 and younger have an opportunity to read down fines on their library cards.
During National Library Week, April 14 to 19, holders of minor library cards who have fines related to late return of materials may pay off those fines simply by reading at the library. Read more »

Make "Dia de los Muertos" Masks at the St. Cloud Library

Make "Dia de los Muertos" Masks at the St. Cloud Library

    The Day of the Dead is celebrated in many parts of the world, involving customs to remember and honor those who have passed away. Read more »

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Are you a student in elementary or middle school who could use some extra homework help? If so, help is on the way! On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. members of the St. Cloud Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be available to help you with your homework. Does math make you mad? No problem, let us help. Does science stink? Bring it to us!  Read more »

Go Digital: Download Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Chapter Book

Go Digital: Download Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy Chapter Book

Classrooms of children and groups of friends and families can share a fun book experience from Monday, Sept. 16 to Monday, Sept. 30. Read more »

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Homework Help offered at St. Cloud Library

Are you a student in elementary or middle school who could use some extra homework help? If so, help is on the way! On Saturday, Oct. 12, from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. members of the St. Cloud Public Library Teen Advisory Board will be available to help you with your homework. Does math make you mad? No problem, let us help. Does science stink? Bring it to us!  Read more »

Big Lake Celebrates Graduates of 1,000 Books Program

Big Lake Celebrates Graduates of 1,000 Books Program

The Big Lake Public Library has celebrated its second graduating class of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. As the name suggests, each student in the program has the goal of reading or listening to 1,000 books before entering kindergarten. That level of exposure to books and stories provides children with a big step up in reading readiness as they enter kindergarten. Read more »