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In the past two years, the 12 Regional Public Library Systems in the state of Minnesota have done a magnificent job in delivering outstanding programs in the arts, history and cultural heritage. This was possible because revenue from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund (also known as the Legacy fund) was distributed according to an already in place funding distribution formu Read more »
Children's picture books are filled with wonder. Magical things happen on their pages. A picture book can be a place where a child learns right from wrong and learns values such as kindness and honesty. Picture books can make a child laugh out loud (a parent, too) but they can also be educational. Children's picture books can be the foundation of literacy. Read more »
Fans of "Downton Abbey" may be attracted to "Servants' Hall: A real life upstairs, downstairs romance" by Margaret Powell, the true story of a romance between a maid and a family heir in the era between the wars when the rigidity of England's class system began to break down. Read more »
Children don't leap from picture books to novels. Their comfort with reading complex stories develops over time. The next step from picture books is easy readers, and after easy readers they begin chapter books written specially for children. These combine pictures with text in a longer format. Some have more text or more pictures than others. Read more »
Congratulations to Connie Barnier of Elk River and Renee Stafsholt of St. Cloud. Their names were drawn as prizewinners from among thousands who completed the recent customer satisfaction survey for Great River Regional Library (GRRL). Connie will receive a Nook e-reader device suitable for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. Renee will receive a $30 gift card to Wal-Mart.* Read more »
So many authors write for teen readers today it's hard to keep up with all the new releases. Fortunately, book selectors at the library maintain a Teen Fiction list including some of the most recently published and purchased titles. This is the place to go to find what's new at the library.
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