Adults and teens 12 and older may register for a Basic Digital Photography class at the Annandale Public Library 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, The class will be presented by professional nature photographer John Pennoyer, whose images have been published in many national and regional publications. The attendance limit is 24. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Contact: (320) 274-8448.
The Friends of the Eden Valley Area Library are looking for additional members. One monthly meeting, and assisting with a few fundraisers or other events during the year. Contact Marilyn Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (320) 290-1011 if you’d like to be a Friend. (The library also is looking for volunteers. Call Kathy at (320) 453-2238 if you can help.) evec22.org is the Library’s website.
Children ages 3-12 are invited to the Annandale Public Library for a Trick or Treat Storytime from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Children will enjoy fun, spooky stories, songs and a Halloween treat. The attendance limit is 24 and preregistration is required. Contact: (320) 274-8448.
Because of construction and the lack of a sidewalk, for patron- and volunteer-safety concerns, Eden Valley Area Library will be closed until the new sidewalk is in place. We appreciate everything you all have gone through to visit us through the construction period. Hope to see you in a few weeks. If you have materials due, please enjoy them until we re-open.
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Library gives children, teens, second chance to read down fines Oct. 14-19
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is giving teens and children a second chance to Read Down their fines and become active library users again.
The library held its initial Read Down Your Fines Week in June. The idea was for minor card holders age 16 and younger to pay off any fines by reading at the library. For each 15 minutes of reading, $1 was waived from fines on their account for late return of materials. In the case of very young children with fines on their cards, parents could read down the child’s fines by reading to them in the library. A total of 173 cardholders took part.
Because of a generous response to the Read Down Your Fines fundraising appeal and the positive responses from patrons, a second Read Down Your Fines week has been scheduled as part of Teen Read Week Oct. 14-19.
“Our goal remains the same, to make kids feel welcome at their library and get them reading,” said Beth Ringsmuth Stolpman, library patron services specialist. The opportunity to read down fines will be offered at all 32 GRRL locations. Young people who want to take part should speak with library staff as local procedures may vary.
“We received a terrific response to our Read Down Your Fines fundraiser. It’s clear that the goal of getting young people back to the library and reading resonated with our supporters. We’re grateful, because their donations made it possible to offer Read Down again,” said Julie Henne, associate director of public relations.
GRRL provides library services at 32 public libraries in
Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly one million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.