Tricounty News

Eden Valley Area Library to have seed exchange

Grow local, garden skill and seed share event

Saturday, April 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the public is invited to a seed exchange at the Eden Valley Area Library. If you have 100 tomato seeds to a package and you want only five plants, share the abundance! We have seeds to share, or bring your surplus to swap with other gardeners and try something new.


Eden Valley Area Library event

Wanted: Vendors/Artisans/Crafters for Saturday, May 11, Spring Extravaganza at the Eden Valley Area Library/Event Center. Table/space rent is $20.

This is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact is Marilyn Peterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone (320) 290-1011.

Libraries of Minnesota presentation at Annandale Library

Photographer Doug Ohman will give a presentation entitled “Free To All – Libraries of Minnesota” at the Annandale Public Library 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Doug Ohman has photographed most of the historic libraries of Minnesota for the coffee-table book “Libraries Of Minnesota.” In his presentation, which is suitable for all ages, he will share his pictures, the history, and stories about these historic places. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.

Annandale Area Public Library hours: Mon. 2-5, Tue. 9-1 & 2-5, Wed. 2-8, Fri. 9-12 & 2-5, Sat. 9-12


High $5 Fundraising Campaign gives libraries local incentive

Several branches in the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system will feature local programming in March funded by High $5 contributions from library users.

The library system began its “High $5” March fundraising campaign in 2005 to encourage library patrons to make donations to GRRL to help support library services. Donations stepped up when each branch was told to keep 40 percent of donated funds for local purposes. The remaining
60 percent goes to help fund library operations and collections that benefit the entire region.


Kimball Friends of Library meet March 14

The Kimball Area Friends of the Library will be holding their next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the library. At this meeting we will be voting on by-law changes, so would ask all members to please attend.