Tricounty News

Eden Valley Area Library & Event Center - April schedule

Knitting Gathering - April 2, noon

Friends of the Library - April 7, 6-7 p.m.

Book Club (Caleb’s Crossing) - April 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Eden Valley Area Library Board Meeting - April 12, noon-2 p.m.

Story Hour - April 11 & April 25,  9:30-11 a.m.

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High $5 helps library meet local needs

Great River Regional Library is beginning its annual “High $5” fundraising campaign, which runs Saturday, March 1 through Monday, March 31.

“We like to call it our entry level fundraiser,” said Julie Henne, the library’s associate director for public relations. “We ask for a $5 donation, or more. It isn’t a large amount of money for any one individual, but if all of our cardholders contributed it would make a big impact.” As of Jan. 1, 2014, the library system had 129,161 cardholders whose families use 32 branch libraries across Central Minnesota.

Forty percent of High $5 funds donated are retained for use at each location. Those funds have been used to support the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Summer Reading Program activities, construction of new book shelves and other local purposes. The portion that goes into the library system’s operating budget is used for books, technology, staffing or other areas of need, benefiting the entire region.

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Kimball Library events for March

Historic Homes of Minnesota Saturday, March 15

Photographer Doug Ohman will present “Living the Dream – Historic Homes of Minnesota” at the Kimball Public Library
10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Ohman’s presentation about many of Minnesota’s most elegant homes is for adults. He will share the stories and personalities that are associated with these historic treasures. Ohman is the photographer of the Minnesota Byways series of coffee-table books that includes “Courthouses Of Minnesota,” “Barns Of Minnesota,” and “Cabins Of Minnesota.” His presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Harp Music at the Library Saturday, March 22

Local musician Katherine Strand will perform on the Celtic harp at the Kimball Public Library 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 22. All ages are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring with this music at the library. This program is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact the Kimball Public Library at (320) 398-3915.

March 8: Historic Homes of Minnesota

Photographer Doug Ohman will present “Living the Dream – Historic Homes of Minnesota” at the Annandale Public Library 10-11 a.m. Saturday, March 8. Ohman’s presentation about many of Minnesota’s most elegant homes is for adults. He will share the stories and personalities that are associated with these historic treasures. Ohman is the photographer of the Minnesota Byways series of coffee-table books that includes “Courthouses Of Minnesota,” “Barns Of Minnesota,” and “Cabins Of Minnesota.” This presentation is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact the Annandale library at (320) 274-8448.

Eden Valley Area Library & Event Center March schedule

March schedule

Friends of the Library - March 3, 6-7 p.m.

Knitting Gathering - March 5, noon

Eden Valley Area Library Board Meeting - March 8, noon-2 p.m.

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