Tricounty News

‘The P.E.N.’ meets June 26

The P.E.N. (Eden Valley writers group) will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Eden Valley Area Library/Event Center. All ages welcome! Subject to be determined. For information contact Pat Schultz at (320) 453-2083.


Upcoming programs at Kimball Public Library

Aye, A Treasure Chest! – June 24

The Kimball Public Library is offering a make and take program called Aye, a Treasure Chest! For children ages 7 to 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 24. Decorate your own wooden treasure chest that you can take home to fill with treasures. The attendance limit is 12 and preregistration is required. (Walk-ins will be welcome if the program does not fill with pre-registrations.)

Sunshine Storytime – June 26

Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to attend Sunshine Storytime at the Kimball Public Library 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26. Children will enjoy stories, songs and a fun craft.


Summer reading programs begin

Children of all ages were awed by magician and illusionist Jared Sherlock at the Kimball Area Public Library's summer reading program kickoff and ice cream social Monday,W-img 0989June 10, at Willow Creek Park. The library has a number of special events and programs scheduled throughout the summer.

The independent Eden Valley Area Library has received new books for teens. These and other books are ready to borrow for summer reading.

Summer Reading Program began June 10 at Great River Regional Library

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will begin its annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) for children and teens ages 0-18 Monday, June 10, continuing through Saturday, Aug. 10  The SRP will be offered at all 32 GRRL locations in Central Minnesota.

Two programs are offered: “Dig Into Reading” for children from birth through sixth grade, and “Beneath The Surface” for children entering grades 6 through 12. Children entering sixth grade may choose to register for either program. “Dig Into Reading” includes a baby/toddler program for ages 0 to 3 to enjoy with their parents/caregivers. Watch for fun SRP additions on the library website at


Create free eBooks in Annandale Library program

The Annandale Public Library is offering a class for teens and adults on how to create your own free eBooks. The class is being offered twice: 7 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 19. Both classes cover the same material: how to create free eBooks for your e-reader or tablet using multi-chaptered fanfiction stories. Please bring your laptop computer. The attendance limit is five per session and preregistration is required.

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