Tricounty News

New writing club forming in Eden Valley

You are the author of your life’s story. Do you have a passion or desire for self-expression through poetry and creative writing? What inspires you?

Come join us for an opportunity for self-discovery; to share and explore the pages of your mind and spirit.

Feel free to bring some of your writings. Please bring a notebook.


Eden Valley Area Library fundraiser Saturday, May 11

A beautiful “Minnesota quilt” made by Janice Sheets hung on the wall of the Eden Valley Area Library during its grand opening March 10. The quilt is one of many items that will w-EVLibrary-quiltbe up for silent auction Saturday, May 11, during the library’s Extravaganza fundraiser (see ad on page 3.) In the March 10 photo are Dan Frank from the Initiative Foundation, mayor Pete Korman, and guest speaker and author William Kent Krueger. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


Annandale Friends of the Library Author Dinner May 17

The Annandale Friends of the Library 2013 Author Dinner will feature David Housewright. The dinner will take place at Reichel’s Catering and Event Center in Annandale Friday, May 17. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and program at 7 p.m. Ticket price is $25, available at the Annandale Public Library. (No tickets available at the door.) Proceeds go to the Annandale Friends of the Library to support library services.


Volunteers to give away 500,000 books April 23

On April 23, 2013, 25,000 volunteers will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across the

The free book giveaway is part of World Book Night U.S. (WBN), an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or nonreaders across America on one day. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) has recruited more than 50 volunteers who will share books at different locations across Central Minnesota such as parks, coffee shops and fitness centers.


Eden Valley gets its wish: a library of its own


“We may never be a full-blown library, but we are tenacious,” said library director Nancy McNab. “I think that’s code for w-IMG 3848-RGB‘pushy,’” she added.

It took tenacity to spend nearly three years of planning and hard work with no guarantee of success. They had a dream, and a belief in that dream.

Author William Kent Krueger sold and signed his books after the formal presentation.