The Library Has New Hours! 

Effective January 1, 2018, the hours at the library have changed as follows:

Monday - Thursday10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Great River Regional Library Kicks Off Locally Growin’ Fundraiser

Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting ready to sow the seeds of outstanding library services with the help of our supporters!

Locally Growin' is Great River Regional Library's new March fundraiser, and the mission is simple: to help every Great River library raise the funds they need for something special. The goal of this campaign is to promote library support at the local level and get community members excited about the great work their local library does all year long.

Here's how it works:  You get to choose which library you would like to support, and that gift will be put toward a goal decided upon by your local library.  Each library's goal is unique. Here are a few things GRRL-Elk River is hoping to raise money for this year:

  1. S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering Math) games, books, toys and kits
  2. Popular juvenile series books

These are just a few of our goals. Stop by Elk River Library to see what's growin'!

Learn more and give online at locally-growin 

Crafternoon - Monday, April 9th 4:00 - 5:00 pm

April is Autism Awareness month, so join us to make a sensory bottle for someone you know, plus one for a community member. Sensory bottles can provide a healthy and effective way for children to sooth themselves, calm down and work through emotions. They can also stimulate conversation, depending on the items inside. They can be used by children with ASD, sensory disorders, children who enjoy non-messy sensory play, and/or adults with dementia. 

Supplies provided, but if you have special, sentimental items to want to add to your bottle, please bring them.  No sharp edges and objects must be small enough to fit in a plastic water bottle.

Pre-registration required. Limit 15. For adults.  

Brain Games for Adults - Wednesday, April 11th 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Join us at the library for an afternoon of board games from our Brain Fitness kits. These kits were designed to help with brain training, so they include games based on matching, storytelling, memory retention and numbers.  We will have different games available including Solitaire, Scrabble, Boggle, Rush Hour, Sodoku and more! Bring a friend to play together, or make new friends while you one your brain fitness.

Pre-registration requested. Limit 20. For adults.  

Family Storytime - Saturday, April 14th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we read a favorite children's book that has been made into a children's movie...then we watch the movie on our big projector screen!  We provide the popcorn!!!

Pre-registration required. Limit 25. For families with children ages 3 - 8. Call the library for the movie title and to pre-register.  Sponsored by the Elk River Friends of the Library.

Author/Appraiser Mark Moran and the History of Your Objects - Tuesday, April 17th 5:00 - 8:00 pm

In this unique event, author and appraiser Mark Moran, who has written over 25 books on antiques and collectibles and has appeared on the PBS "Antiques Roadshow", will help to evaluate your items and tell you about the history of your own personal objects.  

Limit one object per person. Pre-register for a time slot; ask about guidelines when registering. Additional guests welcome to attend to observe only. Limit 40. A Legacy event.

Concert with Johnna Morrow & Steve Sklar - Wednesday April 18 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Johanna Morrow is a musician, signer/songwriter and sound healer. She plays the didgeridoo, numerous world flutes, acoustic guitar, singing bowls, gongs, waterphone and other exotic percussion and wind instruments, and is the only active female didgeridoo performer in Minnesota. Steve Sklar is a musician, sound healer, and the leading teacher and performer of Khoomei (Tuvan/Mongolian throat-singing) and of the Tibetan "low chordal" chanting voice outside central Asia. He is a multi-instrumentalist, performing on instruments including guitar, Australian didgeridoo, igil (Tuvan horsehead fiddle), and Himalayan singing bowls.

For all ages. Limit 40. A Legacy event.