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Grand Forks library offers e-readers loaded with books

November 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Public Library has added something new to its electronic offerings: 20 e-readers for check out. Offering the e-readers themselves as well will make the Grand Forks library the first in the area to do so. Continue Reading

Report: Updating Grand Forks library costs $13.9 million

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Architect Lonnie Laffen said that if the cost of the renovation is more than 60 percent of the cost to build new, then building new is usually the better option. The estimated renovation cost of $13.9 million is 67 percent of the $20.8 million estimated cost of building a new library in 2011. Continue Reading

Alexander Wild, Grand Forks, column: Why GF librarians are not underpaid

September 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There are more librarians graduating than there are available jobs; Forbes ranks the Master of Library Science first in its listing of the worst master’s degrees if a student is looking for a job after graduation.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook reports weak prospects for librarians and stiff competition for a limited number of jobs now and in the future. Continue Reading

Brian James Schill, Grand Forks Library board president, column: High staff turnover hurts library

August 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As the editorial appropriately asks, “Are we getting the right people in place and are they sticking around?” To answer the editorial directly: No Continue Reading

Warm weather caused Tuesday’s blackout around Grand Forks Public Library

July 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

High temps Tuesday afternoon caused a power outage around the Grand Forks Public library, leaving 31 Xcel energy customers in the dark and forcing the library to close early. Continue Reading

Grand Forks summer reading program events

June 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks Public Library summer reading program events: Continue Reading

Grand Forks Public Library’s STEM Kids

June 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

STEM is another program Grand Forks Public Library will offer for children this summer, and Children’s Librarian Aaron Stefanich is particularly excited about giving kids a chance to learn, explore and have fun with math and science. Continue Reading

No bibs, cribs or bottles — give to the library

June 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Chilly and Brian Goodman welcomed their second daughter’s birth last Valentine’s Day, they knew little Vivian would be blessed with all the baby clothes and equipment she needed from her big sister, Lily, 3. Continue Reading

THE LIST: Greater Grand Forks Symphony … Middle Eastern Dance … Mother’s Day concert

May 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Middle Eastern Dance
- Tonight at Fire Hall: 12 Houses of Grand Forks in conjunction with the Fire Hall Theatre will present “A Night of Middle Eastern Dance” at 7 tonight at Fire Hall Theatre, Grand Forks. Continue Reading

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Kids Learn Healthy Holiday Treats in the Kitchen

December 18, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Children in Grand Forks are learning how to make delicious holiday snacks. The Grand Forks Public Library hosted its 4th annual “Kids in the Kitchen”, for kids in kindergarten to 6th grade. Continue Reading