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September 22, 2018
The Riverside Branch of the New York Public Library. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
New York library lends out ties, briefcases, handbags for job interviews
September 22, 2018 - 7:00am
June 7, 2018
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Children and their families listen to the Dairy Princesses of Kandiyohi County, Korissa Lindquist, left, and Brooke Engstrom, read about cows Wednesday at the Willmar Public Library.
Holy cow! Dairy Princesses visit the Willmar Library
June 7, 2018 - 10:07am
November 1, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Three-year-old Annaelis Brown, left, gets a piece of candy from Gladys Bjur while trick-or-treating Tuesday at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.
Halloween Trick or Treats
November 1, 2017 - 6:51am
October 5, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Ellen Radel of Willmar is constantly on the hunt for new titles of Little Golden Books to add to her collection. She said her hobby has taken her on a "very wide and wonderful chase." play button
Reading is golden: Willmar book collector at library Tuesday
October 5, 2017 - 8:42am
June 15, 2017
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Kitty, left, and Jack Norton play for children Wednesday at the Willmar Public Library. The musical program helped kick off the children's summer reading program at the library.
Jack + Kitty kick off summer reading program
June 15, 2017 - 1:37pm
June 18, 2016
Five of these Little Free Libraries will be installed this summer at Willmar parks, so readers of all ages can take a book or leave a book. The United Way of West Central Minnesota, with funding from the Willmar Kiwanis Club and help from area businesses, will put the libraries up and stock them with books. (SHELBY LINDRUD | TRIBUNE)
Little libraries to pop up in Willmar parks
June 18, 2016 - 8:33am
April 7, 2016
Emily Malmgren, from left, Addison Fladeboe and Tasha Klatt share a book. Girl Scouts are on hand two hours a week for the Study Buddies program, during which they tutor younger students and share in playtime activities. A popular area is the puppet booth. (PHOTOS BY DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)
Through Willmar library partnership, Girl Scouts play tutors, pals to young students
April 7, 2016 - 9:56am
February 17, 2016
Wesley Ternes, age 2-1/2, steers the motorboat Wednesday across the Smart Play Spot “lake” at the Willmar Public Library, making a “putt putt” sound as he goes. Wesley is a weekly visitor to the library with his grandmother, Karla Naber of rural Lake Lillian. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
‘Motorboat, motorboat kick up the gas’
February 17, 2016 - 11:39pm
February 7, 2016
Fourth-graders Matthew Strey, left, and Jordan Gorans share a library moment during Friday’s weekly visit by Cassie Ackerson’s class at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar.
Library moment
February 7, 2016 - 10:56pm
February 6, 2016
Kennedy Elementary students share a good read
February 6, 2016 - 9:56am
January 13, 2016
Willmar citizens raise concerns about safety of children, seniors when going to library
January 13, 2016 - 11:46pm
June 27, 2015
Bianca Hanson, 6, of rural Paynesville, adds the finishing touches Tuesday to her fairy house during a workshop on the lawn of Great River Regional Library in Paynesville. DAN BURDETT/TRIBUNE
Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
June 25, 2015
Tony Texley talks about his library display. DAN BURDETT I TRIBUNE
Willmar library exhibit promotes its music catalog, summer reading program
June 25, 2015 - 8:36am
June 8, 2015
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Video: Fun, songs and reading at the library
June 8, 2015 - 3:16pm
May 12, 2015
Great River Regional Library names new executive director
May 12, 2015 - 1:44pm