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Branches > Brainerd Public Library

Brainerd Public Library - Directions to Library
416 S. 5th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: (218) 829-5574 Fax: (218)829-0055
E-mail Address:  
Web Site Address http://www.krls.org/branches/branch_br.html

Brainerd Photo


Hours:
Sun Closed
Mon 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Tue 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Wed 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Thu 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Fri 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Staff:
Jolene B., Branch Manager
Merle G., Library Assistant
Linda M., Reference Librarian
Darcy D., Library Assistant
Jayne D., Library Assistant
Laurel H., Library Assistant
Sue H., Library Assistant
Robin M., Library Assistant
Robin R., Library Assistant
Maria S., Library Assistant
Julia L., Library Assistant
Emily I., Library Assistant
Dennis H., Custodian


Location:
Brainerd Library map

Directions to Branch: Intersection of Highway 210 to 4th Street.  Turn on 4th Street.  Go two blocks to the stop sign.  Turn left on Laurel Street.  Go one block.  Turn right on 5th Street.  Go two blocks.  The library will be on your right side.

Brief History: The Brainerd Public Library was established in 1904 and was a founding member of the Kitchigami Regional Library system in 1969. Originally housed in a Carnegie library, the current building was constructed in 1986

Reserve a Brainerd PC

Story time hours:
Family Story Time
Every Monday at 6:30 pm and every Tuesday at 10:15 am

Baby Story Time
Every Thursday at 11:15 am

Event Emails:
Would you like to sign-up for Brainerd Public Library event emails? If so, click here!

Local Library Board Meetings:
Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. The public is welcome.

Special Events:
OCTOBER CALENDAR

October-November 2014 Brainerd Public Library Events - Discoveries


The Brainerd Public Library will be celebrating "All Things Scandinavian" in October and November 2014. We will have events on Scandinavian dance and music, Sami-Inspired bracelet workshops, Scandinavian genealogy, Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian history, rosmaling classes, design workshops and more! Click here for a full listing of our events.

"Paws" to read with Lulu the Dog-Lulu is a Reading Education Assistance Dog. She is very patient and calm and a great listener. Whether you're a strong or struggling reader Lulu loves to hear kids read stories. Want to read her a story? Lulu will be at the library Monday October 20th, Monday November 3rd and Monday November 17th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

Family Book Club-Monday October 27th @ 4:00pm-Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling and Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the books at the library and read it together before book club. Then come to book club and talk about your reading experience while making fun crafts. Snacks too! Family Book Club is a great way to foster a lifetime of reading in your family. Ask about it today!

Swedish Immigrant Trunk-Thursday October 30th @ 5:00pm*-An instructor from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis will present a program on immigrants from Sweden to the US. Participants will get to handle vintage items and will imagine walking in the shoes of Swedish immigrants with a program that's part show and tell, part Antiques Roadshow, and part a walk down memory lane.

Hardanger Fiddle Music and dance for children and adults-Thursday November 6th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm*-Great event for families and grandparents and grandchildren to learn about the Hardanger Fiddle and to hear and dance to lively Scandinavian music with world renowned Hardanger fiddle craftsman Bud Larsen. Register by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

Picture It with Steve Stark on Thursday November 13th at 5:30pm-Steve Stark's unique Illustrated History presentations bring history, art and presentation to entertaining life as Steve, in historical costume tells true history stories while actually drawing with skill and speed them before your eyes on 20 to 30 feet of giant rolls of paper.

Indoor Gardening-Houseplants-Gardening Class-Tuesday November 18th @ 12:00 noon-Join Master Gardener Jackie Burkey for this hour long presentation. Jackie will discuss houseplants and what it takes to be a successful indoor gardener. Topics covered include plant selection, containers, soil, water, light, fertilizers and pests. Register by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

The Brainerd Public Library now holds free regular basic computer classes. Stop into the library to ask for a schedule, visit http://www.krls.org/branches/branch_br.html or call 829-5574.

Regular Brainerd Public Library Events
Family Story Time-Every Monday @ 6:30pm
Family Story Time-Every Tuesday @ 10:15am
Baby Story Time-Every Thursday @ 11:15am
Brainerd Adult Book Club-Second Wednesday of every month @ 2:00pm.

For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org All programs are free of charge.

* This free program is made possible with funding from the Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.

The Brainerd Public Library has a viewer with large flat-screen monitor to increase the size of materials. Patrons can use the machine to increase the size of magazines, newspapers, books and more. The machine is located by the References Desk. Many thanks to Brainerd Lions and Baxter Lions for the donation for this machine with the assistance of the Nisswa Lions.

Available Services:
Special online database services only available at the Brainerd Public Library:
        Westlaw
        Ancestry.com

Free wireless Internet access and public Internet computers

Reference Service: The Reference Desk is staffed all hours that the Brainerd Public Library is open. Information and reference requests may be called in: 829-2906, emailed to: reference@krls.org , or brought in to the Brainerd Public Library. For more information, please call Linda McIntosh, Reference Supervisor at 829-2906.


Special Collections:
Book Club in a Bag
This is a great resource for your local book club.


Friends:
Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 10:30am.
In June & July, meets at 11am during the Brown Bag Lunch series.
Used book donations accepted and appreciated throughout the year and used for the Friends Biannual Book Sale. Events and various materials provided by the Friends are free and open to the public. Visit the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library's website by clicking here.

Please consider a Friends membership - your membership will help us help to strengthen the library's collection and bring new programming and resources to the library.

Friends of the Library Membership Application









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