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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:
December 2014 - January 2015 Brainerd Public Library Events-Discoveries


Santa Story time-Monday December 15th @ 6:30pm-Join us for our popular holiday event. Santa Claus will visit the library and read his favorite books at story time. Kids can stay and ask questions, write him a letter and take a picture with Santa. Don't forget your camera!

"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 is at the Library December 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and various Monday evenings year round. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

Start the New Year with a New Library Card-Start 2015 off by signing up to get a library card. Come find out all of the great resources that are available for free at the Brainerd Public Library.

Create the Beauty, Month by Month Gardening Class-Tuesday January 13th - noon to 1:00pm - This class provides practical tips for handling all of those extra tasks which are necessary, though mundane, to produce healthy, vibrant flowers both annuals and perennials. A master gardener will discuss simple steps to plan monthly gardening activities. The goal… to build a plan which leaves an abundance of free to time to "stop and smell the roses." Register by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

Be Creative-Be an Engineer!-Family Event-Tuesday, January 13th at 4:00pm-5:30pm-Fascinated with building, exploring new technologies and discovering how things work? Join the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Brainerd Library to bring your inner engineering creativity to life. We will experiment with a variety of materials to design, build and create solutions to engineering challenges. Through the Science Museum's interactive presentation and hands on activities you will have the opportunity to investigate and discover how we are all engineers.

Family Book Club-Monday January 26th @ 4:00pm-Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby. Our book club is for kids ages 8-12. Pick up a copy of the book 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. Spend time over Christmas break reading together!

The Brainerd Public Library will be closed December 24th and 25th for Christmas. The Brainerd Public Library will close at 5:00pm on December 31st and be closed on January 1st for New Year's Day.

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
Family Movie Time-Every Wednesday @ 3:30pm
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.

* These free programs are 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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310 2nd St North, P.O. Box 84, Pine River, Minnesota 56474
phone: 218.587.2171 / fax: 218.587.4855
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