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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
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
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.
February/March 2014 Brainerd Public Library Events-Discoveries
The Write Basics Conference-Saturday March 1st from 1:00pm to 4:30pm* @ the Arrowwood Lodge in Baxter-Writers of all levels are invited to participate in our free writers conference. Join Mary Logue, an award winning poet and mystery writer as she gives tips on how to dig deep and edit your own work. Former acquisitions editor for one of the "Big Six" publishers Ashley Shelby will help us Shoot the Moon: A Crash Course for Submitting Queries, Proposals and Manuscripts. Build your skills and expand your resources. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 829-5574.
LEGO Building Workshop -LEGO Mission 2 Space-Saturday March 8th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm*-Lego experts from Brick 4 Kidz will be on hand to work with kids ages 7-13 to build Lego space units. Build a Mars Rover, Space Shuttle, Launch Pad and more! We'll combine learning and fun as we engage the kids in building with LEGO bricks. At the end of our space mission the children will have a chance to play "Minute to Build It". With 60 seconds on the clock, get ready for fast paced building, crazy challenges using LEGO bricks and friendly competition. Free workshop for kids ages 7-13. Space is limited so register by calling the library at 829-5574.
Read Across America Day-Monday March 3rd from 3:00pm to 5:00pm-Join us at the library to read together, share favorite books and also celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Crafts and snacks too! Open to kids of all ages. Join us for an afternoon of fun!
"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 March 3rd, Monday March 17th and Monday March 31st from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at 829-5574.
Family Book Club-Monday February 24th @ 4:00pm-Join us for our monthly family book club as we discuss Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 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.
Gardening Tools- Gardening Class-Tuesday March 11th from 12 noon to 1:00pm- Join Crow Wing County Master Gardener, Tracey Srock, for this free and informative class thanks to the U of MN Extension Office. Whether you are sewing, painting, building a bench or gardening, using the right tools makes your project quicker, easier and more enjoyable. Whether old or new, come and learn about the many gardening tools that are available. Register by calling the library at 829-5574.
Lauren Pelon, The Living Roots of Music- Tuesday March 11th 6:30pm - Lauren Pelon will perform music from the 1st to the 21st centuries on archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, psalmodikon, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, doucaine, bowed and plucked psalteries, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, synthesizers, electric wind instrument, and MIDI-pedalboard. She also traces the story of music and tells stories about the development of instruments throughout history.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale - March 20-22
A Certified MNsure Navigator will be available at the Brainerd Public Library:
From 5pm to 7:45pm on the follow Tuesdays: Feb. 11, Feb 25, March 11 and March 25
From 9am to 6pm on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 12, Feb 26, March 12 and March 26
Call 218-829-5574 to make an appointment, walk-ins are also welcome
Free Basic Computer Classes - March 2014
The Brainerd Public Library will be providing free basic computer classes in March. If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. CLICK HERE for complete listing of classes.
There is limited seating, call 218-829-5574 to register.
UMN Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners
2014 Adult Presentations at the Brainerd Public Library
CLICK HERE for complete list of classes and descriptions.
Brainerd Public Library - Spring 2014 Legacy Events* CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming events.
* These free programs are made possible with funding from Kitchigami Regional Library through the State of Minnesota's Legacy Amendment funds to preserve arts and cultural heritage.
Regular Brainerd 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
Basic Computer Help - Every Wednesday @ 2:30pm
Brainerd Adult Book Club - Second Wednesday of every month @ 2:00pm
For more information call the Brainerd Public Library @ (218) 829-5574 or visit www.krls.org
All programs are free of charge.
Special online database services only available at the Brainerd Public Library:
Free wireless Internet access and public Internet computers
Fax number for library: 218-829-0055
$2/page to send; $1/page to receive
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: firstname.lastname@example.org , or brought in to the Brainerd Public Library. For more information, please call Linda McIntosh, Reference Supervisor at 829-2906.
Minnesota Grantmakers Online, a searchable online database of Minnesota grantmakers and grants is available. This database is only accessible at a Brainerd Public Library public computer and requires username and password login. Please ask the Reference desk staff for assistance.
Book Club in a Bag
This is a great resource for your local book club.
Generally meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm.
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.Please consider a Friends membership - your donation will help bolster the library collection and professional programming.
Friends of the Library Membership Application