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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
Darcy D., Library Assistant
Jayne D., Library Assistant
Laurel H., Library Assistant
Diane S., Library Assistant
Jenny H., Library Assistant
Robin R., Library Assistant
Maria S., Library Assistant
Emily I., Library Assistant
Carol C., Library Assistant
Lindsey S., 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:

August 2015 Brainerd Public Library Events-Discoveries


Check out the Brainerd Public Library's Newsletter HERE

The library holds Gardening Presentations from the University of Minnesota Extension Crow Wing County Master Gardeners. CLICK HERE to see the 2015 schedule. Register by calling the library at (218)829-5574.

September is Library Card Sign up Month-If you don't have a Brainerd Public Library card September is a great time to get one. Gain access to all kinds of free things at your local library. Kids 10 and under that sign up for a new card in September can pick out a free book to bring home. Remember that a library card is the most important school supply kids need as they head back to school. Library cards are FREE and bring you a world of opportunity no matter what your age.

"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 September 14th and Monday September 28th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Register to read to Lulu by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

"Lemons" for Your Kitchen Garden-Gardening Class-Tuesday September 8th @ 12:00 noon-With very little effort, you can bring the color and the scent of lemon to your kitchen garden by including certain vegetables, herbs and flowers. Join master gardener Joann Weaver, to learn how to identify, obtain, grow, harvest and utilize "lemons" for Zone 3. Register by calling the library at (218) 829-5574.

Fall Prevention - Thursday, September 17th @ 12:00 noon - The event seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Kathy Gilbride, Central MN Council on Aging, will provide information about falls awareness and prevention workshops offered in Crow Wing County. This presentation is part of the Third Thursday Making Healthy Choices noon series that is a collaboration with Brainerd Public Library, area organizations and Crow Wing Energized.

Moo! Traveling Trunk Show-Monday September 28th @ 6:30pm-Join author David LaRochelle, illustrator Mike Wohnoutka, and Cow---the star of their book Moo! for a one of a kind show. After interviewing cow about her travels, David and Mike will share a puppet show retelling of Moo! , get everyone dancing with some original music and follow up with a group storytelling and drawing activity. Don't miss out on this mooovelous fun event for families with young children.

Banned Book Week September 27th-October 3rd -Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Catcher in the Rye. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries and schools. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading your favorite banned book!

Friends of the Library Public Library Book Sale October 1st-3rd-Don't miss this popular event and stock up on great books. Thursday and Friday 9:00am to 8:00pm. Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Library will be closed Monday September 7th for Labor Day.

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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