Elk River Library

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Great River Regional Library’s digital collection — e-books and downloadable audiobooks — is seeing a surge in popularity. Checkouts of those items increased 81 percent from 2012 to 2013 across the GRRL system, which consists of 32 libraries including the one in Elk River. There were 111,257 checkouts of GRRL’s […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor More than 300,000 items were checked out from the Elk River Library in 2012. In his annual report to the Elk River City Council on Monday, March 4, Branch Manager Will Hollerich said 233,190 print materials and 101,967 media (video or audio) items were checked out last year, for a […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor “A haven for the curious.” That’s one way Will Hollerich describes libraries. As the new branch manager at the Elk River Library, Hollerich is a strong library advocate. “I am passionate about public libraries. I think they serve a really important role in society,” he said. Libraries promote lifelong learning […]

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Oct. 31 has been proclaimed Mick Stoffers Day in Elk River by the City Council. That’s the day Stoffers is retiring from the Elk River Library, where she has worked for 27 years. She is the library’s branch manager. Stoffers was recognized at the Oct. 15 Elk River City Council meeting. “We’re definitely going to […]

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Click here to read an archived story about Mick Stoffers. Mick Stoffers of the Elk River Library is WCCO Radio’s Good Neighbor today (Wednesday, Oct. 10.) The Good Neighbor is recognized at 7:52 a.m., 12:40 p.m., and 5:50 p.m.on WCCO 830AM radio. Here’s what her nomination had to say about the long-time librarian. “Responsible, dedicated, […]

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Click here to read about Mick Stoffers. An open house to honor Mick Stoffers will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the community room at the Elk River Library, 13020 Orono Parkway. Stoffers, the library’s branch manager, is retiring after 27 years.

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Click here to read about an open house honoring Mick Stoffers. by Joni Astrup Associate editor When Mick Stoffers interviewed for a job at the Elk River Library, she was asked how long she planned to stay in the position. She told the interviewer she would know when it was time to leave. Twenty-seven years […]

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