Why protect native prairie?
Prior to European settlement, Minnesota had more than 18 million acres of prairie. Our prairie was part of the largest ecosystem in North America, stretching from Canada to Mexico and from the Rocky Mountains to Indiana. A wealth of diverse species, habitats, and cultures thrived there. Today, less than two percent of Minnesota’s native prairie remains. It is the most endangered habitat in North America. In honor of Minnesota Grassland Month, the Department of Natural Resources has donated to the library a large selection of new books on native prairie landscapes. Come check them out and see how you can help preserve what is left of our natural prairie land!
The library will be sponsoring a free bus ride to the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum and Air Show on June 20, 2015. The ride includes free tickets to the air show, the WWII museum, and the Craig Morgan concert. There are battle reenactments at 1:00, Air Show at 3:00, and the concert is at 8:00 PM. You will have time to go through the museum between the air show and concert. Those who sign up must agree to stay for the entire event. Merchandise, food, and beverages are available on site. Stop in at the library to sign up.
Granite Falls Library is sponsoring a FREE bus trip to see Believe! – A heartwarming Christmas tale presented by New London Little Theater.
The bus leaves Granite Falls on Thursday, December 4th at 3:20 pm. Call Granite Falls Library at 320-564-3738 for more information.