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2018’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |April 5th, 2019|Blog|

2018's Most Popular Mystery Books By Theresa de Valence Posted on 24 March 2019 Readers of DorothyL listserv recently posted the memorable books read in 2018. The count represents the number of times each title was included in the “voting”.  Below are the eighteen most-cited titles.  All of the titles are available in the regional [...]

February is Love your Library (with a Gift!)

By |February 5th, 2019|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has again this year designated February as Love Your Library month for our annual fund-raising campaign. In 2018, we received generous donations totaling just over $10,800! All proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the Mail-A-Book and Bookmobile collections here at ALS. If you are interested in making a [...]

So, how cold WAS it?

By |January 31st, 2019|Blog|

Temperatures in excess of 40 degrees below zero have been reported. This picture was taken the morning of January 31 at the ALS building in Mountain Iron where it apparently had gotten so cold overnight that the paint fell off our delivery door: Here is one of the "paint chips" that fell off the door: [...]

50 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

By |January 17th, 2019|Blog|

The classic children's book is now 50 years old!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYwE8qALm9M&feature=youtu.be&ref=PRH3510EBEE49

ALS Loses a Former Leader

By |October 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Kenneth Ray Nielsen, 91, died peacefully on September 30, 2018, at his home in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Ken came to the Arrowhead Library System in 1972 where he served as Assistant Director, Acting Director and finally, from 1977 until his retirement in 1992, as Director.  A WWII veteran, Ken earned an undergraduate degree in History and Masters [...]

READ with Representative Mary Murphy

By |August 16th, 2018|Blog|

Mary Murphy was first elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1976. Not only is she a strong library supporter, but she is also a strong library user. Even at the State Capitol, she makes time to read!

ALS Board recognizes employee

By |June 21st, 2018|Blog|

On June 14, the ALS Governing Board recognized Nicole Erickson for 20 years (so far!) as the ALS Bookkeeper. Thank you for your service, Nikki!

Sad news from ALS

By |June 7th, 2018|Blog|

Here at the Arrowhead Library System, we received the sad news that Rebecca Patton, a retired long-time ALS employee, passed away on May 26 after a long illness. In 1985, Rebecca was hired as the Director of the North Country Library Cooperative, the multitype library agency serving northeast Minnesota. She was hired by the Arrowhead [...]

2017’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |May 4th, 2018|Blog|

By Theresa de Valence Posted on 31 March 2018 Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2017. The count represents the number of times each title was included. Below are the thirty-seven most-cited titles. All but one title, The Question of the Absentee Father, are available in the regional catalog, although Police [...]

Minnesota Libraries Transform (part 3 of 3)

By |April 3rd, 2018|Blog|

“Libraries are a smart investment, transforming lives and communities and passionately advocating for lifelong learning. Libraries Transform, the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, is spreading the word about the impact libraries and librarians make every day.” (American Library Association). A Minnesota spin on the campaign resulted in several  “Because” statements from library supporters. Below [...]