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Answers to Questions About the Federal Funding Package Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was compiled and shared by the office of U.S. Senator Tina Smith: On March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $2 trillion package that will send assistance to Minnesota families, workers and small businesses to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  It also significantly bolstered the [...]

Area legislators honor the late Congressman Oberstar

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

In December, Senator Dave Tomassoni and Representative Dave Lislegard visited the ALS headquarters in Mountain Iron and made a point of viewing the poster of the late Congressman Jim Oberstar. The Congressman represented northeastern Minnesota in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until leaving office in January 2011. Congressman Oberstar was a strong [...]

ALS staff are still here

By |March 23rd, 2020|Blog|

As of Monday morning, March 23, staff from the Arrowhead Library System are still working. Like many public agencies, we have had to take the unfortunate step of closing our building to the public. We hope that this step allows us to continue getting our work done for as long as possible. Our website <www.alslib.info> [...]

ALS Recognizes Senator David Tomassoni

By |March 20th, 2020|Blog|

Senator David Tomassoni represents District 6 in the Minnesota State Senate and has long served as an advocate for libraries and library services. The Arrowhead Library System has recognized the Senator's support by creating a READ poster that features one of the Senator's favorite books, Playing for Pizza by John Grisham. Earlier this winter, the [...]

ALS Board welcomes new members

By |February 26th, 2020|Blog|

The ALS Governing Board met on February 13, 2020 and welcomed two new members.  Adam Brisk from the University of Minnesota, Duluth is now the elected representative of ALS member academic libraries. The new representative for Cook County is Helen Muth who has been appointed to that position by the Cook County Board of Commissioners. [...]

Harrison Ford: Find epic stories at your library!

By |February 25th, 2020|Blog|

https://youtu.be/Dev6T3ZCrY8

February is Love your Library (with a Gift!)

By |February 3rd, 2020|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has again this year designated February as Love Your Library month for our annual fund-raising campaign. In 2019, we received generous donations totaling just shy of $11,500! 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 [...]

Eric Klinenberg: Palaces for the People

By |January 28th, 2020|Blog|

https://youtu.be/Qieh255gXQU

ALS Governing Board: farewells, welcomes, and thank yous

By |December 23rd, 2019|Blog|

On December 12, the ALS Governing Board said farewell to two board members who are leaving the ALS Board at the end of this year after many years of service. Audrey Stattelman has represented Cook County on the ALS Board since 2009, and Steve Bean from the Itasca Community College has represented Academic Libraries on [...]

The Impact of Public Libraries

By |December 20th, 2019|Blog|

https://youtu.be/Rpxkh-ia7V0