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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 [...]

Minnesota Libraries Transform (part 2 of 3)

By |March 29th, 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 [...]

Minnesota Libraries Transform (part 1 of 3)

By |March 26th, 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 [...]

MLA +ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter 2018 (#1)

By |February 7th, 2018|Blog|

MLA +ITEM Legislative Update Newsletter 2018|#1 This is your *new* source for updates on Minnesota library legislative activities.  This newsletter is the way MLA & ITEM members will receive legislative updates from Sam Walseth of Capitol Hill Associates. Capitol Hill Associates is the lobbying firm representing MLA, ITEM, the multicounty multitype library systems, & the regional [...]

February is Love your Library (with a Gift!)

By |February 2nd, 2018|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has again this year designated February as Love Your Library month for our annual fund-raising campaign. In 2017, we received generous donations totally just over $11,200! All proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the ALS Mail-A-Book and Bookmobile collections. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, checks [...]

Very sad news for the Arrowhead Library System

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog|

Early in the morning of December 26, a house fire in Hibbing claimed the lives of Steve and Pat Gillitzer as well as the lives of two of their grandchildren. After retiring from a career in the Hibbing Fire Department, Steve became a Bookmobile Driver for ALS in March 2010. Steve's routes on the Bookmobile [...]