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ALS Governing Board elects officers for 2018

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog|

On December 14, the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board elected their officers for 2018. Marge McPeak (Tower, MN) will again serve as President of the board. Audrey Stattelman (Hovland, MN) will serve another term as Secretary.  Amanda Houle (Two Harbors, MN) will continue as chair of the Budget Committee. Steve Bean (Grand Rapids, MN) [...]

Max the Library Cat

By |December 7th, 2017|Blog|


Farewell and Best Wishes to Mary Lukkarila

By |October 19th, 2017|Blog|

At an August 30 gathering of area public library staff, Mary Lukkarila was honored by her colleagues as she prepares to retire as the Director of the Cloquet Public Library after over 30 years of service. Mary also served as library director in Buhl and Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Best wishes, Mary!

Why Libraries Are Important

By |October 19th, 2017|Blog|


26 Facts About Libraries

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog|


ALS Board recognizes employee anniversaries

By |June 9th, 2017|Blog|

Several ALS employees will achieve notable employment anniversaries during 2017, and those employees were recognized at the ALS Board meeting on June 8, 2017. The employees being recognized were Melody Dane (10 years), Heather McLaughlin (10 years), Shari Fisher (20 years), Paula Stanaway (20 years), and Jim Weikum (25 years). Let there be cake!

John Schifsky joins the ALS Board

By |April 18th, 2017|Blog|

On January 1, John Schifsky joined the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board as an appointee of the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners. On April 13, Mr. Schifsky received the oath of office as a member of the ALS Board. He is a former faculty member at the College of Saint Scholastica. Pictured administering [...]

The Bookmobile (courtesy of StoryCorps)

By |April 12th, 2017|Blog|

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 is National Bookmobile Day! Find out more about the ALS Bookmobile service at https://www.alslib.info/services/bookmobile/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11OvHcgh-E4

2016’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |March 21st, 2017|Blog|

2016's Most Popular Mystery Books By Theresa de Valence Posted on 13 March 2017 Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2016. The count represents the number of times each title was included. Below are the twenty-nine most-cited titles. All but one title (Brain Storm by Elaine Viets) are available in the [...]

Lenore Johnson joins the ALS Board

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog|

On February 9, Lenore Johnson received the oath of office as a member of the Governing Board for the Arrowhead Library System. Ms. Johnson is a former County Commissioner and previously served on the Board. She was appointed to the ALS Board by the Lake County Board of Commissioners. Pictured administering the oath of office [...]