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Just a Reminder! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

By |September 21st, 2021|News|

Promote it on your website or social media sites using the copy below.  Just add your library’s name at the beginning of the second paragraph and then copy and paste.  You can also add or alter this information to suit your library, patrons and community. More information plus graphics and links can be gotten at [...]

FREE Audiobook downloads through the AudioFile Magazine SYNC program!

By |July 20th, 2021|Blog|

NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS July 2021 Newsletter View this email in your browser Get FREE Audiobook downloads through the AudioFile Magazine SYNC program! AudioFile Magazine's SYNC Program is designed to inspire teens and young adults to listen to audiobooks! Running April 29 - August 4, 2021, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are all [...]

Tell MDE your ideas for spending federal aid

By |May 26th, 2021|Blog|

Let your voice be heard! Tell MDE your ideas for spending federal aid funds by June 1st The Minnesota Department of Education is seeking public comment on how to spend it's 1.3 billion dollar share of federal aid for schools. The public comment period ends at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1st. Click here for [...]

Rusty sports his Twins cap

By |April 21st, 2021|Blog|

Take me out to ball game. That's what Rusty is trying to tell us. He put on his Twins cap, a fresh face mask and is ready to go. Once the great game is over, win or loose, Rusty retires to read one of his favorite books about baseball from his local library. Some available titles include: [...]

NEW Statewide book club pick, SLIDER — funny & kindhearted middle-grade novel

By |April 14th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System invites our seven county area to read together with Slider, the fourth title in the statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota Click above to get the online book, author information, discussion guide and reading activities. Competitive eating vies with family expectations in this funny, heartfelt novel. National [...]

Tell your representatives that libraries are important!

By |February 24th, 2021|Blog|

Libraries are crucial to Minnesota communities. During Library Legislative Week, Feb. 21-27, tell your state legislators and U.S. Senators and Representatives about your library’s worth. > How did your library respond to COVID-19? > What new services have you put in place? > How do you support children? The elderly? People in need in your [...]

Customer Service Webinar Series Available for ALS Library Staff

By |October 30th, 2020|Blog|

Customer Service Webinar Series Four hour-long customer service webinars by Pat Wagner are available free to you and all ALS member library staff at your convenience. You also have access to the presentation slides and handouts. This webinar series is useful for all library staff, including public, school, academic and special libraries. Its [...]

There’s Still Time to promote Library Card Sign Up Month!

By |September 17th, 2020|Blog|

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, sponsored by DC's Wonder Woman, the Arrowhead Library System and the American Library Association.  Library staff can promote this on your websites, Facebook pages, blogs and more by using this article, graphics and links.  You can also replace text or graphics with your own ideas, logos and photos [...]

INCLUSIVE POSTER – Libraries Are For Everyone

By |July 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Great Poster for your library:  Libraries Are For Everyone These well-designed, colorful posters with the motto, Libraries Are For Everyone, are available FREE for your use.  Artist, Rebecca McCorkindale, created the great graphics and worked to have the motto translated into 100 languages. These posters offer a wonderful way to invite everyone in your community [...]

Next Minnesota “One Book” program title is “A Good Time for the Truth”

By |June 19th, 2020|Blog|

The summer title for the Minnesota “One Book” program is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In a series of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a Native person or a person of color [...]