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Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up: 2019 & 2020

By |July 28th, 2020|Blog|

Here’s a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that were completed in 2019 and 2020 at Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools, Eveleth Public Library, Cook County Public Schools, Coleraine Public Library, Hibbing High School Library, Moose Lake Public Library, Duluth Public Library, Mountain Iron Public Library, Calumet Public Library, and Iron Range Historical Society. Project: AR/VR [...]

Summer 2020 – New Titles in the Professional Collection

By |July 24th, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has a long-standing commitment to maintaining a collection of current publication titles of interest to librarians, library staff and library trustees.  The collection is housed at the ALS Headquarters in Mountain Iron, but all titles can be requested via the online catalog (if you have a borrower’s card from an ALS library) [...]

Free Virtual Library Comic Convention Events

By |July 17th, 2020|Blog|

The state of Minnesota is one of eleven states hosting the Virtual Library Comic Convention (VLCC) in partnership with library services company BiblioLabs. To celebrate comic and graphic novels together even while the pandemic keeps us apart, there will be virtual events being held on the afternoon of July 30, 2020, with free, unlimited registration [...]

Arrowhead Library System Launches TumbleBookLibrary for Kids and Families

By |June 30th, 2020|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to announce the availability of the TumbleBookLibrary for all patrons living in the seven county area of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties.  TumbleBookLibrary, geared towards youth in grades K-6, is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, eBooks, quizzes, lesson [...]

Arrowhead Library System Offers Summer Reading Activities for Kids & Families

By |May 27th, 2020|Blog|

Are you ready to read, investigate and discover this summer?! Arrowhead Library System invites kids and families of all ages living in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties to DIG DEEPER by participating in two exciting and engaging summer programs this year! Get out your crayons, markers, pens, [...]

ALS Library Card Application and Resources Available!

By |April 29th, 2020|Blog|

Need an Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Public Library Card to access digital resources at home?  If you live in the ALS seven-county service area of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis, you can get one today!  Feel free to apply online today by visiting or!   With your [...]

Libraries Statewide Invite Minnesotans to Read Together in New ‘One Book’ Program

By |April 13th, 2020|Blog|

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the launch of One Book | One Minnesota, a new statewide book club that will invite Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Presented in partnership with State [...]

Minnesota Author Project — Call for Entries!

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is pleased to announce the launch of the statewide 2020 Minnesota Author Project.  There are three contest categories this year -- Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, and Communities Create.  Submissions will be accepted from April 1-May 31, 2020. Minnesota Author Project: Adult and Young Adult Fiction (Year 3) Link to Submit Adult [...]

ALS Bookmobile Services Suspended, New Library Card Application Available Online

By |March 18th, 2020|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has suspended its Bookmobile service indefinitely, according to Executive Director Jim Weikum. The ALS Bookmobile has over 60 stops across Saint Louis, Carlton, Itasca, and Koochiching counties. The service is being suspended due to health and safety concerns for both the public and the staff stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

New Online ALS Borrower Card Application

By |March 16th, 2020|Blog|

Greetings!  We know that some of our digital resources require an ALS public library card number to use and/or authenticate.  To remove barriers for our regional patrons and to help provide quick access to digital content as schools move to distance learning, we have created a new online library card application that can be filled [...]