Library Director Sue Sowers showed me several enhancements that have been made to the Hoyt Lakes Public Library, particularly in the children and young adult areas. Using whiteboard paint to refurbish existing tables is a great idea! Young patrons can write or draw right on the tables. Then, the tables can easily be cleaned [...]
I had the pleasure of visiting the Aurora Public Library on June 14th. These reading chairs were donated to the library by a patron who used to sit on one of these chairs and read alongside her sister when they were small. Library Director Paula Chapman tells me that these reading chairs are quite [...]
On recent site visits to local libraries, I took note of some trending ideas. I found comfy seating at the Babbitt Public Library that provides an inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy a good book. At Hibbing Public Library, I noticed mobile shelving in the Children's area. Not only does this provide an inviting look [...]
Pictured left to right: Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library and ALS Board Member, Chadd Niles - ALS, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Senator Paul Utke, and Shari Fisher - ALS. Pictured left to right: Shari Fisher - ALS, State Representative Mary Murphy, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library [...]
Thank you to Paula Stanaway for adding Fall colors to our Arrowhead Library System Lobby! Next week, Paula will move us to a new season. Let Paula know if you need die cuts for your library programming.
Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Public Library Association Conference in Denver. The theme this year was Be Extraordinary. Each day began with an opening talk featuring Big Ideas. The Big Ideas reinforced how our libraries are or can be extraordinary. It was a wonderful experience to not only attend the excellent sessions [...]