Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Be A Storyteller Take & Share Art Kits to member public libraries to distribute June 13-27, 2022.  These kits have been designed by COMPAS Teaching Artist Beverly Cottman.  The art of storytelling is an ancient oral tradition found in all cultures.  Storytellers keep and continue that culture by learning, telling, and passing on stories, fables, folk tales, myths, and legends that guide and teach others.  In this interactive arts activity designed for storytelling beginners, participants will receive the tools to learn an old story, put their own creative spin on it, then re-tell it to friends, family members, pets, and more!  An accompanying online video with Beverly will be available for any new storytellers who want to watch and learn more.  Kits will be distributed at the following public libraries and ALS outreach locations:

Aurora Public Library
Babbitt Public Library
Baudette Public Library
Bovey Public Library
Buhl Public Library
Calumet Public Library
Carlton Area Public Library
Chisholm Public Library
Cloquet Public Library
Coleraine Public Library
Cook Public Library
Duluth Public Library
Ely Public Library
Eveleth Public Library
Gilbert Public Library
Grand Marais Public Library
Grand Rapids Area Library
Hibbing Public Library
Hoyt Lakes Public Library
International Falls Public Library
Keewatin Public Library
Marble Public Library
Moose Lake Public Library
Mountain Iron Public Library
Silver Bay Public Library
Two Harbors Public Library
Virginia Public Library
Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile
Arrowhead Library System Mail-A-Book (*patrons must qualify for Mail-A-Book services, kit may be modified in order to deliver by mail)

This program is geared towards ages 4th grade up to adult.  Please note each location has a limited number of kits – feel free to contact your local library for more information.  An accompanying online video is available for folks who want more storytelling instruction: https://tinyurl.com/BeAStorytellerVideoALS 

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For Legacy reminders and info, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.