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 [...]

Next Minnesota “One Book” program title is “The Plague of Doves”

By |October 29th, 2020|Blog|

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the third chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. The third title for the program [...]

Minnesota Author Project Winners Announced

By |October 14th, 2020|Blog|

The winners of the third annual Minnesota Author Project have been announced!   And one author is from the Arrowhead Library System region -- yay! ADULT FICTION The Wolf’s Trail by Thomas D. Peacock (Duluth Public Library) YOUNG ADULT FICTION The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazadeh (Hennepin County Library) COMMUNITIES CREATE Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss [...]

Legacy Color Your Yard Tire Wildlife Feeder Take and Make Kits

By |September 22nd, 2020|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System will be providing public libraries across the region Color Your Yard Tire Wildlife Feeder Take and Make Kits to distribute during the month of October.  These Legacy kits, designed by April and Reggie Fountain of Fountain Art in Chisholm, include everything you will need to make a colorful piece of art [...]

Minnesota Author Project: Adult & Young Adult Fiction and Communities Create Finalists Announced

By |September 21st, 2020|Blog|

       The finalists have been announced for the third annual Minnesota Author Project in the Adult and Young Adult Fiction and the Communities Create categories -- please note three are from the Arrowhead Library System region, yay! ADULT FICTION The Wolf’s Trail by Thomas D. Peacock (Duluth Public Library) 50 Shades of Worf by Christopher Schmitz [...]

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 [...]

Area school district welcomes students back to school

By |September 14th, 2020|Blog|

Minnesota Broadband Speed Test Initiative

By |August 4th, 2020|Blog|

Welcome to Minnesota Broadband Speed Test Initiative crowd-sourced broadband project: From this web site data can be collected about your broadband speed (no tracking cookies!) and create a map for your community that will help your community in efforts to get grants and other support to improve broadband for your community. Please make sure that no [...]

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) [...]