Silver Bay Public Library recently hosted the Minnesota Digital Library Scan for Keeps kit

By |October 11th, 2019|Blog|

During a recent visit to Silver Bay Public Library, I had the opportunity to see library staff and patrons using the Scan for Keeps kit to digitize slides. Library staff members Eileen Anselment and Julie Billings were available to assist patrons as needed (top photo) . Two library patrons were organizing slides in preparation for [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up Fall 2019

By |October 7th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed in 2019 at Two Harbors Public Library, Cook Public Library, and Grand Rapids Area Library: Project: New Seating in the Children's Area Feedback from Katie Sundstrom, Two Harbors Public Library Our children's area has only had one wooden picnic bench for children's [...]

Custom Leather Bracelet Workshop with Jen Anfinson

By |October 4th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Jen Anfinson's Custom Leather Bracelet Workshop A free program being offered for ages 13 and up at the following locations:     Friday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. Aurora Public Library Tuesday, November 5, 3:30 p.m. Chisholm Public Library Friday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. Cook Public Library Wednesday, [...]

I am noticing there are longer waiting periods for e-books. Did you know?

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

  Macmillan Publishing Company announced a library e-book embargo in late July. Under Macmillan’s new pricing model, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in e-book format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to the library. The additional copies will [...]

Join a Nationwide Reading Experience!

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System will be offering unlimited ebook copies of “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. “After the Flood” is the first selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program, which offers access to the same book at the same time through public libraries. “After the Flood” will be available for download October [...]

IRHS’s 46th Annual Meeting – Saturday, October 5, 2019

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

  IRHS’s 46th annual meeting to feature stories of Iron Range WWII fallen heroes Hometown Focus | September 27, 2019 EVELETH — The Iron Range Historical Society will hold its 46th annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mesabi Trailhead Station located at 111 Station 44 Road [...]

Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library Wins 2019 Eve Nordley Award!

By |September 27th, 2019|Blog|

Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library had a grand day indeed last Thursday, October 19. During the long-awaited MLA Conference in Prior Lake, representative Mary Jo Wimmer came away with the top prize in MALF’s annual Evy Nordley contest. It was no mean feat, either; MALF fielded a higher than average number of project entries from across [...]

The Treasures of Mrs. Grady’s Library

By |September 27th, 2019|Blog|

  "Judge Olly Neal grew up in Arkansas during the ’50s and didn’t care much for high school. One day he wandered into the library, where he came across a book by African-American author Frank Yerby. The cover piqued his interest, but Olly didn’t want to risk his reputation by letting his classmates see him [...]

ALS Bookmobile Celebration & Book Sale!

By |September 27th, 2019|Blog|

Friday, October 11, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5528 Emerald Avenue, Mt. Iron, MN   Take a tour of the new Bookmobile and browse an assortment of materials that have been withdrawn from the Bookmobile and Mail-A-Book collections. With thousands of titles to choose from, something is sure to pique your interest! The event [...]

Libraries ‘Keep the Light On’ During Banned Books Week

By |September 18th, 2019|Blog|

Don’t be left in the dark this Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-28, 2019) The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) offers several resources and activities for libraries and readers that highlight the Banned Books Week 2019 theme “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On.” Programs The Dear Banned Author letter-writing campaign encourages [...]