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) [...]

INCLUSIVE POSTER – Libraries Are For Everyone

By |July 23rd, 2020|Blog|

Great Poster for your library:  Libraries Are For Everyone These well-designed, colorful posters with the motto, Libraries Are For Everyone, are available FREE for your use.  Artist, Rebecca McCorkindale, created the great graphics and worked to have the motto translated into 100 languages. These posters offer a wonderful way to invite everyone in your community [...]

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 [...]

DEED announces free online learning content for Minnesotans

By |June 22nd, 2020|Blog|

DEED announces partnership with Coursera to provide free online learning content to Minnesotans June 17, 2020 | Job Advice, Economic Development ST. PAUL, Minn . – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today a new partnership with Coursera, the leading online learning platform that offers courses from 200 top universities and businesses around the world, [...]

Next Minnesota “One Book” program title is “A Good Time for the Truth”

By |June 19th, 2020|Blog|

The summer title for the Minnesota “One Book” program is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In a series of essays, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a Native person or a person of color [...]

ALS Board gives recognition to two ALS employees

By |June 17th, 2020|Blog|

On June 11, the ALS Governing Board met via videoconferencing as a safety precaution. The meeting was chaired by board secretary Lenore Johnson (Lake County). Sharon Kangas, Iinterlibrary Loan Coordinator at ALS, was recognized for 35 years of service as she started at ALS in 1985. Jennifer Ancel, Interlibrary Loan Assistant, was recognized for 20 [...]

Bookmobile Back on the Road for the Summer!

By |June 12th, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System to Resume Bookmobile Service The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Bookmobile will be back on the road starting Monday, June 15, three months after the service was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like public libraries all across Minnesota, the Bookmobile service will look different when service resumes. For at least the rest [...]