The Impact of Public Libraries

By |December 20th, 2019|Blog|

Happy Holidays from ALS Staff!

By |December 19th, 2019|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System "Cozy Sock Swap" was a success this year!  Staff who were interested brought in a pair of new socks and hung them on the clothesline with a numbered clothespin.  Yesterday, folks drew numbers and got to take home their "assigned" pair!  What a fun display it turned out to be!   Happy [...]

Story Time with Chione

By |December 10th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Story Time with Chione A free Library Legacy program being offered January 15-17, 2020, at the following locations: Wednesday, January 15, 10:15 a.m. Duluth Public Library Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. Two Harbors Public Library Thursday, January 16, 10:15 a.m. Mt. Royal Branch Library, Duluth Thursday, January [...]

Representative Mary Murphy visits ALS

By |December 4th, 2019|Blog|

Mary Murphy has served in the Minnesota House of Representatives since 1977 and we are thrilled that she was recently able to visit the ALS building in Mountain Iron for the first time. Representative Murphy is a strong library supporter (and user!) and her efforts have been recognized by the Minnesota Library Association.  Here at [...]

ALS honors former Representative Tom Rukavina

By |November 18th, 2019|Blog|

Tom Rukavina represented the Iron Range in Minnesota's House of Representatives from 1987 until retiring in 2012. He then served as a Saint Louis County Commissioner from 2015 until 2018. Although he passed away earlier this year, throughout his career he remained a strong advocate for libraries. The Arrowhead Library System has recognized Rukavina's long [...]

Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness with Christina Cotruvo

By |November 11th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness with Christina Cotruvo A free program being offered for teens and adults December 2-20, 2019, at the following locations:     Monday, December 2, 3:30 p.m. Moose Lake Public Library -- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER New date is Tuesday, January 7 @ [...]

Fall 2019 – New Titles in the Professional Collection

By |November 11th, 2019|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) [...]

What is Minitex?

By |November 4th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]