The ALS deer is ready for summer!

By |June 18th, 2019|Blog|

The deer sculpture outside the ALS building was created by Duluth artist Ann Klefstad.  The sculpture is one of many public art pieces across the Arrowhead region, courtesy of the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund dollars provided through Minnesota's Legacy Amendment." For a tour of those varied art pieces, follow this link:  

The Dollipops!

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

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present The Dollipops!, a free program being offered for kids ages 4-9 with their parents/caregivers/families. Join us on: Wednesday, June 12, 9:30 a.m. Ely Public Library Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. Keewatin Public Library Wednesday, June 12, 3:30 p.m. Babbitt Public Library Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. Grand Rapids [...]

It’s Here! The New ALS Bookmobile

By |May 31st, 2019|Blog|

Northeastern Minnesota residents will soon notice a new Bookmobile traveling on area highways. The new ALS Bookmobile will hit the road by the first week of June, just in time for this year’s Summer Reading Program. The ALS Governing Board awarded a bid to Farber Specialty Vehicles of Ohio in February 2018. The manufacture of [...]

Brodini Comedy Magic Show with Graylyn Morris! — Kids Stuff 2019

By |May 31st, 2019|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the Brodini Magic Comedy Show! This program is free and for all ages!  Join us on:   Monday, June 10, 10 a.m. Eveleth Public Library Monday, June 10, 1 p.m. Gilbert Public Library Monday, June 10, 3:30 p.m. Buhl Public Library Tuesday, June 11, 10 a.m. Baudette Public [...]

The New ELM Portal is Here — Time to Update Your ELM Links!

By |May 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Have you checked out the new Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) portal at yet? It is now up and running! Although the content hasn't changed, the look has -- the staff at Minitex hope this platform is easier for students and patrons to navigate! The old portal ( and links copied from it will [...]

Chisholm Public Library – Legacy Public Artwork

By |May 1st, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

Joe Baltich of Ely, MN, created six thematic public art paintings for the Chisholm Public Library. "The added brightness and whimsical energy that the artwork provides naturally complements the creative and welcoming environment that we strive to accomplish at the Chisholm Library!" - Katie Christenson, Chisholm Public Library Director   For a complete list of [...]

What is trending at local libraries?

By |April 30th, 2019|Blog|

On recent site visits to local libraries, I took note of some trending ideas. I found comfy seating at the Babbitt Public Library that provides an inviting atmosphere for patrons to enjoy a good book. At Hibbing Public Library, I noticed mobile shelving in the Children's area. Not only does this provide an inviting look [...]

Choose Privacy Week 2019

By |April 29th, 2019|Blog|

Librarians feel a professional responsibility to protect the right to search for information free from surveillance.   Privacy has long been the cornerstone of library services in America. Why? Because the freedom to read and receive ideas anonymously is at the heart of individual liberty in a democracy. Librarians defend that freedom every day. Choose [...]

Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover

By |April 19th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Luffarslöjd: Scandinavian Wirework with Faith Clover a free, 90-minute program being offered for ages 14 and older at the following dates and locations:   Monday, May 6, 1:00 p.m. Ely Public Library Monday, May 13, 2:00 p.m. Marble Public Library Monday, May 6, 6:00 p.m. Babbitt Public [...]

19 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week

By |April 8th, 2019|Blog|

National Library Week is here—is your library ready to celebrate? Read on for quick tips about how to get involved:       Share ALA’s free National Library Week graphics on your library’s social media channels, website, and newsletter. Ask library users to participate in the nationwide #MyLibraryMyStory promotion. Create a display or social media post highlighting copies [...]