2020 History Day Hullabaloo at Duluth Public Library

By |January 2nd, 2020|Blog, Legacy Events|

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. To learn more about Arrowhead Legacy Events, please see our calendar at, follow us on Twitter @ALSLibraryNews, or like us on Facebook at 

2020 Mini Grants for ALS Member Libraries

By |January 2nd, 2020|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board has designated funds for mini grants to enhance library spaces, services, and programming at the local level.  Mini grants are open to all ALS member public, school, academic, and special libraries in the ALS seven-county service area.  40 mini grants are available in 2020 and libraries may apply [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up Winter 2019

By |December 27th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed in 2019 at Vermilion Community College Library (Ely), Aurora Public Library, Floodwood School Library, Cloquet Public Library, Deer River High School Library, and Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Library: Project: Group Study Table w/Dry Erase Top Feedback from Debbie Erzar, Vermilion Community College Library  [...]

ALS Governing Board: farewells, welcomes, and thank yous

By |December 23rd, 2019|Blog|

On December 12, the ALS Governing Board said farewell to two board members who are leaving the ALS Board at the end of this year after many years of service. Audrey Stattelman has represented Cook County on the ALS Board since 2009, and Steve Bean from the Itasca Community College has represented Academic Libraries on [...]

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 @ [...]