When Your Library Reopens – Informational Posters You Can Print

By |May 29th, 2020|Blog|

RESOURCES FOR YOUR LIBRARY Thinking about reopening? Unsure, confused, overwhelmed? As libraries consider reopening to the public, these emotions may run rampant.  While each library must choose the course of action best for their patrons, staff and community, the Arrowhead Library System wants to offer you some resources to create a safe and healthy library [...]

Arrowhead Library System Offers Summer Reading Activities for Kids & Families

By |May 27th, 2020|Blog|

Are you ready to read, investigate and discover this summer?! Arrowhead Library System invites kids and families of all ages living in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties to DIG DEEPER by participating in two exciting and engaging summer programs this year! Get out your crayons, markers, pens, [...]

For Mystery Lovers: 2020 Edgar Award Winners Announced

By |May 5th, 2020|Blog|

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the winners of the 2020 Edgar® Awards. Below are the nominees and winners in three of the categories. I am pleased to report that in the first two categories listed below (winning books/authors are in bold type), copies of all but the John Vercher title are available in [...]

New tools to help businesses promote safe work environments

By |April 30th, 2020|Blog|

Announcing new tools to help businesses promote safe work environments Commissioner Steve Grove Health experts around the world will tell you that one of the most important aspects of workplace safety during a pandemic is careful and effective health screening of employees. That’s why in Executive Order 20-40, the Governor requires all non-critical businesses coming [...]

2020 Minnesota Book Awards Winners!

By |April 30th, 2020|Blog| The winners for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 28, in the first-ever virtual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony. 2020 Winners Children's Literature Sponsor: Books for Africa A Map Into the World By Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Seo Kim Carolrhoda Books/Lerner Publishing Group* More about this book and author >> [...]

ALS Library Card Application and Resources Available!

By |April 29th, 2020|Blog|

Need an Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Public Library Card to access digital resources at home?  If you live in the ALS seven-county service area of Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis, you can get one today!  Feel free to apply online today by visiting or!   With your [...]

Three Area Libraries Seeking Applicants for Leadership Positions

By |April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

The Grand Marais, Virginia and Silver Bay Public Libraries are looking for applicants for the following open positions: Assistant Library Director for Grand Marais Public Library The Grand Marais Public Library is seeking an Assistant Library Director to assist the Library Director in maintaining daily library operations and to operate the library independently in the [...]

Libraries Statewide Invite Minnesotans to Read Together in New ‘One Book’ Program

By |April 13th, 2020|Blog|

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the launch of One Book | One Minnesota, a new statewide book club that will invite Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Presented in partnership with State [...]

Broadband speed testing underway in Saint Louis County!

By |April 10th, 2020|Blog|

DATELINE – Thursday, April 9, 2020 FORMAL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION St. Louis County in partnership with the Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) is pleased to announce the formal public kickoff of a crowdsourcing project covering all of St. Louis County.  This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, [...]

The latest on Unemployment Insurance

By |April 8th, 2020|Blog|

April 8 message from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): Getting Minnesotans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible: The latest on Unemployment Insurance The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down – and at DEED, we’re focused every day on helping Minnesotans navigate this unprecedented and challenging time, and [...]