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Friends of the Hibbing Public Library Adapted the ALS Scavenger Hunts for a (Very) Active Program!

By |July 13th, 2018|Blog|

We'd like to share with you how the Friends of the Hibbing Public Library adapted the ALS Scavenger Hunts for their own, very active, program! We used the Musical Instruments, Paul Bunyan, Pets, and Moo story time kits and wrote clues related to each picture from the kits, directing participants to find the picture, along [...]

Summer 2018 – New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |July 11th, 2018|Blog|

Greetings and happy summer!  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 [...]

Duluth Public Library’s Vegan Cookbook Club

By |June 28th, 2018|Blog|

How to Host a Vegan Cookbook Club for Meat-Eaters, Vegans, and Everyone Else Mt. Royal Branch Library by Bonnie Ambrosi and Alicia Peterson A promotional flyer posted outside the main door of the Mount Royal branch of the Duluth Public Library reads, “Do you want to eat more plant-based meals because . . . it’s [...]

ALS Board recognizes employee

By |June 21st, 2018|Blog|

On June 14, the ALS Governing Board recognized Nicole Erickson for 20 years (so far!) as the ALS Bookkeeper. Thank you for your service, Nikki!

Take me to your reader: Bookmobile taking library on the road

By |June 11th, 2018|Blog, News|

KBJR 6 visits the bookmobile!

Sad news from ALS

By |June 7th, 2018|Blog|

Here at the Arrowhead Library System, we received the sad news that Rebecca Patton, a retired long-time ALS employee, passed away on May 26 after a long illness. In 1985, Rebecca was hired as the Director of the North Country Library Cooperative, the multitype library agency serving northeast Minnesota. She was hired by the Arrowhead [...]

Sean Emery – Funny Guy, Jugglin’ Stuff (Kids Stuff Summer 2018)

By |June 1st, 2018|Blog|

  Sean Emery -- Funny Guy, Jugglin’ Stuff! Arrowhead Library System is pleased to host professional juggler Sean Emery for 27 performances around NE Minnesota. This program is free and for all ages. Join us at the following dates and locations: Thursday, July 5, 10:00 a.m. Carlton Area Public Library Thursday, July 5, 1:30 p.m. [...]

Brodini Comedy Magic Show (Kids Stuff Summer 2018)

By |June 1st, 2018|Blog|

Brodini Comedy Magic Show Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the Brodini Magic Comedy Show. This program is free and for all ages. Join us at the following dates and locations: Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. Chisholm Public Library Monday, June 11, 3:30 p.m. Gilbert Public Library Tuesday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. Ely Public [...]

2017’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |May 4th, 2018|Blog|

By Theresa de Valence Posted on 31 March 2018 Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2017. The count represents the number of times each title was included. Below are the thirty-seven most-cited titles. All but one title, The Question of the Absentee Father, are available in the regional catalog, although Police [...]

Spring 2018 Part 2 — New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |May 1st, 2018|Blog|

Greetings and happy spring!  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 [...]