ALS receives donation from Minnesota Power

By |July 18th, 2019|Blog|

Katherine Rasley, Engineer I at Minnesota Power, was selected as a finalist for the 10th annual Don Shippar Community Leadership Award at the ALLETE Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on May 14, 2019. As a finalist, she was awarded the honor of selecting community nonprofits to receive a grant of $1000. Rasley grew up in rural Deer [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up Summer 2019

By |July 16th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed in 2019 at Hoyt Lakes Public Library, Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Library, Chisholm Public Library, Hibbing Public Library, and Iron Range Historical Society: Project: MN Jack Sparrow Program for Summer Reading Feedback from Sue Sowers, Hoyt Lakes Public Library     [...]

Top 11 Most Challenged Books of 2018

By |July 16th, 2019|Blog|

Advocacy 101: Inviting Your Elected Leaders to Visit Your Library

By |July 16th, 2019|Blog|

Summer 2019 – New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |July 12th, 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) [...]

To Laugh Is to Live! with Kenny Ahern

By |June 28th, 2019|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present family comic Kenny Ahern and his To Laugh is to Live! program. This event is free and for all ages. Join us on: Monday, July 8, 10 a.m. Cloquet Public Library Friday, July 12, 3:30 p.m. Gilbert Public Library Monday, July 8, 3 p.m. Grand Marais Public Library [...]

Old MacDonald Had a Banjo with Paul Imholte

By |June 27th, 2019|Blog|

Old MacDonald Had a Banjo A free program being offered for kids ages 3-8 with their parents/caregivers/families!   Friday, July 5, 10:00 a.m. Marble Public Library Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. Coleraine Public Library Friday, July 5, 1:00 p.m. Buhl Public Library Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Area Library Friday, July 5, 3:30 [...]

Hoyt Lakes Public Library – Tables you can draw on

By |June 21st, 2019|Blog|

Library Director Sue Sowers showed me several enhancements that have been made to the Hoyt Lakes Public Library, particularly in the children and young adult areas. Using whiteboard paint to refurbish existing tables is a great idea! Young patrons can write or draw right on the tables. Then, the tables can easily be cleaned [...]

Aurora Public Library – Reading Chairs

By |June 21st, 2019|Blog|

I had the pleasure of visiting the Aurora Public Library on June 14th. These reading chairs were donated to the library by a patron who used to sit on one of these chairs and read alongside her sister when they were small. Library Director Paula Chapman tells me that these reading chairs are quite [...]

Two ALS employees receive recognition

By |June 18th, 2019|Blog|

On June 13, the ALS Governing Board recognized two ALS employees for their years of service. MaryLei Barclay and Brian Minor will both celebrate ten years at ALS in 2019. MaryLei has filled several roles at ALS and is currently our Acquisitions & Processing Clerk. Brian Minor is the Graphic Artist here at ALS where [...]