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The Art of Tying Knots: Macramé Legacy Take & Make Kits

By |June 15th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing The Art of Tying Knots: Macramé Take & Make Kits to member public libraries to distribute July 1-31, 2021.  Learn the basic three knots of macramé and create a trendy micro-macramé zipper pull!  This DIY project, created by Minnesota artist Jen Anfinson, can be used on jackets, [...]

Arrowhead Library System Launches Creativebug Online Resource

By |June 9th, 2021|Blog|

            Arrowhead Library System (ALS) now offers free access to the popular Creativebug online resource for patrons residing in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and St. Louis counties.  Enjoy unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts [...]

Tell MDE your ideas for spending federal aid

By |May 26th, 2021|Blog|

Let your voice be heard! Tell MDE your ideas for spending federal aid funds by June 1st The Minnesota Department of Education is seeking public comment on how to spend it's 1.3 billion dollar share of federal aid for schools. The public comment period ends at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1st. Click here for [...]

Overdue Fines Amnesty for Kids Ages 0-18 in the Arrowhead Library System — Now Until May 31

By |May 17th, 2021|Blog|

To help get kids and families prepared for summer reading, a select number of public libraries in the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) region will be offering overdue fines amnesty for patrons ages 0-18 now until May 31, 2021.  During this time, kids can return those long overdue library books from the following locations and all [...]

Gearing Up for Summer with Arrowhead Library System!

By |May 14th, 2021|Blog|

I Went Walking Story Stroll @ Arrowhead Library System!   You’re invited to a Story Stroll at Arrowhead Library System (ALS) on Thursday, May 20, 1-4 p.m.!  The featured title will be I Went Walking by Sue Williams and illustrated by Julie Vivas.  The Story Stroll will contain laminated big book pages attached to metal stakes [...]

May 2021 — New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |May 4th, 2021|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) [...]

Juggling: A Not-So-Brief Introduction Take and Move Art Kits Available May 1-31, 2021

By |April 30th, 2021|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Juggling: A Not-So-Brief Introduction Take-and-Move Art Kits to member public libraries to distribute May 1-31, 2021.  These kits, designed by COMPAS Teaching Artist Benjamin Domask-Ruh, include an entire culture of juggling!  Kits provide recipients a primer on the ancient artform introducing the history, science, theory, and beginning [...]

Rusty sports his Twins cap

By |April 21st, 2021|Blog|

Take me out to ball game. That's what Rusty is trying to tell us. He put on his Twins cap, a fresh face mask and is ready to go. Once the great game is over, win or loose, Rusty retires to read one of his favorite books about baseball from his local library. Some available titles include: [...]

NEW Statewide book club pick, SLIDER — funny & kindhearted middle-grade novel

By |April 14th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System invites our seven county area to read together with Slider, the fourth title in the statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota Click above to get the online book, author information, discussion guide and reading activities. Competitive eating vies with family expectations in this funny, heartfelt novel. National [...]

Call for Entries in Minnesota Statewide Author Contests

By |April 7th, 2021|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) joins libraries throughout the state in announcing the call for entries in this year’s Minnesota Author Project statewide contest for independently-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction.  This is the contest’s fourth year.  The Minnesota Author Project Communities Create category, introduced last year, is also inviting entries for its second year. Communities [...]