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ALS Mini Grant Report – Edna I. Murphy Elementary School Library

By |March 15th, 2019|Blog|

Report written by Amy Savela, Media Specialist at Murphy Elementary Project:  STEAM Kit - Magna-Tiles     This is a popular story bin that I have checked out from the Arrowhead Library System for our library and the students love them and create a great many wonderful projects. Students develop problem solving skills and often [...]

Library Legislative Day – February 26, 2019

By |March 11th, 2019|Blog|

Pictured left to right: Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library and ALS Board Member, Chadd Niles - ALS, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Senator Paul Utke, and Shari Fisher - ALS. Pictured left to right: Shari Fisher - ALS, State Representative Mary Murphy, Dena Vendetti - ALS, Crystal Phillips - Cook Public Library [...]

Recent Travels of the ALS Giraffe!

By |March 8th, 2019|Blog|

From greeting students at the classroom door, to looking over shoulders in the computer lab, to singing at the microphone in choir... Our "giraffe story kit" had some exciting experiences at Eveleth-Gilbert schools!   Our giraffe even joined Officer Chelsea during her recent D.A.R.E class! If you are interested in booking a story kit, please [...]

One-Dog Canoe and More! A Visit with Mary Casanova

By |March 7th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present One-Dog Canoe and More! A Visit with Mary Casanova You’re invited to meet celebrated Minnesota author Mary Casanova! With a PowerPoint program including images of northwoods animals, book covers and illustrations, Mary will recount her journey growing up in a family of ten, struggling with reading, and discovering [...]

ALS Mini Grant Round-Up

By |February 25th, 2019|Blog|

Here's another round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that were completed in 2018 at International Falls Public Library, Nelle Shean/Junior High Media Center, Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Library, Lowell Elementary School and Bovey Public Library: Project: STEALTH Programming Feedback from Beth Nelson, International Falls Public Library It is increasingly difficult to get patrons [...]

Colors of Minnesota with Ryan J. Schroeder

By |February 14th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Colors of Minnesota with Ryan J. Schroeder A free 45-minute program being offered for ages 3-6 at the following dates and locations:   Monday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. Cloquet Public Library Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 a.m. Lake of the Woods School, Baudette Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 a.m. [...]

February is Love your Library (with a Gift!)

By |February 5th, 2019|Blog|

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) has again this year designated February as Love Your Library month for our annual fund-raising campaign. In 2018, we received generous donations totaling just over $10,800! All proceeds are used to purchase new materials for the Mail-A-Book and Bookmobile collections here at ALS. If you are interested in making a [...]

So, how cold WAS it?

By |January 31st, 2019|Blog|

Temperatures in excess of 40 degrees below zero have been reported. This picture was taken the morning of January 31 at the ALS building in Mountain Iron where it apparently had gotten so cold overnight that the paint fell off our delivery door: Here is one of the "paint chips" that fell off the door: [...]

Winter 2019 Part 2 – New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |January 23rd, 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) [...]

Winter 2019 Part 1 – New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |January 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Greetings and happy winter!  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 [...]