Letters About Literature Contest

By |December 15th, 2017|Blog|

Calling all youth writers!  Minnesota students in grades 4 through 12 are eligible to enter the annual Letters About Literature essay contest.  Sponsored nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the contest asks readers to write a letter to an author describing how his or her work touched their life [...]

Max the Library Cat

By |December 7th, 2017|Blog|

Winter 2017 – New Titles in the ALS Professional Collection

By |December 1st, 2017|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 [...]

MN Writes MN Reads

By |November 6th, 2017|Blog|

MN Writes MN Reads is live statewide!  Local authors -- indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream -- can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Arrowhead Library System and other Minnesota library systems.  For more information, visit CREATE!  Design and export [...]

Farewell and Best Wishes to Mary Lukkarila

By |October 19th, 2017|Blog|

At an August 30 gathering of area public library staff, Mary Lukkarila was honored by her colleagues as she prepares to retire as the Director of the Cloquet Public Library after over 30 years of service. Mary also served as library director in Buhl and Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Best wishes, Mary!

Why Libraries Are Important

By |October 19th, 2017|Blog|

26 Facts About Libraries

By |September 25th, 2017|Blog|

ARSL 2017 Scholarship

By |September 22nd, 2017|Blog|

ARSL 2017 Scholarship by Steve Devine-Jelinski   ARSL Conference 2017 St. George, UT September 7-9, 2017 “From ARSL to Zion”   I want to extend the greatest of thank you’s to Arrowhead Library System for the scholarship to attend the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference in St. George, UT this year.  Not only [...]

ALS Youth Library Card Design Contest Winner!

By |August 1st, 2017|Blog|

Greetings!  Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is happy to announce the winner of the youth library card design contest held May 19-June 19, 2017.  Congratulations to Rose T., age 12!  Rose’s artwork was selected by the ALS staff judging panel out of 105 library card designs submitted by patrons ages 12 and under across the seven [...]

August Legacy Calendar of Events

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog|