Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness with Christina Cotruvo

By |November 11th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Good Vibrations for Winter Wellness with Christina Cotruvo A free program being offered for teens and adults December 2-20, 2019, at the following locations:     Monday, December 2, 3:30 p.m. Moose Lake Public Library Thursday, December 12, 6 p.m. Babbitt Public Library Tuesday, December 3, 1:00 [...]

Fall 2019 – New Titles in the Professional Collection

By |November 11th, 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) [...]

What is Minitex?

By |November 4th, 2019|Blog|

Silver Bay Public Library recently hosted the Minnesota Digital Library Scan for Keeps kit

By |October 11th, 2019|Blog|

During a recent visit to Silver Bay Public Library, I had the opportunity to see library staff and patrons using the Scan for Keeps kit to digitize slides. Library staff members Eileen Anselment and Julie Billings were available to assist patrons as needed (top photo) . Two library patrons were organizing slides in preparation for [...]

Arrowhead Library System Mini Grant Round-Up Fall 2019

By |October 7th, 2019|Blog|

Here's a round-up of Arrowhead Library System Mini Grants that have been completed in 2019 at Two Harbors Public Library, Cook Public Library, and Grand Rapids Area Library: Project: New Seating in the Children's Area Feedback from Katie Sundstrom, Two Harbors Public Library Our children's area has only had one wooden picnic bench for children's [...]

Custom Leather Bracelet Workshop with Jen Anfinson

By |October 4th, 2019|Blog, Legacy Events|

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Jen Anfinson's Custom Leather Bracelet Workshop A free program being offered for ages 13 and up at the following locations:     Friday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. Aurora Public Library Tuesday, November 5, 3:30 p.m. Chisholm Public Library Friday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. Cook Public Library Wednesday, [...]

I am noticing there are longer waiting periods for e-books. Did you know?

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

  Macmillan Publishing Company announced a library e-book embargo in late July. Under Macmillan’s new pricing model, a library may purchase one copy upon release of a new title in e-book format, after which the publisher will impose an eight-week embargo on additional copies of that title sold to the library. The additional copies will [...]

Join a Nationwide Reading Experience!

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System will be offering unlimited ebook copies of “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. “After the Flood” is the first selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program, which offers access to the same book at the same time through public libraries. “After the Flood” will be available for download October [...]

IRHS’s 46th Annual Meeting – Saturday, October 5, 2019

By |October 1st, 2019|Blog|

  IRHS’s 46th annual meeting to feature stories of Iron Range WWII fallen heroes Hometown Focus | September 27, 2019 EVELETH — The Iron Range Historical Society will hold its 46th annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Mesabi Trailhead Station located at 111 Station 44 Road [...]

Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library Wins 2019 Eve Nordley Award!

By |September 27th, 2019|Blog|

Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library had a grand day indeed last Thursday, October 19. During the long-awaited MLA Conference in Prior Lake, representative Mary Jo Wimmer came away with the top prize in MALF’s annual Evy Nordley contest. It was no mean feat, either; MALF fielded a higher than average number of project entries from across [...]