Three Area Libraries Seeking Applicants for Leadership Positions

By |April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

The Grand Marais, Virginia and Silver Bay Public Libraries are looking for applicants for the following open positions: Assistant Library Director for Grand Marais Public Library The Grand Marais Public Library is seeking an Assistant Library Director to assist the Library Director in maintaining daily library operations and to operate the library independently in the [...]

Libraries Statewide Invite Minnesotans to Read Together in New ‘One Book’ Program

By |April 13th, 2020|Blog|

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the launch of One Book | One Minnesota, a new statewide book club that will invite Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss. Presented in partnership with State [...]

Broadband speed testing underway in Saint Louis County!

By |April 10th, 2020|Blog|

DATELINE – Thursday, April 9, 2020 FORMAL PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION St. Louis County in partnership with the Range Association of Municipalities & Schools (RAMS) is pleased to announce the formal public kickoff of a crowdsourcing project covering all of St. Louis County.  This broadband speed testing initiative is being conducted by GEO Partners, [...]

The latest on Unemployment Insurance

By |April 8th, 2020|Blog|

April 8 message from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED): Getting Minnesotans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible: The latest on Unemployment Insurance The COVID-19 pandemic has turned people’s lives upside down – and at DEED, we’re focused every day on helping Minnesotans navigate this unprecedented and challenging time, and [...]

2019’s Most Popular Mystery Books

By |April 3rd, 2020|Blog|

By Theresa de Valence Posted on 28 March 2020 Readers of DorothyL listserv posted the memorable books read in 2019. The count represents the number of times each title was included in the “voting”. Below are the twenty-three most-cited titles. All of the titles are available in the regional catalog, usually with multiple libraries and [...]

MN Child Care Grant Application Now Open

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog| PEACETIME EMERGENCY CHILD CARE GRANTS Applications are due by April 15, with award decisions made by April 20. Grants starting at $4,500 per month will be awarded to selected applicants on a month-to-month basis during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Home | Providers | Peacetime Emergency Child Care Grants As part of their COVID-19 Response Supplemental Budget proposal, [...]

Minnesota Author Project — Call for Entries!

By |April 2nd, 2020|Blog|

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is pleased to announce the launch of the statewide 2020 Minnesota Author Project.  There are three contest categories this year -- Young Adult Fiction, Adult Fiction, and Communities Create.  Submissions will be accepted from April 1-May 31, 2020. Minnesota Author Project: Adult and Young Adult Fiction (Year 3) Link to Submit Adult [...]

Guide Available for Minnesota Small Businesses Who Need Help

By |April 1st, 2020|Blog|

The guide referenced below is available here: A Guide for Minnesota Small Businesses Who Need Help Over the past few weeks, several state and federal programs have been announced to assist small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Different programs make sense for different businesses, so we’re providing a summary guide to help small businesses [...]

Online Resume Review

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

Shared by CareerForce at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Online Resume Review Would you like a CareerForce Representative to review your resume and provide feedback?  If so, you have two options: 1. Follow the "resumes" link in your account and fill in the resume template, then email a notification to that  your resume has [...]

Help Finding Services for Older Adults During COVID-19

By |March 31st, 2020|Blog|

The following information was shared by the Eldercare Development Partnership (EDP) program at the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (ARDC): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Help Finding Services for Older Adults during COVID-19 ST. PAUL, MN, March 31, 2020 – As Minnesotans are adjusting to changes due to the threats of COVID-19, access to services and other [...]