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FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra Kinder Konzerts in a Bag Kits — August 1-31, 2021

By |July 30th, 2021|Blog|

               The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) will be providing Kinder Konzerts in a Bag Kits to member public libraries to distribute August 1-31, 2021.  These kits, developed by the FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra, contain everything needed for kids and families/caregivers to create a musical storytelling experience at home.  The [...]

FREE Audiobook downloads through the AudioFile Magazine SYNC program!

By |July 20th, 2021|Blog|

NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS July 2021 Newsletter View this email in your browser Get FREE Audiobook downloads through the AudioFile Magazine SYNC program! AudioFile Magazine's SYNC Program is designed to inspire teens and young adults to listen to audiobooks! Running April 29 - August 4, 2021, SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are all [...]

A Virtual Writing Workshop with MN Author Mary Casanova

By |June 29th, 2021|Blog, Legacy Events|

Are you a teen who loves to write?  The Arrowhead Library System invites you to join award-winning Minnesota Author Mary Casanova in a virtual writing workshop experience July 26-30, 2021.  With a small group of other teen writers, you’ll create new work, share with others and discuss the writer’s craft and journey.  This free, week-long [...]

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 [...]