Arrowhead Library System is a proud supporter of summer and winter reading programs throughout our seven county region. Regional patrons may participate in programming through Mail-A-Book, by visiting the ALS Bookmobile, or signing up at local public libraries.  Themes vary from year to year, but program activities always support literacy development and encourage life-long library use.

2021 Winter Reading Program – Every year, the Arrowhead Library System Graphic Designer creates themed Winter Reading Program materials for member libraries, including posters, bookmarks, and reading logs for youth and teens.  Our 2021 ALS Winter Reading Program theme is Get Your Hands on a Good Book!


2020 Summer Reading Program – Arrowhead Library System supports the iREAD Summer Reading program — the 2020 theme is Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!  and will encourage readers of all ages to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things, to the envisioning of the future, discovering other cultures, peering into nature and the environment, delving into the unknown and exploring a treasury of knowledge.  Each year, ALS offers a Summer Reading Program Kickoff for youth services staff across the region to connect staff, to share ideas, and to discuss program implementation at the local level.   ALS also offers reimbursement of theme-related paper products purchased from the IREAD catalog.  For more information on reimbursement, please contact Mollie Stanford at

Legacy Programming – Thanks to funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Arrowhead Library System provides access to free art, history and cultural programs at public libraries and their community partners.  For more information about booking Legacy programs, please contact Mollie Stanford at