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.

2019 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 2019 ALS Winter Reading Program theme is Curl Up with a Good Book.


2019 Summer Reading Program – Arrowhead Library System supports the iREAD Summer Reading program — the 2019 theme is It’s Showtime at Your Library and will focus on the excitement of performance art, poetry, movies and videos, dance and more!  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