Tag Archives: ALS

Winter Reading Programs

Blustery weather and long winter nights provide the perfect excuse to snuggle down with a good book (or two, or three).  The Arrowhead Library System and SELCO winter reading programs will enhance the reading enjoyment whether the reader chooses a … Continue reading

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ALS Endorses RLBSS Change

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Board unanimously approved a legislative initiative to amend Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula on October 13. The initiative seeks an annual funding increase of $3 million, a change to the statutory funding formula … Continue reading

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Hullabaloos: History Day Research Days

History Day Hullabaloos are research open houses held at a variety of metro librariess as well as libraries in Duluth, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.  Check the the 2016-2017 Hullabaloo schedule for a complete listing of locations, dates, and times … Continue reading

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NLLD Photos

From Washington, DC and the halls of government…                                           ALA’s photostream for NLLD 2016

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Minnesotans in Washington

A small continent of Minnesotans visited our nation’s Capitol this National Library Legislative Day, May 2-3, 2016. Jim Weikum, ALS Director and former Minnesota Library Association Legislative Chair, led the group. Also attending NLLD were Judith Schotzko, a SELCO Board … Continue reading

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10 Pigs visits ALS

The traveling trunk show featuring author / illustrator, Derek Anderson and Ten Pigs is off to a rollicking good time in the Arrowhead Library System (ALS). Squeals abounded at the Falls Elementary School in International Falls and the Duluth Public … Continue reading

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ALS with new web look

Just launched — a new Arrowhead Library System website! The ALS website design and migration was managed by Art Unlimited, an online marketing firm,  in Angora, Minnesota.  ALS issued an RFP in Fall 2015 that required a hosted site and … Continue reading

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Get Carded in International Falls

Watch and enjoy the International Falls Public Library’s community-wide campaign to encourage residents to get a library card and discovery the valuable resources at the library and online.

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SELCO Supports Broadband Vision

The Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) Board of Directors joins the ALS, ECRL, NWRL, and PLS regional library boards in support of the Minnesota Broadband Vision.  The SELCO resolution stresses the broad array of vital library services which depend on broadband … Continue reading

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ALS Supports Broadband Initiative

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Board of Directors adopted a resolution encouraging the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Dayton to provide sufficient resources for border to border broadband. Libraries around the state are encouraged to seek support from local governing authorities. … Continue reading

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Books By Mail in ALS

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) proudly continues a 43-year tradition of serving rural readers throughout the vast northeast.  Rural residents in Carlton, Cook, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties who don’t live in a city with a … Continue reading

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Planning for 2016 Legislative Session

Preparations for the 2016 Legislative Session is a work in progress for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and CRPLSA .  The 2016 MLA Legislative Chair will be Barb Misselt, East Central Regional Library (ECRL) director. And, an action item on … Continue reading

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Cow’s continuing MOO-velous Adventures

Hello Once Upon a Reader Fans! This past week saw Mike and me and Cow edging closer to the end of our incredible tour. On Tuesday morning, Sept 22, we presented to 120 attendees at the gorgeous Winona Public Library. … Continue reading

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ALS Sculpture installed in Grand Marais

The Grand Marais Public Library, an Arrowhead Library System (ALS) member, hosted a sculpture dedication on Friday, June 5 to celebrate the installation of a new work of public art.  The local artist and sculptor Tom Christiansen,was on hand at the … Continue reading

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License to Till

License to Till: the Duluth Seed Library A Minitex webinar featuring Carla Powers and Jocelyn Baker from the Duluth Public Library Thursday, June 18, 11:0 a.m. – 12:00 Noon For more information and registration

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More of Cow’s Adventures

Hello Team MOO! Cow (and Mike and David) have had a very successful month of May, mooing from the top to bottom of Minnesota.  On May 8 Cow traveled far north, to visit 140 K, 1st, and 2nd graders at … Continue reading

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Cow in the News!

Cow – Once Upon a Reader’s star performer made front page news in Mountain Iron. Check it out

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ALS Celebrates Civil War History

Arn Kind visited libraries across the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) to share information about the American Civil War in this  final year of the sesquicentennial commemoration. Through drama, role-playing and living history experiences, Kind gives participants an understanding of this turbulent … Continue reading

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A Library Manager’s View of Library Legacy

Carla Powers, the Library Manager of the the Duluth Public Library, offers her views on the importance of the Arts and Cultural Fund for Library Legacy activities.  Check out the opinion page from the Duluth News Tribune.

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OUR at Mesabi East

Mesabi East students were treated to an introductory visit to Once Upon A Reader (OUR) and Moo!, the one-book for a statewide read.  Read more

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MILE Class of 2015 Announced

MLA recently announced the 2015 class for the  Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE)! The 25 selectees for this year’s class will meet their peers in a dynamic four-day retreat at beautiful Sugar Lake Lodge near Grand Rapids, … Continue reading

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New mini grant recipients

State Library Services is pleased to announce the successful recipients of the second round of Expanded Learning Through Libraries mini-grants.  Each applicant was eligible for up to $10,000 and the final awards ranged from $3,437 to the maximum, $10,000.  These … Continue reading

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Duluth Seed Library Faces Challenges

The Duluth Public Library offers a unique service to area residents by operating a seed library. This community based project benefits local gardeners who wish to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables adapted to local soils and climates. The … Continue reading

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ALS features Henna BodyArt

 Art ~ History ~ Hands-on-Workshop The Arrowhead Library System (ALS)  is pleased to present the Art and History of Henna Body Art with Kristy Johnson. This free program will include the history and culture of henna through the ages as … Continue reading

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ALS Legacy Art in Cook Public Library

Arrowhead Library System (ALS) member, the Cook Public Library will host glass artist  Ron Benson during Cook’s Country Christmas on Friday, December 5, 2014.  The artist will discuss his work and his inspiration for the library’s glass project. He will  … Continue reading

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ALS Features Henry Boucha around the region

The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Henry Boucha, author of Henry Boucha, Ojibwa-Native American Olympian in a free program about his life growing up in Warroad, becoming an Olympic and NHL hockey player and how his Ojibwa roots … Continue reading

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FUN!damental in ALS

From September 26, 2014 through February 14, 2015 various Arrowhead Library System (ALS) locations will host Brian Rauvola with FUN!damental. Brian will present a three hour hands-on beginning photography workshop about using digital cameras and editing photos. Participants are encourage … Continue reading

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Storytimes for Everyone

Easy as Sing, Read, Talk, Write and Play: Storytimes for Everyone Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children The Minnesota Department of Education, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to … Continue reading

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History Players in Libraries & Schools

Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) engage library patrons of all ages in their memorable life stories.  Each lively 45-minute presentation is a fun and stimulating way to learn about the people, places, … Continue reading

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ALS Visit with 8th District Congressman Nolan

From the newsletter of Congressman Rick Nolan … “Mayor of Biwabik Jim Weikum and his beautiful family met with me in my office to discuss how we can better invest in school libraries, as well as workforce training programs to help … Continue reading

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PLS and SELCO Endorse RLBSS Legislative Initiative

The SELCO/SELS Board of Directors (SELCO) and Pionnerland Library System (PLS) Board voted unanimously to support a change to the Regional Library Basic System (RLBSS) formula during the 2015 legislative session.   These two regional governing boards join the Arrowhead Library … Continue reading

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ALS Endorses Proposed RLBSS Formula Change

The Board of Arrowhead Library System (ALS) voted unanimously to support a change to the Regional Library Basic System (RLBSS) formula during the 2015 legislative session.  It is the first regional board to do so.  During the coming months, each … Continue reading

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2014 Legislative Day a Successful Blur

Despite cold temperatures and a yet another snowfall, more than 100 library advocates ventured to St. Paul for discussions with legislators.  The MLA Legislative Committee hosted briefings on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, March 5, which offered the latest details … Continue reading

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A busy ALS February

February will be a busy month in the Arrowhead Library System (ALS)! The Creativity Tank, a group of teaching artists, will visit 16 libraries with hands on art projects for children and families. Program participants will create, connect, learn, share, … Continue reading

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ALS Member Friends Group Honored

United for Libraries recognized the Friends of the Grand Rapids Area Library on January 27 at a Gala Author Tea during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The Minnesota Friends group received a National Friends of Libraries Week Award which … Continue reading

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Public Library Accessibility and Improvement Grants Awarded

Public Library Accessibility and Improvement Grants announcement from State Librarian, Jennifer Nelson for libraries in ALS and MELSA: State Library Services is pleased to announce the Round Two 2013 Public Library Accessibility and Improvement grant awardees. With $608,700 in funds … Continue reading

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