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Library News and Events

kids scavenger hunt

Test your library skills with this fun scavenger hunt!  Adults can try it too!


the tortoise and the hare at the library

Storytime Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. on July 5, 2016 begins with CLIMB Theatre's production of The Tortoise and the Hare! After the performance we'll play a kid friendly version of frisbee golf under the Puzzle Tree.
CLIMB Theater’s mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel people - especially young people. This mini-play is about 30 minutes with a 10-15 minute activity session that is sure to engage children and families.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

American Indian Youth Literature Awards for 2016

Thanks to the American Indian Library Association we have a display of American Indian Youth Literature Awards for 2016 at the Library. Picture book, middle school and young adult winner and honor books are on display. The awards recognize excellence in books by American Indian authors. 




What? It's FREE summer audiobooks for teens!
When? May 5th until August 17, 2016!
How? Go to http://www.audiobooksync.com/ and check out the books you can download for FREE, once you've got them, you keep them but you only get one week to get the books that are offered that week. The app you need is Overdrive! 
Pass it on!


library to construct poetry walk

The Grand Marais Public Library plans to construct a new poetry walk leading from the library front entrance toward the corner across from the Visit Cook County offices and Dairy Queen. Currently individuals walking between those businesses must walk in the street or through a sometimes mushy lawn. The committee in charge of the project envisions a sidewalk including poetry by local individuals, tied in to the Puzzle Tree sculpture added last year as a Legacy Program art project that was funded by through monies made available to Arrowhead Library System.
Application forms for those wishing to submit a poem are available online or may be picked up at the library or City Hall.

DVD's reviewed by Robert Stangler
Journey of the Universe, The living Matrix and I Am.

If you would like to submit a book review please e-mail Steve at gmlib@arrowhead.lib.mn.us.

Three Minnesota Libraries Selected as LJ's Star Libraries

Congratulations to three outstanding Minnesota libraries.  Library Journal has selected the Shoreview Branch of Ramsey County Library, Edgerton Public Library, and Grand Marais Public Library as this years Star Libraries in Minnesota.  Scoring and ranking is based on the "LJ Index, a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four per capita output measures: circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. Scores on the LJIndex are produced by measuring the relationships between each library’s statistics and the averages for its expenditure category."
Read the full article.

21 famous authors share their favorites


The Most Dangerous Book: the battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses

Book Review by Yvonne Caruthers


book review

Steve Harsin, library director,  has an interesting group of books: self- published ebooks which became so popular they decided to publish them as bound books. I am reading one now, Not Dead in the Heart of Dixie, by R.M. Kralik.

If you would like to submit a book review please e-mail Steve at gmlib@arrowhead.lib.mn.us.

Circulation Policies for DVD’s

Our Library Board has approved a few changes in DVD circulation, fines and account limits.
You may now check out up to 7 Grand Marais DVD’s per card and renew DVD’s for a week instead of 2 days.  Fines for late DVD’s have been reduced to 25¢ per day.  Also, your account may have up to $10.00 in fines and fees before your account is blocked.