Library and Events
library holiday hours and closingsThe library will be open on 12/24/13 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
We will be closed on 12/25/13 and 1/1/14.
tables and chairs for sale
Grand Marais Public Library is selling the following Heywood-Wakefield furniture, circa. 1960:
2 rectangular tables - 3'W x 6' L x 30" H
10 adult size matching chairs
1 round child's table 48" diameter x 20"H
5 child size matching chairs
The Library is accepting bids until Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Minimum bid is $200. per set of one table and five chairs (adult or child's)
All tables have light colored wood patterned laminate tops and shiny steel legs. Chairs are wood and steel.
Good condition. One large table needs a spot weld and two chair seats have repairable cracks. Please call the library at 387-1140, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or would like to place a bid.
Grand Marais Public Library Shines AgainEach year, Library Journal, (American librarianship’s premier trade journal) assesses the United States’ public library systems on their public service performance. It then honors stand-out achievement with its prestigious Star rankings. This year, Minnesota more than held its own nationally, with five libraries across the state earning this unique commendation.
5 Stars: Grand Marais Public Library (in $200K-$399.9K budget category)
4 Stars: East Grand Forks Campbell Library (in $200K-$399.9K budget category)
3 Stars: Ely Public Library (in $200K-$399.9K budget category); Hennepin County Library(in $30M+budget category); Ramsey County Library (in $10M-$29.9M budget category)
Library Journal’s tiers system and algorithms are somewhat complex, but the premise is straightforward. Four basic and very vital “public service outputs” are considered: per capita library visits, circulation rates, program attendance, and Internet-enabled computer usage.
2013 ratings are based on 2011 data. This data is collected from local libraries annually by state library agencies and compiled nationally by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The Grand Marais Public Library was located at Cook County High School for six months in 2011 during a major library building renovation project. Director, Linda Chappell , thought this disruption of service might cause 2011 statistics to be negatively affected. She is pleased the library won the Five Star rating again for the sixth year, in spite of the relocation.
In a few years, the LJ index could be based not just on current per capita statistics, but also on e-book circulation, library website visits, and Wi-Fi access usage. When this happens, the LJ index will better reflect the broadening range of public library services. The Grand Marais Public Library will be right there being counted and continuing to doing our best for the community.
museum passes availabel at the library
Stop in and pick up free Museum Passes good at 31 participating Museums and Sites in the area. They are good through December 31, 2013!
i pad's available for in-house check-outThe library is now offering 3 iPad's for a 2 hour, in-house, check-out period. It's a great way to experience using an iPad without, or before, purchasing one.
poetry nights at the library
Come to the library the last Wednesday of the month from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. to share a favorite poem or just listen. Everyone is welcome!
Complete digital editions of your favorite magazines now available!
- no wait
- no due date
- read anytime, anywhere on your PC, Mac or mobile device
- check out as many as you want
- Zinio link is in the left column of this page