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Library News and Events

young adult library services association presents:

A chance for teens to vote for their favorite book!
The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017) here on the Teens' Top Ten site.

wolves at our door!

Grand Marais Public Library is set to host a presentation titled Wolves at Our Door from the International Wolf Center in Ely on Saturday, August 19, at 10:30AM in the library. The program presents photos, video clips and includes artifacts such as wolf pelts, skulls, moose & deer antlers, and more for participants to handle.

This is an opportunity to learn about wolves, discuss concerns about them, and get your questions answered by highly qualified wolf specialists.  Older children especially may find this a good learning opportunity. Some content may not be quite age appropriate for younger children.
This project has been well-received by teachers around the state, and was funded for presentation in libraries and other venues through the State of Minnesota’s Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources environmental trust fund.

This event is free, and open to all members of the public.

This free app, created by Overdrive, is now available! Check it out HERE.

November Readers and Writers Festival Registration continues. More than 20 authors and book professionals will be joining the festival in November for classes, craft seminars, author talks, and special events. Click HERE for the registration packet.

The Ant and The Grasshopper at the library!

This presentation combines the classic fable’s characters with fun games and interactive play. Children of all ages will learn that anything is possible when they work.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens

In the summer of 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. In 2016, 30 titles were given away over 15 weeks.  Find out all the details.

Welcome to the Minnesota Library Publishing Project

The Minnesota Library Publishing Project (MLPP) is a pilot project that provides online publishing tools and training information to support independent authors and small publishers across the state. We believe that libraries have a role to play in helping local communities come together to create and share books. The MLPP is coordinated by Minitex with support from Minnesota’s academic and public libraries.

MLPP’s book design tool is Pressbooks: an easy-to-use, online, cloud-based service that enables authors and publishers to create attractive content using a wide variety of templates and formatting options. Templates are available that are tailored for poetry, fiction, family history, dissertations, and many other content types. Pressbooks assigns each uploaded manuscript a unique URL that authors can use to share their work. Pressbooks enables authors to export their work in the formats that are essential to publishing, including PDF, EPUB, MOBI, and HTML. Authors also have a variety of options to create print versions of their book(s).

grand marais public library gets 5 stars in 2016

The Library Journal congratulates the 2016 Star Libraries!