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Library News and Events

individual's federal tax forms have arrived

January - March 2021

Get your federal 1040 tax forms and instructions here!

Get 'em while they're hot.

As participants of the TFOP, our library received copies of the 1040 forms and instructions for individuals. They are now available at our pickup window.

Additional forms are available at IRS.gov. You can schedule an appointment to use a library computer and print these at the library. Black and white photocopies are 20 cents per side. 

The state of Minnesota does not supply libraries with state tax forms. Visit Minnesota Department of Revenue for state forms and support. 

Library Services during the Stay Safe order

Pickup Window, Remote Customer Service, & More
Monday through Friday 10 AM - 5 PM, and Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM

To protect public health and slow transmission of COVID-19, indoor library service is permitted on a "by appointment" basis. Please contact the library for the most current information.

Many services are available including circulation via our pickup window.

Details are here.


Stack it up! grab bags

Get a grab bag of library materials that we hand-select for you based on the interests and preferences you specify when you sign up. It’s a fun way to connect with library staff, stretch your reading habits, and explore the collection.

Your grab bag automatically includes 4 – 6 books. Then, you can choose to stack on audiobooks, DVDs, and/or magazines for up to 12 items. Come back each month to receive a fresh mix of content.

Ready to stack it up? CLICK HERE to sign up, or call us at (218) 387-1140. 

Under 18? Sign up here Kids' book bundles.

Library Board of Trustees: Regular meeting

Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 PM

During the pandemic, the Library Board of Trustees is meeting virtually. Meetings are streamed live and archives are viewable via the City of Grand Marais YouTube channel. The streaming link for the January 2021 meeting will be available on the 29th. Learn more about the Library's trustees here.

Join us: https://youtu.be/2sp8uBYcp0M

WOWBRARY email service

A welcoming way to see the newest additions to our collection

WOWbrary is a weekly email showcasing Grand Marais Public Library's newest books, audiobooks, movies, and magazines.

With WOWbrary, you can browse our latest arrivals from home or wherever you have Internet access. You'll learn about bestsellers, cookbooks, mysteries, science books, travel guides, histories, children's titles, health books, science fiction, and more. Read a summary of each title and screen consumer reviews. With links to our catalog, it's easy to place holds on the titles that capture your imagination.

For free weekly emails of our latest books, movies, and music, enter your email address:  


mail-a-book program for county residents

Listen to this short WTIP audio clip

County folks, we know it can be difficult to return books to Grand Marais Public Library on time. Did you know you can borrow paperback books and other materials from the Arrowhead Library System via u.s. mail free of charge?

The items come to your mailbox; you return them through your mailbox. The same is true for city residents in assisted living. ALS Executive Director Jim Weikum joins Tracy Benson on WTIP to explain:


online tech help videos

Try these!

Over 40 Tech Support videos offer short, straight-forward instructions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Copy and paste
  • Make a phone call from your GMAIL account--for free.
  • Attach a file to your email
  • Crop your photos

 strategic plan, mission, tagline

Our mission is:
The Grand Marais Public Library increases knowledge, inspires creativity, removes barriers, and builds community across Cook County.

Our tagline is:

Our priority goals are:
  1. The community will increase understanding and appreciation of the full range of human diversity.
  2. The community will have increased knowledge and utilization of library resources and programs throughout the county.
  3. People will enjoy a comfortable environment that gives them a sense of community belonging.
  4. Young children will develop a love of reading and improve their literacy.
We invite you to review the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan for more information.