Volume XXIX, Issue 27
July 6, 2020
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MOLLIE'S MUSINGS

19 Positive Summer Reading Activities During COVID

Notable Children’s Books Discussion List, Summer 2020

Book Care Packages:
A Curbside Service

 
DIRECTOR'S THOUGHTFUL DIRECTIONS

How to clean computer keyboards
to keep patrons and staff safe:
Sensory Story Time
and
Mini Sensory Tools
Designed to make storytimes accessible and enjoyable for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory disorders, or other special needs, the kits include books, props, a parachute, and fidget toys.  

ALS Member School Library Staff Get-Together
Online via Zoom
Tuesday, July 28, 10 a.m. to Noon.


A GREAT OPPORTUNITY for school library staff in NE MN to brainstorm ideas to start the fall, to share best practices, highlight favorite resources, and more! 

You will receive a confirmation email, agenda and log-in link
two business days before the online meeting.  

Please help us develop the agenda by sending in your topic ideas to mollie.stanford@alslib.info.



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MN State Library Services
Statewide Summer Learning Meeting
Tue, Jul 7 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
 
On the next call, we will continue our mini-series on virtual storytimes and
will be talking about a great virtual summer PD opportunity. Please feel free to add topics to the agenda for this or future meetings, as always here:
 
 
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
 
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412
 
Access Code: 683-215-309
 
If you are new to GoToMeeting, get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

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In The News ... 


Cloquet graduate helps launch
assisted living book delivery program

Bella Zago buzzes through the Cloquet Public Library, grabbing books off the shelves for a special delivery 

She's looking for material for Arlene Rodd and the other residents of Evergreen Senior Living and Sunnyside Health Care Center. 

It's an idea Library Director Beth Sorenson came across at some of her previous jobs. But she hadn't found anyone to bring it to life. Then Bella came to volunteer.   Read the full story HERE.


Minitex announces the statewide database package, eLibrary Minnesota,  which is now available. Included are these useful resources:
  • EBSCO Premier package (current) - MN, ND, SD
  • EBSCO LearningExpress Library Complete (current) - MN 
  • Britannica General Reference package (current) - MN, ND 
  • ProQuest US Newsstream, including Star Tribune (reduction from Global Newsstream) - MN, ND
  • Gale/Cengage’s Gale In Context: Middle School and Gale in Context: High School (reduction from Bronze package) - MN
  • Gale Bronze package (current) - ND 
  • Capstone PebbleGo: Animals and Biographies (new) - MN, ND 
  • Capstone PebbleGo Next: States and Native Americans (new) - MN, ND
Experience it yourself by clicking on  

Open avenue to Minne-centric publishing

Minitex is a partner in the digital platform MN Writes MN Reads.
For three years, sixth graders and their teacher Holly Siasoco in Minneapolis’s Marcy Open School have used the MN Writes MN Reads digital platform to create a book of their short stories. It’s a neat community creation story, Hawkins says. “The students can share with their grandparents or other family members from Roseau to Rochester, anywhere in the state. ‘You can read my class project online.’”

Creating a community cookbook based on recipes inspired by Because of Winn-Dixie, the One Book One Minnesota choice, is a MN Writes MN Reads project of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, in the Moorhead area. “Especially when things are weird right now, as we are social distancing,” Hawkins says, “they are creating some community conversation and thinking of the library in new ways.”
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

What are Minnesotans reading in
Ebooks MN during this pandemic?


Top Ten Titles in Ebooks Minnesota from March 1st to today:

1) Best to Laugh, by Lorna Landvik
2) The Bohemian Flats, by Mary Relindes Ellis
3) The Face of America: Plays for young people, by Children's Theater Co.
4) And Murder for Dessert, by Kathleen Delaney
5) The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd, by Jana Bommersbach
6) The 13th Target, by Mark de Castrique
7) Vacationland, by Sarah Stonich
8) The Easter House, by David Rhodes
9) The Latehomecomer, by Kao Kalia Yang
10) Being Esther, by Miriam Karmel
JUST THE STATS
ALS Participation Statistics through May 2020
RESOURCES
From TheGraphicsFairy.com
A great resource for FREE vintage images,
graphics, craft ideas and DIY projects.  
TEEN SERVICES UNDERGROUND
Reader's Advisory

The Teen Book Box is a monthly subscription box for teens, considered to be from grade 6 through high school. Since its inception, high school participation has increased by communication between siblings, outreach visits, promotion, and teen volunteers. Teens sign up once a quarter (winter, spring, summer, and fall) for the book box. They are asked for their grade, any food allergies, and two genre choices. They receive an email the day before pickup day that their box is ready. They are allowed a week after that date to pick up their box unless they ask otherwise. If they don’t pick up their box, the book title is saved for the next month.
STATUS OF OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Mon & Fri 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Tues, Wed & Thurs 1:00 – 5:30 pm.  Place a request, send an email to paula.chapman@alslib.info or call 218-229-2021.  See their BLOG for full details.

BABBITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with limitations Mon-Thurs 12:00-6:00 and Fri 12:00-5:00.  All items returned must use book drop. Please call 218-827-3345 or see the May 20th post on their Facebook Page.

BAUDETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with restrictions, Mon-Fri 10:00-5:30 and Sat 10:00-2:00. Call 218-634-2329 or see their Facebook Page for more.

BOVEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside service offered Mon-Fri.  Please call for complete information at 218-245-1633 or see the June 2nd post on their Facebook page.

BUHL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers no-contact Book & Media checkout and return services at the side door entrance. Call 218-258-3391 Mon-Thurs 10:00-6:00 & Fri 1:00-5:00.  See their May 29th post for full details on their Facebook page.

CALUMET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library open Mon & Thurs 11:00-7:00, Tues & Wed 10:00-4:30 with restrictions and offering curbside service.  Find out the full details by calling call 218-247-3108 or from their May 18th post on their Facebook page.

CARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup and appointments to use the computer or check out items are available Mon 1:00-6:00, Tues-Thurs 1:00-5:00, Sat 11:00-2:00. Call 218-384-3322 for more information or see the May 28th post on their Facebook page.

CHISHOLM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Mon 2:00-6:00, Wed 10:00-2:00, Fri 11:00-3:00. Call 218-254-7913, email at chisholmlibrarymn@gmail.com or see the May 26th post on Facebook.

CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Now Open! Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30.  
Limited Services - browse the collection, limited computer time by appointment, copy, print and fax.  Curbside pick up of materials ordered or put on hold.  Call 218-879-1531 or see their website at cloquetlibrary.org or click HERE.

COLERAINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup Mon, Tues and Thurs 9:00-5:00, Wed 9:00-6:00, and Fri 9:00-4:00!  Computer use can be scheduled. Call 218-245-2315, message through Facebook or email colerainepubliclibrary@alslib.info. See the June 1st post for more info on their Facebook page.
 
COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup from Mon-Fri 10:00 am-4:00 pm by appointment! Call 218-666-2210 or email crystal.phillips@alslib.info.  For more info, see their e-newsletter HERE or their May 4th post on Facebook.

DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup with no appointment available at Superior Street.  Call 218-730-4200 to reserve books or see the directions onsite.  New hours are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 10:00-4:00 and Thurs 1:00-7:00.  More information available on their website page.
 
ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Call 218-365-5140 from 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:30 pm on weekdays to schedule a pick-up.  More info available at their website.
 
EVELETH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed until further notice but check out their Facebook page for updates.

GILBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Staff will check out requested items that patrons can pick up in their entrance Tues-Thurs 11:00-3:00, although hours vary. Call 218-748-2230 or see their Facebook Page.  

GRAND MARAIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pickup window hours are Mon-Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 10:00-2:00 for items placed on hold. Call 218-387-1140 or email gmlib@alslib.info or see Facebook.
 
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pick up service available Noon-6:00 pm Monday-Friday. For all the updated info, call 218-326-7640 or see their website.

HIBBING PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup now offered Mon-Thurs 12:00-4:00.  See their tips for getting great library materials on their website, ci.hibbing.mn.us, click HERE or call 218-362-5959.

HOYT LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup by appointment Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00 pm.  For full information, call 218-225-2412 or check their Facebook page.

INTERNATIONAL FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Now open Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm and also offer curbside pickup service. Call 218-283-8051, see their website or Facebook for more info.

KEEWATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers curbside pickup by appointment and delivery within the city limits by calling Paula at 218-969-8977.
 
MARBLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open regular hours with some restrictions.  For more information or to reserve computer time, call 218-247-7676 or see their May 14th post on their Facebook page.

MOOSE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with new hours of 10:00-4:30 Mon-Fri and curbside pickup is still available.  Call 218-485-4424 or see Facebook for more.

MOUNTAIN IRON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Non-contact curbside pickup Mon-Thurs 10:00-4:00 by calling 218-735-8625 or see their website for information.
 
SILVER BAY LIBRARY
Open to the public but also continuing curbside service Mon-Thurs 10:00-6:30, Fri 10:00-6:00.
Call 218-226-4331, email silverbaypubliclibrary@gmail.com or see their BLOG.

TWO HARBORS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup service Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 11:00–3:00, Wed 11:00–8:00 by calling 218-834-3148 to place an order & see their website.

VIRGINIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup is available by appointment Mon-Fri 10:00-4:00 by calling the staff at 218-748-7525.  For more information, see their website.
 
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 <> FREE <>
Libraries and Coronavirus: Leading Through A Crisis

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

(Central time)
A FREE Minitex Training Session -- Register HERE
The Library Employee Journey:
from recruitment to onboarding and life long learning

Wed July 15 at 1:00 pm central time

Join James Ouellette Jr., training specialist at Allen County Public Library
as he shares best practices for training library staff.

REGISTER HERE.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 >> NOT FREE <<

Transition Planned In-Person Adult
Programs to a Virtual Environment

 
Wednesday, 7/22/2020, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • Identify in-person adult programs that can easily transition to a virtual environment;
  • Integrate community partners into programs effectively; and
  • Learn staff training tips and tricks to transition to a virtual environment.
REGISTER HERE for $43.00 per PLA Personal Member
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patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. 

 Bertrand Russell
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