Volume XXIX, Issue 44
November 2, 2020
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COVID-19 Check-In

Wednesday, November 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • How are you doing?  
  • How are your services and spaces changing?  
  • What is working and what isn't?
  • How can ALS help?
Zoom log-in info and a reminder will be sent out 48 hours prior by email. Contact Mollie Stanford for more information: 218-741-3840 and mollie.stanford@alslib.info
Registration is now open
for two online workshops via Zoom

sponsored by Arrowhead Library System
presented by Leah Larson from MN State Library Services
and Andrea Egbert from Anoka County Library
 
Child and Youth Development
Thursday, November 5, 2020
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In order to work effectively with youth, we need a basic understanding of how they develop, their needs and assets.  Summarizing key research into child and youth development with a focus on how to create programs appropriate for the young people you work with.  Attendees will develop an understanding of the cultural concept of childhood in the United States, identify the various ages and stages of child development, and design developmentally appropriate activities and learning environments.
Please register by 11/2/20https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRJTRZF
 
Critical Facilitation Skills for
Engaging Discussions and Activities

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Strong facilitation skills are a key component of running an engaging youth program.  Participants will learn facilitation techniques that maximize the use of their skills and settings, and also learn strategies to help youth stay motivated to learn.  Participants will come up with facilitation strategies that will enhance the workshop they are developing and practice a few strategies in front of their peers.  Attendees will be able to develop an understanding of effective strategies for engaging youth in discussions and activities, use specific facilitation techniques that are effective for leading and managing group discussions, and troubleshoot through potential challenges that may occur during group discussions.
Please register by 11/12/20https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XNLJXJ8 
Click above to get a PDF file of both sides of the
November 2020 Literacy Calendar
One of our own:

Mollie Stanford receives

2020 President's Award from the Minnesota Library Association

Way to go, Mollie!
Great news from Arrowhead Library System!  Patti Bross, 2020 President of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA), presented Arrowhead Library System Regional Librarian Mollie Stanford with the 2020 President's Award at the virtual MLA Conference in October. The award reflects Mollie's long involvement with MLA, her endless work as a presenter and organizer, and her infectious positive attitude.
LIBBY APP FOR WINDOWS WILL BE DISCONTINUED
Based on user feedback and testing, we have decided to discontinue support for the Libby app for Windows. Windows users will still be able to use Libby on their device in-browser at libbyapp.com and we will provide in-app messaging to help impacted users with this transition.
Note: libbyapp.com offers the same great features as the app-store version of Libby, except the ability to download books for offline use. To access this functionality, users can download Libby for iOS or Android on a compatible device.



Interview with Sue Leaf, author of "Minnesota's Geologist: The Life of Newton Horace Winchell"
by Leah Ryan with the Mesabi Tribune


Read the full article HERE.

In each of my biographies, the subject is a scientist who had a major impact on Minnesota, and yet nothing had been written about them. We have many books on politicians, and entrepreneurs, but none on science, which has historically been valued in the state. I wanted to write out their lives before we lost memory of them.

I tried hard not to write about Winchell. My geology background is weak and I felt it would be a hard slog. Plus, there was that beard. But each time I threw out the thought, it kept coming back—he kept coming back, because there was so much that was interesting about him. If you were a kid interested in nature, in rocks and frogs and birds, he was the go-to guy at the University of Minnesota in the early days, the 1870s
Local Author in the news ...

RESOURCES

ALL ALS STORY STROLLS
NOW READY FOR EXTERIOR USE
Great news!  All of the ALS Story Strolls are now attached to corrugated boards and they all come with wire stakes, so you can use them in the snow banks during the winter months and in the ground during the summer months!  Please contact Paula Stanaway at paula.stanaway@alslib.info to get your Story Stroll booked today!
Read This Now! Tuesday BookTalks by Brad and Jenn
The items listed in 2019 are no longer available.
The 2020 items are available HERE.
GRANTS, CONTESTS & AWARDS

ALS MINI GRANTS
STILL AVAILABLE
Application Deadline is November 13th

The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) Governing Board has designated funds for mini grants to enhance library spaces, services, and programming at the local level. Mini grants are open to all ALS member public, school, academic, and special libraries in the ALS seven-county service area. The 2020 ALS Mini Grant Application is now available at https://www.alslib.info/for-library-staff/library-training/.

We still have over 20 mini grants available to awards in 2020 -- libraries may apply for up to $250.  The deadline for applying is November 13, 2020, and expenses for reimbursement must be made by December 1, 2020.

Find more information at the ALS website HERE.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
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State Youth Services Meeting, November
Wed, Nov 4, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
 
You can also dial in using your phone.
 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 336-717-701

Stuck at Home? Let's Play!

Thursday, November 5th 2:00-3:00 
REGISTER HERE
Reimagining library access when it’s needed most
Nov 5th at 9:00am

Join us for a collaborative discussion with two library leaders with first-hand experience using open+ access to reopening safely and ensure library access when the community needed it most.  From bibliotheca
Register for Free HERE.

Pandemic? Let's Play (Safely)!

November 6th 11:00-12:30
REGISTER HERE


WebJunction has a roundup of free trainings.
Click on their logo above to see the full listing.

Here's just a few of the many opportunities they list:
  • Building Your 2021 Communications Plan Webinar, Nov 10th at 12:00 pm
  • Out-Doing Outreach, Nov 10th at 11:00 am
  • Create Better Blended Learning Faster Using Campaign Design, Nov 11th 1:00 pm

The University of Minnesota Libraries and DASH (dash.umn.edu) are offering a free four-part online workshop to introduce fundamentals of data and computing skills to people working in libraries (and library students) over the course of four Thursday mornings: Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3, and Dec 10. The goal of these workshops is to empower library staff to use computation and data in their own work and to be advocates for efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices. Specifically, these lessons include an introduction to working with data, the Unix Shell, OpenRefine, and Git/GitHub. No previous experience is required, but please only register if you can commit to attend all four sessions since registration will be limited.

Workshop site for more information:  chennesy.github.io/2020-11-12-minnesota

Register on Eventbrite: z.umn.edu/registerLC

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
> NOT FREE <

Welcome to Coolborough: A Story-Based Hybrid Training Program for New Library Directors

with Kelly Jo Woodside and Kristi Chadwick

60-minute webinar on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Noon Central
Learn more and register for $55 (ALA members) HERE.

  Click HERE to learn more.

Jump start planning for your 2021 library programs with innovative new ideas on diversity, programming and technology alongside Library Journal and School Library Journal. This year has changed the learning and library landscape for all, which is why we are offering new PD courses customized for new challenges.  

Register for the courses below by January 1, 2021 and receive a 20% discount off the full ticket price.  Learn more HERE.

Building Best-In-Class Learning In a Pandemic
Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9

Equity in Action: Fostering an Antiracist Library Culture
Feb 23, Mar 2, Mar 9

Public Programming in the Pandemic
Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6

Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections
Apr 27, May 4, May 11

ALS Public Library Status Update
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public with restrictions and curbside service also available.  Monday and Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 7:00 pm.  For more information, call 218-229-2021 or visit their Facebook page or blog, aurorapubliclibrarymn.blogspot.com.
 
BABBITT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with limitations and offers curbside service Monday - Thursday from 12:00 - 6:00pm and Friday 12:00 - 5:00pm.  Return items to the outside bookdrop. Please call 218-827-3345, see their Facebook page or visit their blog, babbittlibrary.blogspot.com.
 
BAUDETTE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and curbside service also available Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Returns accepted inside or in bookdrop. Call 218-634-2329 or see their Facebook Page.
 
BOVEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside service offered Monday - Friday.  Please call for complete information at 218-245-1633 or see their Facebook page.
 
BUHL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers no-contact Book & Media checkout and return services at the side door entrance. Call 218-258-3391 Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am - 6:00pm.  For more information see their Facebook page.
 
CALUMET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and offering curbside service Monday 11:00am - 7:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Find out the full details by calling 218-247-3108 or visit their Facebook page.
 
CARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with limitations and curbside pickup offered Monday 1:00 - 6:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 - 5:00pm, Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm. For more information, call 218-384-3322, email bethany.leseman@alslib.info, or see their Facebook page.
 
CHISHOLM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available Monday 12:00 - 6:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm and Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm. Return materials to the outside book drop, northeast corner of the building. Call 218-254-7913, email chisholmlibrarymn@gmail.com or see their page on Facebook.
 
CLOQUET PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open to the public, offering curbside service upon request, Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 7:30pm, Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am - 2:00pm. Call 218-879-1531, email Cloquet.library@gmail.com or see their website at cloquetlibrary.org.
 
COLERAINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup and computer use by appointment Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm, and Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Call 218-245-2315, message them through Facebook or email colerainepubliclibrary@alslib.info.
 
COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup available by appointment Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00pm. Books can be returned to the outside book drop.  Call 218-666-2210 or email crystal.phillips@alslib.info.  For more info, see their e-newsletter HERE or their website, cookpubliclibrary.org.
 
DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
No appointment curbside pickup at Superior Street Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm and Thursday 1:00 - 7:00pm.  Return books to the exterior bookdrop during hours.  For more information, call 218-730-4200 or see their website, duluthlibrary.org.
 
ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup by appointment 9:00 - 11:30am and 1:00 - 3:30pm Monday - Friday. Return items to the exterior book drop by the main doors. Call 218-365-5140 and more information is available at elylibrary.org.
 
EVELETH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Closed until further notice but staff is available by phone Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Return items to the bookdrop. Check for updates on their Facebook page, email to evepublib@gmail.com or check their website, evelethpubliclibrary.com.
GILBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Scheduled pick up of requested items Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00am - 3:00pm. Return all materials to the dropbox. To order materials, call 218-748-2230, email gpldirmn@gmail.com, see their Facebook Page or check their website, gilbert.lib.mn.us/home.
 
GRAND MARAIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Circulation via pickup window, printing and staff help by phone and email Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Return materials to the exterior dropbox. Call 218-387-1140, email gmlib@alslib.info or visit their website, grandmaraislibrary.org.
 
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Drive through pickup of holds Monday - Friday 12:00 - 6:00pm. Return materials to the drive up dropbox on the North side of the building. For all the updated info, call 218-326-7640 or see their website, cityofgrandrapidsmn.com/library.
 
HIBBING PUBLIC LIBRARY
Contactless curbside pickup of holds offered Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm.  Return items to the bookdrop. Contact them by calling 218-362-5959, message them on their Facebook page or visit their website, ci.hibbing.mn.us/residents/library.
 
HOYT LAKES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions Monday - Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm for older & vulnerable patrons, 1:00 - 5:00pm for all patrons. Curbside pickup by appointment Monday - Friday 10:00-4:00.  For full information, call 218-225-2412 or see their website, hoytlakeslibrary.org.
 
INTERNATIONAL FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Thursday & Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm and also offers curbside pickup. Books can be returned inside the library or to the bookdrop. Call 218-283-8051, email to ifallslibrary@gmail.com or see their website, internationalfallslibrary.us.
 
KEEWATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offers curbside pickup by appointment and delivery within the city limits by calling Paula at 218-969-8977.
 
MARBLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Currently closed to the public.  To order books and materials for curbside pickup, please leave a message on their answering machine, 218-247-7676, or message them through Facebook.
 
MOOSE LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm and curbside pickup is still available.  Return items to the interior or exterior book drop.  Call 218-485-4424, visit their website, cityofmooselake.net/284/public-library, or see Facebook for more.
 
MOUNTAIN IRON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Curbside pickup only Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm. Return all materials to the interior or exterior bookdrop.  Call 218-735-8625, message them on Facebook, email anna.amundson@alslib.info or see their website at mountainironlibrary.com.
 
SILVER BAY LIBRARY
Open with restrictions, also offering curbside service Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:30pm, Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm. Return items to the bookdrop. Call 218-226-4331, email silverbaypubliclibrary@gmail.com or see their blog, wwwsilverbaynews.blogspot.com.
 
TWO HARBORS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open with restrictions and offering curbside service Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am - 7:00pm. Return materials to the outdoor bookdrop. Call 218-834-3148, email thplinfo@gmail.com or see their website, twoharborspubliclibrary.com.
 
VIRGINIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Offering curbside pickup at the lower level exterior elevator door.  Click HERE or call the library at 218-748-7525 during the following hours:  Monday – Thursday 9:00 am–5:30 pm, Friday 9:00 am–4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00am–2:00pm. See their Facebook page or virginiapubliclibrary.info.

 
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