Last updated on January 25, 2021
LIBRARY RE-OPENING ON FEBRUARY 1
The library will be re-opening to the public on Monday, February 1.
Until that time, we will be continuing with curbside service only.
We will be observing the following protocols to ensure the continued safety of the public and library staff:
Anyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask at all times
No open food or beverages will be allowed
Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations throughout the library
Computer Use Policy
One, 1-hour session per person per day will be allowed
Patrons can make reservations by calling the library at 218-879-1531 or using our room reservation software. Drop-ins will be allowed.
Library staff are not able to offer computer assistance at this time
Only one person will be allowed in the study rooms at a time unless they are from the same household or are a caregiver
Patrons should use their own library card, if they have one, to log into the computer
Printing will be available
Book Returns and Handling
All materials should still be returned in the outside book drop
Items will be quarantined for 24 hours and wiped with alcohol prior to being checked in
Faxing, Scanning, Printing, Copying
These services will be available, and regular fees will be charged
Curbside pickup will continue for patrons who request it. Staff must be allowed adequate time to retrieve requested items.
There will be no in-person programming until further notice
We will continue to provide Take-and-Make kits and virtual programming
We will provide rooms that can be reserved for virtual tax assistance. More information will be coming soon.
WINTER READING CHALLENGE
Join the Winter Reading Challenge,
running from January 4 - March 6.
This program is open to kids, teens, and adults. Just log into Beanstack and create an account or use your account from our summer reading or 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenges.
You can win gift cards for Amazon, Legacy Toys, Zenith Bookstore, Super One Foods, and more just by logging your reading time (for the kids' challenge) or your book titles (for the teen/adult challenge).
For the teen/adult challenge, there will also be bingo cards available in the library lobby to inspire you to expand your reading horizons.
CHANGE IN SERVICES DUE TO COVID-19
Beginning Thursday, November 19, the library will be changing the services we offer in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases within the region. This plan was created in conjunction with the City of Cloquet and the Cloquet Library Board.
The library lobby will be open for pickup of items, but the rest of the building will be closed to the public until further notice.
Curbside Pickup Times
We will be closed on Wednesdays and Fridays.
SERVICES WE WILL OFFER:
Curbside pickup of requested materials during specific hours
Kids and adults take-and-make kits
Personal librarian requests
SERVICES NOT OFFERED:
Faxing and copying
NOT Accepting donations
To request library materials:
CURBSIDE PICKUP INFORMATION
When requesting materials available at Cloquet Public Library, please allow 24 hours before pickup.
We will call you when your items are ready to be picked up in the lobby. Please disregard automated messages from Arrowhead Library System indicating that items are ready for pickup.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope to be open to the public again soon.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
KIDS TAKE & MAKE
Winter can be an enjoyable time for kids with these outdoor activities designed to keep them engaged. This Take & Make was created in collaboration with Jay Cooke State Park.
ADULT TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFT
COMING SOON - a new adult take-and-make craft to brighten your winter days. The mandala stone kits will be available in the library lobby while supplies last.
PERSONAL LIBRARIAN HELP
Need a change of pace from your usual reading genre?
Looking for new mystery, science fiction, romance, or western authors?
Fill out our online Personal Librarian Form and let us curate for you!
We'll notify you when your books are ready for pick up.
Please allow at least three business days before picking up materials.
VIRTUAL STORYTIME ON YOUTUBE
You can watch our Virtual Storytime on the YouTube Cloquet Public Library channel. https://www.youtube.com/.../UC8jviKJp3yCZseyDfuQEDHQ/videos
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
This is a year-round reading program designed to help caregivers prepare their children for school. Research has shown that children get ready to read years before they begin their formal education. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them.
Children who have not yet entered kindergarten can participate in this FREE program.
Click on the Beanstack button to register or log in.
1,000 Books Informational Video
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are NOT currently accepting book donations. However, we are still accepting monetary donations. Click the Donate button below or on the top menu bar to give.
We appreciate your generous contribution!
Additional COVID-19 Resources
hot spots available for check out
Cloquet Public Library
320 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720 • 218.879.1531
Monday 12:30 - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
© Cloquet Public Library 2019