Last updated on September 16, 2020

AMNESTY WEEK

SEPTEMBER 21-26

We're forgiving your fines all week long!

How do I get my fines forgiven?

  • Come into the library during open hours

  • Speak with a staff member

  • Bring any overdue items with you, if you have them

  • Fines will only be forgiven if you have no overdues

If you are unable to come into the library, please call (218) 879-1531 or email us at illmcq@alslib.info.

We will begin charging fines again for overdue materials on Thursday, October 1.

CLOSED OCTBER 5 MORNING

The library will be closed from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on

Monday, October 5 for staff training.

 

We will re-open at 1:00 pm on October 5.

REGULAR HOURS BEGIN

 

Beginning Tuesday, September 8, we will be returning to our regular open hours.

We will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm,

Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.

HOLD PICKUP PROCEDURE

We are also resuming our regular hold pickup procedure. Once you receive notification that your items are ready to pick up, you can come to the circulation desk to check them out.

 

If you prefer to use curbside pickup. please let us know by calling (218) 879-1531, emailing illmcq@alslib.info, or coming to the circulation desk.

COMPUTER AVAILABILITY

We now have six computers available for patron use at the Library.

To use the computer study rooms, make a reservation at the circulation desk.

To use the three new computers, simply sign in with your library card and PIN number.

CONTINUED SAFETY PROTOCOLS

We are continuing to follow COVID-19 safety procedures to keep staff and patrons safe.

  • Wearing masks

  • Encouraging 6-foot social distancing

  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces regularly

  • Quarantining all returned items for seven (7) days before check in

  • Limiting time in the library building

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

SEPTEMBER BOOK SALES

The Friends of the Library are experimenting with a way to offer a safe book sale for everyone.

We're having three mini book sales in September.

Tuesday, September 15                 12:30 - 2:00

Tuesday, September 22                 12:30 - 2:00

Tuesday, September 29                 12:30 - 2:00

The sales will be in the new Friends Room in the library.

Children's books will be in the hallway outside the Friends Room.

To ensure safety for patrons and Friends, please follow these guidelines:

  • Wear a mask

  • Bring your own bags

  • Observe social distancing

  • Put payment into the  donation box (no change will be made)

Patrons will be asked to wait in the hallway until they are called.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

WAS A SUCCESS!

Our blood drive was a great success!

We collected 28 pints of blood, which will help up to 84 people.

Thank you to the Red Cross team, the donors, and the volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're planning another blood drive for spring 2021, so check back on our website and Facebook page for more information.

 

CLOQUET GRADUATE HELPS LAUNCH ASSISTED LIVING BOOK DELIVERY PROGRAM

As part of the library's outreach to its patrons, one of our volunteers has been selecting and delivering books and DVDs to local assisted living facilities.

Click here to see the WDIO-TV report.

 

NORTHWOODS CREDIT UNION 

DONATES TO LIBRARY

On Thursday, June 25, Northwoods Credit Union presented the first installment of an $80,000 donation pledge for library renovations.

Click here to see the WDIO-TV report.

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

We are now accepting book donations again, but we are also accepting monetary donations. Click the Donate button below or on the top menu bar to give.

 

We appreciate your generous contribution!

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hot spots available for check out

Cloquet Public Library

320 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720 • 218.879.1531

218.879.6531 (fax)

 

Monday through Thursday: 9:30 am-7:30 pm 

Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

• Sunday: Closed

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