Last updated on March 4, 2021
MARCH IS MINNESOTA AUTHORS MONTH
AT THE LIBRARY
We're celebrating Minnesota authors this month at the library.
Come in to see our display of children's, teen, and adult books by local authors as well as those throughout the state.
This link allows you to search for authors by name, geographic zone, genre, or availability:
Discover new fiction, mystery, poetry, non-fiction, and children's titles with a uniquely Minnesota connection.
STORY STROLL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 6
Come to Veterans Park this Saturday and read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle as you walk through the park.
ADULT TAKE-AND-MAKE KIT
Get in the mood for spring and warmer weather with a fun butterfly spinner.
Kits are available in the library lobby while supplies last.
THE LIBRARY IS OPEN!
The library is now open to the public.
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
Tax assistance by phone and virtual Zoom meeting is provided this year by Lakes and Pines. Appointments can be made beginning February 16. We will provide rooms that can be reserved for virtual tax assistance.
Visit www.lakesandpines.org or call 1-800-832-6082 and press 4 at the prompt to reserve a time.
Once you have a confirmed appointment, you may reserve a room at the library using our reservation software, calling us at 218-879-1531, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or asking at the circulation desk.
Library staff are not able to help with taxes or to provide computer assistance.
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.
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
Additional COVID-19 Resources
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 again accepting book donations, and we are still 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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Cloquet Public Library
320 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720 • 218.879.1531
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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