Last updated on August 5, 2020



August 11, 2020

11 am - 5 pm

At the Cloquet Public Library

To make our blood drive even more successful, we're looking for volunteers to help register donors when they arrive. Each shift is only one hour, and volunteers will be trained when they arrive.

If you would like to help out, please email Courtney or call the library at 218-879-1531.


The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the next chapter in the new statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota. Presented in partnership with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, the program asks Minnesotans to read a common title and come together to reflect and discuss. The summer title for the program is A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin.

The library will be offering two book discussions in August, one in person and one via Zoom.

Book Discussions

Wednesday, August 19, at 10:00 am - library's large conference room

Thursday, August 20, at 5:00 pm - Zoom

Get the Book

Access the digital book for free on Ebooks Minnesota until August 23, request it through the library catalog, or buy a copy to keep.

Discussion Guide

The Discussion Guide, created by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, asks questions that promote thoughtful conversations.


Join the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library for a virtual event featuring editor Sun Yung Shin in conversation with contributors Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney, David Lawrence Grant, Carolyn Holbrook, IBé, and Andrea Jenkins.

Thursday, August 20

7:00 pm


Register Here


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.




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.



We are now open with limited services.

All returned items are quarantined for seven (7) days prior to being checked in.

If you have questions about materials on you library account,

please contact us or stop in.

















Starting Monday, June 1, kids and adults can enroll in our annual summer reading programs. This year we’re using Beanstack, a website that allows you to log reading hours and activities for kids and books read for adults. Win gift cards for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Super One Foods, and more just for reading and participating in fun activities.


Adults age 18 and up can earn one entry in a gift card drawing of your choice by reading five books. Receive one more entry for each additional five books read, up to 15 books total. You can record your books in Beanstack or pick up and return paper reading logs in the Library lobby during regular hours.


Both summer reading programs run June 1 through August 14.


Happy Reading!



Effective Monday, June 1, regular library hours will change to Monday-Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The library building is now open, but we will continue to use curbside pick-up for all items on hold.



The Library will be offering limited computer access Monday through Friday from

9:30 am to 5:30 pm beginning Monday, June 15.


  • Reserve a time by calling (218) 879-1531 or asking at the circulation desk

  • Sessions are 45 minutes long

  • Library staff cannot provide computer assistance

  • Printing will be available, but staff will not make change

  • Only one person in the study room

  • Computer rooms will be cleaned between patrons

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to increase our access and services.

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Register in Beanstack to join our Kids and Adult Summer Reading Programs.

teen digital

broadcasting camp

Use your phone (or a library digital camera) and free computer software to film and edit a YouTube video or audio podcast.


Learn how to publish your creation to the web

or iTunes.


Where: Cloquet Public Library

When: August 17-20; 12-3 pm each day

Who: Ages 10 - 18

This camp is limited to 6 campers

Masks are required.

Registration required.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Coming Soon!

Check back soon for more information about this fun, free program for children who have not yet entered kindergarten.

University of Minnesota Press

Racial Justice Archives

The University of MN Press is making its anti-racist books available for free online reading through August 31. Click on the link above to access the list.

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Sarah Buhs, Fire Fighter for the Cloquet Area Fire District, reads the story "No Dragons for Tea" and talks about fire safety. See more on our new youtube channel.

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!

Cloquet Public Library

320 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720 • 218.879.1531

218.879.6531 (fax)


Monday through Friday: 9:30 am-5:30 pm 

Saturday: Closed from Memorial Day through Labor Day

• Sunday: Closed

Free Wifi

hot spots available for check out

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