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:

mnwritersdirectory.org

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

  • Curbside pickup will continue for patrons who request it. Staff must be allowed adequate time to retrieve requested items.

Programming

  • There will be no in-person programming until further notice

  • We will continue to provide Take-and-Make kits and virtual programming

Tax Assistance

  • 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 illmcq@alslib.info, 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

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!

Free Wifi

hot spots available for check out

Cloquet Public Library

320 14th Street, Cloquet MN 55720 • 218.879.1531

218.879.6531 (fax)

 

Library Hours

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

Sunday CLOSED

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