Last updated on April 12, 2021



The annual One Book Northland program is here! This year, the book selected is The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead. The Cloquet Public Library is participating by offering three programs during April. Below is a list of our events, and additional events and resources can be found at the Duluth Public Library's website: A calendar of events is available in the library.

Book Club Discussion


The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Thursday, April 15

4 pm – 5:30 pm

Cloquet Public Library

Registration Required


Come to the Cloquet Public Library to discuss the latest book by the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad. This book tells the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a Florida reform school during the Jim Crow era. Sample discussion questions and other resources are available on the Duluth Public Library’s website at


To register, call the Cloquet Public Library at 218-879-1531 or email us at

Movie Showing and Discussion


Thursday, April 29

4 pm – 7 pm

Cloquet Public Library

Registration Required


Come to the Cloquet Public Library to watch a movie with a justice and equality theme related to the One Book Northland selection, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Call the library or stop in to see the title. There will be an opportunity afterward to explore the movie’s themes and how they are connected to today’s world.


To register, call the Cloquet Public Library at 218-879-1531 or email us at




Tuesday, April 27

11am - 5pm









We still have several slots available at our upcoming blood drive.

Go to to see open times and make an appointment.



The Arrowhead Library System, together with Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, is providing Make Your Own Treasure Bag Take-and-Make Kits. These kits, designed by Mary Mulari, include fabric, supplies, and instructions to create your own felt treasure bag. They are suitable for ages 10 and up.

Watch Mary Mulari make a treasure bag in this YouTube video.















Kits will be available in the library lobby and at the circulation desk

April 1-17, or while supplies last.



Monday, April 12 from 12:30-2:00pm

Tuesday, April 13 from 2:00-3:30pm

Friday, April 16 from 3:00-4:30pm

Saturday, April 17 from 12:00-1:30pm
























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

  • Computer use is limited to one hour per person, per day

  • 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

  • Materials can be returned in the outside book drop or on the blue cart near the circulation desk

  • 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.


  • 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 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, or asking at the circulation desk.

  • Library staff are not able to help with taxes or to provide computer assistance.



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.


You can watch our Virtual Storytime on the YouTube Cloquet Public Library channel.

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

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


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