Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ally's Mission: Help Darfur Now

Help Darfur Now is a non-profit organization founded by three high school students whose mission is to raise awareness of and funds for the victims of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Since its inception in 2005, HDN has grown to include more than 250 nationwide chapters involving thousands of students. Ally Dahl, a senior at Cloquet High School and an employee of the Cloquet Public Library, has become one of these students. She recently hosted a program at the library and showed the film, Darfur Now. Dahl plans to continue showing the film, increasing public knowledge and raising funds to help the refugees of Darfur. Cloquet Public Library is proud to have Ally Dahl on board, enthusiastically supporting her efforts to think globally and act locally. For more information on her project, contact Ally.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Have your cake and eat it too!

Elliana was the winner in the "Where's the Cake?" competition at the library. Her name was drawn among the many others who weekly had tracked down the cake in the library this summer. For her efforts, she received the make-believe cake (pictured here) as well as a 10-inch ice cream cake compliments of Cloquet Dairy Queen. Elliana was also one of the top readers in the library's reading challenge. Congratulations, girl!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Minnesota’s Most Haunted Locations

Join Chad Lewis, a paranormal researcher and author for Unexplained Research L.L.C, on Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m. as he takes us on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Minnesota. He covers the entire state of MN from Wandering Ghosts in the North Woods to the Haunted B&B in Wabasha. From phantom creatures prowling the woods to graveyard apparitions located in your own backyard, no place in MN is without its own haunting. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own ghost story. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cloquet Public Library.

Darfur Now

Join us on Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m. Ally Dahl will be showing a recent film, “Darfur Now”, about the genocide in Darfur and the plight of refugees; followed by Q&A session.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sparky ignites laughter at library

Sparky the Clown's prankish stunts and childlike demeanor captivated a crowd of more than 100 youngsters and their parents, capping off the library's summer program of fun and entertainment for children. Sparky invited audience members to share the stage, participating in feats of magic and comic sketches. At the close, he gave away personalized coloring pages and sold clown noses, magic wands, and other magical props.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Top Readers attend Pizza Party

Fifty-one children achieved top reader status, reading 100+ books and qualifying for an invitation to the Reader Recognition Party. Pizza Hut of Cloquet continued its generous tradition of catering the party. Afterward, kids played games and received free books for participating. It was a grand time for all, as you can see by these photos.