Thursday, September 18, 2008

Take our Picturing America tour

The Cloquet Public Library recently received an official award letter and 40 laminated reproductions of American artworks from Picturing America, an exciting new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Picturing America brings masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.

The reproductions are now on display throughout the library. A Picturing America Scavenger Hunt brochure is available so families can take a tour of the collection as they track down details from the paintings. Later this fall a special program and reception will be held featuring the collection. Look for details in a future blog.

Vote for your favorite storybook character

Patrons at the Cloquet Public Library can vote today through November 6, 2008, for their favorite storybook characters. Everyone has a favorite character from a favorite book. Now's your chance to vote for your literary hero. Both young and old can vote. On election day ALL the results will be tabulated and posted at the Library.

And after you vote, remember to ask for an "I VOTED" sticker designed especially for the Library's election--available at the checkout desk. Get in the spirit of this presidential election year by voting in our election first! Then look over our new collection of books on US presidents and other intriguing US government and election books on the Children's New Book Shelf.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall Story Times

Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m. Wednesdays,
Sept. 17 through Dec. 3.

LapSit Story Times (ages 0-2) will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays,
Sept. 18 through Dec. 4.

Bedtime Stories (all ages) will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 2 through Nov. 20.

The public is welcome free of charge to all children’s programs
at the Cloquet Public Library. For more information, call 879-1531.

Bring your mommy to see our mummy!

The relationship between animals and humans in Ancient Egypt extended beyond death. Pets were buried in the tombs of their owners, and sacred animals were buried with the reverence due to gods, in their own sepulchers, leaving a legacy of millions of animal mummies.

Come see the library's very own cat mummy on display along with other intriguing items from Ancient Egypt, including pieces from actual mummy casings.

Bring your mommy to see our mummy then "unwind" with a good book at the Cloquet Public Library.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cloquet Public Library Fall Book Sale

The Cloquet Friends of the Library will hold their fall book sale on Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get in line early for some great books.