Thursday, July 26, 2012

"Game Day" Proves Welcome Activity

Eighteen participants of all ages made our first Game Day a smashing success on July 23. XBox Kinect was the centerpiece in our large meeting room, and representatives of every age (from young child to a grandmother) tried out this physically interactive media. At tables nearby, young mothers quietly played card games with children, while chess and checkers, Monopoly Night Sky, and Scrabble were offered in the adjacent small conference room. Popcorn (generously provided by Premier Theaters in Cloquet) and punch were a welcome attraction on a hot day. If you missed out, you'll have another chance to take part next month. Check the library's website and blog, or watch for flyers posted in the library for the date and time.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MinnAqua Fishing Clinic Comes to Cloquet Public Library

Interested in who lives underneath the water? Fascinated by the critters that scoot so easily over the surface of a pond? Enjoy fishing for one of Minnesota’s many game fish? Come join MinnAqua Intern Ethan Cooper for an exciting event of exploring Minnesota’s aquatic resources at the Cloquet Public Library on Fri., August 10. Two back-to-back sessions are planned free of charge and open to the public: Kindergarten through second graders: 1:00-2:30 p.m. Fish Tales & Fish Senses Third through sixth graders: 3:00-4:30 p.m. Fish Tales & Fish Senses Explore the underwater habitat, learn about water stewardship, understand the need for regulations and increase your fishing skills. Discover who’s who in the underwater world and how you can help take care of them. Also receive a MinnAqua starter tackle box. This is a 4-compartment, clear plastic box with a hook, bobber, weight and jig/rubber body. For more information, call the Library at 879-1531.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer "Game Day"

Come join the fun! "Game Day" will be held at the library on Monday, July 23, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the large and small meeting rooms. Bring a friend or family member, or join up with someone here for board games, cards, or XBox Kinect. Games include Apples to Apples, Bananagrams, Uno, Scrabble, Pictureka, Cribbage, chess, and checkers. Or feel free to bring your own. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Area teddy bears joined their peers for a sleepover at the library in July. They were given the red carpet treatment by staff and volunteers who were able to snap a few photos of the merriment. Besides taking advantage of the children's computers, toys and book collection, the bears frolicked throughout the building climbing upon furniture, playing games and hanging out in the Teen Scene area. Their human companions picked them up the following day. Everyone who participated received complimentary photos of the event. Drop by and see our scrapbook of the event, enjoy more photos on our Facebook site or just enjoy these photos.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Be inspired and amazed by Magician Star Michaelina at 1 p.m., Wed., July 18, at the Cloquet Public Library. The program is free of charge and open to the public. Star Michaelina presents “The Magic of Dreaming Big,” an interactive, comedy magic show for children of all ages. This fun-filled show features books that help everyone learn what can be accomplished by following your dreams. Iron Range native Star Michaelina followed her dreams to become a professional magician. With a background in mime, juggling, dance and circus skills, Star’s lighthearted programs have won accolades from libraries, troop leaders and the Guthrie Theater. Admission is free thanks to sponsorship by the Arrowhead Library System Kids Stuff Program and the Cloquet Public Library. For more information, call the Cloquet Public Library at 879-1531.