Duluth Public Library

Community Members Honored For Library Contributions

DULUTH, MN – Members of the Duluth Community were honored for their contributions to the Duluth Library Foundation at the Olga Memorial Award Ceremony at the Depot. The city funds most of the library’s needs, but doesn’t fund some of their programs and other activities. Some of those include different children’s reading programs, and concerts on the plaza. Each was…

Back-To-School At The Library

Duluth Public Library is offering programs for kids once school starts back up

DULUTH, Minn.- The fresh school year begins in just weeks, and the Duluth Library is ready to offer students all types of opportunities. For starters after Labor Day, library hours will extend into Saturday. Activities are planned at the main library, like a giant bubble-making event, and even robotic coding for kids. Library officials tells us learning at the library…

Minnesota Ballet Shows Off Talents

30 students showed off their talents learned so far from their summer camps

DULUTH, Minn.- Thirty Minnesota School of Ballet students showed off their talents they learned from their summer classes in front of family and friends today outside of the main Duluth Public Library. From tap, to jazz, students from Minnesota and around the country learned all sorts of dance moves during the class. Organizers say seeing the dancers be themselves and…

Congolese Music Comes To Duluth

Kids learn and play at the same time with Duluth Library's Kaleidoscope Program

DULUTH, Minn.- The second week of Duluth Public Library’s Kaleidoscope Music and Storytelling Program for kids was also held Tuesday. Hundreds of kids and parents packed the stage area behind the main library, to learn more about the culture connected to the Congo in Africa. Those organizing the event say programs like this let kids have fun while learning at…

Food Truck Friday Kick’s Off In Front Of Duluth Public Library

This event will happen every Friday from 11-2 p.m. and run through the end of August

DULUTH, Minn.- Food Truck Friday’s kicked off Friday outside the Duluth Public Library. Those attending say it’s a great way to get out of the house to support local businesses around the Northland. “It’s great to have this going on in the summer every Friday at the library. You can have lunch and people come out, mingle and get out…

Public Voting for City of Duluth Flag Begins

9 final options available for choosing.

DULUTH, Minn.- Now’s your chance to help Duluth pick which design should be on the next city flag. There were at total of 195 designs submitted by people in Duluth, and a volunteer flag committee narrowed the choices down to its top 9. Those designs were unveiled tonight at city hall, and one of them will soon become the next symbol…

Connected Kids Initiative Steps Up for Foster Children

Event at Duluth Public Library raises awareness.

DULUTH, Minn.- According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there are 9,900 children in foster care, and over 800 waiting to be adopted in the state. Representatives from the organization Connected Kids Initiative tried to help these kids with their Step Up MN campaign. At the Duluth Public Library Wednesday, they introduced the campaign, the second city of their…

Duluth Public Library Offers Tax Help

Tax prep offered Monday and Saturday

DULUTH, Minn.- Taxes. They can get so confusing and stump even the best of them. If that sounds like you, you may want to pay an extra visit to the Duluth Public Library. On Monday, students from UMD’s Accounting Department were on hand to help with tax prep, free for those with low income, disabilities, and seniors. They say with a…

Duluth Library’s Winter Job: Part Time Movie Theater

Movies in the Library Caters to Kids Home on Break

DULUTH, Minn.- Not all families can make it to the slopes for skiing. Parents with jobs, or lack of ski-lodge money can make it difficult to entertain kids on Winter Break, so the Duluth Public Library has got a free solution. Movies at the Library allows kids of all ages to come and watch a family friendly movie with other…

No Fine November at Duluth Public Library

For the Month No Fines for Youth Items

DULUTH, Minn.-If your child loves reading, but is a bit forgetful, the Duluth Public Library’s got news for you. Thursday marked the beginning of no fines November. Any late fees on youth (18 and under) cards, or youth items on adult cards, will be waived. You can also get your child’s library card replaced for free. “It’s easy to kind…

Navigating Health Insurance

Generations Health Care Initiatives Provides Health Insurance Help

DULUTH, Minn.- Thursday marked the beginning of the Minnesota health insurance market’s open enrollment period. The application process can be daunting for some, so Generations Health Care Initiatives is lending a helping hand. For the entire enrollment period, the office at 130 W. Superior St. will be offering help from navigators. According to Generations there are about 350,000 uninsured Minnesotans, and…

1918 Marked by More than Just Fire

Presentation at Duluth Public Library Highlights Other Travesties of the Year

DULUTH, Minn.-A presentation took place at the Duluth Public Library tonight to shed some new light on what some call Duluth’s most devastating year, 1918. Organized by Twin Ports Genealogy, the free event focused on the summer of 1918, when a catastrophic fire burned along the outer edge of Duluth. Organizers say that the fire overshadows two other terrible parts…

Virtual Library Cards Give Students 24/7 Access to Resources

The Library Ports Project is a partnership between the Duluth Public School and the Duluth Public Library.

DULUTH, Minn.- This week 8,500 students in the Duluth School District now have24-hour access to resources from the Duluth Public Library. City leaders and educators believe this Library Port program will spark interest in reading. Every student will have their own unique virtual card with easy an easy to remember code. “Our students will be able to access information and resources from the…

Brodini Steals the Show at Kaleidoscope Summer Series Finale

The goal for Kaleidoscope is to get kids more engaged with the library during the summer.

DULUTH, Minn. – Move over Whodini and make room for Brodini! The magician was the last act for the Kaleidoscope summer series at the downtown Duluth Public Library and he did not disappoint. He even invited kids and even adults on stage to get in on his comedy magician show. During the show Brodini made things disappear and appear right before…

Local Library Helps Community Focus on Health

One method used, was coloring.

DULUTH, Minn.- You’ve heard it many times before, taking time out of your day to care for yourself is important. The Duluth Public Library gave a space for community members to focus on their health on Saturday. Organizers say there are many ways we can reduce stress in our life. One method used, was coloring. Studies show coloring has mental health…

Duluth Public Library Focuses on Health and Wellness

DULUTH, Minn. – Taking care of your health is something important no matter your age, and this weekend the Duluth Public Library is dedicating a day to wellness. The Duluth Public Library is hosting its 2nd annual Wellness Day, dedicated to learning about and trying out healthy lifestyle practices throughout the afternoon. This event will take place at the  Duluth…

Kids Get Their Bead On at Duluth Public Library

Kids take little beads, melt them together and create a masterpiece.

DULUTH, Minn. – Spring Break is on for Duluth students and some of those youngsters are getting their beads on at the Duluth Public Library. It’s called “Perler Beads Art.” Kids take little beads, melt them together and create a masterpiece. “It’s really good for children’s development, them trying out different things like this and engaging their creativity and imagination,” said Youth Services Coordinator…

Duluth Public Library Back Open After Bed Bug Scare

Bed bugs are not dangerous, but an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

DULUTH, Minn. – What seemed like a normal day at the Duluth Public Library ended up being interrupted by bed bugs. A staff member found a bed bug on one of the chairs. It happened during business hours on Wednesday, March 28. The entire building was inspected and a few areas in the top two floors of the library had…

Holiday Book Sale Helps Fund Children’s Programming

The Holiday Book sale has festive reading material for everyone.

DULUTH, Minn.- Materials are donated to the Mount Royal Branch Library all year long. Workers sets aside all holiday products in preparation for their annual book sale. The holiday book sale is one of the largest fundraisers put on by Friends of the Library. Purchasing the festive books gives money to children’s programming put on at the Duluth Public Library….

MNSure Offers Insurance Checkup

Free enrollment coming soon to see if your health insurance is healthy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Is your health insurance healthy? MNsure navigators are helping make sure your coverage is all set before enrollment. Next week the organization is hosting a health insurance checkup. Monday, Oct. 23rd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. you can get a jump start on open enrollment for free at Duluth Public Library. The checkup aims to see…