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North Shore Library News: June 8

Little Libraries on the Big Lake

Silver Bay Public Library News

The best things in life are still free. Did you know that a library card in Minnesota is still free? Considering all of the access your card gives you; it's quite amazing. Aside from the world of books to which you have access, do you realize how mighty that little card is? With your library card, you have a pass to a world of knowledge, recreation, experience, fun and imagination - for free!

With your library card you have an open door to the Arrowhead Library System's full-course menu of fine services. Keep your motors running with the Small Engine Reference Center and your cars, trucks and vans purring with Chilton's Library.

Try free videos for a while. You'll have access to thousands of them -- your favorite PBS and HBO series, Discovery, National Geographic, foreign, indie titles and more.

Want to quit your magazine subscriptions? Yes, we have online titles from academic, medical, professional, business, crafting, entertainment and more. We also have many in-house titles available for checkout.

But wait, there's more! Learning Express is a wonderful tool for honing your skills. From elementary school to GED to college, you can practice for and take tests to prepare to be the best student you've ever imagined. We'll tell you about more free features in upcoming articles. In the meantime, if you don't have a library card, come in and get one. It's free! Just bring in a photo ID and proof of address.

The Dig Into Reading Program fun has begun. Join in the everyday fun:

June 11 at 1:00 p.m. Wood burning project for teens

June 12 at 11:00 a.m. Dig into gardening

Friday morning story time is at 11:00 a.m.

Two Harbors Public Library News

Minnesota Crime Wave

The Crime Spree continues at the Two Harbors Public Library! This time, mystery authors William Kent Krueger, Carl Brookins, and Ellen Hart will be passing through. Join us at the United Church of Two Harbors promptly at 7:00 p.m. for a frighteningly good time. As well as a chance to interrogate these suspiciously good authors, we will have a book sale and signing, and even a little game of "Spot the Imposter" for a chance to win a free book. Best of all, this whole event is free thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Book Awards!

Summer Reading

This year's summer reading programs have begun. Stop by the library and sign-up early to maximize your chances at winning the big prizes. Adults are competing for gift cards to Anderson's Greenhouse and Florist and Blackwoods Restaurant; teens are competing for gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and ShopKo; and children are competing for lots of prizes, including a planetarium projector, a Lego creator set, a construction cars set, a play tent, and a friendship bracelets kit.

For more about library events, see the web sites and