Related contentThe Two Harbors Public Library was recently awarded a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to help with the purchase of a new microfilm reader.

The new reader is a digital model, allowing local historians and genealogists to use a computer to navigate through the rolls of microfilm, spot-edit portions of pages as desired, and to save digital copies of their articles, although printing is still an option as well.

The library has microfilm holdings for local newspapers dating back to 1890.

Newspapers in stock include the Iron Port, Iron Trade Journal, Journal News, Socialist, Lake Country Chronicle, Chronicle, Chronicle & Times and Lake County News-Chronicle.

While the library has many of the Lake County News-Chronicle papers still available in print, microfilm is the only way to access the other titles and the oldest of its holdings.

The microfilm reader is available for use to all library patrons. Ask at the front desk and the staff will give a brief tutorial on using the new equipment.