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The Cloquet Public Library contributes to a democratic and engaged community by providing a welcoming space, stimulating imagination, and supporting children’s literacy.



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320 - 14TH ST, Cloquet, MN 55720 • 218-879-1531
Library director: cloquet.library(at)

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Happenings at your library....

Fri, Apr 17, 3:30 p.m. The Adventures of a Rock Named Sticky presented by The Duluth Playhouse Theatre for Young Audiences.

Sat, Apr 18, 10 a.m. "The Murder of Joe White." Researcher and UMD professor Erik Redix relates the Wisconsin murder case of an Indian tribal leader.

Mon, Apr 20, 6:30 p.m. Cloquet Library Reading Club discusses The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover.

Tues, Apr 21, Noon. Linda LeGarde Grover, author of The Dance Boots, discusses her work with author Mark Munger.  Signed copies will be available for purchase.

Sat, Apr 25, 3 p.m., Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College auditorium. Film screening and local première: The Jingle Dress, introduced by film director William Eigen. A northern Minnesota Native American family leaves their reservation to start a new life in Minneapolis. Free.

Tues, Apr 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cloquet-area quilters will display their craft, tell stories behind the quilts, and demonstrate quilting techniques. If you'd like to bring a quilt with a story to tell, please contact the Cloquet Public Library at 218-879-1531. Raffle drawing for quilt at Noon, with Linda LeGarde Grover.


Spring/Summer Story Times at the Cloquet Public Library will begin in May and continue through the last week of July.
Preschool Story Times (ages 3-5) will be at 10 a.m., Wednesdays, May 6 through July 29.
LapSit Story Times (ages 0-2) will be at 10 a.m., Thursdays, May 7 through July 30.
Join us for stories, songs, play and good times. As part of our story times we will include Story Time Plus. Families are welcome to stay in the Story Time Room until noon each day for extra play and socialization. Parents are also welcome to bring their own snacks or lunch for this time.

Bring your Legos and start building!  The Cloquet Public Library will resume its monthly Legos Afterschool Club for kids. The group meets at 4 p.m. on the last Monday of the month during the school year beginning Sept. 29. New kids are welcome any time. If you have any questions, call 879-1531.

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