Grand Marais Public Library seeks input from the residents of Cook County outside Grand
Marais. The library hopes to create an opportunity to engage in conversation with you on your
home turf about library services and how best to meet your needs.
To foster conversation, the library will be conducting an outreach activity called sPARKit! at
various points around the county during the week of June 18-22. sPARKit! is a project sponsored by Springboard for the Arts in the Twin Cities, and features fun activities for adults and children.
The “sPARKit” mobile trailer invites the public to come, play games, and engage in
conversation. Participants may learn about online security, parental controls, electrical safety,
energy efficiency, lung cancer, colon cancer screening and more! There may be a variety of arts
activities, such as felting a lung with the American Lung Association, or playing games with the
YMCA staff. The event will be a little different each day, with fun activities also planned for
Besides the library, the partners for this event include: Arrowhead Electric, True North, the
American Lung Assocation of Minnesota and the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Those who attend
will have opportunities to engage with all the partners, to learn how to be safe online, and to have some good summer fun!
Events are scheduled for the following times and places:
Monday, June 18, 10-2pm at Ryden’s Border Store
Tuesday, June 19, 10-2pm at Hovland Town Hall
Wednesday. June 20, 10-2pm at Trail Center
Thursday, June 21, 10-2pm at Lutsen Town Hall
Friday, June 22, 10-2pm at Birch Grove School
Please join us at a location near you!