Mark’s library story

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In 1998, Mark Elden was in the downtown library, where he noticed a book display about ice boats. He had grown up on Park Point and was familiar with them. He picked up the book “Sailing on Ice,” by Jack Andresen, and came across a chapter on skate sailing. Skate sailing? The sport paired a […]

Robert’s library story

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I grew up in Duluth, and when I was a kid (6-8 years old), I used to dial up and down the band on my folks’ Philco radio. I liked programs such as “The Firestone Hour” and the “Bell Telephone Hour.“ Programs like these were distributed to radio stations on large disks—phonograph records, but larger than consumer versions. […]

146,000 reasons to say Thanks!


In 2015, our 25th anniversary and the 125th anniversary of the library, we set an ambitious goal of raising $100,000 to provide quality programming and materials for the library. With your help, we topped that by $46,000, for a total of $146,000! The library counts on the Duluth Library Foundation to help provide funding for vital programming, materials. […]