Category Archives: Legacy

Announcing MNBA Finalists

On Saturday, January 28, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announced the finalists in nine categories for the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards.  Reviewed and chosen by 27 judges from around the state – writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, … Continue reading

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New Season of Club Book

Club Book is proud to announce the new lineup for the Winter/Spring 2017 Season. Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to libraries throughout the seven-county Twin Cities region.  This MELSA Library Legacy program is coordinated by … Continue reading

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ECRL photo makes MN Reflections calendar

This photo of the old bookmobile in Stanchfield was selected as a cover shot for the MN Reflections 2017 calendar. In May 1960, a photograph was taken of people standing in line for the East Central Regional Library bookmobile in … Continue reading

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Library Legacy Summary

Ready to go to press!  Celebrating Arts & Culture: Minnesota Regional Public Library Systems Legacy Amendment Highlights CRPLSA has produced a visually compelling written summary of public programs and activities funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Celebrating Arts … Continue reading

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Winter Bees Wins an Emmy!

Congratulations on the Emmy win for Winter Bees: And Other Poems of the Cold about the making of a Minnesota Book Award-winning children’s book. This Beyond the Book television special was a production by TPT in partnership with The Friends of the St. Paul … Continue reading

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Hullabaloos: History Day Research Days

History Day Hullabaloos are research open houses held at a variety of metro librariess as well as libraries in Duluth, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.  Check the the 2016-2017 Hullabaloo schedule for a complete listing of locations, dates, and times … Continue reading

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ECRL Starwatch Party

Get to know the constellations like The Big Bear, Cygnus the Swan, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Aquila the Eagle and many more at a Minnesota Starwatch Party with meteorologist Mike Lynch sponsored by East Central Regional Library (ECRL). The program … Continue reading

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MNBA Season Opens Soon

It’s almost here – the 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards season begins on August 1. Book submissions, special award nominations, and judge applications will open. Visit the MNBA website for all the details.

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“Ready Go” Brings Interactive Art to Pioneerland

Pioneerland Library System (PLS) is proud to offer Ready Go to PLS  libraries this summer.  Working with Springboard for the Arts, Ready Go offers an exciting art events that connect people to artist-designed, mobile “tools” that pique curiosity.  Peter Haakon … Continue reading

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Ten Pigs Wrap Up in SELCO

Today was the final day of Once Upon a Reader trunk shows in SELCO. Author/illustrator Derek Anderson traveled the region, reading, singing and playing with children in an energetic show based around his book, Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure. … Continue reading

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Ten Pigs in the News

Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, author and illustrator,  Derek Anderson and the Dodge Center Public Library made the morning news in southeastern Minnesota. Check out the KTTC news broadcast.

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SELCO’s MNBA Publicity

SELCO created personalized press kits for nine Minnesota Book Award finalists and winners to help promote recent author visits.  The press materials always include a general press release, a sample Facebook post, and a tweet for the library’s Twitter account. … Continue reading

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MELSA wraps up a successful Club Book

As MELSA wraps up a successful Winter/Spring 2016 Club Book season, sincere thanks to the incredible authors who visited the Twin Cities, as well as the wonderful libraries who hosted events. The guest authors shared inspiring stories about their work, … Continue reading

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Successful Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016: A Huge Success   With an endorsement as the “best event of its kind in the US” from none other than National Book Award Winner Neal Shusterman, Teen Lit Con 2016 closed another chapter on this widely … Continue reading

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10 Pigs visits ALS

The traveling trunk show featuring author / illustrator, Derek Anderson and Ten Pigs is off to a rollicking good time in the Arrowhead Library System (ALS). Squeals abounded at the Falls Elementary School in International Falls and the Duluth Public … Continue reading

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MNBA 2016 Pix & Vid

Check out 2016 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony photos and video

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MNBA Winners 2016

And the winners are…  Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall   (Children’s Literature) No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions by Ryan Berg   (Nonfiction) The Grave Soul by Ellen Hart   (Genre Fiction) Water and What … Continue reading

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New MELSA Legacy Coordinator

MELSA has selected Andrea McKennan as the new Public Information Specialist.  Her duties will overlap those previously assigned to Melinda Ludwiczak, the former MELSA Project Manager who retired April 15.  Andrea will be responsible for Library Legacy program coordination and staff … Continue reading

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End of an era …

From Maren Levad, Museum Access Specialist at the Minnesota Historical Society and long-time Library Legacy planning partner … Dear Library Partners, As we close out our sixth year of partnership together, I wanted to express my deepest thanks for all … Continue reading

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Beyond the Book — Winter Bees

Winter Bees introduces the viewer to Joyce Sidman, the author of a 2015 Minnesota Book Award winner, and a young reader. Together they explore the winter environment and the creation of poems and art that make Winter Bees & Other … Continue reading

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Teen Lit Con 2016

Teen Lit Con 2016 –  A day to celebrate teen literature, promote reading and writing, and to create a community of readers by connecting teens and authors. May 7, 2016 Henry Sibley High School 1897 Delaware Ave, Mendota Heights Free … Continue reading

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MNShelfies

Enter Minnesota Book Awards’ MNShelfies contest! The #MNshelfies display contest hopes to raise the visibility of the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards finalists. Using the free resources and your own creativity, create a display showcasing at least one of the eight … Continue reading

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SELCOtv Features MNBA 2016 Booktalks

Just in time for the 2016 Minnesota Book Awards, SELCO staff will “booktalk” each of this year’s 32 finalists for SELCOtv.  A special YouTube playlist aggregates the videos as they are posted.  During the days leading up to the awards ceremony on April … Continue reading

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Booker – the LARL Mascot

The new Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) mascot – BOOKER – paid a special visit to the Crookston Public Library for storytime.  The children’s event  featured owl stories, games,  crafts and lots of fun.

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10 Pigs Excitement in ECRL

Ten Pigs In Wyoming! East Central Regional Library staff declare, “It was one epic, amazing, and fun event for everyone!” as Derek Anderson, author and illustrator,  presented the very first, statewide Once Upon a Reader Trunk Show based on his … Continue reading

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MN Book Awards Promo – Enjoy

  Minnesota Book Awards with support from CRPLSA through Library Legacy funding.

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Johnson Group Selected

CRPLSA is pleased to announce Johnson Group has been selected to design a Library Legacy report.  The final product will be a visually compelling document that highlights the wide variety of programs and activities made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and … Continue reading

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28th Annual MNBA Finalists Announced

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce the finalists in all eight categories for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards. Chosen on Saturday, January 30, by 24 judges from around the state – writers, teachers, … Continue reading

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Story Stroll Order Deadline

Sunday, January 31 will be the last day to place orders for Once Upon a Reader storytime kits, story strolls, and play kits – for those libraries that want materials included in the first round of fulfillment and delivery. All orders received between January 6 … Continue reading

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Club Book – New Season

MELSA is excited to announce the new season lineup for Club Book! Check out some of the amazing authors coming to the Twin Cities over the next few months.  If you miss a program or simply want to hear the … Continue reading

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MALF Support for Once Upon a Reader

Last year, the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) partnered with CRPLSA as the regions rolled out the first ever statewide one-book program geared towards young children. MALF is pleased to share news that as this celebration of literature and … Continue reading

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Digital images from GRRL

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) recently participated in a joint project with Minnesota Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America. MDL sought content on the history of libraries in Minnesota and GRRL provided exterior and interior images of the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Reader – 2016 Launch!

As we kick off the New Year, CRPLSA is pleased to commence season two of Once Upon a Reader. Aimed at pre-K children and their families, this statewide one-book program  promotes Minnesota children’s literature and encourages families to Talk, Sing, … Continue reading

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ECRL Art in Digital Library

The Minnesota Digital Library is thrilled to announce East Central Regional Library’s (ECRL) Kids Design Glass  is a recent addition to Minnesota Reflections. This Library Legacy project is now fully documented in Minnesota Reflections with scans of the original 14 drawings, … Continue reading

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Book Bike wins Innovation Award

Rochester Public Library’s BookBike is being recognized as one of Minnesota’s most innovative local government projects. Each year, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs recognizes cities, counties and schools for redesigning how they do business through new initiatives and projects. … Continue reading

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Library Legacy RFP

CRPLSA is seeking proposals for a creatively produced, visually compelling document covering 2 years (FY2014-FY2015) of public programs and activities funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, created by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment of 2008. Programs include statewide projects … Continue reading

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