Category Archives: Legacy

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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Teen Lit Con 2016 Authors Announced!

Teen Lit Con author line-up for May 7, 2016! Headliners Neal Shusterman, author of 2015 NBA Young People’s Literature Award winner Challenger Deep Jason Reynolds, author of Boy in the Black Suit. All American Boys, co-authored with Brendan Kiely, is … Continue reading

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Club Book successful – again

As MELSA wraps up the 2015 Club Book season, the regional wants to thank all the incredible authors who visited the Metro this fall, as well as the wonderful libraries who hosted events. The guests shared inspiring stories about their … Continue reading

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LARL hosts popular author tour

Minnesota Book Award author Jack El-Hai toured three of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) branches to talk about his book The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goering, Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of the Minds at the … Continue reading

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ECRL images in MDL Minnesota Reflections

East Central Regional Library (ECRL) is excited to announce that its first digital collection is live in Minnesota Digital Library’s Minnesota Reflections, courtesy of the Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project. DPLA has collaborated with MDL in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – LARL Mascot

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) is excited to announce its design for a new mascot! During spring and summer 2015, library staff and community members were engaged in this endeavor.  In April,  LARL’s 95 employees voted on a list of … Continue reading

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The Art and Life of George Morrison DVDs on their way

The final task in CRPLSA’s partnership with The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and tpt will be the distribution of 84 DVDs to be shared among Minnesota’s public library collections. The Art and Life of George Morrison: A … Continue reading

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New LARL Sculpture

The Detroit Lakes Public Library’s Once Upon A Time sculpture by Becker County resident, Hans Gilsdorf was unveiled on September 10th. Over  100 community members were in attendance for the community art celebration. Gilsdorf will serve as a guest presenter … Continue reading

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Derek Anderson featured OUR author

CRPLSA is pleased to announce the second season of Once Upon a Reader, a statewide one-book program. The program, which focuses on children aged 0-6, will highlight the importance of reading and sharing books with children. The program is funded … Continue reading

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Beyond the Book Special receives Emmy Nomination

CRPLSA’s partnership with The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and tpt generated a September Emmy nomination.  In the category of Documentary – Cultural the first ever Beyond the Book production, The Art and Life of George Morrison: A Beyond … Continue reading

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Cow’s Finale: A year of MOO! comes to a close

Dear Once Upon a Reader fans, All good things must come to an end, and that includes Cow’s MOO! Trunk Show in Minnesota. This past week Mike and I and Cow gave our last OUR shows in some beautiful north … Continue reading

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Cow’s continuing MOO-velous Adventures

Hello Once Upon a Reader Fans! This past week saw Mike and me and Cow edging closer to the end of our incredible tour. On Tuesday morning, Sept 22, we presented to 120 attendees at the gorgeous Winona Public Library. … Continue reading

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New Library Legacy Grant Guidelines

The Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) created an unprecedented opportunity for libraries to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota.  The regional library systems receive a biennial ACHF appropriation for … Continue reading

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New Season

Club Book is proud to announce the new lineup for the Fall 2015 Season. Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to libraries throughout the seven-county Twin Cities region. A program of Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) … Continue reading

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Seeking MNBA Judges

Applications for judging the 28th Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA) are now open.  Judges will be selected from across the state, with a variety of professional experiences, as well as representing different ethnic and age groups.  Apply today! MNBA Judge Application

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Cow to the southwest – MN that is

Hello Once Upon a Reader fans, Mike and I and Cow just returned from two successful days in the Plum Creek region of southwestern Minnesota, visiting Marshall and Windom. Cow attracted an audience of about 80 admirers at each stop. … Continue reading

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Library Legacy Summary RFP

CRPLSA is seeking proposals for a comprehensive report covering seven years 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 such as Once Upon … Continue reading

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Cow is big in puppet news

In the puppet world, The Puppetry Journal, is big news.  Moo!, Once Upon a Reader, and our very-own star- studded team of David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka, and, of course, Cow are featured. The Magic Word is MOO! from the Spring … Continue reading

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History Day 2015 a success

Nearly 5,500 students participated in a History Day filed trip, Hullabaloo or Help Session which took place at 20 libraries across the state during this year’s MN History Day activities. This is nearly 1,000 more students than the previous year.  … Continue reading

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Cow in Pioneerland

Hello Once Upon a Reader fans, Cow took a day off from her summer vacation to visit two libraries in the Pioneerland Library System (PLS) yesterday. Mike and I went along to act as her assistants. In Glencoe, she presented … Continue reading

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ShoStoWriMo at GRRL

To celebrate Short Story Writing Month, the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) sought  short, short stories of 32 words or less inspired by this historical photograph from the Minnesota Digital Library. Patrons were asked, “What’s the story here?” and then … Continue reading

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Cow Tours SELCO

A travelogue from Minnesota Author, David LaRochelle as he travels the state with Minnesota Illustrator, Mike Wohnoutka and the Once Upon a Reader star performer – Cow and their adventures in SELCO. Hello Once Upon a Reader folks! June is … Continue reading

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Wyoming Moo-ooo Walk

Special events abound for Once Upon a Reader – a statewide one-book program designed for Pre-K children to promote early literacy skills.  Even walking and reading at the same time in the East Central Regional Library (ECRL) ! Once Upon … Continue reading

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ALS Sculpture installed in Grand Marais

The Grand Marais Public Library, an Arrowhead Library System (ALS) member, hosted a sculpture dedication on Friday, June 5 to celebrate the installation of a new work of public art.  The local artist and sculptor Tom Christiansen,was on hand at the … Continue reading

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MDE Directives for Library Legacy Funds

The Library Legacy appropriation provides grant funds  to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems with the intent “to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota.” As distributed by the Minnesota Department of Education … Continue reading

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More of Cow’s Adventures

Hello Team MOO! Cow (and Mike and David) have had a very successful month of May, mooing from the top to bottom of Minnesota.  On May 8 Cow traveled far north, to visit 140 K, 1st, and 2nd graders at … Continue reading

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Cow in the News!

Cow – Once Upon a Reader’s star performer made front page news in Mountain Iron. Check it out

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Minnesota Byways for VLS

Doug Ohman has traveled the state to document historic sites and structures that are quickly being lost to history. During a tour of Viking Library System (VLS) libraries, Doug will share personal stories and the captivating history of some of … Continue reading

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NEW MHS Program Offerings

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) has been working hard to create engaging, exciting programs that meet the needs of the library adult audience. They are proud to release the newest Adult Programming Catalog. The programs in this brochure are available … Continue reading

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Mooing in Vikingland

Hello MOO! Followers, Cow (and Mike and David) were out on the road last week, visiting six libraries in the Viking Library System (VLS). All three of us were very, very happy to have Tom Lieberman with us, playing live … Continue reading

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ALS Celebrates Civil War History

Arn Kind visited libraries across the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) to share information about the American Civil War in this  final year of the sesquicentennial commemoration. Through drama, role-playing and living history experiences, Kind gives participants an understanding of this turbulent … Continue reading

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2015 MNBA Winners Announced

The winners of the 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA) were announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on April 18, 2015 in St. Paul.  This year’s selections include: Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman & Rick … Continue reading

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SELCOtv features MNBA booktalks

The 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards  Gala is just days away.  In anticipation of this unique literary event, SELCOtv features booktalks by the SELCO staff reviewing the four finalists in each of the eight categories. General Nonfiction reviewed by Donovan … Continue reading

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MELSA’s First Pages

MELSA libraries throughout the Twin Cities metro area will  host creative writing workshops, First Pages, for budding authors of all ages with teaching artists from The Loft Literary Center.   Made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage … Continue reading

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More Moo! Adventures with Mike, David & Cow

Hello everyone following Cow’s Adventures, Cow (and Mike and David) have been on the road again, traveling from Moorhead to Inver Grove Heights. Cow has had lots of adventures already this month, and is eager to share her latest photos, … Continue reading

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