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Through an appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature, CRPLSA hosts a wide array of Library Legacy programs and events within each region and around the state.  CRPLSA collaborates with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations.

View the ACHF grant guidelines FY20.

Once Upon a Reader (OUR) is a Minnesota program designed for pre-k children and their families. If your Minnesota regional library system or public library is interested in using the Once Upon a Reader name, logo, and branding to offer a special program or series by a Minnesota artist, please fill out the
Once Upon a Reader Application for Use.

Current Project

MNBA logoMinnesota Book Awards (MNBA) undertakes statewide programming through a partnership between CRPLSA and The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library which manages the book awards.

Legacy Coordinators at the Regional Libraries

Each region has staff coordinating events. The Legacy Coordinators often provide onsite assistance to local library staff, help write grant applications and reports, coordinate publicity efforts, offer training, and share information specific to the success of unique regional endeavors undertaken with Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds. Listed below are the individuals responsible for assisting with Library Legacy activities.

Region Legacy Coordinator
Arrowhead Library System Mollie Stanford
East Central Regional Library Cortney Walbridge
Great River Regional Library Beth Ringsmuth-Stolpman
Kitchigami Regional Library System Stephanie Langer
Lake Agassiz Regional Library Jenna Kahly
MELSA Sarah Hawkins
Northwest Regional Library Kerri Costello
Pioneerland Library System Laurie Ortega
Plum Creek Library System Rebecca Hudson
SELCO Kate Bauman
Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Jessica Roschen
Viking Library System Gail Nordstrom

In addition to these individuals designated as the regional Legacy Coordinators, the system director and other regional library staff may be very involved in Legacy activities. Check individual regional websites for more information about upcoming programs and other opportunities.

Legacy LogoCRPLSA’s previous and current Library Legacy projects are made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota.