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.
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.
Minnesota 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.
|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|
|Northwest Regional Library||Kerri Costello|
|Pioneerland Library System||Laurie Ortega|
|Plum Creek Library System||Rebecca Hudson|
|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.