Tag Archives: MNBA

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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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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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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Appreciation for MNBA Support

The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book, expressed their appreciation to CRPLSA for financial support of the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards. 2016 MNBA Appreciation Packet for Outreach Partners … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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MN Book Awards Promo – Enjoy

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Modern Spirit premieres

A new documentary based on the 2014 Minnesota Book Award-winning book, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, premieres Sunday, February 22 on  Twin Cities Public Television (tpt).  The concept of creating a high quality documentary to explore a recent Minnesota … Continue reading

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32 MNBA Finalists Announced

Preliminary round judges from all around the state met January 31 to select the finalists in each of the eight Book Awards categories.  Winners will be announced at the Minnesota Book Awards Gala on Saturday, April 18 at the Union … Continue reading

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MNBA press materials

With Minnesota Book Award finalists and winning authors traveling the SELCO region (and other parts of the state as well) SELCO created a press kits to assist local libraries in getting out the good news about these speakers. The press … Continue reading

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New Interactive Minnesota Writers Map

The Minnesota Book Awards is very pleased to announce a new, online version of the popular Minnesota Writers Map which was first launched in the spring of 2013. Now featuring interactive information on each of the 112 authors listed, the … Continue reading

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SELCO Features MNBA Authors

Fall colors are appearing as are Minnesota Book Award authors in libraries throughout the southeast.  Once again, SELCO will host a traveling author tour featuring 13 authors visiting 23 locations during 10 weeks from September through November.  Check the Author … Continue reading

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MNBA at National Book Festival

This past weekend, The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library had the honor of participating in the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C. where they represented Minnesota and the Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA) in … Continue reading

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MNBA Judge Applications

Apply today to serve as a Minnesota Book Awards judge! Qualified individuals—both experienced in judging and those new to the judging process—are encouraged to apply. Learn more here.

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MNBA celebrating Read + Ride Day at the Fair

The Minnesota Book Awards will join Minnesota’s public libraries on August 27 in presenting a day of free family fun in Carousel Park. There will be performers on stage all day, a scavenger hunt, dozens of authors (Kevin Kling, Chris … Continue reading

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MNBA Seeks Eligible Books

Nominations for the Minnesota Book Awards Open The shelves in the Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA) office are empty and the MNBA staff can’t wait to watch them fill up again with the fantastic Minnesota books being published in 2014. Authors, … Continue reading

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Now Accepting MNBA Judge Applications

The 27th Annual Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA) season officially kicks off on August 1.  Consider applying to review books written by Minnesota authors and published during 2014.  This is a first call for judge applicants with a September 12, 2014 … Continue reading

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Minnesota Book Awards for 2014

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 26th annual Minnesota Book Awards (MNBA). And the MNBA winners are — Children’s Literature: David LaRochelle and Mike Wohnoutka – Moo!– published by Walker … Continue reading

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2014 MNBA Finalists Announced

Twenty-four judges from all parts of Minnesota – writers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and others from the literary community – completed the first selection round towards determining the winners of the 26th annual Minnesota Book Award. Click here for the finalists … Continue reading

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