Tag Archives: NWRL

Formula change support grows!

Recent action at mid-month board meetings on October 20 moved forward the possibility of a 2017 legislative initiative to change the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  The most recent approvals were from: Lake Agassiz Regional Library Northwest Regional Library … Continue reading

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Lunch at the Library

Public libraries are helping make sure kids have access to nutritious food when school is not in session by hosting summer food programs. Once again this summer, Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) staff are reading at meal sites that provide free … Continue reading

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Bremer Trust Supports Libraries

Working diligently towards its goal to build healthy and vibrant communities, the Otto Bremer Trust recently awarded grants to Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) and Northwest Regional Library (NWRL). The Moorhead Public Library, LARL headquarters, received a grant from the … Continue reading

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SELCO Supports Broadband Vision

The Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) Board of Directors joins the ALS, ECRL, NWRL, and PLS regional library boards in support of the Minnesota Broadband Vision.  The SELCO resolution stresses the broad array of vital library services which depend on broadband … Continue reading

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NWRL’s New Big Red

Northwest Regional Library’s (NWRL) new delivery van arrived this fall and is out on the road. Delivery goes between all seven branch libraries and two LINK sites every Tuesday and Friday.  That’s 600 miles per week! The new vehicle is … Continue reading

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Migrations abound

East Central Regional Library (ECRL)  completed the migration of their Evergreen open source library automation system from PALS hosting to Equinox.  With the benefit a multiple migrations, Director Barb Misselt reported that “nothing went awry. In fact, we weren’t even … Continue reading

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Photo Op

CRPLSA members gathered in Warroad for a two-day, statewide meeting hosted by the Northwest Regional Library (NWRL). Back row: Jim Trojanowski – PCLS; Karen Pundsack – GRRL; Ann Hutton – SELCO; Kristi Hanson – NWRL and meeting host; Barb Misselt … Continue reading

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Regional library heritage

An amazing number of years of Minnesota library experience recently gathered for lunch and shared a selfie. If there were prizes for having worked in the most Minnesota regions, Bob Boese, currently Interim Director at Plum Creek Library System, would … Continue reading

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NWRL hosts Les Kletke

Local Author Les Kletke will  speak about his latest book, On Golden Plain:  Reflections on Agriculture in the Northern Plains from those who helped shape the industry at a variety of Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) locations. Monday, October 20th ~ Godel … Continue reading

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TARDIS at NWRL

Come visit the TARDIS! The TARDIS will be at the Thief River Falls Public Library the month of October and most of November.

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Yes for RLBSS in NWRL

The Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) endorsed the proposed changes to the Regional Library Basic System Support (RLBSS) formula.  This board action makes NWRL the eighth regional library to commit to working towards a legislative change in 2015.

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Regional News Tidbits

East Central Regional Library (ECRL)was part of a grant project with Health Access to Minnesota to provide assistance by MNsure navigators at branch libraries. Appointments started out slow, but then were booked solid for an altogether worthwhile venture. Great River … Continue reading

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NWRL Host Jazz Performances

Jazz guitarist, Briand Morrison, recently visited all of the Northwest Regional Library (NWRL) branches and amazed audiences with his talent. Briand Morrison is from Grand Portage, Minnesota with 37 years of jazz guitar performance and teaching experience, as well as … Continue reading

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NWRL Explores the Star Spangled Banner

Little Known History of the Star Spangled Banner: Written Amid the Now Forgotten War of 1812 Northland College Professor Jack Haymond will discuss the Star Spangled Banner and its importance during the War of 1812 against Great Britain and Canada. … Continue reading

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