Tag Archives: PCLS

GRRL & PCLS Support Formula Change

The regional library boards governing Great River Regional Library (GRRL) and Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) approved supporting resolutions to seek a statutory formula change tied with an increase in the  annual Regional Library Basic System Support appropriation.  The formula change … Continue reading

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PCLS Supports Broadband

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) endorsed the Minnesota Broadband Vision through a Resolution passed April 4, 2016. Vision Everyone in Minnesota will be able to use convenient, affordable world-class broadband networks that enable us to survive and thrive in … Continue reading

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PCLS Winter Getaway

Plum Creek Library System’s (PCLS) annual winter reading program launched region-wide on January 2, and will run through March 31, 2016. The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months, and rewards readers … Continue reading

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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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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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PCLS New Executive Director

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Jim Trojanowski as the new PCLS Executive Director. Jim is currently the Director of the Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS) in Ashland, Wisconsin where … Continue reading

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McHenry Response to CRPLSA

The CRPLSA directors and each of the 12 regional library board chairs have received a response from Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner.  McHenry’s letter addresses  CRPLSA’s concerns  regarding earlier  management decisions at PCLS and PLS.   McHenry’s letter … Continue reading

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CRPLSA Letter to Assistant Commissioner McHenry

CRPLSA recently communicated two major concerns to Minnnesota Department of Education Assistant Commissioner Kevin McHenry pertaining to the management and oversight of regional public library systems. CRPLSA supports the ongoing investigation by the Department and State Library Services (SLS) into … Continue reading

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MDE Review of PCLS

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) conducted an administrative, organizational, and fiscal review of Plum Creek Library System (PCLS).  The purpose of the review was to examine known weaknesses in these areas and to identify any other potential areas of … Continue reading

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Library Construction Grants

An appropriation to the 2014 Library Construction Grant program provided $2,000,000 for library construction and renovation projects. One-to-one matching grants help build libraries that meet high standards of accessibility and energy efficiency. Three projects were earmarked to receive funds, with … Continue reading

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PCLS job search

Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) seeks a progressive and collaborative leader to serve as the Executive Director. PCLS job ad   The application deadline is April 10. More information on the PCLS website

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New PCLS Legacy Coordinator

Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Library Legacy Coordinator, Rebecca Hudson.  Rebecca has 23-years of library experience as the Assistant Librarian for the Slayton Public Library and thus brings practical, front line … Continue reading

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MLCL to Re-Join PCLS

Following the actions taken by the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) board earlier in October, the Marshall Lyon County Library (MLCL) board and the Marshall City Council agreed to re-join the regional library.  The terms of membership as set by … Continue reading

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PCLS and MLCL continue membership discussions

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) Board approved membership terms and conditions for the Marshall Lyon County Library (MLCL) to re-join the regional library system.  The MLCL Board will meet next week to discuss and possibly act on future membership. … Continue reading

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PCLS Celebrates!

Join current and former Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) board members, library directors, system staff and others in celebrating 40 years of service to the libraries of southwestern Minnesota. Date:  Thursday, September 25, 2014 Time:  6:00 p.m. Reception and 6:45 … Continue reading

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McHenry Statement Regarding State-Funded Services

Following the withdrawal of the Marshall Lyon County Library from the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS), State Library Services received several questions related to the availability of state-funded library programs and services to Marshall patrons. Kevin McHenry, Assistant Commissioner of … Continue reading

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Shift of PLCS services

Effective July 1, the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) will no longer provide state or regionally funded library services to the Marshall Library or residents of the City of Marshall.  This follows a decision by the Marshall Lyon County Library … Continue reading

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Storytimes for Everyone

Easy as Sing, Read, Talk, Write and Play: Storytimes for Everyone Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children The Minnesota Department of Education, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to … Continue reading

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PCLS offers MLCL membership option

Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) offers membership option to Marshall-Lyon County Library The PCLS Governing Board offered the Marshall-Lyon County Library (MLCL) Board an opportunity to remain members of PCLS at the regional board meeting on June 18, 2014, in … Continue reading

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PCLS Endorses RLBSS Change

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) Board has approved the concepts identified in the proposal to amend current RLBSS statutory language and will support a 2015 legislative initiative. The adjusted formula will reduce funding volatility and make budgeting more stable. … Continue reading

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Nobles County Library & Northstar Digital Literacy

The Nobles County Library, a member of the Plum Creek Library System (PCLS), has been selected to participate in the Northstar Digital Literacy Project.  Northstar defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to … Continue reading

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PCLS Offers New Outreach Service

The Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) is pleased to announce the start of a new Outreach Service.  The PCLS Bookmobile has long served the patrons of Southwest Minnesota. The program was retired in December 2012.  Outreach Services will replace the … Continue reading

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