Tax Season Is Slowly Approaching
Order Outreach Materials and Mark Your Calendars
Your library probably receives at least a few questions about taxes during the tax season. State Library Services is working again with Prepare + Prosper’s statewide outreach campaign, Claim it!, and the Minnesota Department of Revenue to provide your library with free resources and a webinar in December.
Order outreach materials from Prepare + Prosper for your library to help individuals find out if they qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and to help them locate a free tax preparation site. Place your order before Monday, October 31 and you’ll receive the free materials in December.
Prepare + Prosper and the Department of Revenue will host a webinar for libraries with resources and information to help you during the 2017 tax season. The webinar will take place on: Wednesday, December 14 at 11 a.m.
Register for the webinar today and library staff from around the state in December. Please contact Emily Kissane (651-582-8508) with questions or to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event. Note: MDE requires a two-week advance notice in order to provide the requested accommodation and requires a 48-hour notice in order to cancel a requested accommodation.
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. Several have expanded biographical information when it was readily available.
Feel free to use this Library Legacy publicity if an author visits your community!
- Brenda Child
- Tricia Cornell
- Allen Eskens
- Michael Hall
- Nicole Helget
- Julie Klassen
- Nancy Koester
- Larry Millet
- Laura Purdie Salas
SELCO’s 2016 Minnesota Book Award Author Tour press kits
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 materials always include a general press release, a sample Facebook post, and a tweet for the library’s Twitter account. Several have expanded information and may include biographical information or even an author’s book jacket photo. These press kits closely resemble those created and shared by ALS promoting the Minnesota History Players. Feel free to use to promote an author visiting your community!
Rae Katherine Eighmey – Soda Shop Salvation
Jack El-Hai – The Nazi and the Psychiatrist
Brian Freeman – The Cold Nowhere
Cary Griffith – Wolves
Rachel Hanel – We’ll Be the Last Ones to Let You Down
Erin Hart – The Book of Killowen
Melanie Hoffert – Prairie Silence
Thomas Maltman – Little Wolves
Carrie Mesrobian – Sex & Violence: A Novel
Kent Nerburn – The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo
Elizabeth Verdick – Peep Leap
Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) engage library patrons of all ages in their memorable life stories. Each lively 45-minute presentation is a fun and stimulating way to learn about the people, places, and events that shaped Minnesota.
The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) created promotional press kits to assist library promotional efforts when hosting a History Player. Click the links below for information about these important Minnesotans.
Through a partnership between CRPLSA and MHS, the History Players are available for Library Legacy programs. For more information, contact your regional library Legacy Coordinator.