Bemidji Library Book Festival

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,714
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,714
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,700
Direct expenses
$26,414
Administration costs
$698
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Participants will indicate an increased interest and knowledge of books and reading,
2. Participants will indicate interest in Minnesota authors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In response to an in-house survey:
1. The program met my expectations: (AB=Ann Bancroft, Agree 357 (AB) 138 219 , Disagree 3 (AB) 0 3, No opinion 7 (AB) 2 5 /
2. This program was an enjoyable learning experience., Agree 366 (AB) 140 226, Disagree 2 (AB) 0 2, No opinion 9 (AB) 8 1 /
3. Has this event encouraged you to read more books by these authors or by Minnesota authors?, Agree 338 (AB) 134 204, Disagree 7 (AB) 3 4, No opinion 30 (AB) 11 19 /
4. Are there other authors or Minnesota cultural events that you would like the library to present in Bemidji? [Numerous suggestions, with a multicultural emphasis] /
5. Please rate the overall quality of this program:, Excellent 346 (AB) 131 215, Average 21 (AB) 5 16, Poor 0 (AB) 0 0, No opinion 1 (AB) 0 1 /
6. Have you attended an arts and cultural Heritage program at your library before?, Yes 192 (AB) 100 92, No 45 (AB) 29 16 /
7. How often do you visit your local library?, Weekly 143 (AB) 52 91, Monthly 139 (AB) 45 94, Yearly 39 (AB) 21 18, Once EFY 19 (AB) 11 8, Never 1 (AB) 1 0 /
8. Please indicate your local library affiliation:, Bemidji Public 287 (AB) 106 181, Other Kitchi 30 (AB) 15 15, Other Minnesota 22 (AB) 7 15, Out of state 5 (AB) 1 4

Source of Additional Funds

Kitchigami Regional Library

Project Overview
On 11-15 June 2012, the Bemidji Public Library presented its 2nd annual Bemidji Library Book Festival.
Project Details
1051 people attended these events. Schedule and attendance: Monday June 11, 2012: Carolyn S. Collins 50 10:30am (Children’s); William Durbin 21 2pm (Writers Workshop); Mark Vinz 81 7pm (Adult); Poetry Slam 83 8:30pm (Adult) / Tuesday June 12, 2012: Anne Dunn 79 10:30am (Children’s); Laurie Hertzel 30 2pm (Writers Workshop); Laurie Hertzel 27 7pm (Adult) / Wednesday June 13, 2012: Margi Preus 57 10:30am (Children’s); Margi Preus 31 2pm (Writers Workshop); Lise Erdrich 24 7pm (Adult) / Thursday June 14, 2012: Nancy Carlson 65 10:30am (Children’s) ; Nancy Carlson 32 2pm (Writers Workshop); Doug Wood 28 7pm (Adult) / Friday June 15, 2012: Terri DeGezelle 42 10:30am (Children’s); Author Fair 31 (authors) 5pm to 7pm; Ann Bancroft – 308 7pm (235-got ahead of time and 73-at the door) / Saturday June 16, 2012: Wendell Affield 93 4:30pm
Project Manager
First Name
Marian
Last Name
Ridge
Organization Name
Kitchigami Regional Library
Street Address
310 2nd Street North, P.O. Box 84
City
Pine River
State
MN
Zip Code
56474
Phone
(218)587-2171
Email
mfridge@tds.net