East Central Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY SFY 2018-SFY 2019

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,399
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,399
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
East Central Regional Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
June 2021
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2017 Minnesota Special Session Laws, Chapter 91 - HF.No 707, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 5
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds must be allocated using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds must be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2019, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2021.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,399
Other Funds Leveraged
$9,847
Direct expenses
$32,019
Administration costs
$269
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.5
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of projects: 26

Total number of programs and/or events (if different than total number of projects): 104

Total  attendance/participation: 4,840

Total number of partnerships: 28

Description of Funds
Clay Creatures Workshop

During this art workshop, kids ages 8 and older were encouraged to use their imagination to create a character from a favorite book--or any critter they could think up--during a special event at the library. This was a two-hour workshop at the Hinckley Public Library Branch. Visiting Minnesota artist Anjee Emerson used visual, verbal and kinesthetic learning styles to help participants sculpt their very own clay friend out of bright, colorful polymer clay. Everyone left with a finished masterpiece along with some basic sculpting techniques for future projects on their own. This was a unique experience as the participants were able to watch their art projects be fired (baked) in an onsite traveling kiln. The children who attended were excited that they got to learn about the art form and then were able to create something themselves. "This is the BEST program I've EVER been to!"

Being Teddy

In this program we traveled back in time with Minnesota living history speaker and educator Adam Lindquist whose award-winning impersonation of President Theodore Roosevelt entertained, educated and inspired our attendees. Adam presented this program at the Aitkin Public Library, Cambridge Public Library, and the Sandstone Public Library.

Attendees enjoyed how "history came alive" making it entertaining to learn about history through an "effective, humorous and informative" experience. They enjoyed learning things they didn't know about our 26th president, especially about his childhood and his family.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2017 Minnesota Special Session Laws, Chapter 91-HF.No 707, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 5
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. These funds must be allocated using the formulas in Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, subdivisions 3, 4, and 5, with the remaining 25 percent to be distributed to all qualifying systems in an amount proportionate to the number of qualifying system entities in each system. For purposes of this subdivision, "qualifying system entity" means a public library, a regional library system, a regional library system headquarters, a county, or an outreach service program. These funds may be used to sponsor programs provided by regional libraries or to provide grants to local arts and cultural heritage programs for programs in partnership with regional libraries. These funds must be distributed in ten equal payments per year. Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or before June 30, 2019, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2021.

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$107,399
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of projects:
Total number of programs and/or events (if different than total number of projects):
Total attendance/participation:
Total number of partnerships:

Project Overview

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can benefit from a portion of the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Through State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, each regional library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. East Central Regional Library (ECRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in east central Minnesota. ECRL has fourteen branch libraries located in six counties: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, ECRL and its member libraries present an array of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations. Projects contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy.

Project Manager
First Name
Carla
Last Name
Lydon
Organization Name
East Central Regional Library
Street Address
244 South Birch Street
City
Cambridge
State
MN
Zip Code
55008-1588
Phone
(763) 392-0649
Email
clydon@ecrlib.org