Great River Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2016-SFY 2017

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$183,129
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$177,552
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Great River Regional Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Benton
Morrison
Sherburne
Stearns
Todd
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2015 Chapter 2--S.F. No. 1, 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, 2017, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2019.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$183,129
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$183,129
Administration costs
$882
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 374Total participation/attendance: 18,916Total number of partnerships: 179

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2015 Chapter 2--S.F. No. 1, 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, 2017, as grants or contracts in this subdivision are available until June 30, 2019.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$177,552
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$177,552
Administration costs
$4,441
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 354
Total participation/attendance: 13,892
Total number of partnerships: 99

Description of Funds
Waite Park's Library Services Coordinator Michelle Goebel explains: "Through the Legacy grant, the Waite Park branch was able to have the Zuzu African Acrobats, who are on a tour across the country, come by and do a performance for McKinley school yesterday afternoon, September 13, 2017. The Zuzu African Acrobats were on "America's Got Talent," and have this awesome, high energy, exciting performance with students and faculty doing the limbo, dancing, and really enjoying the afternoon. They are from Kenya and talked to the students about one of their main languages, Swahili.They asked if any students spoke Swahili, and two students did! Both of the students were also from Kenya, so the team brought one of those girls up and let her be part of their stunt work. The school (and principal) were so happy that Great River Regional Library could bring in these performers for them!"

Doug Thompson of the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley in Little Falls began a series of programs to help people identify military objects and decipher military records. This program, "Military History Mysteries," was unique in that it brought in many male patrons. Doug was praised for his exceptional military knowledge. "My family's British helmet was identified," wrote one attendee at the same event in Long Prairie."Very informative. Speaker was very knowledgeable. Doug did a fantastic presentation!" wrote another.
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 $2.2 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in central Minnesota. GRRL has thirty-two branch public libraries located in six counties: Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, and Wright. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, GRRL 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
Karen
Last Name
Pundsack
Organization Name
Great River Regional Library
Street Address
1300 West St. Germain
City
St. Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301-3697
Phone
(320) 650-2512
Email
karenp@grrl.lib.mn.us