Kitchigami Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2012 - SFY 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$186,486
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,268
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Fund Administration
Grants/Contracts
Preservation
Research
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Cass
Crow Wing
Hubbard
Wadena
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. 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. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$186,486
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$181,361
Administration costs
$5,125
Number of full time equivalents funded
The amount of staff time necessary to present each program varies, but local library directors estimate between 5-12 staff hours are required for each program.
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Total Number of Programs Held: 42
Total Attendance: 6,803
Total Number of Partnerships: n/a

Source of Additional Funds

$16,000 in-kind contributions

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 4
Appropriation Language

These amounts are appropriated to the commissioner of education for grants allocated using existing formulas under Minnesota Statutes, section 134.355, to the 12 Minnesota regional library systems, to provide educational opportunities in the arts, history, literary arts, and cultural heritage of Minnesota. 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. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2015.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$203,268
Other Funds Leveraged
$14,620
Direct expenses
$198,288
Administration costs
$4,980
Number of full time equivalents funded
The amount of staff time necessary to present each program varies, but local library directors estimate between 5-12 staff hours are required for each program.
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)
Total Number of Programs Held: XX programs
Total Attendance: X,XXX people
Total Number of Partnerships: XX partnerships
Description of Funds
$14,620 In Kind
Source of Additional Funds

Kitchigami Regional Library

Project Overview

Minnesota’s 12 regional public library systems, which encompass 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, 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 public library system receives a formula-driven allocation from the annual $3 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant.

Kitchigami Regional Library System (KRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in north central Minnesota. KRL has nine branch public libraries located in five counties: Beltrami, Cass, Crow, Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, KRL 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. Programs contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy.

Project Details

The Everett Smithson Band drew in large crowds throughout the Region. The band generated excitement with their enthusiasm and catchy beats. One commenter said it was, "a great musical experience-very lively and music for all tastes - a good use of tax dollars." Another commenter remarked on their cultural exposure from the program saying, "I love Zydeco - thank you for bringing it to the frozen north!"

A unique program that was well received throughout the region was a historical presentation about Minnesota's grand peonies presented by Harvey Buchite, owner of Hidden Springs Flower Farm in southeastern MN. As a past president of the American Peony Society, he brought his enthusiasm and knowledge to the presentations. One participant noted they, "very much enjoyed the historical emphasis ," while another participant said they were, "so impressed by Harvey Buchite's depth of knowledge. Super!"

Project Manager
First Name
Marian
Last Name
Ridge
Organization Name
Kitchigami Regional Library
Street Address
P.O. Box 84
City
Pine River
State
MN
Zip Code
56474
Phone
(218) 587-4855
Email
ridgem@krls.org