Minnesota's Legacy

Kitchigami Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2018 - SFY 2019

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,812
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$106,812
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Kitchigami Regional Library
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
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
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Wadena
Beltrami
Cass
Hubbard
Wadena
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
$106,812
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,550
Direct expenses
$113,162
Administration costs
$31,609
Number of full time equivalents funded
Total FTE (funded by ACHF): $106,812.17
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 117 
Total participation/attendance: 3233
Total number of partnerships: 0

Description of Funds
A local Scandinavian Fiddle Group composed of five musicians toured 9 locations around KRLS and reaching 150 people throughout the area. The group brought in all ages, new and old library users alike with their energetic music and talent. The program also provided attendees with historical information on the traditional way to craft a violin. Arne Anderson, one of the members of the fiddle group, trained in Italy starting the 1970's on how to make violins. Arne brought in several violins in various stages of production along with some of the tools used to create them to guide his fascinating explanation to those in attendance.

Dave Machacek of ArtOrg in Cannon Falls, Minnesota traveled throughout KRLS with a mini steamroller allowing people of all ages to create their very own steamrolled art print. The program drew in many previously non­library users as well as current patrons. Participants were able to create their own large stamp which was then rolled over by the mini steamroller right in front of them. One participant commented that they, "Loved getting to see [their] kids be creative!" Everyone was able to leave with their own piece of unique artwork.

The Park Rapids Area Library hosted a three-part series of programs during the span of two months called the "The Art Within: Finding our voice t ogether." The program as a whole focused on fostering a sense of community with diverse groups of people by creating artwork individually that would make a larger piece of artwork when put together. The artwork created by individuals throughout the community during the three programs was blended together to make a Chihuly piece of artwork that can be viewed at the Park Rapids Area Library. The programs included "portable studios" throughout the community, guest speakers and building the collaborative piece of artwork, and finally a reception where the finished piece of artwork was on display. Throughout the two-month process over 300 people participated in the creation of the artwork.
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
$106,812
Measurable Outcome(s)

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

Minnesota's twelve 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 $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant. Kitchigami Regional Library (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 Manager
First Name
Stephanie
Last Name
Johnson
Organization Name
Kitchigami Regional Library
Street Address
310 2nd Street North, P.O. Box 84
City
Pine River
State
MN
Zip Code
56474-0084
Phone
(218) 587-2171 x234
Email
johnsons@krls.org