Northwest Regional Library Legacy Grant SFY 2012 - SFY 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$105,297
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$116,884
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Northwest 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
Kittson
Marshall
Pennington
Red Lake
Roseau
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
$105,297
Other Funds Leveraged
$650
Direct expenses
$83,162
Administration costs
$2,100
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: 7
Total Attendance: 1,281
Total Number of Partnerships: 0
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
$116,884
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$116,884
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.
Measurable Outcome(s)
Total Number of Programs Held: 29 programs
Total Attendance: 5,779 people
Total Number of Partnerships: 2
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.

 Northwest Regional Library System (NWRL) is a consolidated regional public library system in upper northwest Minnesota. It has seven branch public libraries located in five counties: Kittson, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, and Roseau. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, SELCO 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

Northern Gael, an Irish Trio, was very popular at every library. It included a step dancer who was studying dance in Ireland when not performing. The trio used several different instruments and explained what each of them were. There were many comments from attendees that they had never heard music like this before and hoped that we could have them back.

Beer and Brewing in the Land of Sky Blue Waters was a popular program that we got through the Minnesota Historical Society. People enjoyed learning about the history of brewing. One library had a distillery nearby and was able to set up a visit there after the beer and brewing program. This program showed that there is a great interest locally about brewing, both the history and process.

Project Manager
First Name
Kristi
Last Name
Harms
Organization Name
Northwest Regional Library
Street Address
P.O. Box 593
City
Theif RIver Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56701
Phone
(218) 681-1066
Email
harmsk@nwrlib.org