Plum Creek Library System Legacy Grant SFY 2012 - SFY 2013

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,678
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$78,620
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Plum Creek Library System
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
Cottonwood
Jackson
Lincoln
Lyon
Murray
Nobles
Pipestone
Redwood
Rock
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
$78,678
Direct expenses
$78,678
Administration costs
$2,017
Number of full time equivalents funded
.46
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of activities, programs, and/or events: 53 Total attendance: 2580Total number of partnerships: 33

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
$78,620
Direct expenses
$76,655
Administration costs
$1,965
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: 53 Total Attendance: 2,580 Total Number of Partnerships: 33

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.

Plum Creek Library System (PCLS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in southwestern Minnesota. PCLS has twenty-five member public libraries located in nine counties: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, and Rock. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, PCLS 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

Pioneer Tea/Dakota Life storytime

The Pioneer Tea and Dakota life programs were presented by Barb Schmidt. The Pioneer tea program was held on July 18. We had twenty children attend the program. The children wore pioneer hats and sampled treats that were common during pioneer times. Barb told the children that it was common for pioneer children to recite nursery rhymes. She also gave the children information on the history of the nursery rhymes and the special meaning each rhyme has. For the Dakota life program the children made tipis to take home. These tipis constructed from wooden skewers and felt. They were constructed on carpet squares.

Commemorating Controversy

Dr. Elizabeth R. Baer, Professor of English and African Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and Ben Leonard, Director, Nicollet County Historical Society, along with two students from Gustavus, presented an exhibit that they created surrounding the events prior to and after the Dakota-US War of 1862. The exhibit was comprised of twelve panels, each depicting a different aspect of the War pre-contact to the aftermath that followed.

Project Manager
First Name
Mark
Last Name
Ranum
Organization Name
Plum Creek Library System
Street Address
290 S. Lake Street, P.O. Box 327
City
Worthington
State
MN
Zip Code
56187
Phone
(507) 376-9244
Email
mranum@plumcreeklibrary.net