Region-wide “Read A Latte”

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Measurable Outcome(s)

HutchinsonNancy CarlsonMar. 20Learned about children's book publishing and quick ways of drawing characters   Montevideo       Nancy CarlsonMar. 20Learned  anyone can write or draw      BensonJess Lourey5-Aprlocal writers were taught how to get their novel published    SpicerJess Lourey5-Aprlocal writers were taught how to get their novel published    WillmarLorna Landvik22-Aprlearned to be persistent and not let go of a dream and learned about the publishing industry.  Bird Island      MN Crime wave24-AprLearned the obstacles and difficulties in getting  a book published    MaynardMN Crime wave24-Aprlearned how to create characters and scenes     LitchfieldJill E. Nelson4-MayInspired to try writing myself      OrtonvilleDoug Wood13-Maypeople with Adhd can do great things      Granite FalDoug Wood13-Maypeople with Adhd can do great things      MadisonJulie Kramer15-MayHow story ideas and books are written, published and agents found   KerkhovenJill E. Nelson8-AprHer suggestions of other inspirational authors     DawsonErin Hart/wPaddy25-MayLearned about peat bogs, Archeology, Irish Music and Folklore; Selkies and Mermaids   Glencoe        Erin Hart/wPaddy25-MayLearned about peat bogs, Archeology, Irish Music and Folklore; Selkies and Mermaids  HectorJill E. NelsonJune 15thAppreciate what it takes to write and publish and inspirational fiction can change lives

Project Overview

Cindy Hendrickx, PLS’s Appleton Librarian, worked with 15 librarians from 7 of PLS’s 9 counties and 8 Minnesota authors in providing entertaining and informational instruction and programs. Participants were introduced to different genres and learned how to create fictional characters, draw illustrations and were exposed to the process of how books are written and published. They were instructed on how a story idea starts, develops and changes during the writing process and up till the work is completed.

Event Dates and Locations:
15 Events were held in 15 libraries on 10 different days.

Project Details

In addition to the 15 library partners; “Pioneerland Library System: Legacy Regional Evaluations” Some of the partners identified are: Early Childhood Initiative (Ortonville), Friends of the Hector Library, Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce, KDUZ radio, Crow River Arts, and City of Maynard just to name a few.

Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program:
Cindy Hendrickx lead a group of 15 PLS branch managers in coordinating events, securing authors, promoting programs and providing meeting space.

Name of Name of Program
Partnerships Program Date Output
Hutchinson Nancy Carlson Mar. 20 124
Montevideo Nancy Carlson Mar. 20 40
Benson Jess Lourey 5-Apr 40
Spicer Jess Lourey 5-Apr 12
Willmar Lorna Landvik 22-Apr 75
Bird Island MN Crime wave 24-Apr 20
Maynard MN Crime wave 24-Apr 13
Litchfield Jill E. Nelson 4-May 8
Ortonville Doug Wood 13-May 42
Granite Falls Doug Wood 13-May 40
Madison Julie Kramer 15-May 2
Kerkhoven Jill E. Nelson 8-Apr 9
Dawson Erin Hart/wPaddy 25-May 18
Glencoe Erin Hart/wPaddy 25-May 9
Hector Jill E. Nelson 15-June 11

Totals 463