Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Legacy Grant SFY 2018-SFY 2019

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,624
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$155,624
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
In Progress
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
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
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
$155,624
Other Funds Leveraged
$35,483
Direct expenses
$134,420
Administration costs
$3,977
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.75
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of projects: 27

Total number of programs and/or events (if different than total number of projects): 142

Total attendance/participation: 8,809
 

Description of Funds
This past summer we had the fortune of hosting married author team Trisha and Stephen Shaskan. They toured our region, signing, and reading at 24 of our locations in Southern Minnesota! In this 30-minute storytime, Punk Skunks was featured as the main story, but Stephen also read from a couple of his picture books, Toad on the Road and Max Speed. In this interactive storytime, they talked about how they get their ideas for stories and sang songs with eager audiences.

Some quotes from libraries:

"This was one of the best programs I've had. Such nice, down to earth people. They were awesome!" "Everyone absolutely LOVED this!" "The Punk skunks were a lot of fun and Energetic great program! I would love to have them back." "Shaskans were wonderful! They did a great presentation and were fun, age appropriate and gave us good energy (considering it was their final library show and it was Friday afternoon and there was a tiny group!) All of the kids have been at other library functions and they said they would come to hear them again! These families are quite active and plan to come to more library events. They really liked the singing (ABC song was a big hit!) and the toad hat that Steve wore when he read his book! I would recommend them for sure!"
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
$155,624
Measurable Outcome(s)

Total number of projects:
Total number of programs and/or events (if different than total number of projects):
Total attendance/participation:
Total number of partnerships:

Project Overview

Minnesota's twelve regional library systems, which encompass more than 350 public libraries in all areas of the state, can 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 library system is eligible to receive a formula-driven allocation from the annual $2.5 million Minnesota Regional Library System Legacy Grant. Traverse des Sioux Library System (TdS) is a federated regional public library system providing central services located in southcentral Minnesota. TdS serves forty member public libraries in nine counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca, and Watonwan. With Arts and Cultural Heritage funds, TdS 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. Projects contribute to the cultural vitality of the region and build a lasting legacy.

Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Hokanson
Organization Name
Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
Street Address
1400 Madison Avenue Suite 622
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56002-5488
Phone
(833) 837-5422 x 700
Email
ahokanson@tds.lib.mn.us