Viking Library System Legacy Grant SFY 2010 - SFY 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,067
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,995
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Viking Library System
Recipient Type
Libraries
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Douglas
Grant
Otter Tail
Pope
Stevens
Traverse
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009 Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

These appropriations are 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. No more then 2.5 percent of the funds may be used for administration by regional library systems. 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. The Department of Education, State Library Services Division shall administer these funds.

2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,067
Description of Funds
Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant. 108,995 in 2010 and 108,067 in 2011 are appropriated for arts and cultural heritage programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or statewide library organizations. Viking Library system administers its regional funds in cooperation with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota, 2009 Chapter 172, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

These appropriations are 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. No more then 2.5 percent of the funds may be used for administration by regional library systems. 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. The Department of Education, State Library Services Division shall administer these funds.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$108,995
Description of Funds
Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant. 108,995 in 2010 and 108,067 in 2011 are appropriated for arts and cultural heritage programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or statewide library organizations. Viking Library system administers its regional funds in cooperation with State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education.
Project Overview

Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment raises revenue for Clean Water, Outdoor Heritage, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Libraries are beneficiaries of a portion of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Funding.

Minnesota has a strong library presence with over 350 active public library buildings within twelve regional public library systems. Viking Library System (VLS) is a federated regional public library system with central services located in central western Minnesota. It has eleven member public libraries located in six counties: Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, and Traverse. VLS was formed under joint powers agreements between cities and counties. VLS and member public libraries provide free access to library services and program activities for all residents of the region without discrimination. Through cooperation, shared services, and reciprocal agreements, library users have access to a wide range of public library services, programs and resources within the region and statewide. Through system collaboration, communities develop libraries that capitalize on economies of scale providing greater effectiveness, improved quality and access to more resources.

Through the State Library Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Education, the regional public library systems each receive part of the $4.25 million Minnesota Regional Library Legacy Grant through a state formula program. Viking Library System share through the formula is $108,995 in 2010 and $108,067 in 2011. The funds enable VLS member libraries to connect with authors, playwrights, musicians, story tellers, and other arts activities providing a strong program connect for all Minnesotans with the arts and cultural heritage activities. Despite the tremendous success of this grant program the demand for arts and cultural activities throughout the twelve library regions exceed the available resources.

Project Manager
First Name
Peg
Last Name
Werner
Organization Name
Viking Library System
Street Address
1915 Fir Avenue West
City
Fergus Falls
State
MN
Zip Code
56537
Phone
(218) 739-5286
Email
pwerner@viking.lib.mn.us