Upcoming Library Events
Slayton - Wednesday, August 24 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Willmar - Thursday, August 25 9:30 - 12:00
Register by Monday, August 22
All library staff and teachers welcome!
(attendees welcome to byod)
Watch for information on a full day of ELM training in November!
New SAMMIE Service
SAMMIE can help member libraries identify sources of possible funding for major projects through GrantStation, a subscription database of funding sources. Member Libraries may request SAMMIE staff to search GrantStation after reading the guidelines and completing the search request form
Book Report Submissions
August 2nd: Early Literacy
August 3rd: Grades 2-5
(Continuing Education credit will apply for those who complete the required reading assignments, complete required reporting and attend the workshop.)
Library staff in the SAMMIE area may request a scholarship for Camp -
MLA (September) and Camp Read-A-Lot (August) are in the same quarter this year.
SAMMIE GIVES 1 (ONE) SCHOLARSHIP PER PERSON PER QUARTER. If you plan to attend both Camp and MLA, MLA will probably be more expensive, so SAMMIE recommends applying for a scholarship for that.
Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services
October 19-21 at the Marriott RiverCenter, 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY
Conference, “North of Normal" Fargo, ND, October 27-29, 2016
...began services in 1979.
...serves an 18-county service area in southwestern MN.
...has the good fortune to work closely with two Regional Public Library Systems: the Plum Creek Library System
headquartered in Worthington and the Pioneerland Library System headquartered in Willmar.
...has governance provided by an exceptional nine member Governing Board.
...has service development and future direction is provided by the SAMMIE Member Council, a highly dedicated
thoughtful bunch of library devotees.
...has developed teen services growth and project development is provided by the Teen Co-op Steering Committee.
...is always interested in serving new members.