What's Going On
- We're now accepting applications for our Quarter 3 Scholarships! You can apply for up to $400 for any event that falls within January-March, 2013! (Deadline 12/20)
YA Author Grants!
The SAMMIE Governing Board has designated funds to SAMMIE member libraries to enhance services for teens in local communities through the support of YA author visits. Local public and school libraries within a community will be required to partner together to apply for a SAMMIE YA Author Grant of up to $1000 per quarter. Only two grants will be awarded per quarter and will be determined during the pilot year on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants may apply only once per fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th). If there are multiple schools which could partner with a public library or vice versa we encourage everyone to apply together.
An eligible expense under this grant might include performer/author costs; refreshments, supplies for activities, incentives, etc.
23 Mobile Things on a Stick!
ST.PAUL, Minnesota (November 12, 2013)--Remember 23 Things On a Stick? 23 Mobile Things is the new, updated learning opportunity for library staff and others who want to increase and share their knowledge of mobile devices and the powerful apps that make finding, managing, and manipulating information a snap. With the world at our fingertips, it can be a challenge to find apps that work efficiently and effectively. 23 Mobile Things will help participants explore the potential of mobile devices for their professional and personal growth. 23 Mobile Things will run from January 15 through June 15, 2014. It is developed and sponsored by the seven Minnesota Multicounty Multitype Library Systems (Multitypes).
...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.