Upcoming Library Events

/Upcoming Library Events

Hubbs Children’s Literature Conference 2019

Hubbs Children's Literature Conference 2019 Designed for community members interested in encouraging the use of quality children's literature in homes, schools, and communities. Date & Time: Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Registration: REGISTER TODAY Admission: Students: $20. General Admission: $60 (Registration cost includes lunch, parking, and CEUs.) Location: University of St. [...]

Teen Tech Week

Apply for a Prairielands Teen Tech Week Grant Teen Tech Week: March 3 - 9, 2019 From YALSA: The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered through libraries, such as e-books, e-readers, databases, audiobooks, and social media. Teen Tech [...]

Book Repair Workshop

Book Repair Workshop This is a hands-on workshop designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials in public and school libraries. We will discuss book triage and whether a book is worth saving. Each participant will learn common repairs: tipping in loose pages, broken spines, torn headers, loose [...]

Prairielands Online Conference

Prairielands Online Conference February 1, 2019 Prairielands Library Exchange invites all librarians to join us for our 3rd Online Confererence. Topic selections this year were guided by a survey of continuing education needs completed by the staffs  of Prairielands member libraries. 9:00 a.m.      Belinda Boon Introduction to Collection Development Practices 11:00 a.m.     Nancy [...]

7th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Mid-Winter Unsymposium

When: January 11, 2019 Where: Superior Public Library Cost: Only your time! Registration: Now Open! Join us for the 7th Annual Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Mid-Winter Unsymposium, where you determine the conversation. Sometimes you need a break from the average conference: you need an UNCONFERENCE! At the LSLS Unsymposium, you determine the conversation. Participants brainstorm [...]

Teen Read Week

Apply for a Teen Read Week (October 7-13) Grant Teen Read Week (October) Application Evaluation Guidelines Libraries in Prairielands region can receive up to $100 to promote teen reading during Teen Read Week. Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Online Training for Serving Homeless Patrons

Work Confidently with Homeless Patrons The Minnesota Department of Education is committed to supporting the state’s Heading Home Together plan, and library staff training is one of our goals. All library administrators, staff, board members, and volunteers now have free year-long access to “Practical Tips for Homeless Patrons,” an online, self-paced tutorial presented by Ryan [...]

MLA 2018 Programmed to Lead

2018 MLA Annual Conference October 11 & 12 , River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, MN This year's theme is "Programmed to Lead" where we will discuss how libraries are leading their communities and campuses in solving problems through, and addressing issues with, digital technology. The idea too is to encourage libraries to embrace these [...]