Upcoming Library Events

/Upcoming Library Events

Teen Summer Read Grant

Prairielands accepting applications. Apply at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4733003 Apply by May 31, 2019. Teen Summer Read runs from June 3-August 30. Deadline for reimbursement requests and evaluations is Sept. 27, 2019. Read the guidelines at: https://www.sammie.org/Teen-Summer-Read-Grant For more ideas and information: https://www.ireadprogram.org/

Book Repair Workshop – Register!

Book Repair Workshop Rescheduled! August 29, Willmar Public Library, 1:00 – 4:30 Lunch provided August 30, Slayton Public Library, workshop 9:30 – 1:00 Lunch provided Register 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 [...]

The Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium

The Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium When: May 22 Where: University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus Enhancing Quality Staff is a professional development opportunity geared towards library support staff. Early bird registration discount ends on May 1! https://mailchi.mp/ed5d7fdd8f6c/eqs-2019-save-the-date?e=ebfd007f77

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. [...]

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 [...]

YALSA’s 2018 Young Adult Services Symposium

YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium takes place Nov. 2-4, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Programs will cover the entire spectrum of topics related to providing services for and with young adults.  Session content is focused around key issues in YALSA's recent report. Connect with other attendees on the Symposium event page on Facebook. Ticketed Events  I  Free Evening Activities  [...]