Give Us Your Input on Arts. Culture, History Programs

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is organizing a series of public meetings and is accepting public input via email to learn what kinds of arts, culture and history programming to provide over the next two years.

The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment approved by Minnesota voters in 2008 is providing Minnesota libraries with funding for new programming about arts, culture and history. This “Legacy Funding” means we will be able to provide additional programs at our 32 libraries in 2010-11.

The funding must be used for new programs designed around arts, culture or history, said GRRL Director Kirsty Smith. “Beyond that, we have a lot of freedom to meet the needs of our communities. At this point, nothing has been decided. We really want to know what programming would excite our communities and what they would participate in.".

The meeting schedule is:
Monday, August 24, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., St. Cloud Public Library Bremer Room
Tuesday, August 25, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Albany Public Library Council Chambers
Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Library, Little Falls
Thursday, August 27, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Paynesville Public Library

Artists, historians and others who have program proposals may send them to