Event: Why Minnesota Libraries are on the RISE

Why Minnesota Libraries are on the RISE: Library advocates and policy makers to highlight the important work of Minnesota’s libraries

On January 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m., the Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is hosting an event with Minnesota library advocates on the important work of libraries across the state. One of the featured speakers is local District 14B Representative Dan Wolgamott, who is the chief author of the bill advocating for library support (SF1131/HF1710). Speakers will share how their regional library system has helped their community through the pandemic.

Topics include:
• The work and importance of libraries through the pandemic.
• Bridging civic and digital divides.
• How the Legislature can partner with libraries.
• Regional Library Basic System Support funding.

To wrap up the session, Representative Dan Wolgamott will discuss how the legislature can collaborate with libraries. As we have seen libraries build, grow, and readjust through the pandemic to best fit patrons’ needs, there are ways that we can continue to improve and show your local library support in new ways.

Join us at the St. Cloud Public Library at 4:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Conference Room.

See the event on our Event Calendar here and the formal press release on our Press Releases page here


Region Wide