“Minnesota Loves Libraries” a grassroots advocacy campaign.
We are looking for stories that exemplify service, community connections, and individual success. Have you had a positive interaction with a library staff member? Did you attend a program that taught you something? Maybe you were able to access information that helped you get a job or improve your work skills, or maybe a librarian guided you to the perfect book to share with your child at bedtime. Whatever it is, we’d like to hear about it!
Supported by the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA), the campaign is launching statewide and will be administered by each library region individually. Library users are invited to stop by their local library to fill out a postcard or visit Minnesota Loves Libraries to use the online form. The purpose is to gather stories of how Minnesotans use the library and how it makes a difference in their lives.
Fill out one of the postcards and drop in the box on the circulation desk. We will bundle up the completed cards and see that they reach our legislators. Library supporters who attend Legislative Day at the Minnesota Capitol in March will hand deliver these messages from across the region. Legislators will receive comments from their constituents so that they get a glimpse of library services available in their district, and to provide an opportunity for them to respond directly.
As an added incentive, the library will be drawing from the completed cards for a $10 Starbucks gift card.