Committed to strong libraries and communities in Minnesota
The main purpose of The Northern Lights Library Network (NLLN) is to coordinate services and share resources among all types of libraries in 23 counties of North Central and Northwest Minnesota through administrative, technological, and educational support. With a membership of over 300 academic, school, public, and special libraries, NLLN is geographically the largest of the 7 multi-type library cooperative systems in Minnesota.
"Poets Across Minnesota" Debut
Zepper opens program with Moorhead High School Students
On Friday, May 3rd, Kevin Zepper, Associate Professor of English at MSUM, and regional poet, debuted a partnership between NLLN and MSUM that brings poets into schools in the NLLN region. For more information, see:
May 3, 2013 at Shooting Star Casino and Event Center, Mahnomen
- NLLN Survey Results, Kathy Enger
- Caldecott Award Collection by Carol Sibley
- Historical & Cultural Organizations & Museums by Lina Belar
- Poets Across Minnesota by Betsy Vinz
- Smart Play Spot and Library at White Earth by Barb Fabre and Terri Darco
Congratulations to the 2013 Caldecott Award Book Collection Winners!
The winners of the 2013 Caldecott Award Book Collection are:
Bagley Elementary School -- 110 books
Horace May Elementary School Bemidji -- 110 books
Brandon Elementary School -- 50 books
Warren Alvarado Oslo Elementary School -- 50 books
Henning School ISD #545 -- 50 books
Browns Valley Elementary School -- 50 books
All 15 schools that applied will receive the Caldecott Medal Winner book, This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen and the Caldecott Honor books:
- Creepy Carrots, illustrator Peter Brown
- Extra Yarn, illustrator Jon Klassen
- Green, illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- One Cool Friend, illustrator David Small
- Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrator Pamela Zagarenski
White Earth Smart PlaySpot
2012 - 2013 NLLN Continuing Education Scholarships
Continuing Education on your mind? Need some help? Check out the guidelines for the NLLN Scholarships and then fill out an application form. You can also read the reports from this year (and past years) scholarship recipients.
Professional Engagement Awards
Learn moreabout NLLN's newest program to encourage and support NLLN librarians in the work of our profession. Check out the guidelines and application form here. Also, feel free to read the reports to learn how NLLN librarians are doing the work of the library profession in a variety of ways
2012 - 2013 NLLN Cooperation Projects
NLLN Governing Board has budgeted funds for cooperative projects undertaken by NLLN and/or NLLN member libraries. These projects must involve more than one type of library and can be done within a single community or across a larger region.
Are there cooperative projects in your community you'd like to try? Are you engaged in activities that provide service to a broader community? Let us know -- we're interested in helping.
Send us your proposal or contact Kathy Enger (email@example.com ph: 800-450-1032) to discuss eligible projects.
Watch the website for further reports on projects currently in progress or already completed in FY2013!
You can use this form to submit a request.