Once Upon a Reader, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

This year Minnesota proudly joined the ranks of Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Michigan with it’s creation of a children’s statewide one-book program called Once Upon a Reader. The concept is to encourage pre-K children and adults to read together to promote early literacy skills, and is designed with local libraries as the hub of the program.…

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Bremer L3, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

This summer, Library Strategies and the Minnesota Literacy Council wrapped up the second year of the Libraries and Literacy Leadership Institute (L3), funded by the Otto Bremer Foundation. The 10-month L3 Institute launched in Minnesota in 2012-13, followed by last year’s work with libraries in Bremer Bank communities in Western Wisconsin. And, now we are…

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Club Book, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

One of Library Strategies newest projects is coordinating Club Book, a program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) funded through the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Club Book is a unique player in the Twin Cities literary events scene. This is the third year of the program, designed to bring bestselling and award-winning…

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Library Strategies Moldova, Library Consulting

Peter Pearson and Sue Hall just returned from a week in Moldova where they began their work with Moldovan libraries. IREX-Moldova (funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) retained Library Strategies to provide training in the areas of fundraising and advocacy – both new concepts to Moldovan libraries. LSCG worked with Romanian libraries for…

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