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New MELSA Executive Director

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is pleased to  introduce its new Executive Director, Scott Vrieze.

Mr. Vrieze brings extensive experience as an advocate for public and academic library funding and support.  He is currently President of the Wisconsin Library Association, where he works with libraries of all types to make the case for support of libraries locally, regionally and statewide.  He has worked for libraries in many capacities, most recently as the Library Director at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.   

He joins MELSA on July 8, 2019. 

Request For Information - Digital Magazines
Request For Information - Digital Magazines

On June 28, 2019 the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) released a Request for Information for Digital Magazine Subscription Service. Deadline for interested vendors is August 9, 2019 by 1:00 pm Central Standard Time.   Requests for clarification should be submitted to Kathleen James by 5:00 pm CST on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Clarification request responses will be posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.


Summer at your Library
Summer Fun, Summer Learning, Summer at your Library

Summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax with a good book – or several good books! On CD, downloaded onto your tablet or phone, or the traditional hold-in-your-hand format, books are a great way to spend a lazy summer afternoon at the beach, in the park, on the road for summer vacations, etc. Follow this link, Summer Fun, Summer Learning, Summer at your Library, to find out more. Also, be sure to check out the hundreds of free programs at your metro public libraries all summer long.

Legacy Amendment
Legacy Amendment & Libraries

MELSA and its member libraries present an array of arts, cultural, literary, and Minnesota history programs in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations, independent artists, historical societies, and community organizations. Programs are funded in part with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

Volunteer at Your Local Library!
Volunteer at Your Local Library!

Thousands of Twin Cities residents donate their time and talents at the metro public libraries. Learn more about volunteer opportunities available at a library near you!