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Metro-wide programs available in all of the over 100 metro public libraries and coordinated by MELSA.

Club Book
Club Book

Club Book brings best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region.

Legacy Amendment & Libraries
Legacy Amendment

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.

MN Writes MN Reads
MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

Read & Ride Day
Read & Ride Day

Celebrate at the Minnesota State Fair with your public library - stage shows and family fun at Dan Patch Park.

smARTpass
smARTpass

Reserve free/discount admissions to a wide range of arts experiences

Summer Fun, Summer Learning, Summer at Your Library
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.

Teen Lit Con
Teen Lit Con

The purpose of Teen Lit Con is to celebrate teen literature, promote reading and writing, and to create a community of readers by connecting teens and authors.

Winter Reads
Winter Reads

From January 2 through February 28, your metro public libraries encourage you to spend some of our cold, snowy nights and weekends checking out some books and sharing your reactions as part of the Winter Jackets Reading Program.

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