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MELSA supports its member libraries by offering various staff trainings and events throughout the year.


Storytime Palooza: An annual celebration of storytime offers practitioners an opportunity to learn from their peers, share their own storytime tips and possibly win an early learning treasure for your library. Held yearly in December.



MELSA member library staff also serve as ambassadors for various regional events.


 Teen Lit Con: A celebration of teen literature, promoting reading and writing,  and creating a community of readers by connecting teens and authors. Held  yearly in April or May.




 Read & Ride Day at the MN State Fair: A celebration of public libraries at the Minnesota State Fair - stage shows and family fun at Dan Patch Park. Annually in August, the Wednesday of the State Fair.







Twin Cities Pride Festival: The metro area public libraries have a booth presence at the Twin Cities Pride Festival. Annually in June. 

Open Event Registrations

Registration is now open for these staff trainings & events.