Friday, May 7, 2010

What Legacy for Libraries?

Two articles appeared today on Minnesota Libraries and their recent ability to use Legacy funding to bring cultural events to their local neighborhood libraries.

The focus is on author Neil Gaiman's appearance at a kick off event, and what was paid, but the overall discussion is how we can wisely use this new resource to give Minnesotans access to literary and cultural experiences that would not be possible without this new source of funding for the arts.

In defense of libraries, both home and public
By Amy Goetzman

Star Tribune
One author: $45,000 for an afternoon By Kevin Giles

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