ECRL and GRRL highlighted by MN Digital Library

mdl-logoRecently, the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) announced recent exciting contributions by both East Central Regional Library and Great River Regional Library. Congratulations to both in this noteworthy accomplishment!

ECRL: New contribution to Minnesota Reflections

According to Minnesota Digital Library News, The Kids Design Glass project was funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Fund and began with a summer reading program art contest. The contest was open to kids ages 5 to 10. One drawing was chosen from each of East Central Library’s 14 branches. The winning drawings were transformed into three-dimensional blown-glass sculptures by Anthony Michaud-Scorza of Cambridge, Minnesota. This project is fully documented in Minnesota Reflections with scans of the original 14 drawings, the artist statements, photographs of the sculpture, and a short video of each sculpture rotating on a turntable. View the collection here

GRRL: New MDL contributor

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) was one of the participants in the recently completed MDL/DPLA Public Library Partnerships Project. According to Minnesota Digital Library News, “…we were looking for content on the history of libraries in Minnesota and GRRL came through with a project that included exterior and interior images of the St. Cloud Public Library’s original Carnegie building, built in 1902 and torn down in 1981. It was great to preserve these pictures of a “Lost Minnesota” structure. GRRL also contributed images of St. Cloud’s second library building, in use from 1979 to 2009, the Great River Regional Library Bookmobile, the Little Falls Public Library, and the Royalton Community Library. View the images here.

Two of the images were used in the DPLA’s online exhibition, “A History of US Public Libraries,” in the section on Carnegie libraries.”