MURALS TO BE CREATED FOR LIBRARY PATIO
Artists Sought to Contribute to Centennial Project
Rochester, MN – Harmony Public Library has been awarded a Legacy Community Collaboration grant from SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating). The library is partnering with the City of Harmony Arts Board and the Fillmore Central High School Arts Department to design and create murals surrounding the library’s patio. A local artisan is also creating furniture to be placed in the patio area.
The murals and furniture will create a relaxing, visually pleasing space for patrons. Library Director Stephanie Silvers says, “We are thrilled to be able to take currently unused space and make it inviting using the talents of local artists in time to kick off our centennial celebration in August 2015.”
Applications are selected based on the quality of the partnerships, innovation and the benefits to local libraries. These collaborations are unique opportunities to bring organizations together, build community and expand the wide array of projects and services local libraries provide.
For information about SELCO’s Community Collaboration program, please contact the SELCO representatives listed below. Additional information on individual projects will be in upcoming press releases. For specific project details, contact the awardees directly.
SELCO, Southeastern Libraries Cooperating, is a regional library system based in Rochester, Minn. Its members include academic, public, school and special libraries. The member libraries share resources, programs, personnel and technical innovations to achieve common goals and meet the needs of individual communities. For more information, go to www.selco.info
About Library Legacy Funding
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities. The ACHF was created in 2008 from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution. Minnesota’s 365 public libraries receive funding distributed through existing formulas to the 12 Minnesota Regional Library Systems to provide programs and services in four areas: arts (visual, performing and media), culture, literary and Minnesota history.
About Community Collaboration grants
Community Collaboration is one of SELCO’s Library Legacy initiatives. The SELCO Legacy Review Committee awards funds to local libraries and community partners for arts and cultural projects, programs and events. SELCO acts as the fiscal agent for all Community Collaboration programs.
Stephanie Silvers, Library Director
Amy Nelson, Legacy Project Coordinator