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Viking Library System sponsors cultural program in Perham, New York Mills

Viking Library System announces the sponsorship of the following program through its Cultural Heritage Legacy Program:

The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Culture Center, with New York Mills Public Library and Perham Area Library: "Art In Your Park," "The Next Generation of Thinkers," and "Kite Festival."

These events will take place in May and June.

A second round of sponsorship opportunities is now available for arts, history and cultural programs taking place June 1--August 31.

The Viking Library System member libraries located in Browns Valley, Douglas County (Alexandria), Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, Glenwood, Hancock, Morris, New York Mills, Pelican Rapids, Perham, and Wheaton may apply for VLS sponsorship of one or more programs either singly or with community partners.

Community arts, history and cultural organizations are encouraged to team up with local public libraries if there is a particular program they would like to bring to the area.

Applications for sponsorship are now available and are due on Friday, May 14.

If you have further questions about the sponsorships, please contact Gail Nordstrom, Viking Library System, 1915 Fir Avenue West, Fergus Falls, MN 56537, or call 218-739-5286 or email

This project was funded in part or in whole 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.