SELCO member public libraries throughout the region offer high-impact experiences for area residents through Library Legacy programs.  Each activity is carefully crafted to expand awareness of Minnesota’s local and statewide arts, culture, and history resources. Check out each of our programs!

Vetted  |  Community Collaborations  |  Community Reads  I  Minnesota Author Tour

Minnesota Book Awards  I  DigitizationSpecial Legacy Programs

For information about SELCO’s Legacy Programs, please contact our Legacy Project Coordinator at


In November 2008, Minnesota voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment (known colloquially as the Legacy Amendment), which increased the state sales tax by three-eighths of one percent. These monies are distributed into four funds: Outdoor Heritage, Clean Water, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Under the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Minnesota’s regional public libraries receive an appropriation “for regional programs and working with arts and cultural partners.”