Each SELCO member library has $4,000 in vetted funding for the FY24 season. Applications must be submitted by May 31, 2024, and programs can be held no later than October 31, 2024. 

If you are interested in hosting a vetted performer, please contact them with scheduling inquiries prior to submitting an event application. Many performers will adapt their programs to the audience or tailor them to tie in with summer reading program themes, holidays, or current events. We encourage you to reach out to them to request such modifications and clarify expectations on both sides. Once you have confirmed a date and time you can proceed with the application.


Sharing the traditions, beauty, and culture of Haiti

Amanda & Munchkin

Storytime with Munchkin the miniature horse with dwarfism

Amy Simso Dean

Intro to birding and guided birding workshops for all ages

Arn Kind

Historical reenactments guaranteed to enthrall and educate

Art Book Circle

Hands-on arts and literacy programs customized to you

Brian & Susan

A musical MN storytime featuring Paul Bunyan, oboe, and sax


Laugh along with Brodini's amazing magic tricks

Chad Lewis

Minnesota's spooky, supernatural and strange

Doubletree Leatherworks

A variety of leather crafting classes for beginners

Doug Ohman

Photography and history presentations and workshops

Ghana Mbaye

Uplifting intergenerational West African drumming workshops

International Owl Center

Owl conservation and education with a live bird

Jaspar Lepak

Inspiring acoustic music celebrating women and books

Jeffrey Tibbetts

Indigenous stonecarving workshops for beginners

Jim Jayes

Magic and marionettes that will wow any audience

The Jolly Pops

Upbeat musical concerts for the whole family

Laura MacKenzie

Celtic music and lore on a unique array of instruments

Mike Arturi

Healing music and drumming with The Lovin' Spoonful

Mobile Sign Shop

Custom carved sign workshops out of a brightly-colored trailer

Moheb Soliman

Interdisciplinary Poet inspired by the Great Lakes

National Eagle Center

Raptor conservation and education with a live bird


Fun and educational reptile experience with live animals

Salsa del Soul

Upbeat Latin music that will have you dancing along

Sewing Circle

Come together to create a quilt that celebrates the library

Siama and Dallas

Joyful Congolese music you can play and sing along to

TaikoArts Midwest

Heart-pounding, dynamic Japanese drumming

Tales by Terry

Master Storyteller Terry tickles the imagination of all ages

Will Bjorndal

Fun, silly, and educational songs for the whole family

Willomina Art Studio

Painting workshops featuring delightfully unique creations

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

Puppet programs featuring the power of playfulness