Each SELCO member library has $3,500 in vetted funds available for the FY23 season. Applications must be submitted by May 31st, 2023, and programs can be held no later than September 1st, 2023. 

If you are interested in hosting a vetted performer, please contact them with scheduling inquiries. 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

Brian & Susan

A musical MN storytime featuring oboe and sax

Chad Lewis

Minnesota's spooky, supernatural and strange

C. H. Armstrong

Celebrated local author and literary agent

Doubletree Leatherworks

A variety of leather crafting classes for beginners

Doug Ohman

Photography presentations and workshops

Ghana Mbaye

Uplifting 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

Jen Anfinson

Creative arts and crafts take-and-make projects

The Jolly Pops

Upbeat musical concerts for the whole family

Kelly Radi

Award-winning motivational speaker  and author

Laura MacKenzie

Celtic music and lore on a unique array of instruments

Mary Bleckwehl

Celebrated local children's author and educator

Mike Arturi

Healing music and drumming with The Lovin' Spoonful

Moheb Soliman

Interdisciplinary Poet inspired by the Great Lakes

National Eagle Center

Eagle conservation and education with a live bird

Northern Clay Center

Creative clay making workshops led by artists

Patrick Scully

Moving theatre based on the life of Walt Whitman


Fun and educational reptile experience with live animals

Salsa del Soul

Upbeat Latin music that will have you dancing along

Siama's Congo Music

Joyful Congolese music you can play and sing along to

TaikoArts Midwest

Dynamic and traditional Japanese drumming

Textile Center

Engaging artist workshops to create beautiful textile art

Will Bjorndal

Fun, silly, and education songs for the whole family

Willomina Art Studio

Delightful creations through painting workshops

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz

Puppet programs featuring the power of playfulness