Catalog of Vetted Performers

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.

If you are interested in being included in our Vetted Catalog, click here

Afoutayi


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

RAD Zoo


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 performances of 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