Resources for Writers, Readers, and Book Lovers
- Reading Guides
- Posters, Bookmarks and "Honored Book" Seals
- Author Interviews
- The MNBA Collection at Saint Paul Public Library
- Resources for Minnesota Writers
- Minnesota Libraries: Host an Author Program - we'll show you how!
- Funding reimbursement available for Book Awards author programs - Priority deadline November 23, 2012
Download reading guides for the 24th annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2012 (16 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Download reading guides for the 23rd annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2011 (16 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Download reading guides for the 22nd annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2010 (16 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Download reading guides for the 21st annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2009 (16 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Download reading guides for the 20th annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2008 (18 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Download reading guides for the 19th annual Minnesota Book Award Winners, 2007 (16 pages for the full set of guides, or individually, as 2-page PDFs).
Now available for authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers:
These self-adhesive seals can be applied to new runs and existing copies of honored books to draw attention and boost sales.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, host of the Minnesota Book Awards, is making available to authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers a specially designed, high-quality, foil seal in both silver (for finalists), and gold (for winners).
Minnesota Book Awards "Honored Book" seals can be ordered in quantities of 100, with a minimum order of 100 in either gold or silver. To order via email, please download, complete and send the order form (below) to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. To order via fax, complete and fax the order form to 651-222-1988. Mail orders may be sent with check or credit card payment to:The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
325 Cedar Street, Suite 555
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1055
For additional information, please contact Ann Nelson at 651-222-3242.
(Includes sales tax and standard shipping. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.)
|100||$ 20||1,000||$ 120|
|200||$ 35||5,000||$ 375|
|500||$ 80||10,000||$ 500|
Download, print and complete the order form for Minnesota Book Awards "Honored Book" seals. (Click here for a PDF)
- Click here to download a Word document to your computer.
- A pop-up window will ask you whether you want to open the file or save it to your computer. Select the option that will save the document to your computer.
- Open your saved document and fill it out.
- Save the completed form to your computer.
- Send us the form by email, selecting and attaching your saved file.
Return the completed order form with your check or credit card payment information to:The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
325 Cedar Street, Suite 555
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1055
Meet the 22nd Annual Minnesota Book Award-winning Authors!
Watch them here - each year in its own small window - or see all episodes on Blip.TV!
21st Annual Minnesota Book Award-winning Authors:
20th Annual Minnesota Book Award-winning Authors:
19th Annual Minnesota Book Award-winning Authors:
Download the 17" x 22" posters by clicking on the images above, or email email@example.com to request high-quality, glossy, printed copies.
Request your free, full-color Minnesota Book Awards bookmarks, complete with all category winners and publishers listed on a beautiful and scenic Minnesota background. These handy bookmarks were distributed to all Minnesota library systems. Contact our office to request an additional supply for your library, a stack for your bookstore, or a single bookmark for your personal use. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary programming is an exciting way to generate interest among adults in the activities of the public library. It also supports the authors and publishers living and working in our state. This downloadable handbook is just a starting point, with guides and tips for the novice programmer. It is based on practical experience conducting these types of events, augmented by samples from the programming activities of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.
If you believe in creating an environment which recognizes and promotes the library as a cultural center in your community—a place meant to encourage the reading, enjoyment and understanding of literature—and if you want to bring readers together with the authors they like to read, this step-by-step handbook will help you create programs that accomplish your objectives. Though the handbook is primarily designed for the novice literary program planner, even the experienced planner may find new ideas here.
Applications now being accepted
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is delighted to announce the continuation of a Minnesota Book Awards initiative made possible by grants from the Minnesota Department of Education – Office of State Library Services and the Minnesota Library Foundation.
Minnesota libraries and affiliated nonprofit library organizations are invited to apply for funding reimbursement to host a single author event or series featuring Minnesota Book Awards winners or finalists. Applications are now being accepted for programs occurring in 2013. To be eligible, the event or series must take place between now and October 31, 2013.
The maximum that may be requested by any one organization is $500. Priority consideration will be given to libraries who have not received author program funding reimbursement from the Book Awards during the last 12 months.
Interested library organizations should review the funding guidelines in their entirety. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until all funding has been allocated, but organizations wishing to have priority consideration should submit their materials by Friday, November 23, 2012.
The Minnesota Book Awards is a project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium with the Saint Paul Public Library and the City of Saint Paul. Outreach partners and supporting organizations include: MELSA, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minnesota Department of Education—State Library Services, and Minnesota Educational Media Organization.