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Perpich arts library

an arts
resource
for the MN PUBLIC

PERPICH ARTS LIBRARY

The Perpich Arts Library is a resource for Perpich Arts High School students and the Minnesota public alike.

Any resident of Minnesota can join the library for access to our extensive arts education resources, while all Perpich Arts High School students can use the library for a place to watch movies, research projects, use computers and more.

For Public Patrons

Borrow books, DVDs, CDs, teaching kits and more!

WHAT ARE WE?

Our lending library of arts and education materials is free to all residents of Minnesota and geared toward teaching artists and educators.

WHAT DO WE HAVE?

Our collection of more than 13,000 items includes a diverse representation of arts and education areas. It includes special collections on:

  • Multicultural and Diversity
  • Professional Development and Research
  • Dance Education
  • National Gallery of Art Teacher Resources
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
  • Offer access to an easy-to-use online catalog.
  • Provide print, multimedia and electronic resources on arts education, arts-integrated education, arts in cultural context and professional development
  • Make presentations on library materials and their usage in the classroom
  • Create bibliographies for arts education, professional resources, arts in cultural context, or customized for specific needs
  • Help you find materials to suit your needs
  • Provide summer meeting space and wireless internet access
HOW DO I BORROW ITEMS?
  • Library membership is free. Just sign up by filling out our electronic membership form.
  • You can visit the library during open hours or borrow items via mail if you contact us .
  • Return items to the 24-hour drop box at the main entrance or via mail.

For Students

Hang out! Watch movies! Use computers! Borrow books, DVDs, CDs!

WHAT DO WE HAVE?

We have more than 13,000 items to support your academic and arts classes, and your leisure reading, listening, and viewing. Our library includes:

  • CDs — Minnesota Music
  • DVDs — documentaries and feature films
  • Graphic Novels
  • Arts and news magazines
  • Databases
  • Computers, printer, and wi-fi access
  • Rudy and Lola viewing rooms
WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
  • Offer access to an easy-to-use online catalog
  • Provide research help
  • Help you find library and online resources to meet your needs
  • Borrow materials from other libraries
  • Provide book recommendations
HOW DO I BORROW AND RETURN ITEMS?

Your school ID is your library card. Items may be returned in the library, at the drop box in the dorm, at the drop box right outside the library, or to the 24-hour drop box at the main entrance.

Questions

Have a question on arts and education? Need to reserve an item or arrange a tour?

Perpich News

  • A note from Carol Grzybowski, Perpich Arts High School Counselor – March 24, 2020

    March 24, 2020

    Students and Families,
    Hi everyone! I am well aware that it’s Spring Break and you may or may not be on your email, BUT I’d love to offer some help to anyone who needs it.
    Please reach out to me – carol.grzybowski@pcae.k12.mn.us. I am…

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  • A note from Dr. Charles Rick, Perpich Executive Director – March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is open for business and continues providing arts education services to Minnesotans across the state.

    We are committed to providing a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees. Following guidance from Governor Walz and…

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  • 2020 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    March 20, 2020

    Congratulations to the Literary Arts, Visual Arts, and Media Arts students, recognized below, on their successes in the 2020 National Scholastic Art Competition! And congratulations to their educators, as well!

    Our students are part of almost 3,000 teens across the country that have…

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STAY AT HOME ORDER
Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-20 and announced that MN will enter a stay at home order from Friday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m. until Friday, April 10, which officially limits the activities for which we can leave our homes. The Governor is also extending the closure of schools until May 4. The Perpich Leadership team is meeting the morning of March 26 to discuss how this executive order impacts our students and staff. A more detailed communication will be shared soon.

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