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Library of Michigan Spotlight

  • State Librarian's Excellence AwardState Librarian's Excellence Award Nomination Form PDF iconThe Foundation's State Librarian's Excellence Award will be awarded to a library (any type) that exemplifies excellence in customer service. The recipient library will receive a $2,000 cash prize and trophy. Two Citations of Excellence will also be presented. Nomination deadline is September 12.
  • State Librarian Randy Riley and Congressman John LewisRandy Riley and Congressman John Lewis at East Lansing Public Library (ELPL)Congressman Lewis' graphic novel March: Book One was selected as East Lansing's One Book One Community read. ELPL held a reception for Congressman Lewis and State Librarian Randy Riley was among the guests, calling it a great honor to have the opportunity to shake the congressman's hand and meet a true American hero.
  • WGVU iconLibrary of Michigan on the Air with WGVUListen to Library of Michigan staff discuss their areas of expertise. This month: Deb Biggs Thomas discusses the recently updated Michigan eLibrary (MeL.org).
  • Meet Up, Eat Up and Read Up!Summer Food Program and Summer ReadingLANSING – Thousands of books will be provided to children across Michigan this summer in an innovate partnership that combines reading and nutritious meals.
  • Continuing EducationFree Webinars for Library Staff Updated August 2014 PDF iconListing of webinars of interest to the Michigan library community. These webinars are offered at no charge by various organizations across the country. The list is updated monthly. Check for the wide variety of MeL offerings!

Holiday Closures

  • Hours Alert

    The Library will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 2.

Upcoming Events from the Library of Michigan

  • Exported From Michigan: A Documentary Screening PDF iconDate: September 13
    Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: Library of Michigan forum.
    Includes Q&A with the director. A documentary about the resilience of Michigan's people and their creativity and innovation in the face of difficult economic and environmental challenges. This film is a response to the dominant media narrative that Michigan and Detroit are in perpetual decline. There is much more to the story and many inspiring people doing incredible things.
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Michigan eLibrary

  • MeL: Michigan's 24/7 Library
  • Follow MeL on Facebook!MeL has a vibrant Facebook presence with timely and informative updates. A must-friend for all library staff members and MeL users!
  • MeL for LibrariansFind information about MeL including promotional materials provided by the Library of Michigan, bookmarks and more that you can print locally and contact information for MeL staff.

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