Library of Michigan Spotlight
- State Librarian's Excellence Award Nomination Form The 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.
- 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.
- Library 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).
- Free Webinars for Library Staff Updated August 2014 Listing 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!
- The Michigan CollectionThe Library of Michigan's Michigan Collection consists of current and historical materials that tell the story of our state, covering the full spectrum of the Michigan cultural experience, including local history, the lumber, mining, and auto industries, lighthouses, sports, shipwrecks, fiction, and much more.
Upcoming Events from the Library of Michigan
- Exported From Michigan: A Documentary Screening September 13 2:00 p.m. in the 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. > More
The Library will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 2.
Goals, Mission & Performance
- 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.