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Welcome to Statewide Library Services
  • Michigan Library and Historical CenterWelcome to Statewide Library Services We provide wide-ranging services to library staff and trustees around the state including MeL coordination, certification for librarians, LSTA administration, state aid and penal fines, Plinkit coordination, resources for library trustees and statistical data. Phone: (517) 373-1580 Fax: (517) 373-5700.

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  • Michlib-L (mish-libe el) PDF iconMichigan library job postings, information about the Michigan eLibrary and other statewide initiatives, census questions, offers of old runs of journals, library furniture for sale, discussion about the state of libraries, policy questions, help with problems, name that poem or book - everything library-related except advertising by commercial vendors. Michlib-L is where many official notices from the Library of Michigan and other statewide library groups are made. If you have any comments or questions about Michlib-l, please contact the moderator Sonya Schryer Norris at
  • Library of Michigan Listservs Listservs hosted by Library of Michigan staff (or, in the case of GOVDOC-M, a list of interest to people who may have been subscribed to a Library of Michigan listserv in the past).
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Great Things Happening Around the State
  • logo for Grosse Pointe Public LibraryDemonstrating the Relevance of Libraries in the Community Workshop PDF iconThe Grosse Pointe Library Foundation and Friends of the Grosse Pointe Library are hosting a workshop on January 28 presented by Peter Pearson, President of the Friends of the St. Paul Library, "Demonstrating the Relevance of Libraries in the Community." For registration information and details see the flyer.
  • Mayor's Book Club at Grand Rapids Public Library logoThe Mayor's Book Club Program - Promoting Early Literacy in Grand Rapids Check out Grand Rapids Public Library's Mayor's Book Club program. The Mayor and the Grand Rapids Public Library have picked out 12 great books. You can read right along with the Mayor and receive monthly emails. Every K-3 classroom within the city of Grand Rapids receives their very own Mayor's Book Club poster and all K-3 students receive a bookmark. Visit the Mayor's Book Club, Read with the Mayor web page to find the 2014-15 book selections.
  • garden city public libraryGarden City Library offering Tech Tutoring Community members in Garden City can benefit from one-on-one technology tutoring sessions with a library staff member. The public library is offering the sessions through February so their patrons to learn more about personal technology so they can feel comfortable doing everyday tasks such as bill-paying, texting or searching for a job.
  • detroit public library logoDigital Downloads Expanding in Michigan Public Libraries Digital download services are expanding in Michigan libraries this year. Detroit Public Library recently added the Hoopla service and is one of roughly a dozen other public libraries in Michigan offering the service to their patrons. The Hoopla service provides more than 250,000 movies, television shows, soundtracks and audiobooks for patrons to download.
  • The Way We WorkedSmithsonian "The Way We Worked" Exhibit at Oxford Public Library The Michigan Humanities Council has selected OPL to host the Smithsonian Institute exhibit The Way We Worked from Dec. 6 - Feb. 1. The exhibit draws on National Archives photopgraphs to explore work in America. University of Michigan - Flint professor Dr. Thomas Henthorn will speak at OPL on Dec. 10 at 6:30 on the topic of: The Worst Jobs in American History from the Dangerous to the Unsavory.
  • Redford Township District LibraryThank You Anonymous 1679! There's good works afoot at the Redford Township District Library. They have been the lucky recipients of an anonymous $1,000 cash donation from a mystery benefactor on the loose in Redford. It's great news for the library, as well as multiple others in their neck of the woods, who have also received gifts from Anonymous 1679.
  • Public Library Association Leadership Academy logoTwo Michigan Librarians Chosen for Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Academy Marshall District Library Director Angela Semifero and Farmington Branch Head, Farmington Community Library, Kelley Siegrist, have both been accepted into this prestigious and competitive PLA program. Good luck Angela and Kelley! It's so great to have you representing Michigan in this group!