- What is the Center for the Book?
The Michigan Center for the Book is the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The Center draws from the Library of Michigan and its affiliate institutions to encourage and produce local and statewide programs and resources that promote the culture of books.
- Author Visits - How To & Collaboration
- Michigan Book Lists
- Michigan Book World
- One Book Archive
- Letters About Literature
- Michigan Authors & Illustrators database
Why do affiliates join the Center for the Book? To invest in local and statewide library services. See what our affiliates think about membership in the Why Should My Library Join piece. See How is the Center for the Book organized? for an application, bylaws, roles and board members or contact Janice Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 373-1302 for more information or visit their website,
- Michigan Notable Books The Michigan Notable Books program annually selects 20 of the most notable books published in the year. The selections are reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience. This program has roots stretching back to Michigan Week 1991. The Library of Michigan has had primary responsibility for this program since the 2002 awards. Before 2004, the program was called Read Michigan.
Find a list of this year's selections at www.michigan.gov/notablebooks.
- Michigan Reads
What would happen if every parent, grandparent or caregiver read the same book to Michigan preschoolers at the same time? We're on a mission to find out! Michigan Reads! was launched in 2004 by the Library of Michigan in partnership with the Michigan Center for the Book to promote the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers; to encourage family bonding through reading; and to increase awareness and usage of Michigan's libraries. Michigan Reads! is a program of the Library of Michigan and the Library of Michigan Foundation. The Michigan Reads site has program materials from each year and many, many early literacy resources for parents, caregivers, librarians and teachers.