Library Programs and Collections
- The Mission of the Library of Michigan The Michigan Legislature created The Library of Michigan to guarantee the people of this State and their government one perpetual institution to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct reference and research and support libraries statewide.
- 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.> More
- Michigan eLibrary (MeL) MeL is the Michigan eLibrary, a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents.
- MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair, practice tests and art images.
- MeLCat allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials and have them delivered to your participating library.
- MeL Michigana contains photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data.
- MeL Gateways include specialized resources such as those in genealogy, health, business and areas for kids and teens.
- M.O.R.E.: Michigan Online Resources for Educators allows teachers and parents to find curricular-based resources searchable by subject and aligned to the Michigan Content Expectations. View a short video to familiarize yourself with M.O.R.E.
- Plinkit - Websites for small and rural libraries Plinkit is a feature-rich and easy to use library-specific website template free to Michigan libraries.
Plinkit provides an easy-to-learn, easy-to-update website template. It is designed for libraries without specialized technology staff. It is easily expandable for libraries that wish to do more. There is no cost to the libraries and the technology "heavy lifting" is done by the Library of Michigan. Training and refresher courses are free. And Plinkit is easy to learn. If you can operate Microsoft Word, you can operate Plinkit.
Check out some of our sites:
* Boyne District Library
* Lapeer District Library
* Buchanan District Library
The Plinkit program will be transitioning to ESP Library in 2014-2015. For more information, please see the program website.
Feel free to contact Sonya Schryer Norris at the Library of Michigan at 517-373-4457 or email@example.com with any questions.> More
- 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, annual reports, meeting minutes, etc. or contact Edwina Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 373-4376 for more information.