Michigan Center for the Book

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

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    Who: The Michigan Center for the Book seeks nominations for an early childhood literacy award to be granted to one organization to support exemplary work with elementary age children.  The award is open to a Michigan Public Library or Friends Group of a Michigan Public Library.

    What: The award will be $500 and a tablet device.

    When: Nominations for the 2015 award are due September 17th, 2015. Selection will be made in late September by the Michigan Center for the Book board members.  Nominations for the 2016 award are due by April 13th, 2016.

    How: Nominations, in the form of an essay, will be accepted from any individual or organization and should be submitted to:

    Michigan Center for the Book
    Literacy Award
    Library of Michigan
    702 W. Kalamazoo
    Lansing, MI 48915

    Essays should provide details on the population served, children reached, and materials and methods used. They may contain up to three photos, and should not exceed 750 words.

     

  • What is the Center for the Book?

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    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.
     


    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 murphye3@michigan.gov or (517) 373-4376 for more information.

    www.michigan.gov/mcfb

The Mission of the Michigan Center for the Book

  • Why does the Center for the Book exist?Our mission is to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage.

    As the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book, the Center also seeks to further in Michigan the National Center's goal of promoting books, reading, libraries and literacy.

Structure of the Michigan Center for the Book

  • How is the Center for the Book organized?

    The Library of Michigan and the Center affiliates sponsor the Center for the Book. The Library of Michigan provides administrative support for the Center. Affiliates provide programming for the Center. For a list of affiliates, Board meeting minutes and Center annual reports, please click on More.