Michigan Center for the Book - Activities
The Center for the Book's mission includes promoting reading, authors and Michigan's literary heritage. We create and maintain resources such as the Michigan Authors & Illustrators database and the Literary Landmarks. These activities bring the wonder of Michigan's literary world to people at home and in libraries across the state.
The Michigan Center for the Book created Michigan related Read posters! The posters of Michigan celebrities reading were sent to all public and school libraries. The posters draw attention to Michigan literature and libraries and influence children and young adults to read.
- Preserving Michigan's Literary Heritage
The Center works with local groups and the United for Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations) Program to fund Literary Landmarks in Michigan. The program encourages the preservation of historic literary sites and Michigan's literary heritage.
The Center collaborates with the Michigan Association of Media in Education on the Michigan Authors & Illustrators database. The database lists authors who live in Michigan, were born in Michigan or works that are set in Michigan. The entries include book lists, awards, biographical information, book covers and availability for programs.
- The Big Read from the National Endowment for the Arts includes reader's guides, teacher's guides and audio materials for their titles.
- TeachingBooks.net has Summer Reading related materials (reading lists, webcasts of author interviews and readings, etc.) available for free.