Michigan Notable Books

  • Michigan Notable Book Logo 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 Center for the Book

Ready to Read Michigan

  • Every Child Ready to Read in Michigan

    The Library of Michigan just completed a two-year Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) program for 2016 and 2017. This program is based on the American Library Association Every Child Ready to Read materials. Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of the program. The public library is central in providing information and materials to parents and caregivers on early literacy. Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing are the elements of ECRR activities. You can find more information about the program at www.everychildreadytoread.org/.

    The program included a free copy of the Every Child Ready to Read training materials for Michigan public libraries and two-years of training and continuing education program. Contact Cathy Lancaster at LancasterC5@michigan.gov for further details.