Public Library Cooperatives in Michigan
There are eleven public library cooperatives in the state of Michigan created by PA 89 of 1977.
Public library cooperatives provide member libraries with access to resource sharing, library development and training. These organizations are funded by a 1/3 portion of the total state aid to public libraries appropriated annually based on their population served. They may also receive a portion of the state aid paid directly to their member libraries for the purchase of the services that they provide.
Per section MCL 397.554 public library cooperatives submit a plan for library services, to the Library of Michigan, which sets forth a statement describing services that will be provided to member libraries, the means and agencies be which the services will be provided without duplication of existing resources and expertise, and the cooperative board that will receive funds and execute duties.
Details on State Aid to Public Libraries funding dispersed to cooperatives can be found on the State Aid to Public Libraries web page.
Please visit the links below to find more details on each of the cooperatives.
Detroit Library Cooperative: Detroit, MI
Jo Anne Mondowney-Director
Lakeland Library Cooperative: Grand Rapids MI
Mid-Michigan Library League: Cadillac, MI
Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative: Flint, MI
Northland Library Cooperative: Alpena, MI
Southwest Library Cooperative: Paw Paw, MI
Suburban Library Cooperative: Sterling Heights, MI
Superiorland Library Cooperative: Marquette, MI
The Library Network: Novi, MI
White Pine Library Cooperative: Saginaw, MI
Kate Van Auken–Director
Woodlands Library Cooperative: Albion, MI
Kate Pohjola Andrade-Director
More information regarding public library cooperatives can be found at Michigan Library Cooperative Directors Association website including a map of existing public library cooperatives in Michigan.