Library of Michigan
The Library of Michigan supports statewide initiatives and competitive grant programs for libraries with federal funds received under the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018.
The Institute for Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, provides funds under this legislation to State Library Administrative Agencies to improve and support library, museum and information services. The legislation outlines the following broad priorities, excerpted below:
The Library of Michigan's Five-Year Plan for Michigan, October 2017 - September 2022 describes the current goals for LSTA funded services to Michigan libraries.
Contact Karren Reish at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 241-0021 with any LSTA related questions.
For occasional program announcements, you can sign up for the LSTA Listserv.
The Library of Michigan provides a range of services and programs to public, academic and school libraries and librarians as well as Michigan residents.
2019 LSTA Program Reports:
The 2020 Public Library Services Grant program and the 2020/2021 Collaborative Library Services Grant and Improving Access to Information Grant programs are closed. 2021/2022 program information will be available in January 2021. Please see the respective grants sections below for more information on the grant programs and applications.
CARES Act Grant
The Library of Michigan has awarded $750,924 in CARES Act grants to 294 Michigan public libraries. You can see an overview of the grant awards and the list of libraries awarded grants in the Library of Michigan CARES Act Grants Overview.
2020/2021 Collaborative Library Services Grant program has been CANCELED.
2020/2021 Improving Access to Information Grants
We are pleased to award ten Improving Access to Information grants in 2020 for a total of $172,248. The new grant awards are the Alpena County Library ($7,693), Capital Area District Library ($25,000), Central Michigan University Libraries ($24,927), Ferris State University Library ($8,305), Menominee County ($9,700), Presque Isle District Library ($15,084), Taylor Community Library ($16,730), Traverse Area District Library ($14,809), Walsh College ($25,000) and Warren Public Library ($25,000). The grant programs include historic digitization, digital inclusion and open educational resources (OER).
2020 Public Library Services Grants
We were pleased to award 84 grants for summer 2020 programs for a total of $140,092.
Find previous annual reports, fact sheets and Five-Year Plans for Library Services & Technology Act funds here.
Additional federal, state and private funding resources and services for libraries, both large and small.