How is the Center for the Book organized?

The Michigan Center for the Book is a program of the Library of Michigan and its affiliates. Each sponsor the Michigan Center for the Book. The Center was formally chartered in 1986 as the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Centers for the Book have been established in most states. The Michigan Center draws from the resources of the Library of Michigan and its affiliates and works cooperatively with many organizations to stimulate an interest in the book through programs and other activities.

Center Organization

The Library of Michigan provides administrative support for the Center. Affiliates provide programming ideas and support for the Center. Affiliates may be any state organization that is supportive of the goals of the Center for the Book. There are currently 18 affiliates. Affiliates are:

Adrian Public Library
Allendale Township Library
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
*Brighton District Library
*Canton Public Library
Cromaine District Library
Darcy Library of Beulah
Fremont Area District Library
*Grand Rapids Public Library
Hackley Public Library
Howell Carnegie District Library
*Plymouth District Library
Presque Isle District Library
Salem-South Lyon District Library
Sandusky District Library
Shiawassee District Library
*Southfield Public Library
Troy Public Library

 

*Charter members

Center Documents

Michigan Center for the Book Application
Michigan Center for the Book Bylaws
Michigan Center for the Book Roles


For more information about the Michigan Center for the Book and its programs or for information about becoming an affiliate of the Center for the Book, please contact Tim Gleisner at gleisnert@michigan.gov or 517-335-8389.

Updated 2/21/2020