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Michigan Center for the Book

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What is the Michigan Center for the Book?

The Michigan Center for the Book is the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Our mission is to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage. The Center draws from the Library of Michigan and its affiliate institutions to encourage and produce local and statewide programs and resources that promote the culture of books. Affiliates join to invest in local and statewide library services. See what our affiliates think about membership and "How is the Center for the Book organized?" for an application, bylaws, roles and board members or contact Mindy Babarskis at babarskism@michigan.gov or 517-335-1457 for more information.

How is the Center for the Book organized?

Activities

The MCFB has various programs to promote literacy and reading.

Activities

Author Visits - How To and Collaboration

Want to begin author visits to your area?  Here are some tips. 

Author Visits - How To

Grants

The MCFB annual grant program is intended to assist libraries, nonprofits or schools to have free, public events that enhance or complement our mission to promote an awareness of books, reading, literacy, authors and Michigan's rich literary heritage.

Grants

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Find out about Michigan authors of non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books and much more. You can find authors for presentations and visits and identify books by Michigan authors for school or library collection development.

Michigan Authors and Illustrators

Michigan Author Award

This award recognizes an outstanding published body of literary work by an author who is either from Michigan or has substantial ties to Michigan.

Michigan Author Award

ReadMichigan

Statewide eBook collection developed by the Library of Michigan and the presses of University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. ReadMichigan.org is funded in part by Michigan Humanities.
ReadMichigan.org

Book Lists

The MCFB  encourages interest in Michigan books and authors.  Read for yourself! The following lists of titles and authors may help you with your Michigan selections.

Book Lists