Skip to main content

School Libraries

School Library

Library of Michigan and School Libraries

The Library of Michigan provides support for school libraries and school library staff through programs and resources. The flagship program is the School Libraries 21st Century (SL 21) program, which are benchmarks for a quality school library program. Libraries can earn certification in this voluntary program to demonstrate the quality of the school library in an individual school building. The SL 21 program also includes a Model School Library of the Year, which serves a mentor for the year. The Michigan eLibrary (MeL) provides eResources for PreK-12 students and teachers, as well as materials for library users across the state. School Librarians can use the Ask Your School Librarian about MeL handout with teachers and administrators.

News

The Library of Michigan is pleased to announce that the Allen Park High School Library Media Center, part of the Allen Park Public Schools, has earned the state’s 21st Century Model School Library award for the 2023-2024 school year! The Allen Park High School Library Media Center, with library media specialist Melissa Lambert, is a place where Melissa’s collaborative teaching with teaching staff and partnership with the local public library has created an engaging, active learning environment for Allen Park High School students and teachers.

Allen Park High School Library Media Center staff are available to consult with school district leaders, school librarians, and educators who want to develop or expand their vision for their school library programs. Interested persons may contact Melissa Lambert at lambertme@appublicschools.com or Karren Reish at reishk@michigan.gov.

Press Release - Allen Park High School Library Media Center named the 2023-2024 21st Century Model School Library

Please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or reishk@michigan.gov with any questions on the Library of Michigan and school libraries

School Libraries in the 21st Century

School Libraries for the 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks (SL 21) are a tool to help measure the quality of School Library programs within individual school buildings in Michigan. The benchmarks can be used to assess and evaluate school libraries in individual school buildings to develop and improve school library services.

School Libraries in the 21st Century

General Information and Certification 

Information on school libraries and academic achievement as well as certification of school library media specialists, appropriate assignments and other education administrative rules.

General Information and Certification

School Library Workgroup

The School Library Workgroup (SLG) is a group of school librarians and school library related professionals that advise the Library of Michigan on school library issues. School Library Workgroup Charge.

School Library Workgroup

K-12 School Library/Media Center Community Updates

To stay informed about the SL 21 program and statewide resources, materials and events for use by school librarians, teachers and K-12 students, please join the School Library Community listserv.

K-12 School Library/Media Center Community Updates