Michigan Kids to See More Summer Technology, Literacy Programs at Public Libraries Under 2019 Grant

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

April 30, 2019

LANSING – Michigan children and teens will enjoy more summer technology and literacy programs at 90-plus public libraries with grants of up to $2,000 each, the Library of Michigan (LM) announced today.

Under the 2019 Public Library Services grant program, now in its third year and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 92 public libraries in Michigan have received total funding of $153,554 at levels of $500 to $2,000.

Grant recipients across the state have a wide range of creative ideas for using their grants, and Michigan’s youth are the beneficiaries. Among the programs these grants will fund include:

  • teens may participate in an arts and ecology program on Rabbit Island through the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton;
  • teens and “tweens” statewide can learn coding through various robotics activities; and
  • Southfield Public Library will offer space-science programming based on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

For more information about the LSTA Public Library Services grant program or for a list of individual grantees, please go to www.michigan.gov/lsta.