August 27, 2019
LANSING – Nine libraries are receiving funding under two programs designed to improve literacy statewide while increasing public access to books and supporting community partnerships, the Library of Michigan (LM) announced today.
Receiving Collaborative Library Services (CLS) grants from one to three years and their amounts are: Fennville District Library, $110,000; Herrick District Library, $81,450; Muskegon Area District Library, $150,000; and Wayne State University Libraries, $123,422.
The CLS funding supports the following library programs with strong community partnerships, designed to improve services while building their communities:
Receiving Improving Access to Information (IAI) grants for one year and their amounts are: Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Library, $25,000; Fowlerville District Library, $15,669; Howell Carnegie District Library, $25,000; St. Clair County Library System, $22,106; and Western Michigan University (WMU), $23,758.
The IAI grants support the following public and academic library programs designed to: increase access by improving literacy; provide broader access to special or historic collections; or improve digital access and inclusion:
Individual grantees are listed in their respective grant program section of LM’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) page – www.michigan.gov/lsta.
Grant proposals were reviewed in June, peer reviewers met a month later to make funding recommendations to State Librarian Randy Riley, and LM then approved the nine grant recipients.
The CLS and IAI grant programs are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov) through LSTA funds allotted to LM.
For more information about LM grant programs, please contact Karren Reish at firstname.lastname@example.org 517-241-0021.