Library Soup




How far can your $10 go? It's up to you to decide. A ticket to MLA's Library SOUP event is about the same as an average ticket to the movies. So why not join us on October 27, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center. Register today!

What is Library SOUP?
Library SOUP is a fundraising event that will help secure money for innovative projects libraries would otherwise not be able to pursue. Think of it as a go-fund-me project where your peers will vote for the winning project idea.

Half of your ticket price will go to the Library SOUP award and the other half will go to MLA's scholarship fund.
Imagine the satisfaction of knowing your $10 helped a library program support the community and a budding professional attend a workshop.

It's YOUR choice.
And speaking of choices, you get to vote for which community program your money contributes to at our Library SOUP event.

The 2016 Annual Conference Work Group has picked the Top 5.
In an American Idol-style event, the Top 5 Contenders will have a chance to make a short presentation to convince you why their project should be chosen.

Then you'll join in a live vote to determine the winner.

Library SOUP Top 5





Books on Bikes

As a part of our Books on Bikes program, biking librarians will pedal a bike bookmobile to hold book talks, pop-up story times and more at community events.
Beth Sheridan
Orion Township Public Library

Citizens of Tomorrow

A Citizenship Workshop for immigrants seeking naturalization; helping to prepare them for the test and provide them tools and opportunities to become vested citizens.
Anne Similuk
Rochester Hills Public Library

Teen Writers Journey

Teen Writers Journey to Publication will engage young people in grades 7 - 12 to help them express themselves more effectively.  Two lucky participants will submit their stories for eBook publication by JLB Publishing.
Jeffrey Babbitt
Van Buren District Library





STEAM Ahead Program

Our STEAM Ahead program was created due to the need of providing hands-on STEM based activities for our area students including the "arts" which is a curriculum not available in two out of three of our area schools.  Library SOUP will provide funding to expand the creative program and outreach to four of our library branches.
Anne Belanger
Presque Isle District Library

Wee Free Pantry

The East Lansing Public Library will install a pantry of nonperishable food and personal hygiene items.  This will provide materials unavailable to our most disenfranchised patrons and empower their neighbors to contribute to the well-being of the community.
Jessica Lee-Cullin
East Lansing Public Library

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