General Information


Join us Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Bavarian Inn and Conference Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan for Spring Institute 2017, Michigan’s premiere annual education event for youth library professionals. This two-day conference brings together more than 150 children and teen services librarians to share, discover and experience best practices. Formal sessions and vendor exhibits combine with networking and social activities in a fun and collaborative learning environment.

Questions can be directed to or 517-394-2774.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Registration Rates - Registration is closed.  On site registrations welcome.

Early Bird Registration Expires Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Full conference registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday, light reception food (cash bar) at Cool Things My Library Does Reception, and afternoon snacks/coffee per day.  Advance registration for all meals is required. 

  Early Bird (Member) Early Bird (Non-Member) Post Early Bird (Member) Post Early Bird (Non-Member)
Full Conference $270 $540 $290 $580
One Day $160 $320 $180 $360
Student (One Day or Full Conference) $125 $150 $150 $200
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced. 
Special Event/Item Prices:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017:  Evening with an Author:  $10.00 per person

Thursday, March 30, 2017:  Guest Pass - Cool Things My Library Does Reception:  $25.00

SI Conference T-Shirt:
$15.00 each pick up during conference registration
Last date to order:  Friday, March 3, 2017
New in 2017 is the SI Conference t-shirt.  Show your support for the conference in this ice-gray t-shirt.  Unisex 100% soft spun cotton. Limited number (and sizes) will be available onsite for purchase.


Size Chart:








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With arms down at sides, measure around the upper body, under arms and over the fullest part of the chest.




Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(844) 264-9023
Reserve your room at
Overnight Accommodations
$109.00 per standard double room night (plus applicable taxes)
$119.00 per premium double or king room (plus applicable taxes)
$169.00 per suite (plus applicable taxes)
Reserve by February 28, 2017
Use code: 1248SB
Ample complimentary parking is available for those attending the conference or staying overnight.