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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

MI Library Is Now, MI-83 Project Survey

Digital Content? Statewide Advertising? How great is it that your library received thousands of free audio and ebook content available in perpetuity through OverDrive for your community? And a statewide marketing campaign to let all residents know what is available at their local library? Pretty great, right? We agree!

But we aren’t done yet…we need your assistance. Since these items were purchased with grant funds through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), certain requirements need to be completed as with any grant. So, can we count on you to help with the following three items?



Click the link to complete the STAFF SURVEY about the digital audiobook and ebook content your library received.


Please share the PATRON SURVEY via email, newsletter, your website, and your Facebook or Instagram platforms. Responses will be collected from August 1 through September 9, 2022.


For the last question on the surveys, we would love for you to share any stories or testimonials about the digital content items your library received through OverDrive.


There are thousands of new audio and ebook titles available like job-seeking skills, educational needs, and health and wellness topics. Perhaps you have helped guide a patron to this new content? Maybe you had a program where not only did you promote the physical books you had on the same topic, but you also highlighted what was available on OverDrive with the new content?


Have patrons commented about the television ads they have seen promoting MI Library is NOW? Have they seen the social media posts and wondered what YOUR library received through the grant? Please share your stories!

Thanks to Legislators

If someone gave you much-needed grant funds, you’d be sure to thank them, right? Well, federal legislators, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), gave our state $4 million in ARPA funding. We need to make sure we let them know how much it means to libraries and our communities. Take a few minutes and say thank you. Not sure who to contact? Click here.

On behalf of the Michigan Cooperative Directors Association, the Library of Michigan, and the Michigan Library Association, thank you for taking part in this statewide program!

IMLS LogoFunding for the MI-83 Digital Library Connection project is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan, an agency of the Michigan Department of Education. Project partners include the Michigan Library Cooperatives and the Michigan Library Association, Lakeland Library Cooperative, Mid-Michigan Library League, White Pine Library Cooperative, and Woodlands Library Cooperative.

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For more promotional materials, including printable and digital graphics, visit: and use the password: Mi832022!

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