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EV Chargers at Libraries
Thursday, July 11, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Category: MLA Connect

EV Chargers at Libraries

Thursday, July 11
10:00 - 11:30 AM

Are you interested in exploring how to implement a public EV Charging station in your community? Is your library ready to jump at the chance to offer patrons alternative fueling options when they visit? 

MLA is pleased to offer a free one-and-a-half-hour educational session on Zoom on Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 AM for anyone interested in, considering, or just wanting to know more about the planning, procurement, and installation of EV Chargers at Michigan libraries. This is a high-level overview of the process and benefits of electric vehicle charging infrastructure including financing, infrastructure, maintenance and funding options, hardware/software and power needs, and the return on investment. 

This session will also outline a competitive federal grant through the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant (Community Program) that is available through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to cover 80% of the installation costs. (Round 2 is now available offering up to $1.3 Billion in funding – Application minimum: $500,000.)


Tom Adamich
EV Awareness Coordinator, Monroe County Community College

Tom Adamich has been a librarian, archivist, and historian for over 3 decades. He served as the project archivist for the Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum (Marysville, Michigan) from 2009-2016. From 2019-2021, he was a member of the Library faculty (Technical Services/Reference Librarian) at Monroe County Community College (MCCC) in Monroe. His current project role is as MCCC's EV Awareness Coordinator. He has operated his Visiting Librarian Service since 1993, is a life member of the Monroe County Historical Society and has written a regularly-published local history column for the Monroe News since 2020.

Brian Coon
Utility and Incentives Manager, EVBox

Brian is an energy professional, startup founder, and military veteran with comprehensive experience in electric vehicles, utilities, renewable energy, incentives, marketing, and communications. Currently, he is the Incentives and Utilities Manager for EVBox, an electric vehicle charger manufacturer. Brian lives in Maybee, Michigan.

Nancy Bellaire
Director, Monroe County District Library

Director of the Monroe County Library System since 2011, Nancy lives in Temperance, Michigan.


This session is geared to Library directors, trustees, and technical services staff (as well as any municipal partners) who are interested in Future Ready Libraries.

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