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Freedom to Read Legislation Coming in January

With the help of many members, leaders and legislators, MLA helped draft a simple, direct piece of legislation on the Freedom to Read. We know it may not stop every challenge, but we hope it will stop the majority of those who target the books and materials so often at the top of the “most banned books” list.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Webinar: Library Privacy Act Amendments

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00am

Learn about recent amendments to the Library Privacy Act that have the potential to affect how libraries report crime, interact with law enforcement, interact with each other, and to underscore the seriousness of maintaining patron privacy. This session will go through the new amendments and discuss how they may affect existing library practices. This is presented as an in-depth follow-up to the Library of Michigan’s 1/27/21 Library Law Spotlight. Attendance at both events is not required.

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November 7 Election Millage Results

Check out our roundup of the November 7, 2023 election results for millage issues on ballots around the state. We are proud of the library boards, staff, and supporters for their work on these campaigns and their dedication to supporting their libraries. The Library of Michigan provides a listing of Public Library Millage Election Results from 2010 to the present. View the results (pdf)

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Note From Nominating Committee Chair Cathy Russ

MLA is committed to leading the advancement of Michigan's libraries through advocacy, education, and engagement; this has been demonstrated over the last year by the creation of MI Right to Read and a statewide PR campaign for public libraries, as well as ongoing advocacy for increased State Aid, protecting penal fines and much more. The MLA Board supports the mission of MLA by providing financial and policy oversight as well as setting the strategic direction for the organization.

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Celebrate the Right to Read

The first week of October is nationally observed as Banned Books Week, and here in Michigan, we’re changing the narrative. Next week, the Michigan library community and the MI Right to Read coalition are celebrating Right to Read Week and urging residents to protect their First Amendment right to read by standing up against book banning and censorship efforts in their communities.

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