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Governor Whitmer Proposes No Increase to State Aid to Libraries in FY25 Budget

As we have experienced for 8 years of the Snyder Administration and the 6th year of Governor Whitmer’s administration, the FY25 State Aid to Libraries budget remains flat. We also saw no increases for Library of Michigan programs/staff. (Link to the full GF budget below – Library of Michigan budget is on page 76.)

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Local Library Funding From Voter-Approved Millages Facing Opposition

What Would Happen if Libraries Were No Longer Funded by Property Taxes?

A small group in Michigan is questioning if property taxes should be eliminated by changing the Michigan Constitution and is actively working to get this question onto the November ballot. Over 446,000 valid voter signatures are needed by July 8, 2024, to make this a reality. And then it would be left to the voters.

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Meet the Candidates for the MLA 2024 Board Election

The MLA Board election will open on Monday, April 1 and close on Monday, April 22 at midnight. This year, MLA members will vote for an MLA President-elect and four Member-at-Large Board positions for terms beginning in July 2024 and ending in June 2027. Election results will be announced in MLA’s Primary Source newsletter on Thursday, April 25. Meet the candidates!

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Getting Involved with the Michigan Library Association!

Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

The Michigan Library Association is calling all members who want to learn more about getting involved with your state association. 

Current MLA volunteers representing some of the various committees and work groups will be present to talk about their experience as a volunteer and answer questions from the audience.

Whether you’re new to MLA, or a seasoned professional, there are lots of ways for everyone to be involved. It is through the hard work of our volunteers that we are able to further our advocacy efforts, plan our events, honor our award-winning library workers, and select our top picks of the best books for youth.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities and signup at milibraries.org/get-involved.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Northern Michigan Opioid Response Consortium Naloxboxes

Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am

The Northern Michigan Opioid Response Consortium (NMORC) is comprised of 32 member organizations over 18 rural Northern Michigan Counties. One of our goals under preventing deaths from opioid overdoses is related to providing Naloxboxes to community organizations, with the purpose of having naloxone available in areas where overdoses may occur, and public libraries are a priority for this placement. NMORC will discuss reasons for having Naloxboxes and a draft policy for implementing them in your libraries.

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