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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

MIRS Subscription Discounts

Keep up on legislative and political news at the Capitol with breaking news alerts, weekly podcasts, highlights of the daily legislative results and an in-depth analysis of current issues in the House, Senate and administration with daily updates in an easy-to-read online format.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

MLA Advocacy and Legislative Priorities Survey 2022-2023

Advocating for the Michigan library community is one of MLA's highest priorities. It has never been more important for librarians, staff members, trustees, and others with a vested interest in libraries to convey and address the challenges that their libraries and the library profession are facing. We hope you will take time out of your busy day to help us pinpoint our field's highest priorities.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

Banned Books Week 2022

Mark Your Calendars: The 2022 celebration of Banned Books Week will be September 18 – 24!

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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

Participate in the MDHHS Library OTC COVID-19 Test Distribution Program

MDHHS has partnered with several libraries across the state of Michigan to provide free at-home COVID-19 test kits to Michiganders. Participating libraries receive tests monthly, or as needed, to distribute to their local community.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

IMLS Releases 2020 Data on American Public Libraries

On July 21, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released the latest data from its 2020 Public Libraries Survey. The Public Libraries Survey examines key indicators of public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources. Explore the FY 2020 data and documentation.

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Friday, July 29, 2022 12:00 AM

MI Vote Counts

MI Vote Counts is a weekly non-partisan virtual series hosted by the Michigan Department of State and Michigan Bureau of Elections. Join the series to help equip Michigan voters with fact-based election information and tips on how every voter can become an active bystander in support of Michigan’s democracy and elections.

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Written by Deborah E. Mikula, MLA Executive Director   

$500,000 Added to FY23 State Aid to Libraries

July 1, 2022

MLA Members and Friends,

Your work to advocate for increased investment in libraries has again been rewarded. 

For the third straight year, MLA is proud to announce an additional $500,000 has been included in the State of Michigan budget for State Aid to Libraries. In addition, $800,000 was allocated for the library pilot program that addresses a partnership between public and school libraries. Resources were also included for the Poet Laureate ($100,000), and $1.2 million was awarded through an enhancement grant to the Inkster Library. (One hundred unique projects were identified to receive $205 million in the newly released budget.)

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