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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
11 #Libraries Across Michigan Receive Literary Grants frm the Center 4the Book #michlit #motownlit
Eleven Libraries Across Michigan Receive Literary Grants from the Center for the Book
Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Communications (517) 241-4395 Agency: Education
March 7, 2012
LANSING - The Michigan Center for the Book is sponsoring 11 events in the coming year, with grants totaling $2,964. The funded programs include Big Read programs; author visits for adult and children's authors; programs highlighting Michigan's history and ethnic heritage; and reading programs that keep children on track during the summer and help families experience the wonder of learning to read together.
The following programs were funded in public libraries throughout the state: Adrian Public Library - Comic Book and Manga Workshop with Mark Crilley - $320 ? October 2012 Bayliss Public Library, Sault Ste. Marie - Visit from Michigan Author of the Year, Gary Schmidt - $270 ? April 13, 2012 Brighton District Library - Robin Hood Literary Events - $295 ? May 2012 Canton Public Library - Local Author Fair - $235 ? May 17, 2012 Cromaine District Library, Hartland - Adventures of Tom Sawyer Community Read Events - $450 ? March through May 2012 Dearborn Heights City Libraries - Bryan Chick author visit - $200 ? July 24, 2012 Grand Rapids Public Library - Grand Rapids Reads events - $450 ? August 2012 Ironwood Carnegie Library - Dinosaurs, Dragons & Dreams @ the Library - $225 ? July 2012 Leanna Hicks Library/Inkster Public Library - Joel Tacey author visit - $189 ? July 17, 2012 Romeo District Library - Nightmares Up Close Summer Reading events - $180 ? April 13, 2012 Southfield Public Library - Fever: Little Willie John book event with author Susan Whithall - $150 ? April 2, 2012 The Center for the Book is delighted to bring the wonder of Michigan's authors and literary heritage to children, teens and adults by assisting libraries around the state with their programs. Grant funds were supplied by the Center for the Book affiliate members.
The Michigan Center for the Book is a program of the Library of Michigan and its affiliates. It is also the Michigan affiliate of the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. The Center draws from the Library of Michigan and its affiliate institutions to encourage and produce local and statewide programs and resources that promote books, reading, authors and libraries.
For more information on the Center for the Book and its programs, please contact Karren Reish at 517-241-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.