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Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

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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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

State of Michigan Budget 2022-2023 Updates

Revenue for the 2022-23 fiscal year decreased slightly more than forecasted, the House Fiscal Agency (HFA) said in its October report.

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News - Advocacy
Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

ALA Announces Interim Director

The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board announced that Leslie Burger has been selected as Interim Executive Director. Her first day was November 15, 2023.

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News - MLA
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:00 AM

Note From the MLA Staff

November 22, 2023

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the MLA staff send our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of you who work in our public, school, academic, tribal and special libraries throughout this beautiful state and to say thank you for everything you do to support and build MLA. Perhaps even more important though, we get to say thank you for the work that you are doing locally and for each and every one of the 10 million citizens of Michigan.

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News - MLA
Friday, October 27, 2023 12:00 AM

2023 Michigan Library Awards Honorees

We are pleased to share the recipients of the 2023 Michigan Library Awards! The 2023 honorees were unveiled on Wednesday, October 18 during the Michigan Library Awards event in Kalamazoo at an evening of celebration. Each recipient was chosen through peer review for their outstanding achievements. Read more

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News - MLA
Friday, October 27, 2023 12:00 AM

Member Survey Deadline Extended

We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to let us know how we might better serve you in the future by sharing your input. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes and will be open until Friday, November 10, 2023.

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News - MLA
Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:00 AM

A Public Library Bill: “Michigan Freedom to Read Act”

October 26, 2023

I would have never believed you two years ago if you told me that 80% of my work at MLA would be addressing book banning, censorship and intellectual freedom challenges. But the reality has set in and the pro-active work that MLA continues to institute, day in and day out, to combat these local challenges is to be commended. So many smart, talented and professional library directors, librarians and library workers are in my ear every day and I thank them for keeping me tuned in to their opinions, what is happening in their communities, what is keeping them up at night, and even their pride and incredible bravery in holding the line. 

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