Stories tagged: "library"

The ‘Pause,’ Election Lawsuits, and New Black Leaders: Michigan’s Weekly News Quiz

Michiganders have been buzzing about Detroit’s vote this week. But do you know the story behind it? Quiz yourself!

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Detroit Public Library Saves the Day With Laptop Distribution Program

The Detroit Public Library has partnered with a local university to deliver laptop rentals in the city. Here’s the skinny on how to get one.

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This Northern Michigan Town Is Trying to Solve a Diversity Problem Through Books—Here’s How You Can Help

Traverse City Area Public Schools is beginning to diversify its population, beginning with books. It all started with one student's petition.

A bright and colorful children's center at the library encourages kids to have fun while reading in Plymouth, Michigan. (Photo via Shutterstock)
These Michigan Libraries Are Here To Save You From The Socially Distanced Summer Doldrums

After going above and beyond for public library access during quarantine, Michigan librarians are pulling out all the stops for their largely virtual summer reading programs.

Library staff worked overnight to raise children's materials off the bottom shelves before it got wet and the Michigan National Guard worked then to bring the materials upstairs and out of the damp air. (Photo via Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Facebook page)
National Guard Rescues Thousands of Books In Flooded Midland Library

Some 80,000 books were saved from the waterlogged Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, thanks to the Michigan National Guard.

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Free Little Libraries Get Some Color: Michigan Woman Creates The Black Book Exchange Box

When Aarie Wade realized that her family was the only one contributing Black literature to her local Little Free Library, she got inspired.