Employment Opportunity

Millington Arbela District Library The Millington Arbela District Library is accepting resumes for the position of Library Director. Description: The Millington Arbela District Library is a Class III library serving a population of over 7,400 in the Village of Millington and Millington and Arbela Townships. Millington is a charming rural community located in the Thumb Read More

Outreach from MI Department of State

Michigan’s first-ever Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Every 10 years following the U.S. Census, district lines for political offices must be redrawn in states across the country to accurately reflect their population. In Michigan, a randomly selected commission of citizens is responsible for drawing U.S. Congressional and Michigan State House and Senate district lines. Voters amended the Read More

Michigan Public Libraries: Re-opening Considerations after closures during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Michigan Cooperative Association developed a document to list considerations for libraries in Michigan when re-opening their buildings to the public. Intent, Scope and Purpose of this document: Intent–to identify areas of concern that member libraries may need to address when determining temporary procedures upon reopening to the public. Scope–to consider what type and level Read More

Looking Ahead, Planning for Reopening Webinar

Friday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. central (2:00 pm Eastern) Even as many are working overtime to provide remote and adapted services to their communities, librarians, library staff and boards are planning for reopening when it becomes safe to do so. There are many considerations, from patron and staff safety to dealing with materials, equipment, and Read More

TechSoup for Libraries newsletter

If you don’t already get the TechSoup for Libraries newsletter consider signing up for it so you receive news about deeply discounted software that may be useful for your library organization. Below is the latest newsletter from TechSoup. To subscribe to the TechSoup for Libraries newsletter: https://www.techsoup.org/subscribe-to-our-free-newsletters https://message.techsoup.org/2020-04-13-ts4l?ecid=ACsprvuB7a7ME-JjRbE8kR12JKAzsng8R6vxBLa747aikoORlHi3kQPLm04Ue_ko3hFXSqHcWwWE&utm_campaign=TechSoup%20for%20Libraries&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=86242440&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–Z-VEofm4B7Ik43Kop6cTcOvBnWnte0a08BLfmln86PaeNFMSHIAMZW5ptdg1ZUQ_akuohi2isEwUC4wzOCmbPr4b7Ew&_hsmi=86248475 The most recent newsletter has info on: Read More

Free & Open Sourced PDF books for children’s mental health

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles). When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  – FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers. Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Resources & Activities Developmental Trauma, Read More

COVID-19 Resources

Health Departments in WPLC Service Area Michigan Public Libraries: Re-opening Considerations after closures during the Covid-19 Pandemic Library of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Michigan Libraries ALA Covid-19 Recovery  Michigan Executive Orders & Directives Michigan.gov Coronavirus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 IMLS Covid-19 Updates Leaning in Place – Mel.org Covid-19 Resources PLA Free COVID-19 Read More

Governor Whitmer Extends, Expands “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order to Save Lives

Governor directs all Michiganders to stay home, stay safe through April 30  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2020 LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Whitmer signed executive order 2020-42, extending her prior “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through the end of April. As with the prior order, Executive Order 2020-42 limits gatherings and travel and requires all Read More