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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. The American Library Association has teamed up with Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep and friends on an adventure to promote the value of a library card.
We need your feedback on the type of governance structure you would like to see available for your institution as we lay the foundation for the launch of a state digital preservation network/community in 2020.
Stay tuned for more details this coming week on the upcoming project workshop scheduled for the Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, MI (October 2nd-5th).
As always, if you have any questions in between now and out next Virtual Community Planning Call on September 30th, from 11am-12pm ET, don’t hesitate to follow-up with me (Matt Schultz, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Matt Schultz Curation and Digital Preservation Librarian Grand Valley State University Libraries
No More Overdue Fines - Detroit Public Library
Beginning September 1, 2019, the Detroit Public Library will discontinue charging overdue fines for late returns. All past overdue fines are being eliminated, except those for damaged or lost items. Click here to read more.
Friends of Henika District Library
Friends of Henika District Library received the Wayland Chamber Charity of Choice for 2019. We are updating a reading area in the library with new paint, new furniture and refurbishing some old furniture!
Melanie Suk of the Friends of Henika District Library provided this information.
ALA Book Club Central
ALA Book Club Central is a new online resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussion questions and more. Award-winning actor, producer, and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central and a passionate advocate for libraries and literacy. Ms. Parker will offer her own book selections as part of SJP Picks.