Monday, August 31, 2009
Voting for the TEENS’ TOP TEN sponsored by the American Library Association is now open! Vote for your three favorite books out of an awesome list of 2009 nominees picked by teens from all across the country. This is your chance to help shape a 2009 booklist that will be used by teens, YA librarians, and others for years. There are some amazing choices to sort through. So, get over to ALA’s website and start voting while you still can – polls are open until September 18th.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Every day more and more people walk into their public library to search for a job online, write a resume or file for unemployment. This is not only a reflection of our hard economic times but also an indication of Michigan moving forward. We are no longer a state that can rely on the manufacturing industry to support our residents, we are moving toward a knowledge-based economy and with that comes the necessity for access to technology for everyone.
Recently, MI Governer Jennifer Granholm has proposed a $10 million budget cut to the state libraries, and the entire elimination of the state library department. Library funding is currently less than half of what is required by law, any further cuts will be detrimental to the entire library system. Please contact your local representative to let them know that you oppose this detrimental cut!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Come and see a variety of techie treats brought to you by Best Buy's Geek Squad. Try some things out, ask questions, or just come and see what technological wonders are available. Event runs from 7-8:30pm, and you can register here.