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Workshops & Events

Making in Michigan's Libraries

Making in Michigan Libraries hits the road from May – August 2016, visiting ten Michigan communities to talk with participants about building maker momentum in their libraries, schools, troops, organizations, and neighborhoods. Educators, librarians, scouting troop leaders, 4-H leaders, Boys and Girls Club mentors, and others wishing to build or expand their maker programming are welcome to attend.

All workshops are free, though lunch is on your own. To learn more about each location’s customized agenda, please scroll down and click “REGISTER HERE.”

Making as Learning: A Three-Day Workshop
Wed., Aug. 24 – Fri., Aug. 26, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Frankenmuth High School Cafeteria
525 E Genesee St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
(partner library: Frankenmuth Wickson District Library)

Frankenmuth Makerfest
Public event to learn and make new things

Thu., Aug. 25, 6-8pm
Frankenmuth Wickson District Library
359 S. Franklin Street, Frankenmuth

Making Maker Learners: A One-Day Workshop for Those Who Work With Youth
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 9:30am – 4:30pm (5 SCECHs)
Butman-Fish Library, Public Libraries of Saginaw
1716 Hancock, Saginaw, MI 48602

More locations can be found at: http://makinglibraries.si.umich.edu/road-trip/

New Director Workshop - September 15, 2016

Presentations from the 2015 event can be found below:

Advanced Director Workshop - September 16, 2016

Presentations from the 2015 Event can be found below:

Securing your Library in Troubling Times The Securing Your Library in Troubling Times program instructed and prepared librarians for a worst case scenario, an Active Shooter situation.

In 2014, MCLS and several other organizations jointly hosted this very popular and helpful program.The archived materials are available here: https://www.mcls.org/training-events/archived-events/041014program/

Good/timely information, links, powerpoints from speakers.

Library of Michigan Continuing Education

WebJunction Event Calendar
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More Online Learning opportunities



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Michigan Activity Pass

Fuel Your Mind Digital Collection

Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks from OverDrive
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Overdrive Help

Summer Reading

Themes & Slogans

Each year, Collaborative Summer Library Program selects themes and slogans for future programs. Here are the current themes and slogans:

2016 Theme: Wellness, Fitness, and Sports
2016 Children's slogan: On Your Mark, Get Set, READ (Matt Tavares - illustrator)
2016 Teen slogan: Get in the Game: READ
2016 Adult slogan: Exercise Your Mind: READ (Larry Jones - illustrator)

2017 Theme: Build a Better World
2017 Children's slogan: Build a Better World
2017 Teen slogan: Build a Better World
2017 Adult slogan: Build a Better World

2018 Theme: MUSIC

Summer Reading Webinars

The Iowa State Library has posted a great web site of additional materials for the 2016 program. Take a look at their On Your Mark, Get Set, Read site!


59 Free Webinars for June

3210 Davenport Ave.
Saginaw, MI   48602

Phone: (989) 793-7126

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"Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation."   Walter Cronkite
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Serving libraries in Arenac, Bay, Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Iosco, Isabella, Midland, Ogemaw, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties

Our mission is to coordinate and provide high-quality, cost-effective services that will strengthen member libraries
so they can meet changing patron and community needs.

3210 Davenport Ave. Saginaw, MI   48602
p. 989-793-7126 
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