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Michigan Reads

Michigan Reads! has a new sponsor: Consumers Energy. Read more about our exciting partnership.

Here, State Librarian Randy Riley, Consumers Energy Foundation Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Bloodworth and State Representative Andy Schor join Riddle Elementary School students in celebrating a Grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to the Michigan Reads!, One state, One Children's Book Program.

consumers energy presents a check in honor of Michigan Reads/

What would happen if every parent, grandparent or caregiver read the same book to Michigan preschoolers at the same time? We're on a mission to find out! Michigan Reads! was launched in 2004 by the Library of Michigan in partnership with the Michigan Center for the Book to promote the value and benefits of reading early and often to preschoolers; to encourage family bonding through reading; and to increase awareness and usage of Michigan's libraries.

We send out Michigan Reads! kits to all public library outlets (main libraries and branches), Head Start Programs, Great Start Readiness Programs, and public schools serving Kindergarten through second grade. These kits will include a hardcover copy of the year's book, a programming and resource guide filled with ideas to use in conjunction with the book; a poster, bookmarks, and stickers to use with the kids.

The information and program ideas on this site have been developed by librarians from across Michigan to help further the goals of Michigan Reads!:

Click here for more information about Michigan Reads

Frequently Asked Questions about Michigan Reads!

Previous Years

Press Release regarding the 2013 Michigan Reads! launch event

2011 Michigan Reads! selection: Devin Scillian's Memoirs of a Goldfish

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