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2016 State Librarian's Excellence Award

LANSING – The Benzonia Public Library (BPL) has earned the 2016 State Librarian's Excellence Award for its superior customer service, State Librarian Randy Riley announced today.
State Librarian's Excellence Award Winner (press release)


Student Inspiration Project
The central goal of the Michigan Department of Education’s Student Inspiration Project is to inspire and motivate children from grades four through eight to commit to and more fully engage with their own education. The project was inspired by research which reveals that student motivation is lacking due to in-and-out of school dynamics. As the state of Michigan continues to address issues of content relevancy and delivery, the Student Inspiration Project will seek to promote projects and programs that give students ways to: 1) accommodate peer pressure by celebrating learning and achievement; 2) have a say in what and how they learn; and 3) authentically discover that they are not alone in their desire to learn.

The Student Inspiration Project will leverage private funds for support. The project accepts donations through the Library of Michigan Foundation. The Foundation provides opportunities for charitable giving to benefit, among other things, special programs and projects otherwise not provided through state or federal funding.

Learn more about the initiative from the Michigan Department of Education or visit the Student Inspiration Project Website.

Parties interested in getting involved can reach Kristen Harmeling at Kristen.Harmeling@YouGov.com or Ann-Marie Mapes at mapesa@michigan.gov.

Library of Michigan Dispatch Newsletter
LM publishes a bi-monthly newsletter with a column from the state librarian, information about programs and events at the library, collaboration and success stories from Michigan libraries and more! Check out the 2016 issues below:

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