How We Help

The Library of Michigan Foundation raises private support for special programs, services and collections of the  Library of Michigan. These are important literary pursuits that add significantly to the cultural fabric of Michigan, but are outside what governmental and taxpayer funds support. The Foundation also raises private funds for the  Michigan Braille and Talking Books Library which serves over 11,000 patrons who are visually and/or physically impaired. But for the special talking book recordings these people – young and old – would lose their enjoyment of reading and greatly diminish further their quality of life.

 MICHIGAN NOTABLE BOOKS 

Celebrates Michigan authors, Michigan books and a shared literary culture.



LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT

Supports Library staff and trustees with valuable resources and training.



MICHIGAN eLIBRARY 

Provides 24/7 library resources to all libraries and Michigan residents.

MICHIGAN CENTER FOR THE BOOK 

Promotes an awareness of books, reading, and Michigan’s rich literary culture.

READY TO READ MICHIGAN

Inspires shared reading with young children and families.

RARE MATERIALS COLLECTION 

Tells the story of Michigan and preserves the State’s heritage.

What We Do

The Library of Michigan Foundation provides opportunities for charitable giving to support Library of Michigan programs, collections and services otherwise not provided through state or federal funding.

The Library of Michigan’s mission is the same today as it was when first founded in 1828: to preserve and promote our state’s rich heritage and history, in one place, through its outstand-ing—and growing—collection of materials that include Michigan rare books, maps, newspapers, documents, legislative collections, and more. Additionally, it brings the wonder of Michigan’s culturally rich literary works to you and to libraries across the state. T