The Suburban Library Cooperative received a $10,000 Michigan Humanities Organization (MI HOPE) Pandemic Emergency Grant from Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs .
The grant provides funding for the purchase of 1,118 early literacy books for its 21 member libraries in Macomb County, Troy and Harper Woods. All books purchased can be shared with all members of the suburban library cooperative, so they are all available to library users in the SLC service area. Each book also includes a funding source sticker to show residents what grants their library has received.
“By providing reading materials to our youngest residents through this grant, parents can help uplift readers by bringing them to their local public library to borrow books to read at home. This project provides new books for the children’s collections of our member libraries for all residents to enjoy,” said Tammy Turgeon, director of the Suburban Library Cooperative, in a press release.
— MediaNews Group Staff