Mid-Michigan Library League

MMLL Mini- Grant Program

FY19 Library Expansion & Mini-Grant Program, Round Two awards have been announced.  See below. 

We received 14 applications for a total of $9,294.  Five projects received full funding, six received partial funding, and three were not able to be funded in this round.

One-Time Event Support:                                   

Leland Township Library ($250) - Family book club program with Heather Shumaker (includes books)

Luther Area Public Library ($225) - Attendance at the Small Libraries, Big Impact conference 

Richfield Township Public Library ($250) - Joel Tacey's Astro Reader magical comedy show (summer reading program) 

White Pine District Library ($250) - Attendance at the Beginning Workshop for staff member 

Service Expansion:                                

Alden District Library ($500 - partial) - Purchase refurbished photocopier with updated tech features 

Hart Area Public Library ($750 - partial) - Replace 3 patron computers (last year they replaced 2 of the 9) 

LeRoy Community Library ($800 - partial) - Web development for library website with access to online catalog

Marion (M. Alice Chapin) Public Library ($500 - partial) - cover cost of new circulation desk computer

McBain Community Library ($500 - partial) - Installation of Juno Phonic Ear System in library for programs 

Pentwater Township Library ($540 - partial) - Lori Easlick teen program - art of watercolor and illustrating stories 

Walkerville Public School Library  ($719) - Projector, laptop, screen, ceiling mount for presentation capability

TOTAL FUNDING COMMITMENT   $5,284

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FY19 One-Time Event Application

FY19 Project Support Application

FY19 Reimbursement Form and Instructions

Round One applications have been reviewed and all eleven have been awarded!  FY19 Round One funded projects:

  • Alden District Library ($998) - Replace two patron desktop computers with refurbished models from TechSoup
  • Bellaire Public Library ($790) - Audio/Video - ceiling mounted projector and additional sound system speaker
  • Benzonia Public Library ($250) - Offset cost of staff member to attend Beginning Workshop
  • Evart Public Library ($600) - Purchase of two barcode scanners to assist with MeLCat transactions
  • LeRoy Community Library ($400) - Install tablet look-up station for patrons to access catalog, MeLCat and other resources
  • Luther Area Public Library ($174) - Room cost and registration for Small Libraries, Big Impact attendance by Lois Langenburg
  • McBain Community Library ($250) - Books and other expenses for Battle of the Books program (t-shirts, ribbons, author visit, etc.)
  • Pathfinder Community Library ($250*see note below) - Summer reading 2019 program with the Storytellers, providing access to music, stories and parables from world cultures
  • Richland Township Library ($250) - Summer reading 2019 program with Joel's Astro Reader Magical Comedy Show
  • Shelby Area District Library ($500) - Educational, family-friendly and new release DVDs to enhance library collection
  • White Pine District Library ($250) - Summer reading 2019 program with Zeemo Productions
Round One total funding:  $4,712.15
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Awarded libraries from FY18:

  • Alden District Library $278
  • Bellaire Public Library $750
  • Hart Area Public Library $250
  • Leelanau Township Library $400
  • Luther Area Public Library $850
  • McBain Community Library $250
  • Morton Township Public Library $250
  • Pentwater Township Library $650
  • Richfield Township Public Library $250
  • Richland Township Library $200
  • Seville Township Library $250

TOTAL FUNDING:  $4,378

OTHER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:

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