“The books are flying off the shelf,” is the way a librarian at the Capital Area District Library, in Lansing, described the interest in this year’s Great Michigan Read selection, “The Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age.” And that was before nearly 500,000 special newspaper inserts hit the newstands around the state this week.
While Great Michigan Read special programming for "Arc of Justice" continues through June 2012, much of the buzz right now is with the upcoming six-city author tour that takes place during the last week of October, along with a traveling exhibit that will visit nine communities starting Oct. 4 in Flint.
Meet our New Staff
The Council would like to formally welcome two new staff members to the family. Robin Soergel, Education Programs and Outreach Officer; and Kelly Stec, student intern.
As Education Programs and Outreach Officer, Robin Soergel is responsible for growing Michigan’s Prime Time Family Reading Time® program and building stronger partnerships with preK-12 schools and community colleges throughout the state.