Great Lakes poet Keith Taylor explores what it means to be a part of the Great Lakes community in his new column Living Here.

Library of the Great Lakes receives grant!

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Monroe County’s One Book One Community. We have been awarded a mini-grant from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council and Creative Washtenaw to work with Monroe County Community College (MCCC) in creating a special program to launch a month-long celebration of reading in the spring of 2024.  Michigan author Sally Cole-Misch will talk about her novel, The Best Part of Us. The kickoff event will be on March 12, 2024.

This activity is supported by the Michigan Arts & Culture Council, administered by Creative Washtenaw.

Join Us for the Kickoff: Book Connections!

Welcome to Library of the Great Lakes 

Contained within the immensity, complexity, and beauty of the Great Lakes are stories of shifting tectonic plates, volcanoes, and glaciers; of mammoths, and hunters; of First Nations, explorers, fur-traders, miners, and loggers; of great ships and bustling cities and industries that changed the world; of countless lives altered, enriched, and lost. The Great Lakes region is the home to innovation, research, technology, science, industry, architecture, poetry, theater, freshwater studies, lake effect snow, sustainable agriculture, fisheries, wilderness and wildness.

One fifth of Earth’s fresh surface water is contained in the Great Lakes. Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior are so big they create their own weather. 

It is time they had their own Library.