Each cycle, Michigan Humanities Council will partner with schools, libraries, museum, religious organizations, book clubs and more to create a unified discussion. Each partner receives free supplemental materials, such as reader’s guides, teacher’s guides and bookmarks; select nonprofits are eligible to receive free copies of the selected title. As of September 2018, there are no remaining book copies for distribution, but other resources are still available.
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Benefits of Partnership:
Materials: Bookmarks, reader’s guides, teacher’s guides, posters are distributed to all partners.
Publicity: Michigan Humanities Council will publicize the events your organization schedules related to 2017-18 Great Michigan Read.
Books: Nonprofit organizations-including schools and libraries-may request up to 30 copies of X: A Novel. Preference will be given to organizations that have a plan for circulating the books to multiple readers.
Responsibilities of Partnership:
Events: Submit dates and locations for all of your Great Michigan Read programs using the online event submission form. Attendance numbers and program costs must be reported to Michigan Humanities Council.
Evaluation: Administer one-page participant evaluation forms and complete a program coordinator evaluation form. Event attendance and costs must be reported to Michigan Humanities Council, via our online form.
Credit and logos: All events utilizing partner resources for 2017-18 Great Michigan Read (e.g., bookmarks, reader’s guides, free books, etc.) must be identified as Great Michigan Read programs, use the Great Michigan Read and Michigan Humanities Council logos and utilize the following credit:
“The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.”