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Suburban Library Cooperative Top Circulating Titles for 2016

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Top Circulating Titles for 2016

           TITLE                                                                                    AUTHOR

12th of never                              James Patterson

The girl on the train                                          Paula Hawkins

Diary of a wimpy kid: the long haul                                  Jeff Kinney

The husband’s secret                                                         Liane Moriarty

The giver                                                                   Lois Lowry

The nightingale                                                        Kristin Hannah

The fault in our stars                                                           John Green

Divergent                                                                   Veronica Roth

Green eggs and ham                                                          Dr. Seuss

Mockingjay                                                                Suzanne Collins

All the light we cannot see: a novel                                 Anthony Doerr

Tales from a not-so-popular party girl                   Rachel Renee Russell

The very hungry caterpillar                                                Eric Carle

The book thief                                                          Markus Zusak

Top secret twenty-one: a Stephanie Plum novel           Janet Evanovich

Bone                                                                          Jeff Smith

The glass castle: a memoir                                     Jeannette Walls

Harry Potter and the sorcerer’s stone                   J.K. Rowling

Diary of a wimpy kid: old school                            Jeff Kinney

Gone girl: a novel                                                    Gillian Flynn

The best of me                                                          Nicholas Sparks

Unbroken: a World War II airman’s story of                     Laura Hillenbrand
survival, resilience, and redemption

Big little lies                                                               Liane Moriarty

Wonder                                                                     R.J. Palacio

The Paris wife: a novel                                           Paula McLain

The light between oceans: a novel                                  M.L. Stedman

Me before you: a novel                                           Jojo Moyes

What Alice forgot                                                     Liane Moriarty

Allegiant                                                                    Veronica Roth

Takedown Twenty: a Stephanie Plum novel      Janet Evanovich

The Lorax                                                                  Dr. Seuss

V is for vengeance                                                  Sue Grafton

Harry Potter and the cursed child, Parts I & II     J.K. Rowling

After you                                                                    Jojo Moyes

See me                                                                      Nicholas Sparks

The last mile                                                             David Baldacci

15th affair                                                                  James Patterson

As time goes by                                                        Mary Higgins Clark

Fool me once                                                                        Harlan Coben

Cross justice                                                             James Patterson

Blue : a novel                                                                       Danielle Steel

Private Paris                                                             James Patterson

The couple next door                                                          Shari Lapeña

A girl’s guide to moving on                                     Debbie Macomber

Here’s to us: a novel                                                            Elin Hilderbrand

The games                                                                James Patterson

Find her                                                                     Lisa Gardner

The Guilty                                                                  David Baldacci

Rogue Lawyer                                                                      John Grisham

Diary of a wimpy kid: hard luck                             Jeff Kinney

Tammy Turgeon named 2016 MLA Librarian of the Year

Tammy Turgeon named 2016 MLA Librarian of the Year

We are extremely proud of our Director, Tammy Turgeon, for being named MLA’s 2016 Librarian of the Year! Congrats Tammy!

The Michigan Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce Tammy Turgeon has been named 2016 MLA Librarian of the Year. Turgeon, director of Sterling Heights Public Library and Suburban Library Cooperative will receive the award during the MLA 2016 Annual Conference, October 26-28, in Lansing.

Turgeon has been serving the southeast Michigan community since 1993 and earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Wayne State University in 1994 and her B.A. in Elementary Education from University of Michigan in 1991.

As part of an ongoing effort to connect schools with their local public libraries, Turgeon is coordinating the Suburban Library Cooperative members’ expansion of the ConnectEd program started by the Clinton Macomb Public Library. This project would allow schoolchildren from 20 school districts in Macomb County, Troy and Harper Woods to access the area’s 21 public libraries’ electronic resources in the classroom, at home or on the go simply by using their school ID card.

“Tammy is a perfect example of today’s librarian with the vision to reimagine library services and to help the libraries take on the many roles needed in the community,” said Gail Madziar, MLA executive director. “Her use of technology to provide access to library resources and equal learning opportunities will help all students succeed and acquire important 21st century information literacy skills. This is just one reason Tammy is so deserving of this award.”

For more than 30 years, the MLA Librarian of the Year Award has recognized a librarian’s outstanding contributions and accomplishments to the library community. Winners of this award provide innovative library service to his or her community and promote collaboration among libraries. The MLA Librarian of the Year shows evidence of personal and professional achievement as well as initiative and creativity. They are leaders who provide cutting edge ideas that inspire people.

Press Release at MLA


What is Connect ED?

In order to ensure that every K-12 student in the Suburban Library Cooperative’s (SLC) service area has access to resources critical for success in school, SLC’s member libraries are partnering with local school districts to ensure every student has a public library card by the end of 2016. Students who currently have a traditional library card are already set to go. Those who do not have cards will be given access by using the student’s school ID number. Cards issued this way will provide access to electronic resources, including books, magazines and music in electronic format, research databases, and internet access in the library.

SLC’s member library boards are working hard to ensure their policies make it as easy as possible for educators to integrate library resources into classroom instruction whenever possible. Teachers will be given access to the same resources as students regardless of residency and every student in a classroom located in a member library’s service area will have access to the same resources. Our goal is for every student to become a lifelong, educated consumer of quality information for success in school and in life.

The impetus for the collaboration between SLC’s member libraries, local school districts and elected officials was an invitation from the White House in early 2015 for the Clinton-Macomb Public Library to participate in the ConnectED Library Challenge, a pilot program of 30 libraries nationally. To participate, the library board, elected officials and school superintendents had to agree to:

• Support student learning and school success through programming and other activities that develop students’ language, reading and critical thinking abilities
• Provide digital resources such as ebooks and online collections to learners
• Provide broadband access through public computers and WiFi
• Give access by providing every student with a library card

Since the inception of the program the pilot library has issued over 10,500 new student cards. Of those, 1,000 parents took the initiative to upgrade their child’s card to full access for checkout of physical materials, use of group study rooms and more. Participation in the program is voluntary and parents are given the chance to opt their child out at any time (fewer than 5 out of 16,500 did).

Because of the success of the pilot program, collaborations are expanding and being developed between neighboring public libraries so that entire school districts can begin the program in a unified manner, recognizing that library service areas and school district boundaries vary greatly. For further information about the ConnectED Library Challenge please contact Tammy Turgeon at (586)685-5750.


SLC Update Breakfast

The Suburban Library Cooperative will be hosting a Library update Breakfast on Monday, December 7th at the Clinton Macomb Public Library for it’s member Libraries and Trustees.  SLC will be announcing that the services for Zinio and Freegal have been renewed.  SLC will also be adding management software MaaS360 for iPad’s this coming year.

New Magazines added in Zinio this year include the following titles:

Allrecipes, ARTNews, Audubon Magazine, Babybug, Beer Connoisseur, Birdwatching, Canoe & Kayak, Cobblestone, Cook’s Country, Cook’s Illustrated, Cycle World, Entrepreneur Magazine, Highlights for Children, Inc. Magazine, Interweave Crochet, National Enquirer, New Scientist, New York Magazine, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Parents, Road & Track, Soap Opera Digest, Spider, Spirituality & Health Magazine, The Hockey News, Town & Country, and Wine Enthusiast.


Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) 2016

Discover Michigan Using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan’s cultural attractions or state parks and recreation areas! For more information visit:


Important things to remember:

1. When you print out a MAP pass, you have 7 days to use it.

2. Please note that if you choose to print your MAP pass on a library printer, you may be charged the regular fee that is assessed by the library for printing.

3. Copies of MAP passes will not be accepted at museums. Only passes printed from the MAP website can be redeemed at MAP destinations.

4. Prior to your visit, please call ahead or check the museum’s website in order to verify hours of operation, etc.

5. This brochure represents the current MAP participants at the time the brochure went to print. For the most current listing of MAP participants go to:  the brochure section of the MAP page.

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