The Golden Rule is the theme for 2015 Michigan Reads! book choice

“Do Unto Otters,” by Michigan author Laurie Keller, is the featured title of the 2015 “Michigan Reads! One State, One Children’s Book” program. The Library of Michigan coordinates the program that is devoted to increasing early childhood literacy and reading. The program’s official launch is Sept. 15 at Grand Ledge’s Beagle Elementary School.

K-12 schools eligible for two grants from Michigan Youth Arts

With assistance from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), Michigan Youth Arts is offering two grants for K-12 schools. The first grant of up to $2,500 will pay for arts-related equipment or supplies for classrooms. The second grant of up to $500 will pay the costs of transporting students on an arts or culture-related field trip.