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Now that winter is feeling a little more, well, wintry, it’s a good time to hunker down inside with a book. If you’re looking for something new to read, the Library of Michigan has a few suggestions. Its 2020 Michigan Notable Books list was announced on Sunday. 

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In need of some last-minute gift ideas for the book lover in your life?

Never let it be said that your friends at Stateside didn’t try to help you out!

Who better to guide us to some great Michigan books than a couple of Michigan librarians? Tim Gleisner is manager of special collections at the Library of Michigan and Jessica Trotter is with the Capital Area District Library.

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The State Legislature created the Library of Michigan 32 years ago to collect and preserve Michigan publications, conduct research and to support libraries statewide. 

For the past 10 years, Michigan's state librarian has been Nancy Robertson, but now she is retiring. She joined us to speak about the future of libraries in Michigan, and the role of Michigan's state library. 

Listen to the full interview above.