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M.I. Membership: the Perfect Gift

Stumped on gift ideas? Why not give the gift of a Mechanics’ Institute membership? Perfect for avid readers, chess players, and film fanatics. Memberships are just $120 per year for an individual membership, or $65 for students.

The Mechanics’ Institute offers more than 500 events and programs every year, including discussions with authors, film salons, writing classes and resources, electronic and print library materials, lectures on local history, and chess classes and tournaments – there’s something for everyone, even for the person who seems to have everything!

And for each gift membership you purchase for a new member, we will also extend your membership* by three months at no cost, up to two referrals or six months of free membership! Please just make sure to include your name on the membership form so that we can credit your account.

Our affordable membership and significant discounts mean that your gift can pay for itself in a matter of just a few months! Give your gift today at https://www.milibrary.org/gift!

For more information about gift memberships and membership benefits, please contact us at [email protected].

*To be eligible for membership extension, you must be a current member in good standing.

Posted on Nov. 30, 2021 by Hannah Wallenbrock

Give the Gift of Membership This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Membership This Holiday Season

Do you have a friend or family member who is an avid reader, chess player, or film fanatic? Consider gifting them a Mechanics’ Institute membership! For just $120 per year for an individual membership, or $65 for students, you can give the gift of admission to our renowned chess club, library, and free or discounted admission to our programs, classes, and tournaments!

Mechanics' Institute has something for everyone. The Institute offers more than 500 events and programs every year, including discussions with authors, film salons, writing classes and resources, electronic and print library materials, lectures on local history, and chess classes and trnaments.

For each gift membership you purchase for a new member, we will also extend your membership* by three months at no cost, up to two referrals or six months of free membership! Please just make sure to include your name on the membership form so that we can credit your account. What better gift during the holiday season than the gift of literature, film, free writing and book groups, and chess classes?

 

Benefits of a Mechanics' Institute Membership

·Free or reduced admission to programs and resources, including writing workshops and author events, book clubs, film salons, and our chess classes and tournaments.

Full use of the library and its services, including ebooks, e-audiobooks and access to online databases including ancestry.com, Duolingo, and JSTOR.

·         WiFi access in public areas of the library.

·         Shared access at other membership libraries.

·         Membership dues and any donations above membership costs are tax deductible.

 

Our affordable membership and significant discounts mean that your gift can pay for itself in a matter of just a few months! Give your gift today at https://www.milibrary.org/gift!

For more information about gift memberships and membership benefits, please contact us at [email protected]

 *To be eligible for membership extension, you must be a current member in good standing.

 

Posted on Nov. 10, 2021 by Hannah Wallenbrock

Donate to MI Through AmazonSmile

When you shop on Amazon, you can give back to the Mechanics’ Institute! AmazonSmile will contribute 0.5% of eligible purchases once you select us as your charity of choice. If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper, this is a great way to give back to the library effortlessly!

To shop via AmazonSmile and donate to us, follow these steps:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon account credentials. If you don't have an account, you will need to set one up.

  • Once you’re signed in, you will be prompted to pick a charity. You can choose the Mechanics’ Institute from the provided list or type in our name. 

Once you’ve selected the Institute as your chosen charity, a percentage of your purchase price on many of the items offered through Amazon will be donated to the Institute – just make sure you shop via smile.amazon.com to give back every time you make a purchase! You can also use AmazonSmile via the Amazon app by turning on the AmazonSmile feature in your settings.

You’ll see the same prices, the same products, and the same shipping options as you would when using the standard Amazon website. Items that qualify for AmazonSmile are marked “eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product pages. Other than turning on AmazonSmile in your account settings and choosing the Mechanics’ Institute as your charity, the experience of shopping through AmazonSmile is just the same as shopping on Amazon the regular way!

 

Posted on Mar. 29, 2021 by Hannah Wallenbrock