Monday, February 6, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month: Meet 11 Inspiring Heroes

If you're not familiar with the names Alice Coachman, Alexa Canady or Robert Smalls, Black History Month is a great time to change that. Learn about these trailblazers and eight more in 11 inspiring Black American heroes you might not know about, but should.

NIRMV 1-2-3 Book Club: The Enlightening Reads Series, #4

Selection Four features Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America by Reverend Al Sharpton. To receive an email with a related opportunity, email NIRMV at with Selection 4 Reader in the subject line by Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

A Salute to Goal Achiever Award Winner Barbara Jo Hawkins

Barbara Jo Hawkins was chair of the NIRMV Recommended Reading List Kids Edition for 2022. This awards gallery celebrates and honors her contribution to NIRMV and young readers with the Goal Achiever Award. 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

NIRMV Presents Milestone Award to Dearborn Library

 The Dearborn Public Library system celebrated 100 years of service this year, and NIRMV recognized this achievement with its Milestone Award. Enjoy this gallery from the library's open house event and when NIRMV Founder and President Darlene House presented the award.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Launching NIRMV Legendary Legacies Collection

Curated by NIRMV Director Hassan El-Amin

During Native American Heritage Month, NIRMV acknowledges a legend whose legacy inspired many others.  We salute Edmonia Lewis who was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Enjoy these highlights reflecting an amazing life celebrated with a U.S.Postal Service Commemorative Forever Stamp. #NIRMV #CelebratingLegendsAndLegacies #EdmoniaLewis