Upper Peninsula Resource Center – Community Partners & Resources

Local Partners

The Great Start Collaboratives coordinate systems of community resources and supports for families. They join together with parents, school staff and community leaders to create family opportunities that increase school readiness.

The Upper Peninsula Great Start Collaboratives include:

Marquette/Alger (MARESA)

321 E. Ohio St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Call them at 906-226-5100

Visit their website at https://www.maresa.org/early-on/marquette-alger-great-start-collaborative/


1074 Pyle Drive
Kingsford, MI 49802
Call them at 906-396-9546

Visit their website at https://www.greatstart4kids.org/


202 Elm St.
Bergland, MI 49940
Call them at 906-575-3438 extension 103

Visit their website at https://www.goisd.org/great-start/


1201 41st Ave
Menominee, MI 49802
Call them at 906-863-5665 extension 1028

Visit their website at www.greatstartmenomineecounty.org

Copper Country

809 Hecla St.
Hancock, MI 49930
Call them at 906-482-9396

Visit their website at www.ccgreatstart.org

Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP)

315 Armory Place
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Call them at 906-632-3373 extension 5113

Visit their website at www.eupkids.com/


2525 3rd Ave. South
Escanaba, MI 49829
Call them at 906-786-9300 extension 109

Visit their website at www.great-start.org

Community Resources

The Upper Penninsula Resource Center’s Lending Library is a free educational resource for you and your children! The Lending Library is designed to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, child care and preschool. 

Lending Library items include:

  • Theme based experience bins
  • Story stretcher totes
  • CARES bags
  • Books
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s
  • Curriculum materials

The U.P. Resource Library’s are:

Calumet Public School Library

Call them at 906-337-0811 extension 1107
Visit their website at www.clk.k12.mi.us/library

Dickinson County Library

Call them at 906-774-1218
Visit their website at www.dcl-lib.org

Gladstone Public Library

Call them at 906-428-4224
Visit their website at www.Gladstoneschools.com/school__public_library

Ironwood Carnegie Library

Call them at 906-932-0203
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/ironwood/

Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library

Call them at 906-486-4381
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/ish

Manistique School & Public Library

Call them at 916-341-4316

Menominee County Library

Call them at 916-753-6923
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/Menominee

Munising School/Public Library

Call them at 916-387-2125
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/mspl

Ontonagon Township library

Call them at 906-884-4411
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/Ontonagon

Peter White Library

Call them at 906-226-4303
Visit their website at www.pwpl.info/

Portage Lake District Public Library

Call them at 906-482-4570
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/newpldl/

Spies Public Library

Call them at 906-863-3911
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/spies

Tahquamenon Area Library

Call them at 906-293-3226
Visit their website at www.librarytechnology.org/libraries/library.pl?id=19775

Superiorland Library Cooperative

Call them at 906-228-7697
Visit their website at www.uproc.lib.mi.us/slc

Wakefield Public Library

Call them at 906-229-5236
Visit their website at www.joomla.uproc.lib.mi.us/wakefield

West Iron District Library

Call them at 906-265-2831
Visit their website at www.westironlib.org

Limited Partnership Libraries:

Pickford Community Library

Call them at 906-647-1288

Keweenaw Family Resource Center

Call them at 906-482-9396

GSC Schoolcraft-Manistique, Emerald School

Call them at 906-341-8194

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD

Call them at 906-786-9300

Les Cheneaux Library

Call them at 906-484-3547

We also have resources available through our Quality Improvement Specialists.