MDE-LIO’s Library Management System (LMS) has been updated with exciting new features. You can now request Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) and Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) Resources, DHH Reading Kits, and Budding Seedlings books at We hope you enjoy these resources!

DHH and BVI Resources

MDE-LIO provides resources that help parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, college students, and others expand their understanding of the development and education of students who are DHH and students who are BVI. These items are available to borrow for up to eight weeks.

Request DHH Resources

Request BVI Resources

DHH Reading Kits

Reading books with your child is a wonderful way to support language, learning, and literacy. Plus, reading with your child is just fun! MDE-LIO offers reading kits for families of students in Michigan who are DHH. One kit at a time may be borrowed for four weeks. Each kit contains:

  • one book
  • book activity ideas
  • activity supplies

Request DHH Reading Kits

Watch the DHH Reading Kit Video

Budding Seedlings

Early literacy is important for all children to develop language and concepts. This program helps expose early braille readers to many age-appropriate books so they can develop their literacy skills. You can borrow Budding Seedlings for up to eight weeks if you are a Michigan:

  • parent/family member of a student who reads braille
  • school district personnel
  • school or public library

Request Budding Seedlings

Account Required

To request items from the LMS, you will need to have an account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one at: