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Volume 6 - Issue 6 - June 2011
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Libraries Receive 6.2% Increase in 2011-2012 State Budget

The budget bill signed by Gov. Snyder at the end of last month has helped the Waterford library and libraries across state maintain current levels of service for our patrons. Our thanks for letting our legislators know how much you value library service in our community and your support for sustaining our library in this economy.

Joan M. Rogers, Library Director

Library News

Park & Read is Back!
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) and the Library of Michigan are partenering up again this spring and summer to help Michigan families enjoy the great outdoors. Waterford Library cardholders will be able to "check out" a park pass that will be good at any of the 98 Michigan State Parks & Recreation Areas. The pass is good for one entrance fee in the 7-day loan period and covers the moter vehicle permit fee. This program is currently under way and runs through the end of summer.

Some parks will have hammocks available to "check out" while you are visiting the park.

NOTE: You may check out a pass only at your local library - where your library card was issued.

Friends of the Library Used Book Drop-off Day
The Friends of the Library will hold a used book donation drop-off day Saturday, June 11. Items can be dropped off in the Library's Community Room between 10:00a and 1:00p. Please note: There is a five box (or bag) limit. Call Lori Hosler at 248-674-7098 if your donation will exceed the limit. Items that are not accepted are:

  • Encyclopedias over 10 years old
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books
  • Magazines
  • Vinyl Records
  • College Textbooks
  • Musty/Moldy items

Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library is holding a 3-day book sale

  • Thursday, June 23, 4:00p-8:00p
  • Friday, June 24, 9:00a-4:00p
  • Saturday, June 25, 10:00a-3:00p Bag Sale from 1:00p-3:00p, $4/bag.
In the Community Room at the Library.

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Children's Programs (ages 0-12)
One world

Summer Reading Program

Sign-up begins Monday, June 20th, for the Summer Reading Book Club.

The Summer Reading Program is open to all students ages 3-12. You will receive a bookmark, reading record, stickers, and a pencil. You may choose how many books, chapters, or how many minutes you would like to read over the six-week period.

When you have met your reading goal, you will receive a travel-size notebook, pen, game, and an inflatable globe.

All students who complete their reading goals by Friday, July 29 will be entered into our drawing for larger prizes. You might win some books, gift cards, book bags, t-shirts, games, craft kits, passes to local businesses, or other cool stuff.

Family Programs with Professional Performers
Recommended for Ages 5 and up. These programs will be held in the library's Community Room. Registration begins two weeks prior to each program date. Because of the large number of people in attendance we cannot accommodate strollers, and children under 9 need to be accompanied by an adult. Out of courtesy for the performers and other participants, please arrive on time.

~~~ What in the World Are You Eating? ~~~
Tuesday, June 21, 10:00a-10:45a
Dan Keto from the Kalamazoo Nature Center will be doing a humorous and informative presentation on where our food comes from around the world.
Registration begins Tuesday, June 7th

Programs for this age group are 45 minutes long. We will be having two identical sessions of each program. Registration begins one week prior to each program.

~~~ Sleepy Time ~~~
Tuesday, June 28, 9:30a and 10:30a
Featuring bedtime stories and lullabies from around the world. Children can bring their favorite bedtime object.
Registration begins Tuesday, June 21

Programs for this age group are one hour long. We will be having two identical sessions of each program. Registration begins one week prior to each program.

~~~ Cinderella Around the World ~~~
Wednesday, June 22, 9:30a and 11:00a
Take a trip around the world and learn all about how the Cinderella story changes according to where it's told.
Registration begins Wednesday, June 15

~~~ Explorer ~~~
Thursday, June 30, 9:30a and 11:00a
We're going to explore the seven continents through stories and songs. Students will make a working compass.
Registration begins Thursday, June 23

Programs for this age group are one hour long. We will have one session of each program. Registration begins one week prior to each program.

~~~ Tic Tac Go! Global Games ~~~
Monday, June 27, 9:30a
Come explore the variety of games that are played around the world, all without using a computer.
Registration begins Monday, June 20

More Children's programs...

Teens' Programs (ages 12-18)

Babysitter Training
Saturday, June 4th 9:00a- 3:30p, Ages 11-15
Training by the American Red Cross will provide youth with the skills every parent wants in a babysitter including safety, basic child care, facilitating safe play, first aid and critical emergency action skills.
Cost is $25 which includes a training manual and babysitter first aid and safety kit. Participants will also need to bring a sack lunch.

Summer Reading Program for Teens
Monday, June 20 - Sunday, August 14. Grand Prize Drawing: Monday, August 15
Looking for something to do this summer? Come to the library and sign up for Teen Summer Reading! Keep track of what you read this summer for a chance to win great prizes. For every book read you will be able to fill out a raffle ticket and be entered in a weekly drawing to win a prize. Read 4 books during the summer and you will be eligible for the grand prize drawing.

Look for Teen programs here...

Adults' Programs

Novel Destinations @ your Library-Adult Summer Reading Program
Monday June 20-Monday August 14

It's easy to participate!

  • Read books or listen to audiobooks of your choice
  • Turn in an entry form in person or online about each book you read or hear
  • Those entry forms could win you prizes.
For a list of prizes and sponsors click here. For complete information and a registration packet, visit the Adult Reference Desk on or after June 20th.

Save the Date for the Library Luau!
(only for adult summer reading participants)

  • When: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6pm
  • Where: The Library Community Room
  • What: Games! Food! Prizes! Free Books! Come wearing a Hawaiian print shirt to earn an extra raffle ticket!

Book Discussion Groups
The Adults' Services Department has two Book Discussion Groups - a Monday afternoon group and a Tuesday evening group. Join us for great reads and stimulating discussions.
Register at the Adults' Reference desk or call
(248) 618-7693.

Upcoming books:
Tuesday, June 14 @ 7:00p
Still Alice: a Novel
by Lisa Genova

Monday, June 20 @1:00p
The Alienist
by Caleb Carr

More adults' programs...

Outreach Programs

Homebound Delivery
Waterford residents who are homebound either temporarily or indefinitely can arrange for home delivery of library materials. These include books in regular or large print and audio books. To arrange for this service please call Jean Hansen, (248) 618-7682.

In the Stacks
Faceless reader

Hot New Adults' Fiction
Place your holds now to get on the list for these books!

Coming soon...
Newest movies
Follow this link for a list of new additions to both Children's and Adults' video collections.

Newest Audiobooks
Follow this link for a list of new additions to the adults' audiobooks collection.

Bestseller Donations
If you couldn't wait for that brand new book and went out and bought it, please consider donating it to the library when you've finished reading it. Budget constraints mean less copies of bestsellers and waitlists are getting long. We especially appreciate these donations of hot new titles.

What We're Reading...
If you're looking for ideas for what to read next, take a look at what our staff members are reading these days. You might find something in our Staff Picks that is right up your alley.

Library Tip of the Month
Tote bag

Tote Bags - New Stock, New Style

We have updated the tote bags offered for sale at our Circulation Desk.

The new bags are versatile and can double as reusable shopping bags. Featuring

  • Polypropylene construction for water resistance
  • Larger gusset (8.75")
  • Sweeter price - $2 each
Proceeds of sales benefit the Library.

Library Quote of the Month
Bookstacks & sunlight

There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading.

~John Quincy Adams

Book Memorials & Donations
library support seedling

Book memorials are a meaningful way of remembering a person, a group, an occasion or a milestone.
Donations are used to purchase books and other materials or deposited in the Library's donations account for future use.

Checks should be make payable to the Waterford Township Public Library and will be accepted by the Director.
NOTE: A partial income tax credit is allowed when you donate to a qualifying Michigan public institution such as the Waterford Township Public Library.

Friends' Fundraising Projects
There are a number of fundraising projects sponsored by the Friends of the Library beyond the Used Book Sales. Other projects are

  • VG's Community Share program: turn in your register receipts so that they can be turned into cash
  • Tote bags for sale at the Circulation Desk - NEW - polypropylene construction - $2 each. Pictured above.
  • Royal Oak Recycling - White Lake location, 10320 Highland Road. Drop off recyclables and instead of receiving cash designate the Friends of the Waterford Library as recipient.

This newsletter has been made possible by the generosity of the Waterford Friends of the Library.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter. We hope to see you in the library soon!


Joan M. Rogers, Library Director
Waterford Township Public Library

Phone: 248.674.4831
Fax: 248.674.1910