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Volume 6 - Issue 8 - August 2011
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Library Closed

  • Friday morning, August 12
for a staff in-service meeting. Library opens at Noon.

Library News

Park & Read
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) and the Library of Michigan have partnered up again 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.

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

  • Thursday, August 4, 4:00p-8:00p
  • Friday, August 5, 9:00a-4:00p
  • Saturday, August 6, 10:00a-3:00p. (Bag Sale from 1:00p-3:00p, $4/bag)
In the Community Room at the Library

Friends of the Library Used Book Drop-off Day
The Friends of the Library will hold a used book donation drop-off day Saturday, August 13. 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

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Children's Programs (ages 0-12)
theatre aisle

A Month of Matinee Movies
All movies are rated G or PG, will begin at 1:30 p.m., and run 1.5 to 2 hours.


  • Monday, August 1
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Monday, August 8
  • Tuesday, August 9
  • Wednesday, August 10
  • Thursday, August 11
  • Monday, August 15
  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Thursday, August 18
  • Friday, August 19
Popcorn will be provided. You may bring your own drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc. Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks. There will be a drawing for a free bag of popcorn for your own family movie night.

Movie title list for screening dates available in the Children's Department (248-618-7692).

Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

Destination College Savings!
This summer, the State of Michigan is once again offering families the opportunity to win $1,500 for a college savings account. These are the Michigan Education Trust and Michigan Education Savings Program (529 Plan). All you have to do is pick up a card in the children's department, fill it out and drop it in the mailbox. If you are a winner your library will also win $1,000. For more information, visit the Destination College Savings website.

Summer Reading Program - Wrap-up
Our summer reading program, One World, Many Stories, is winding down. We had a lot of fun, and we hope your children did too. If your child has not yet met their reading goal for the Summer Reading Book Club, encourage them to keep on reading. We have lots of prizes to give away. If you have any questions, please call the children's department at (248) 618-7692.

More Children's programs...

Teens' Programs (ages 12-18)
Teen girl reading

Summer Reading Program for Teens - Final Weeks!
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.

Teen Reads
Looking for something new to read? Click here for links to new titles, new favorites, and undiscovered authors.

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.

Library Luau!
(only for adult summer reading participants who have read 5 or more books)

  • When: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 6:00p
  • Where: 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, August 9 @ 7:00p
Generosity: an Enhancement
by Richard Powers

Monday - No August meeting

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
beach books

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.

Did you know...
Internet workstations

Free Internet Access @ the Library
Public access workstations are available any day the library is open. You can call ahead to reserve a time slot or drop in to use a computer on first-available basis. All you need is your library card.

Workstations are available in Adults' Services and in Children's Services. All have been upgraded over the past few months with funds from the national economic stimulus package through a statewide grant.

Wireless connectivity is also available for your own equipment.

  • 3 Express workstations for quick uses, e.g. checking email
  • Time available: 2 hours/user/day, in 1-hour increments
  • Printing available on color LaserJet printers: 1st 5 pages free/day, $.10/page thereafter
  • Usage 2011: average of 193 hours/month
  • Usage 2011: average of 155 sessions/workstation/month
  • Best time for drop-in use: mornings & evenings

Library Quote of the Month
Librarian at desk

To my thinking, a great librarian must have a clear head, a strong hand, and above all, a great heart ... and I am inclined to think that most of the men who will achieve this greatness will be women.

~Melvil Dewey. From: Libraries in America

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