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Volume 6 - Issue 9 - September 2011
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Library Closed

  • Saturday, September 3
  • Sunday, September 4
  • Monday, September 5
For the Labor Day Holiday

Library News
used books

Friends of the Library Used Book Drop-off Day
The Friends of the Library will hold a used book donation drop-off day Saturday, September 10. 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 1-day book sale

  • Saturday, September 17, 10:00a-3:00p. (Sorry, no Bag Sale at this event.)
In the Community Room at the Library

Park & Read - Winding Down
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.

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Children's Programs (ages 0-12)

Storytimes for Children ages 0-5
Begin the week of September 12 and end the week of November 14.

Storytimes are offered on a drop-in basis. No registration required.

*** Babytime (ages 6 mos.- 15 mos.)
Tuesdays - 10:00-10:30a
First Babytime is Tuesday, September 13.
*** Toddlertime (ages 16 mos. to 23 mos.)
Wednesdays - 10:00-10:30a
First Toddlertime is Wednesday, September 14.
*** Two-Year-Old Storytime
Tuesdays - 11:00-11:30a
First Two-year-old storytime is Tuesday, September 13.
*** Three-Year-Old Storytime
Wednesdays - 11:00-11:30a
First Three-year-old storytime is Wednesday, September 14.
*** Preschool Story and Craft Time (ages 4-5)
Thursday mornings - 10:00-10:45a
First Preschool Story & Craft time is Thursday, September 15.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Students in grades K-5 who sign up for their first library card at the Waterford Township Public Library will receive a coupon which can be redeemed for a free book from the Children's Department.

Saturday Specials
During the fall, we will be having a variety of programs on Saturday mornings. Most of the programs feature stories, crafts and different activities.

*** Harry Potter Party (ages 9-12)
Saturday, September 17, 10:30a-11:30a
We're celebrating 14 years of great stories. Feel free to come dressed up as your favorite character.
Registration begins Saturday, September 10.

Lego Club
Students meet on the 4th Saturday of the month to create their own Lego structure. These will be displayed in the library until the next meeting. Then the students can make new structures. We have two class times in the morning for each meeting day. You can register for a session at the Children's Desk starting two weeks in advance for one of the times: 10:15a - 11:00a, OR 11:30a - 12:15p
*** Saturday, September 24
Registration begins Saturday, September 17

More Children's programs...

Teens' Programs (ages 12-18)
Girl reading in tree

None scheduled this month.

However, we add new titles to the Teen collection regularly. Your next "good read" or new favorite author may be waiting on our shelves. Why not stop by on a mission of discovery?

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
Dollar sign

Dollars for College
Tuesday,September 27, @ 7:00p
Sheryl E. Krasnow, from College and Career Counseling Associates, advises parents and students on the ins and outs of financial aid including definitions, college costs, and how the financial aid package is determined.

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, September 13 @ 7:00p
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston

Monday, September 19 @ 1:00p
The Kitchen House
by Kathleen Grissom

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

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...

Waterford Library = Popular Destination
Who uses the Library? Many of your neighbors as well as folks from surrounding communities and people traveling though Waterford. By the numbers

  • 52% of Waterford residents are library cardholders
  • Average visits/month: 22,000+. (This is up 16% from 2007.)
  • Average visit/day: 750+
  • Average visits/hour: 80+
  • Sundays from 1:00p-5:00p are the busiest 4 hours of the week and have been since we began offering them in 1995.

Library Quote of the Month

A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.

~Shelby Foote

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