The Library will be closed:
- Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day
- Thursday, November 24 for Thanksgiving
- Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday
Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library is holding a 3-day book sale
In the Community Room at the Library
- Thursday, November 3, 4:00p-8:00p
- Friday, November 4, 9:00a-4:00p
- Saturday, November 5, 10:00a-3:00p. (Bag Sale from 1:00p-3:00p, $5/bag)
Friends of the Library Used Book Drop-off Day
The Friends of the Library will hold a used book donation drop-off day Saturday, November 12. 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
- Vinyl Records
- College Textbooks
- Musty/Moldy items
Library Hours Changing
Due to budget constraints that have reduced our staff hours an additional 24% over the course of this year we will be reducing the Library's service hours. As of December 2, 2011 the Library will be closed on Fridays. While we regret this necessity, the change will allow us to reallocate the remaining staff hours to provide the best service possible.
- Mon - Thu 9:00a - 9:00p
- Friday CLOSED
- Saturday 10:00a - 5:00p
- Sunday 1:00p - 5:00p
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Children's Programs (ages 0-12)
During the fall, we will be having a variety of programs on Saturday mornings. Most of the programs feature stories, crafts and different activities.
*** Zoo Animals (ages 3-5)
Saturday, November 5, 10:30a-11:15a
Stories and crafts about our favorite animals at the zoo.
Registration begins Saturday, October 29.
*** I-Spy Fun (ages 6-8)
Saturday, November 12, 10:30a-11:30a
Come play "I-Spy" at the library and make your own I-Spy craft.
Registration begins Saturday, November 5.
*** Game Day (ages 9-12)
Saturday, November 19, 10:30a-11:30a
We are getting together for fun and games.
Registration begins Saturday, November 12.
Storytimes for Children ages 0-5
Weekly storytime sessions are offered on a drop-in basis. No registration required.
NOTE: Sessions end the week of November 14.
*** Babytime (ages 6 mos.- 15 mos.)
Tuesdays - 10:00-10:30a
*** Toddlertime (ages 16 mos. to 23 mos.)
Wednesdays - 10:00-10:30a
*** Two-Year-Old Storytime
Tuesdays - 11:00-11:30a
*** Three-Year-Old Storytime
Wednesdays - 11:00-11:30a
*** Preschool Story and Craft Time (ages 4-5)
Thursday mornings - 10:00-10:45a
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 one of these sessions at the Children's Desk starting two weeks prior to the meeting date. Session times: 10:15a - 11:00a, OR 11:30a - 12:15p
*** Saturday, November 26
Registration begins Saturday, November 19
Teens' Programs (ages 12-18)
None scheduled this month.
However, we add new titles to the Teen collection regularly. Your next "good read" over the coming holiday breaks from school may be waiting on our shelves. Why not stop by on a mission to discover it?
Looking for something new to read? Click here for links to new titles, new favorites, and undiscovered authors.
Look for Teen programs here...
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,
Did you know...
...the Library has a document scanner available for public use?
It's in the Microforms room in the Adults' Services department. The scanner is connected to a computer in that room. Your scanned image or document gets saved to a flash drive, and from there could be uploaded to a website or attached to an email.
The scanner, an HP Scanjet 8300, can take a legal size document , 8.5" x 14", (or smaller). To use the document scanner to scan documents, photographs, etc., please see a librarian at the adults' reference desk.
Library Quote of the Month
They go in [to the library] not because they need any certain volume but because they feel that there may be some book that needs them.
~~~ Christopher Morley. From: Pipefuls
Book Memorials & Donations
Book memorials are a meaningful way of
remembering a person, a group, an occasion or a
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.
Recent donors include
- Delta Kappa Gamma International Society
- Library Staff in memory of Becky Drew
- Waterford Genealogy Society
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
- 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.