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Published by lmccartney, 2019-05-20 08:43:54

2019 CRDL Summer

BEYOND THE STACKS









Summer 2019

contents About Chippewa River

District Library

3
Director's Message It is the mission of the Chippewa River District
Library System to provide materials and services
to enrich, enlighten, and inspire all of the people in
5 our community.
Summer Reads
LOCATIONS
Veterans Memorial Branch
10 301 S. University - Mt. Pleasant - 989.773.3242
Staff Spotlight
Faith Johnston Memorial Branch
15 4035 N. Mission - Rosebush - 989.433.0006
Friends' News
Fremont Township Community Branch
7959 S. Winn Rd. - Winn - 989.866.2550

Shepherd Community Branch
257 W. Wright Ave - Shepherd - 989.828.6801

Tate Memorial Branch
324 Main - Blanchard - 989.561.2480

CRDL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Thomas Delia, President
Ruth Helwig, Vice-President
Lynn Laskowsky, Treasurer
Elliott Parker, Secretary
Kati Mora, Trustee
Courtney Doyle, Trustee
Diane Clark, Trustee
Judy Sprague, Trustee

UPCOMING CLOSINGS
Thursday, July 4
Thursday, July 11, VML closed until noon
Thursday, August 8

Veterans Memorial Library
will be closed on Sundays
from May 26 - September 1














Image Release:
All library visitors permit the library to take photos
and videos and to use these images in future library
publications and promotions in print and online.
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DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE


LIBRARIES TRANSFORM

Corey Friedrich, M.I.L.S
Director, Chippewa River District Library













The Chippewa River District Library is transforming!


Thank you to the more than 1,000 people who participated in our strategic planning
process by either filling out a survey, participating in one of our community
conversations, or being interviewed by a member of our strategic planning committee.
Your input is helping to shape the library for the future.

The last time we did a strategic plan, the community told us that they needed us
to encourage lifelong learning, connect people to the online world, stimulate the
imagination, create young readers, and maintain a comfortable space. I suspect some
of these things will remain the same but others will change. It's good to retool from
time to time as our community changes and society in general continues to transform.
Libraries of today are very different from those at the beginning of the last century
and going through this type of process is what keeps us relevant. I'm excited about
this process of helping the library to evolve and continue to meet the needs of our
community. We should be finished with this process by early August.

Thanks, again, to everyone who has supported the library as a patron, Friend of the
Library, staff member, board member, or concerned citizen. We really appreciate your
encouragement and input!































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summer




READING CLUB IS BACK


June 10 - July 31


Easy & fun


• Pick up a reading log at any CRDL location
• Choose your age range and get started
pre-readers: 0-4
kids: grades K - 5
teens: grades 6 - 12
adults

Earn prizes

• Win books, goodie bags, or a tote bag
• Adults & teens who finish the program will
be entered to win "a night out on the town"
package

Last day to turn in logs and receive prizes is
July 31, 2019.
Share a story





with a senior


CRDL is teaming up with Barberi Law Firm to offer kids the
opportunity to give back to their community. Join us on the
given date at one of the area senior living homes to read
with a senior resident. Each child who participates will get
their name entered into a drawing for a chance to win a
bike.

Registration is required. Participants can register online at
crdl.org, by calling 989.773.3242 ext. 214 or by visiting
your local CRDL location. One bike will be given away to a
girl and one to a boy.



Maplewood Isabella Medical Care Facility
1945 Churchill Blvd. 1222 North Dr.
July 8 at 6 p.m. July 12 at 10:15 & 10:45 a.m.
Green Acres
1805 East Remus Rd.
July 12 at 2:30 p.m.



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SUMMER READS

Summer is high season for fabulous fiction and gripping tell-alls. Check out this list of recommend summer
reads by the experts at Goodreads. Get your list together and put one of these great titles on hold now so
you'll be ready to kick back in that relaxing spot under the sun. Don't forget to register for the Summer
Reading Club to win a tote bag and get in a drawing for other prizes...just for reading!

NONFICTION













































































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JUST FOR KIDS




STORYTIMES June 1 - August 31


Baby Time
Mondays | 9:30 a.m. | VML

For children under 2 years old.
We weave stories, songs, rhymes, and play
activities together to create an experience
specific to toddlers' needs.

Terrific Twos and Threes Reading with Tale Waggers
Mondays I 10:15 a.m. I VML June 18, 25 and July 9, 16 | VML
Session 1 | 5:30 - 5:50 p.m.
Session 2 | 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
For children 2 to 3 years old. Session 3 | 6:30 - 6:50 p.m.
Preschoolers will have a ball with stories,
dances, and songs, all while building vital early Have fun reading with a dog pal from the
literacy skills.
Mt. Pleasant Kennel Club's Tale Waggers,
while also building reading skills and self-
Family Storytime 0-5 years confidence.
Wednesdays | 10:15 a.m. | SCL
Wednesdays | 11:30 a.m. | FJML* Registration required.
Thursdays | 10:15 a.m. | VML

For children 0 to 5 years old. Sensory Storytime
Babies to preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, June 21, July 19, August 16 | VML
and dancing all while building vital early literacy 5:45 arrival time, Storytime starts at 6 p.m.
skills.
Join us for an interactive and educational
Music and Movement program that can be enjoyed by everyone,
June 14, 28, July 12 and Aug. 9, 23 but is especially designed for children with
10:15 a.m. | VML sensory integration challenges.
June 7, 21, July 5, 19 and Aug. 2, 16, 30
10:15 a.m. | FJML

Sing and dance with your child! Wave some Playgroup Dinner Night
ribbons, play with scarves, tap some rhythm June 27, July 18, Aug. 15 | 6 p.m. | VML
sticks, and shake some shaker eggs.
Join us for a special nighttime playgroup pro-
Coffee & Caregivers Playgroup gram. Enjoy good food and the community of
June 6 & Aug. 1 | 9:30 a.m. | VML fellow parents, while also giving a child an op-
June 14, 28, July 12, 26, Aug. 9, 23 portunity to meet and play with other children.
10:15 a.m. | FJML Food will be provided.

Come relax with us and enjoy some adult time Registration required.
and support with fellow parents and caregivers
as your child meets and plays with other Create, Make & Take
children. Refreshments provided. Wednesdays | 3:30 p.m. | SCL**

Children of all ages are invited to come to their
* No Storytime June 16 or July 10 at FJML library to make crafts. The library will provide
** No CMT June 19, June 26 or July 10 at SCL all
the materials and directions to create your
crafts. You only need to bring your creativity.
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JUNE




A T K E
Adults Teens Kids Everyone

Teen Tuesday: Chocolate Fondue Party T Thrilling Thursday: Made In The Mitten E
Tues., June 11 | 6 p.m. | VML June 20 | 6 p.m. | Art Reach of Mid-Michigan
Winter may have postponed our fun, but we'll be Joe Grimm, author of The Faygo Book, will share
kicking off summer with a bigger, better chocolate about his book in a fun and interactive setting. Visit
event than ever before. us, along with Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation,
on Broadway during this Thrilling Thursday. Vote
Registration required. for your favorite Faygo pop flavor, grab a can for
yourself, and join us for crafts and games.
Pizza and Pages K
Thurs., June 13 | 4:30 p.m. | VML Creation Station K
Join us for a monthly book club lead by students, June 24 - 27 | 2 - 5 p.m. | SCL
for students! Attendees can enjoy pizza served Join CMU's Center for Excellence in STEM education
by Domino's during the discussion. Please contact staff as they bring a 4 day makerspace day-camp to
Christie Folsom, Children's Programming Associate, students entering grades 4 - 8.
to reserve a copy of this month's book.
Registration required.
Registration required, for grades 3 - 5

Investigating the Insides K Portable Planetarium: Majestic Moon E
Wed., June 26 | 10:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. | VML
Tues., June 18 | 1 p.m. | SCL* The Midland Center for the Arts brings their Portable
Mon., June 24 | 1 p.m. | Winn Elementary Planetarium to us! Majestic Moon is a celebration of
Tues., June 25 | 1 p.m. | FJML* the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
A [email protected] My Library Event*. Astronauts can
discover clues about the interiors of planets using Registration required. Six sessions to choose from.
spacecraft and now you can too!
To The Moon and Beyond E
*Registration required.
Thurs., June 27 | VML
Mysteries of Space E 10:30 a.m., 12:30 & 1:30 p.m.
A VR experience using google expeditions! Including
Tues., June 18 | 3 p.m. | TML views of the Milky Way Galaxy,
Thursday, June 20 | 5 p.m. | FTCL traveling across the moon and much more.
Summer is the perfect time of year to kick back and
stare into the wide blue beyond. Join CMU's Center Registration required. For ages 7 and up.
for Excellence in STEM education staff for some
hands-on activities about the mysteries of space!
Just for you! After Hours Party T
Registration required. Fri., June 28 | 5 - 9 p.m. | VML |
Are you entering the 6th or 7th grade in the fall?
LEGO Club E This program is just for you! Join us for food,
Thurs., June 20 | 4:30 p.m. | VML games, crafts and fun!
Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join
us for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks Registration and permission slips required.
to create a masterpiece. Each month will have a
theme challenge to spark your creativity. Space Rock Sherlock K
Sat., June 29 | 11 a.m. | TML
A [email protected] My Library Event*. Become a NASA
* The [email protected] My Library project is led by the National Center for
Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include detective as you use real scientific instruments to
the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Pacific Science solve a space rock mystery! We need your help in
Center, Cornerstones of Science, and Education Development Center.
[email protected] My Library is made possible through the support of the National finding the genuine space rocks!
Aeronautics and Space Administration Science Mission Directorate as part
of its STEM Activation program.
Registration required.

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JULY




A T K E
Adults Teens Kids Everyone
Space Rock Sherlock K Mysteries of Space E
Mon., July 1 | 11 a.m. | Winn Elem. Monday, July 22 | 3 p.m. | FJML
Mon., July 8 | 1 p.m. | FJML Wednesday, July 24 | 3 p.m. | SCL
Wed., July 10 | 1 p.m. | VML Summer is the perfect time of year to kick back and
Mon., July 15 | 1 p.m. | SCL stare into the wide blue beyond. Join CMU's Center
A [email protected] My Library Event*. Become a NASA for Excellence in STEM education staff for some
detective as you use real scientific instruments to hands-on activities about the mysteries of space!
solve a space rock mystery!
Registration required.
Registration required.
Teen Lock-In Orientation T
Space Hero Stories E Tues., July 23 | 6 p.m. | VML
Mon., July 1 | 5 p.m. | VML All students wishing to attend the Teen Lock-In,
Experience the extraordinary stories of real life July 26 & 27, are required to attend the orientation.
people who have traveled to the stars! Teen Lock-In registration will be completed at this
event.
Registration required.
Registration required.
Adult Make It and Take It A
Thurs., July 11 | 6 p.m. | VML Preschool Breakout: Space Escape K
Join us to create a summer wreath. Thurs., July 25 | VML
11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Registration required. An escape room adventure! Help us break open a
box of goodies by solving puzzles and finding
Pizza and Pages K space-themed clues.
Thurs., July 11 | 4:30 p.m. | VML
Join us for a monthly book club lead by students, Registration required.
for students! Attendees can enjoy pizza from
Domino's during the discussion. Please contact Teen Lock-In T
Christie Folsom to reserve a copy of this month's Fri., July 26 - July 27 | 8 p.m. - 8 a.m. | VML
book. Teens must attend the orientation to register for
this program. Permission slips required. For grades
Registration required. For grades 3 - 5 8 and up.

Kids & Culture: What's Your Story E Breakout Room -- Mission: Solar System
Sat., July 13 | 10 a.m. | VML Fri., July 26 | VML E
After visiting our Ellis Island Exhibit in the main 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
area of the library, travel over to the Annex Meeting Explore the solar system on the most ambitious
Room to create a 3D version of your family tree and mission that humankind has ever attempted.
carry it home in a hand crafted suitcase.
Registration required.
LEGO Club E
Thurs., July 18 | 4:30 p.m. | VML Super Galaxy Party E
Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join us Wed., July 31 | VML
for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks to 9 - 11 a.m. for 0 - pre-k | 12 - 6 p.m. for all ages
create a masterpiece. Houston, we have a PARTY! Join us for a day of
free-play and imagination including rockets, a space
station, moon walks, a black hole and an out-of-
this-world structure!




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AUGUST



A T K E
Adults Teens Kids Everyone


Defeat The Dark Side E Teen Tuesday: DIY Slime Making T
August | all CRDL locations Tuesday, Aug. 13 | 6 p.m. | VML
Help us defeat Lord Vader! Every time you visit Make and take featuring ooey, gooey amazing
the library or check out at book, put a shining star slime!
sticker on our villain!
Registration required.
National Parks of North America: E E
A VR Experience Sun Salutations: Yoga at the Library
Tuesday, Aug. 6 | VML Thursday, Aug. 15 | 2 p.m. | VML
9:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m. Redbloom Yoga will guide us through breath work,
On this expedition, you will visit Yellowstone, hand placement and movement.
Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades and E
more. LEGO Club
Thursday, Aug. 15 | 4:30 p.m. | VML
Registration required. Appropriate for 7 and up. Get yourself to the library and get creative! Join
us for a LEGO build where you can use our bricks
Treasure Planet: An Interactive Movie E to create a masterpiece. Each month will have a
Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 2 p.m. | FJML theme challenge to spark your creativity.
A fun filled interactive movie experience featuring
Disney's sci-fi animated "Treasure Planet". Cosmic Colors K T
Tuesday, Aug. 20 | 3 p.m. | VML
Registration required. Mama Bair Art will guide you in creating a fun
space-themed piece of art! We will use decoupage
Karma Kat Book Club A glue, tissue paper, bubbles, acrylic paint, and
Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 6 p.m. | Karma Kat Cafe newspaper.
Join us as we discuss Homer's Odyssey: a fearless
feline tale by Gwen Cooper, while we visit and play Registration required.
with the adoptable cats at the Karma Kat Cafe.
For assistance ordering a book through interlibrary
loan please contact Barb Sanford at 989-773-3242
x 214.

Registration required. Attendees must sign the
Cafe's waiver upon arrival at the event.

Stargazing Hike E
Friday, Aug. 9 | 9 p.m. | Sylvan Solace**
Our friends from the Chippewa River Watershed
Conservancy will lead us on a night hike that
includes stories about the stars and looking at the
stars through a telescope. Please register with the
library to reserve your spot and receive updates.
*Program start time may vary slightly depending
on sunset time.
** Located at 4561 W. Pickard Rd. Mt. Pleasant








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staff spotlight





Chippewa River District Library would like to
welcome Lisa Moore to the library family. Lisa is
the Library Assistant in the Technical Services
Department.

Lisa comes to CRDL from North Pole, Alaska.
She lived in Alaska for the past 15 years and
worked in libraries for 13 of those years. She
split her time between Rasmuson Library at the
University of Alaska and the North Pole Branch
Library in North Pole.

"I worked in the Acquisitions and Technology
Services department at the university doing
cataloging and in-processing all of the periodi-
cals for two campus libraries. At the North Pole
Branch Library I was responsible for everything
except cataloging," Lisa says.

As you can imagine, life in Alaska can be inter-
esting.

"The most interesting visitor at one of my libraries was a roly-poly groundhog who wandered into Arctic
Light Elementary School in August when we had the doors propped open for ventilation—kids and teach-
ers weren’t back yet, only a few staff," Lisa says. "We had to call the MPs to come to help me get him out
from the stacks and back to the great outdoors."

Lisa's position here at CRDL has her working behind the scenes. She spends her workday labeling and cov-
ering all the new materials coming into the library. She has also begun cataloging books and DVDs.

When Lisa is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog. Reading, of course, is
a favorite pastime as well.

"I just discovered steampunk in the last couple of years, but love many different genres of literature in-
cluding Christian, historical fiction, biographies and fantasy fiction. I also love traveling and exploring new
places, and hope we’ll have more time to do that in the coming years'" says Lisa.

Join us in welcoming Lisa to Chippewa River District Library and our community!




Library of Things Library of Things has new additions to the collection!

Thanks to the generous donation of CRDL library patron John Faust,
the library now has board games to check out for use. Now, along with
the electronic items available, patrons have the availability to borrow
games such as Scrabble, Risk or a chess set.
Take the box of the item you wish to borrow
to the check out desk to check the item out.
The games can be checked out like all items from the Library of Things, simply take the box to the check
out desk and a staff member will retrieve it for you. Library of Things items are available to borrow for up
Items are available for a three week check out period.
to three weeks.
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summer reading club 2019
Special Events






ARK Animal Encounters E Toys in Space E
June 15 | 11:30 a.m. | TML July 10 | 11:30 a.m. | FJML
Earth, is one of eight planets in our solar system July 10 | 2:30 p.m. | SCL
that rotates around the sun. Most animals on Earth, Get ready for a rocket ship ride as Zeemo blasts
including humans, are affected by this light and off with a 45 minute show full of space age tricks
dark cycle. Let's meet Diurnal, Nocturnal, and that will amaze and amuse children of all ages.
Crepuscular animals, and discover how they've Zeemo will astound your audience using toys that
adapted to live on Earth through day to night. were taken into space aboard the Space Shuttle
Discovery.
World Raptors E
June 19 | 11:30 a.m. | FJML Bubbles! E
June 19 | 2:30 p.m. | SCL July 16 | 11:00 a.m. | VML
Get up close and personal with various raptor Ron Loyd “The Bubbleman” and Gloria Loyd “The
species through live animal presentations by Hawk Bubblewoman” use ordinary soap bubble solution
Hill Raptors. Find out what makes a raptor a raptor. to create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles,
kaleidoscope bubbles, square bubbles, merry-go-
Lunar Vehicle E round bubbles and much more.
June 25 | 3:00 p.m. | VML E
Ming the Magnificent has created a Lunar Roving Tossed in Space
Vehicle craft made from foam rubber castoffs by July 18 | 1:00 p.m. | Winn Elem.
automobile OEM suppliers. All recycled materials You are the crew of the Space Ship "Wonderwhys"
(Because we wonder "Why this?" and "Why that?)
are supplied, everyone leaves with a lunar vehicle. lead by Captain "Toss Righthear." Their engines
Registration Required. have failed but not their life support systems. So
they are drifting, lost and tossed in space awaiting
Ming the Magnificent - Gnocchi A rescue. Attend and find out what happens next!
Exercise all your senses: smelling, seeing, touching, Alex Thomas & Friends Puppet Show E
tasting, and hearing with hands-on cooking of the July 23 | 11:00 a.m. | VML
Italian classic gnocchi. Our interactive show brings jokes, prizes, stories,
June 25 | 6:00 p.m. | VML silliness and all around fun through the art of
puppetry.
Registration Required.

Bubble Happenings E Stevens Puppets: Goldilocks & the E
Three Bears
Sat., July 6 | 12 p.m. | Isabella Twp. Park July 30 | 11:00 a.m. | VML
Pop over to see The Bubbleman during the In an enchanted Alaskan forest, join a family of
Rosebush Red White & Blue Celebration! bears as they encounter different perspectives and
Come and create some giant colorful bubbles! values. Hand-painted scenery presents the misty
Paid for in part by the Friends of the Faith Johnston Memorial Library. fjords and totems of Southeast Alaska in glorious
color.
Mosaic Art E
July 9 | 4:00 p.m. | VML Fold the Book A
July 9 | 6:00 p.m. | VML T Aug. 14 | 6:00 p.m. | VML
Participants will choose from dozens of colorful Book folding is a fun and rewarding art form that
tiles to range and design on a hanging wall plaque. allows you to create unique works of art from
Finished samples will inspire those attending to used books. Each participant will leave with a pre-
choose a space theme for their design. marked ready to fold book, and a blank book with
a pattern they will have been taught how to use.
Registration Required.
All supplies included.
Registration required.

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A Universe of






Stories








ellis island traveling exhibit | July 11 - 18 | VMl



There are 12 million Ellis Island stories. Nearly half of Looking to find out more about your family tree? We
all Americans today can trace their families to one who can help you with that. The library has the following
found their door to America in the gloomy building resources to get you started:
within sight of the Statue of Liberty. Between 1891
and 1954 they came from everywhere; especially Ancestry can help you discover your family history
Poland, Germany, Russia, England, Ireland, and Italy. and start your family tree. Access billions of genealogy
Passage through this gate was the last obstacle; they records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
were sometimes detained for weeks. Was it hope,
bravery or desperation that brought them? The Ellis MyHeritage can help you create your family tree
Island traveling exhibit is a collection of photos, and discover your family history. Access 9 billion
letters, and unforgettable images of the people who genealogy records including census and yearbooks.
helped transform our country.
To access one or both of these services for free visit
The exhibit contains a collection of photos, letters, your nearest CRDL branch.
and unforgettable images of the people who helped
transform our country.







































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The library is very grateful for the generosity of our
community and welcomes gifts of all sizes. Your
Thank You donations help ensure the delivery of excellent library
services. For inquiries regarding contributions, please
contact Sue Ellen Deni-Owen, Community Relations,
at 989.773.3242 x 213.


Donation to Veterans Memorial Library Thank you to our Summer Reading
Club partners
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library
Paula McDade
John Faust Mama Bair Art
Mount Pleasant Parks & Recreation
Donation to Veterans Memorial Library in memory RedBloom Yoga
of Scott Nesen
Richard Green

Donation to Veterans Memorial Library in memory
of Richard Post
Richard Green








Thank you



to the sponsors of our
summer reading club 2019








































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MeL Resource:
BROWN BAG BOOK Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
DISCUSSION

Pack your lunch and join us
for our monthly book club.
Registration required for the
June meet up. Lunch will be
on us!

June 19, 2019
The Library at the Edge Looking for plants that grow well in the shade? Want to know how to
of the World do raised bed gardening, or maybe try sustainable gardening? Check
Felicity Hayes-McCoy out the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center eResource at mel.org. You
will find the how-to on these topics and more. If gardening isn't your
July 17, 2019 thing, check out the other online resources for hobbies and crafts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Pie There are nearly 2,000 articles to guide you in a new endeavor.

Juliet McDaniel
Visit mel.org eResources for more information.
Aug. 21, 2019
Happiness: A Memoir
Heather Harper
Senior Services
We deliver library materials to
senior centers, assisted living
facilities and nursing homes in the
Chippewa River District Library
system.

Books in the collection are de-
livered to various locations and
are rotated every six weeks. The
collections include fiction and non-
fiction books in regular print, large print, and audio formats.

There is no charge for this service and users do not need a library
card to participate. Books are checked out to the organization and
are marked with a location and due date to minimize confusion over
where to return the items. Of course, seniors are still welcome to
come to the library to check out books and attend our programs!

The rotating book collection is delivered to the following locations:
What can you do at
your library? Commission on Aging
Crestwood Village
Dover Court
There are lots of things you can Green Acres
do at your library! Our latest Immanuel Village
addition of library resources is Maplewood
our ability to convert your VHS Medilodge
tapes to a digital copy. Contact Prestige Centre
Keith Parrott, [email protected] Riverview Apartments
or (989) 773-3242, ext. 224, for Rosebush Manor
more information. This service is Winchester Towers
for library card holders only.
If your organization is interested in participating in the rotating book
collection, call Corey at (989) 773-3242, ext. 210 or email [email protected]
crdl.org to register. Your organization will be added to our rotation and
you will receive a collection as soon as one becomes available.
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FRIENDS' NEWS

Summer Book Book Sale able for selection at the ing the Shepherd Maple
Sales! Thursday, July 18 Pantry three times per Syrup Festival. Members
So many people took Thursday, Aug. 15 year. Parents are always also sponsored an event
thrilled to have these
at the Shepherd branch
advantage of the book 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. books to share with during the festival and
sale at the Zonta Rum- Look for us at the Mount their children as the first marched in the parade.
mage Sale this past Pleasant Farmers Mar- steps toward literacy.
Spring that we decided ket at Island Park. We’ll
to hold more small book bring a bin or few of Friends Help
sales over the summer books, just right for Red, White & Beautify their
months. These sales summer reading. Stop Blue Celebration Community
are in addition to the big by and buy! The Shepherd Com-
book sale the Friends The Friends of Faith munity Friends of the
will hold in the Fall. Books for the Johnston Memorial Li- Library are participat-
Youngest Among brary are proudly spon- ing in the "Flowers for
Book Sale Us soring The Bubbleman the Flower Pot" annual
as part of the entertain-
Friday, June 21 From donations given ment for the festival event. Pots are pro-
Saturday, June 22 throughout the year, this year. All families are vided by the Shepherd
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. the Friends of Veterans welcome to this event. Chamber of Commerce
Scheduled as part of Memorial Library col- and our flower pot is on
Mt. Pleasant’s Citywide lect board books for the the corner in front of the
Garage Sales, look William Ellis Brockman Friends Give Library, so please check
for book cases loaded Infant Pantry, a part of Back to the it out!
with mysteries, history, the Community Compas-
romance, information, sion Network. The Pan- Shepherd Save the Date
crafts, and novels. try serves eligible fami- Community
Find us in the courtyard lies with children ages The Shepherd Com- The Friends of Veterans
on the Illinois Street 0 through 3 years old munity Friends of the Memorial Library will be
side of the Veterans Me- living in Isabella County. Library distributed more hosting their Fall book
morial Branch. These books are avail- than 400 books dur- sale Oct. 2 - 5, 2019.




Community Gathers to Share Ideas

Earlier this spring, the Library hired Midwest Collaborative for
Library Services, based out of Lansing, to create a plan for re-
envisioning how the Library can better serve our community.
The Library hosted five Community Conversations to gather
community feedback on what is important to them in the com-
munity and how the Library serves our community. The Library
also asked for feedback using an online survey. These sessions
and the survey are the first step toward creating a Strategic
Plan for the entire Library system.

The Library has not updated their Strategic Plan since 2010.
Times have changed and the Library needs to reevaluate how
it can better serve our community now and in the future. Any
changes implemented will be in line with community feedback
based on the needs the Library can fill.


You can stay up-to-date on all of our strategic planning by
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www.crdl.org SUMMER 2019 15

blast off!

summer reading club






blast off!










blast off!















Party

















Join us for a space-tacular party in the
library parking lot! We will bring a few of
our friends, feel free to bring a few of yours.
Grab a meteor-bite of Domino's Pizza in the
annex meeting room, dance the Mars shuffle
or moonwalk to the music in the parking lot,
get a selfie with a "star" book character, and
pick up special reading goodie bags from our
friends at WCMU (while supplies last).











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