BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR TERA MOON

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR TERA MOON

April 8, 2021

After a national search by the Library Board of Trustees, it was announced on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, that Tera Moon was offered and accepted the position of Library Director of the Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Library Board President Judy Lindstrom shared, “I want everyone to know that it was a unanimous choice of the Trustees to select Tera to step into this role created by the retirement of Carol Mueller. The Trustees have every confidence that Tera will maintain the integrity of the Library and bring it to new levels of excellence. We could not be happier about this decision. I applaud the Library Board and staff for being part of this process.”

Tera Moon has been the Assistant Library Director of Bloomfield Township Public Library since 2013. Before that she held several positions at the Southfield Public Library. She will begin her new role as Library Director on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Tera states, “I am honored and thrilled that the Library Board of Trustees has chosen me to lead this already-great library through its next chapter. I look forward to leveraging the skills and ideas of the creative, talented, hard-working staff, Trustees, and volunteers into excellent service to the Bloomfield Township community.”

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STREAMING CHAMBER MUSIC EVENTS OPPORTUNITY

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STREAMING CHAMBER MUSIC EVENTS OPPORTUNITY

April 7, 2021

Fans of the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Chamber Music program series will have the opportunity to view three live-streaming chamber music events this week featuring students from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

On Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m. viewers will enjoy both modern and classical works written for string quartet and quintet, as well as for clarinet and saxophone quartets. Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m. the program includes string duos and quartets, wind and brass trios, and a “Heavy Metal Quartet” featuring euphoniums and tubas, playing works by Nielsen, Mozart, and Schubert. And beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, viewers will be treated to six consecutive live ensemble performances from participants in the prestigious Briggs Competition.

All three events can be viewed online for free, and may be accessed by visiting https://smtd.umich.edu/performances-events/.

The Bloomfield Township Public Library continues to strive to find ways to provide immersive arts experiences with the community. Thank you to the faculty of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance for sharing these wonderful performances.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY DIRECTOR CAROL MUELLER ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY DIRECTOR CAROL MUELLER ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT

March 11, 2021

At the December 15, 2020, regular meeting of the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board, President Judy Lindstrom read and accepted a letter of retirement from Library Director Carol Mueller. In part, Carol’s letter stated, “Libraries have always been an important part of my life. As a young girl, I volunteered in both my elementary and middle school’s libraries, and continued working at libraries throughout my college years. When I was hired for my first professional librarian position at the Southfield Public Library, it was a dream come true. Twelve years ago, I had the wonderful privilege of joining the fantastic team at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, which was another dream come true!

This March 2021, I will be completing 43 years in the library profession. These last twelve years at Bloomfield Township Public Library have been the highlight of my career. However, the time has come for me to turn over the leadership of this Library to a new Director, and I will be retiring from my position as Library Director of Bloomfield Township Public Library effective May 1, 2021.

There is something special about the Bloomfield Township Public Library. I believe it’s the people that are connected to this Library that makes this true – the dedicated Trustees, amazing Friends and volunteers, and exceptional library staff. I have been so fortunate to work with each and every one of you, and am grateful to have been a part of the Library’s proud history. I wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors and look forward to hearing about the new ways you make Bloomfield Township Public Library ‘the place to discover.’”

The Library Board began its formal search process for a new Director in January 2021, and will be interviewing Library Director finalist candidates Tuesday, March 30. Interviews will be conducted virtually and are open to the public, with a schedule of times and candidate names forthcoming that will be posted at www.btpl.org. The Library Board plans to have a new Library Director in place by May 3, 2021.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ITS FIFTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES ITS FIFTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST

January 11, 2021

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to announce its fifth annual amateur photo contest for Bloomfield Township residents. This year’s theme is “The Incredible Journey.” A journey can be a trip from one place to another, or it could be a path of personal transformation. This year’s theme asks photographers to capture part of a significant passage in their life.

“We have all been on a journey of self-discovery since March of 2020. We want to see how you’ve captured the ‘road’ you’ve taken through the eye of the camera,” said Judy Lindstrom, president of the Library Board of Trustees. Assistant Library Director Tera Moon said, “We wanted the theme to put a positive spin on all we’ve experienced in the last year. Plus The Incredible Journey is a classic novel that will be featured in the upcoming Read-a-thon.”

Submissions can be either in color or black and white; digital or print. All ages may enter. To be eligible, photos must be taken by Bloomfield Township residents between May 1, 2020, and March 14, 2021. The deadline to enter photos is March 14, 2021, at midnight. Winners will be announced the week of April 5, 2021. At this time a virtual unveiling is planned.

Details and an entry form can be found on the Library’s website at www.btpl.org – available 24/7!  For further information, call the Library at (248) 642-5800.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES YOUTUBE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES YOUTUBE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

December 18, 2020

Fans of the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Chamber Music program series have the opportunity to view four free pre-recorded concerts from the 2020 Beethoven Chamber Music Festival. Participants include graduates and faculty from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Links can be accessed by clicking the concert name.

The Bloomfield Township Public Library continues to strive to find ways to provide immersive arts experiences with the community. Thank you to the faculty of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance for sharing these wonderful performances.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS DANIELLE GILLMAN TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS DANIELLE GILLMAN TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

December 15, 2020

The Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Bloomfield Township resident Danielle Gillman to fill a vacancy on the Board.  The vacancy was created by the resignation of Eli Greenbaum, who had served on the Board for seven years.

Ms. Gillman brings experience in marketing, public relations, and social media to her role on the Library Board of Trustees.  She also has nonprofit board experience, having served on boards and committees of a variety of organizations in southeast Michigan.

Library Board of Trustees President Judy Lindstrom said, “The process of selecting a new Trustee was both gratifying and extremely difficult. A record-breaking 22 highly qualified candidates applied for this position. Each candidate expressed their appreciation of Bloomfield Township Public Library, its amazing staff, collections, outreach, and building. After a lengthy deliberation, we selected Danielle Gillman as our newest trustee. Danielle embraces the volunteer spirit and has an impressive background. We look forward to welcoming her to the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees.”

Ms. Gillman will be sworn in by Bloomfield Township Clerk Martin Brook before the Board’s December regular monthly meeting.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDES UPDATE TO CURBSIDE SERVICE HOURS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY PROVIDES UPDATE TO CURBSIDE SERVICE HOURS

December 9, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 remain high in Michigan, the Bloomfield Township Public Library continues to take steps to keep our community of library patrons and staff safe. The Library remains in Phase Two of its reopening plan, Contactless Service, meaning the library building is closed to visitors, but materials may still be placed on hold and checked-out using curbside service.

Current and future Curbside Services hours are:

  • The week of December 7: Monday – Thursday: 1 pm – 6:45 pm, Friday: 1 pm – 6:15 pm, Saturday: 1 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Beginning the week of December 14: Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 6:45 pm, Friday: 11 am – 6:15 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 5:15 pm

During this phase telephone service is available during regular temporary hours, and the drive-up materials return and Virtual Branch are open 24/7.

For more information or Curbside Service instructions, please visit www.btpl.org or call the Library at (248) 642-5800.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY RETURNS TO PHASE 2 OF REOPENING PLAN

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY RETURNS TO PHASE 2 OF REOPENING PLAN

November 18, 2020

Cases of COVID-19 are rising in communities all over Michigan, including Bloomfield Township. Bloomfield Township Public Library is taking steps to keep our community of library patrons and staff safe.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library is reverting to Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Contactless Service. Beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020, the library building will be closed to visitors. However, library materials will continue to be available for check-out using the curbside service option.

During Phase 2 the Library will offer the following services with reduced operating hours:

  • Curbside Service to pick up pre-requested library materials
  • Library building is closed to patrons
  • Talk to a librarian by email or phone
  • Library-By-Mail delivery service
  • Virtual programming available
  • Drive-up return is open 24/7
  • Returned material quarantined for 96 hours

You can find loads of electronic content, such as on-demand programs, resources to support students, and links to digital downloadable content, by visiting the library’s Virtual Branch webpage.

Bloomfield Township Public Library Board Vacancy

Bloomfield Township Public Library Board Vacancy

November 18, 2020

The Bloomfield Township Public Library announces a vacancy on its Library Board of Trustees.  Applications for the position of Trustee can be obtained from the Library’s website, www.btpl.org, or by request via email or curbside service.  Completed applications must be received by 7:00pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020. The applicant must be a Bloomfield Township resident.  The Library Board of Trustees is working to have this vacancy on the Board filled before the December 15, 2020 Library Board meeting.

 
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STREAMING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STREAMING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS

November 9, 2020

Fans of the Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Chamber Music program series will have the opportunity to view three live-streaming student chamber music recitals this week featuring students from the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.