FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER BOOK SALE

FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES OCTOBER BOOK SALE

September 22, 2022

The Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold their Second Saturday book sale on Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friends members may shop the sale early from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and memberships can be purchased at the door on the day of the sale.

The sale takes place on the lower level of the Library and includes thousands of books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests, conveniently sorted into more than 50 categories. Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards are accepted with a $15 minimum purchase. For the safety of visitors and volunteers, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

Highlights of the October sale will include the following:

  • A substantial collection of vintage books, from pure nostalgia to antiquarian
  • Automotive Design and Styling magazines
  • Books about filmmaking and success in the film industry
  • A large variety of cookbooks

The Library Shop, located just inside the Library, remains open during Library hours and offers a selection of gently used books, movies, and music, as well as cards and gifts. The Friends are also continuing to accept donations of books and media in good condition. Visit the Friends of the Library webpage for more information.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

September 15, 2022

Are you curious about your family history? Bloomfield Township Public Library is offering a genealogy workshop on Saturday, October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Experienced volunteer genealogists from the Piety Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, along with the Oaks Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will be available to provide a free consultation, guidance, and assistance with your lineage questions. Whether you’re a seasoned genealogy researcher or are exploring your heritage for the first time, all are welcome to attend this educational event.

Attendees are asked to bring family names; birth, marriage, and death dates, as well as where these events occurred; and a pen and notebook, or a laptop if desired. Consultation time depends on the number of attendees but is usually about 20 minutes. More information can be found at www.btpl.org/events. This workshop is free and open to all, with no registration required.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST TWO SCREENING SESSIONS FOR MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST TWO SCREENING SESSIONS FOR MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

September 6, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to offer two opportunities for cinephiles to experience the MANHATTAN SHORT 25th Annual Short Film Festival. The Library will host screenings of the Final Ten selections for the Festival on Saturday, September 24 at 2 p.m., and again on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. These events are free and open to all, with no registration required.

MANHATTAN SHORT is a unique global event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 22 and October 2, 2022. The Final Ten films will screen simultaneously across the world during this period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. Each short film selected by MANHATTAN SHORT is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Final Ten films represent finalists from eight countries and were chosen from among 868 submissions received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2022. Bloomfield Township Public Library invites all film lovers to attend and take part in this testament to worldwide creativity. Learn more about MANHATTAN SHORT and this year’s finalists by visiting the festival website.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DISCUSSION WITH CO-AUTHORS OF BLACK AND WHITE LIKE YOU & ME

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST DISCUSSION WITH CO-AUTHORS OF BLACK AND WHITE LIKE YOU & ME

August 29, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to host co-authors Tom Daniels and Tom “Cookie” Marsh as they discuss their book, Black and White Like You & Me, on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

Growing up on opposite sides of Detroit in the 1950s and ‘60s, Tom Daniels and Cookie Marsh witnessed the transformative events of these decades through different racial perspectives. But even in 1960s Detroit, race wasn’t everything. Despite their outward differences, Tom and Cookie had a lot more in common than they thought. When the two met playing basketball much later in life, they developed a close friendship that defied the expectations of the world that raised them. The stories they tell in their dual autobiography remind us that sometimes we must engage with what sets us apart to discover what can bring us together.

Join Tom and Cookie as they talk about their lives, their regrets, and their successes growing up in black and white Detroit, and how they overcame the racial turbulence of their upbringing to become lifelong friends.

FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER BOOK SALE

FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER BOOK SALE

August 25, 2022

The Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold their Second Saturday book sale on Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friends members may shop the sale early from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and memberships can be purchased at the door on the day of the sale.

The sale takes place on the lower level of the Library and includes thousands of books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests, conveniently sorted into more than 50 categories. Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards are accepted with a $15 minimum purchase. For the safety of visitors and volunteers, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

In addition to the thousands of books and media that will be available for all ages and interests, the Attic Treasures room will also be open. Whether you’re a new or seasoned collector, a literature lover, a bibliophile who likes decorating with books, or an artist in need of ephemera, this is the place for you. There will be first and signed editions, nostalgia and esoterica, ephemera and decorator’s delights.

The Library Shop, located just inside the Library, remains open during Library hours and offers a selection of gently used books, movies, and music, as well as cards and gifts. The Friends are also continuing to accept donations of books and media in good condition. Visit the Friends of the Library webpage for more information.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ASKS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ASKS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING

August 16, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library is planning for the future and wants to hear from the community. As part of the strategic planning process for 2023 – 2028, the Library has released a short survey to the public. Community feedback is essential to helping the Library provide the best services possible, and this survey will contribute valuable information for the new strategic plan.

The survey is available digitally by clicking here. Paper copies are also available at the Library. Members of the public can take the survey from August 15 through September 16.

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

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST CELTIC FUSION GROUP NESSA FOR SEPTEMBER CONCERT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST CELTIC FUSION GROUP NESSA FOR SEPTEMBER CONCERT

August 15, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to announce an upcoming special concert with Celtic fusion group Nessa on Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. Nessa will guide listeners to the inner reaches of Celtic culture with deep, passionate stories of mermaids, fairies, and selkies, along with fun, upbeat jigs and reels during this unique concert experience.

Led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kelly McDermott and Rob Crozier, Nessa reimagines the traditional music of the U.K. and Europe, blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, and world music to create a rich hybrid sound. The group is home to some of Southeast Michigan’s most virtuosic players and never fails to move audiences with its energy, soulfulness, and evocative storytelling. Learn more about the band by visiting their website or Facebook page.

The concert is free and open to all, with no registration required. For more information, contact the Adult Services department by email at AskAdult@btpl.org or by calling (248) 642-5800 and asking for the Adult Services Desk.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program. The Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph Road), Bloomfield Township, MI 48302.

FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES AUGUST BOOK SALE

FRIENDS OF BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES AUGUST BOOK SALE

August 2, 2022

The Friends of Bloomfield Township Public Library will hold their Second Saturday book sale on Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friends members may shop the sale early from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and memberships can be purchased at the door on the day of the sale.

The sale takes place on the lower level of the Library and includes thousands of books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests, conveniently sorted into more than 50 categories. Visa, MasterCard, and debit cards are accepted with a $15 minimum purchase. For the safety of visitors and volunteers, masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.

The Library Shop, located just inside the Library, remains open during Library hours and offers a selection of gently used books, movies, and music, as well as cards and gifts. The Friends are also continuing to accept donations of books and media in good condition. Visit the Friends of the Library webpage for more information.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS JOY MURRAY AND KEITH CARDUNER TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS JOY MURRAY AND KEITH CARDUNER TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

July 20, 2022

The Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Township residents Joy Murray and Keith Carduner to fill two vacancies on the Board. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Tom Deska and Grant Gerhart, both of whom served on the Board for several years.

Ms. Murray has been working professionally with libraries for twenty years and is currently a Library Services Consultant at OCLC, a worldwide library cooperative. Speaking of her role working with public, academic, and special libraries across thirteen states, Ms. Murray says, “It is a real privilege to learn about library administration and patron needs as well as the many challenges and triumphs they share. It is my job to keep current on library trends as well as community concerns, solutions, and areas of service.” Ms. Murray is a long-time resident of Bloomfield Township and looks forward to giving back to the library and community that she and her family have appreciated all these years.

Dr. Carduner holds a Ph.D. in physics and a B.A. with Honors in Literature, both from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Michigan. He has worked with Ford Motor Company in both scientific research and product development for 36 years and brings significant leadership and project management experience to the Library Board. He is an avid reader and believes in the mission of libraries to provide open access and facilitate the free exchange of information, knowledge, and ideas. Dr. Carduner and his family have lived in Bloomfield Township since 1998, and he can often be found exploring the shelves at the Library, looking for new and old books to enjoy.

Ms. Murray and Dr. Carduner were sworn in by Bloomfield Township Deputy Clerk Martin Brook prior to the Board’s regular monthly meeting at the Library on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public are always welcome to attend the monthly Board meetings.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES LIBRARY GARDEN TOUR

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES LIBRARY GARDEN TOUR

July 13, 2022

Bloomfield Township residents are invited to join Jim Slezinski, the Library’s award-winning landscape designer, for a tour of the Library’s signature gardens and terraces on Friday, August 19 at 11 a.m. Jim is the Vice President of Goldner Walsh Garden & Home and has been designing the Library’s campus gardens for 28 years. In June 2022, Jim received a Detroit Design Award in the Commercial Landscape Category for his exceptional work with the Library.

Registration is required for this program and begins Tuesday, July 19. To register, email AskAdult@btpl.org or call the Library at (248) 642-5800 and ask for the Adult Services Desk. Nonresidents may sign up for any remaining available spots starting Friday, August 12.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY  ANNOUNCES BOARD VACANCY

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES BOARD VACANCY

June 21, 2022

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 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022. 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 July 19, 2022, Library Board meeting.

A Library Trustee recognizes the importance of the Library in the community and oversees the funding of all aspects of the Library. Trustees attend monthly meetings generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Each Trustee serves on several committees and is encouraged to be an active participant in Library activities. The role of a Library Trustee is both challenging and rewarding.

For more information about this position and the application procedure, please contact Library Director Tera Moon at (248) 642-5800 or moontera@btpl.org.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SUMMER AT THE LIBRARY 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES SUMMER AT THE LIBRARY 2022: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES

June 8, 2022

Are you ready to dive into summer reading? Bloomfield Township Public Library invites readers of all ages to explore the Oceans of Possibilities this summer with a variety of programs, activities, concerts, and more, all starting with the Summer Reading Kickoff on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The Kickoff event will include activity “islands” throughout the Youth Room and Terrace, where kids can pick up take-home craft kits, play games, take a Star Readers photo, and receive a free book. Adults can test their knowledge with Walking Track Trivia, and teens can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the Library for fun prizes. All are welcome to sign up for the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program and discover some great titles to help reach their reading goals.

The Library uses Beanstack to offer the Summer Reading Program. Beanstack is a free online service that allows readers of all ages to log their reading, participate in activities, read and write reviews, earn badges, and enter prize drawings. Besides logging the books they read, participants can also earn badges by completing activities. Access the website at btpl.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Readers have from June 21 to July 31, 2022 to log their activity and enter any prize drawings that interest them. Earn your first badge to win a LOVE MY LIBRARY lawn sign!

In addition to the Summer Reading Program, the Library will be offering a variety of programs and events for all ages, including:

See the full listing of Oceans of Possibilities programs and events by visiting btpl.org/summer, and get ready to make a splash!

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST LECTURE PRESENTED BY ARBORIST STEVE TURNER

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST LECTURE PRESENTED BY ARBORIST STEVE TURNER

May 11, 2022

What happens to trees when planted too deep or that have the grade changed around their trunks? How do you properly plant and maintain the trees on your property?

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to welcome Certified Arborist Steve Turner on Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. for a lecture titled “Making the Grade.” Mr. Turner will draw on his extensive knowledge of trees to discuss stem girdling roots, proper and improper planting techniques, over-mulching, how to identify problems and techniques for fixing them, and when to give up and replant. Following the lecture and weather permitting, attendees will also tour the Library grounds, which are home to over 20 species of trees from around the world.

Mr. Turner has been an arborist in the Metro Detroit area for over 30 years. He has taught Arboriculture, Tree Biomechanics, Plant Healthcare, and Tree Climbing at Oakland Community College. He is also a columnist for Michigan Gardener, writing the “Tree Tips” column for 25 years. He sits on the Board of Directors for ReLeaf Michigan, a nonprofit that works to educate the public about trees and does community tree plantings every spring and fall.

The lecture will take place in the Library’s Community Room. This event is free and open to all, with no registration required.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST EVENT FEATURING AUTHOR RICHARD POWERS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY TO HOST EVENT FEATURING AUTHOR RICHARD POWERS

April 29, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to announce a partnered event with the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers and composer Perry Goldstein.

Beyond the Notes: In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein will take place at the Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. Powers and Goldstein will engage in a dialogue about their collaboration on a new work titled Birding by Ear, which will premiere as part of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. The conversation will be accompanied by an ensemble of musicians to demonstrate the intersection between the two art forms.

This is a free event and is open to all, but registration is required due to limited seating capacity. Anyone interested in attending can register by visiting the Welcome Desk or Adult Services Desk at the Library, or by calling (248) 642-5800.

Richard Powers is the author of over a dozen novels, including The Overstory, which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. His previous collaborations include a series of five short video works based on passages from his books and produced with a group of artists and designers from the University of Illinois School of Art + Design, as well as Project Orfeo, a mixed-media concert combining readings from Powers’s 2014 novel Orfeo with music composed and performed by faculty artists at Duke University.

Contemporary composer Perry Goldstein holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia University and has been a member of the music faculty at Stony Brook University since 1992. He has created works for solo instrument, voice, chamber ensemble, and band, and is one of the most widely performed composers of music for the saxophone.

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival runs June 10 – 25, with the world premiere of Birding by Ear taking place on Thursday, June 16 at Temple Beth El. To learn more about the Festival and purchase tickets, please visit https://greatlakeschambermusic.org/.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES AAPI HERITAGE WITH MICHIGAN LION DANCE TEAM

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES AAPI HERITAGE WITH MICHIGAN LION DANCE TEAM

April 25, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and this year Bloomfield Township Public Library is excited to welcome the Michigan Lion Dance Team for a special celebration on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.

Michigan Lion Dance Team is a dedicated group of middle and high school students from the Metro Detroit area who promote Taiwanese cultural diversity by performing eye-catching lion dance as well as various community services. They have performed in cultural fairs throughout the area, including Lunar New Year celebrations at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2018 and 2019.

This is the first time that the Michigan Lion Dance Team will be celebrating AAPI Heritage Month at Bloomfield Township Public Library. Three members of the dance team are from the Bloomfield area and attend school in the district. With the help of parent coordinator Teresa Lien, the dance team approached the Library with a proposal to perform, which Youth Services Department Head Jen Taggart and librarian Patricia Ballard accepted immediately. Ms. Taggart said, “We will be promoting Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with an interactive display in the Youth Room, and the Michigan Lion Dance Team’s program sounds fantastic.”

The event on May 7 will start in the Library’s Youth Room and include a presentation about the origins of the lion dance, an origami lion activity, and a hands-on display of lion dance costumes. A procession will be held in the nearby Community Room, with a live drum duet and lion dance performance as the grand finale.

This event is free and open to all.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS VIRTUAL READ-ALOUD STORIES FOR ALL AGES

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS VIRTUAL READ-ALOUD STORIES FOR ALL AGES

April 19, 2022

At Bloomfield Township Public Library, stories come in many forms. The Library is pleased to offer a variety of virtual read-aloud sessions for adults, children, and families through Vimeo, using public domain materials sourced from Project Gutenberg. Listening to books read aloud is a great way to exercise the imagination, enhance literacy skills, and share quality time with friends and family.

Families and kids of all ages can tune in to KidLITCast, a weekly story time podcast produced by the Library’s Youth Services department. Each episode features a chapter or two from a classic children’s book, read by one of BTPL’s youth librarians.

For the current series, Librarian Nicole Gillies is reading My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. My Father’s Dragon is a Newbery Honor-winning children’s novel about a young boy who runs away to Wild Island to rescue a baby dragon. There will be ten episodes for this book, with a new series beginning in early summer. A new episode of KidLITCast is released every Friday, and all episodes can be accessed on the Library’s Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/user8829876.

For classic works of short fiction and poetry, adults and teens are invited to check out Virtual Read-Aloud with Emily on the Adult Services Vimeo page at https://vimeo.com/showcase/7155162. Librarian Emily Benoit reads a different story or poem each month, with all materials available through Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/) so listeners can read along if they wish. Recent titles include “Araby” by James Joyce, “The Bee-Man” by Alice Ruth Moore, and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe.

Both KidLITCast and Virtual Read-Aloud are recorded on a video still frame with closed captioning available so people of all abilities can experience the stories.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY USES ARPA GRANT TO PURCHASE NEW E-BOOKS AND E-AUDIOBOOKS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY USES ARPA GRANT TO PURCHASE NEW E-BOOKS AND E-AUDIOBOOKS

April 5, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library, along with all other public libraries in the state of Michigan, recently received funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) for the purchase of new digital content.

Bloomfield Township Public Library is a member of Metro Net Library Consortium, a Shared Content Group that also includes Baldwin, Canton, Farmington, Rochester, Southfield, and West Bloomfield Public Libraries. These seven libraries pooled their ARPA funding, close to $17,000, to purchase digital materials that would benefit all the communities they serve.

Using these shared funds, Metro Net Library Consortium was able to purchase a total of 534 new titles, consisting of 425 e-books and 139 e-audiobooks. Because the average cost for an e-book or e-audiobook ranges from $3 to $65, acquiring these materials may not have been possible without the grant. In keeping with priorities of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the new titles are mostly nonfiction and focus on topics such as mental health, workforce development, job seeking skills, and general educational needs, which are intended to help all Michigan residents navigate our post-COVID future.

Library cardholders can access e-books, e-audiobooks, and other digital content by signing in to OverDrive at https://metronet.overdrive.com, or by downloading the Libby app for mobile devices.

This grant is part of ARPA’s designated $200 million in pandemic response funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), $4 million of which was allotted to State Library Administrative Agencies in Michigan. Residents across all 83 Michigan counties will have access to the digital materials purchased with this funding, over $870,000 of which was designated for new content.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STEAM KITS AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES STEAM KITS AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT

March 12, 2022

Bloomfield Township Public Library’s Youth Services department is now providing a variety of STEAM kits for you to check out. Intended for children ages three and up, STEAM kits include crafts and activities based on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. STEAM kits are located in the nonfiction section of the Youth area at the Library and can be checked out for three weeks.

Youth Services Librarian Killian Weston created the kits to offer another avenue of discovery for our youngest patrons. Children can explore topics they’re curious about in a hands-on way, which is not only fun but can also aid in learning. Themes include Earthquake Engineering, Happy Atoms, Insect Collection, Scratch Coding, Ukulele, Water Discovery, and more.

View available kits and place a hold by searching ‘STEAM kit’ in our catalog or by calling the Library. The Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library generously provided funding for these kits with funds raised through their monthly Second Saturday sales and membership fees.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS  SHANE SPRADLIN TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY APPOINTS SHANE SPRADLIN TO LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

March 9, 2022

The Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees has appointed Bloomfield Township resident Shane Spradlin to fill a vacancy on the Board.  The vacancy was created by the resignation of Sandra Edwards, who had served on the Board for three and a half years. The Trustees thank Sandy for her devoted and capable service to the Library and the community.

Mr. Spradlin brings experience in law, finance, and management to his role on the Library Board of Trustees.  He also has board experience, having served on boards for various organizations of which he is part.  Library Board of Trustees President Joan Luksik said, “Filling this vacancy was not easy due to the high caliber of every single applicant. Each of the ten candidates expressed their appreciation of Bloomfield Township Public Library, its amazing staff, collections, outreach, and building. After a lengthy deliberation, we selected Shane Spradlin as our newest trustee. Shane brings impressive experience as General Counsel of Penske Automotive Group and is a devoted library user. We look forward to welcoming him to the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board of Trustees.”

Mr. Spradlin will be sworn in by Bloomfield Township Clerk Martin Brook before the Board’s regular monthly meeting on March 15, 2022.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH PROFESSIONAL LINEBACKER FOR HOLIDAY CHARITY

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH PROFESSIONAL LINEBACKER FOR HOLIDAY CHARITY

December 15, 2021

Bay Area Panthers offensive lineman Jeremy Hickey recently partnered with Bloomfield Township Public Library to supply children’s books to a special education classroom at Lone Pine Elementary School. Mr. Hickey, a Bloomfield Hills resident, is sponsoring the classroom for his 2021 holiday charitable giveback.

Mr. Hickey visited the Library on Friday, December 10 to pick up the donated boxes of books and meet the Youth Services staff. The books will help build the Lone Pine Elementary classroom’s reading nook.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY  INTRODUCES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY INTRODUCES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

October 4, 2021 

Bloomfield Township Public Library recently announced the appointment of Assistant Director Katherine Bryant, who began her new position with the Library on September 7, 2021. Katherine is replacing former Assistant Director Tera Moon, who stepped into the role of Library Director in May 2021.

A Detroit-area native, Katherine has spent the past ten years in the Nashville Public Library system, where she managed the Bellevue Branch and two other branches. An important focus of Katherine’s career has been non-traditional library collections and programs. Under her leadership, the Nashville Public Library created a seed exchange program and a ukulele lending library. Katherine also promoted the library by representing it at community festivals and events. She is committed to customer service, building strong teams, and creating a workplace that people enjoy.

Katherine states, “I am honored and delighted to be selected as Assistant Director. As I settle into my new role, I find myself constantly in awe of the extensive library collection, the beautiful grounds and building, the dedicated staff, volunteers, and Library Board, and the supportive community. I look forward to working with Library Director Tera Moon and the rest of the Library staff to provide first-rate, innovative library service to Bloomfield Township.”

Bloomfield Township Public Library is pleased to welcome Katherine Bryant to the leadership team and confident that her skills and dedication will contribute to a bright future for the Library and the community.

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY  ANNOUNCES RETURN OF REGULAR HOURS

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES RETURN OF REGULAR HOURS

September 15, 2021 

The Library is pleased to announce we have entered Phase Five of our reopening plan – Cautious Full Service. The following services are now available:

  • The Library has resumed its regular operating hours:
    • Monday – Thursday:  9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Friday:  9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday:  9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Sunday:  Noon – 5:30 p.m.
  • Meeting rooms available for rent by Township residents and Bloomfield Township businesses.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for visitors to the Library, especially in areas where children under the age of 12 are gathered. Masks are required for all Library staff.

The Library may need to temporarily close or reduce capacity and services due to staff COVID-19 infections or public health orders. Information on these changes will be posted on the website and social media and sent via email to library cardholders. Please help us stay open by wearing a mask, keeping your distance from others, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.