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Celebrate Let Freedom Read Week

October 1-7 2023 is Let Freedom Read Week! Celebrate intellectual freedom and the ability to read books about different types of people and places. Visit Youth Services for our display or check out some staff favorites below.

Prince & Knight

Melissa (formerly published as George)

Bone series

Bad Kitty for President

Draw Me a Star


Four children sit on clouds listening to an adult reading a book on the moon.

Virtual Family PJ Story Time

Settle the entire family in to a cozy space at home in your comfiest pajamas for this bedtime story time on Wednesday, October 4 6:30 pm – 7:30pm. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link prior to the event. Register using our online calendar or call 248-642-5800….

A life-size teddy bear holding a white poster with many stickers.

Introducing the new Youth mascot…

Ted E. Bear! Thanks to everyone who voted on our new mascot’s name!

The final ranking was Ted E. Bear (143 votes), Beary (114 votes), Bearnadette (29 votes), Bearnaby (24 votes), Bearnie (23 votes), and Bearret (10 votes).

Visit Ted at Youth Services next time you’re in the library….

Bold heading Library Card Design Contest Voting Results are In with art supplies in the background.

Library Card Design Contest Winners!

We had 124 wonderful Library Card designs submitted for our contest! Our contest committee had a very difficult time choosing the top 10 from each age category (12 & younger, 13 – 17, 18 & up), and then all of you voted for the top 3 designs from those top 10! These designs will join our current library card design for new and current library card holders to choose from,…

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New Database – Scholastic Teachables

More than 30,000 resources for Pre-K – Grade 6, developed by teachers and curriculum specialists. Includes activity sheets, lesson plans, and more, covering all subjects and themes. Also, more than 2,000 printable mini-books, leveled by reading ability.