Libraries

Published October 27, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — Joyce Johnson was looking forward to retirement. After 22 years teaching at different stops within Southfield Public Schools, Johnson was excited for her time off. Then Southfield Mayor Ken Siver called and everything changed.

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Published October 27, 2020

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Whether its accessing Google Classroom for school, a Zoom meeting for work or just to connect virtually with a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are spending more time online than ever before.

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Published October 26, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Battling back against restrictions initially imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmington Community Library has taken one step closer to reinstating normal operations.

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Published October 23, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Township Public Library has moved into another phase of its return to services.

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Published October 23, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — It’s been anything but a normal year, and some things have changed, but your local libraries are moving forward to serve patrons in these strange times.

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Published October 16, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library and Roseville Public Library are hosting several Halloween-themed programs to give families a fun experience during what is a difficult Halloween season for many people.

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Published October 16, 2020

HAZEL PARK — There’s something for everyone this Halloween season at the Hazel Park Memorial District Library. Among the highlights: a costumed parade for the kids outside City Hall, a party for teens at Scout-McPherson Park and a presentation by horror writers over Zoom.

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Published October 7, 2020

TROY — Troy city officials are encouraging voters to read up on an upcoming ballot proposal to renew and increase the city’s library millage.

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Published September 22, 2020

TROY — The Troy Public Library has gotten a clean bill of health to resume the curbside loaning of books and other materials Sept. 21 after the building had to shut down for part of the prior week due to COVID-19.

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Published September 22, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — After nearly five months of in-person services being closed to patrons, the Farmington Community Library branches have reopened to the public with limited access and capacities.

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Published September 22, 2020

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP/FRASER — School districts regionally and nationally are operating on their own terms this school year. Local libraries are reminding residents that they can help ease the process.

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Published September 18, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Going back to school can be stressful under normal circumstances, but with many young people remotely learning due to COVID-19, many more students and parents are looking for ways to stay on top of classes.

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Published September 18, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Friends of the Madison Heights Public Library recently refocused, with the library director inviting the community to play a more direct role.

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Published September 8, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/FARMS/PARK — The Library of Michigan — through the Institute of Museum and Library Services — has awarded the Grosse Pointe Public Library a $6,100 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act grant.

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Published September 4, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — The eighth and final seat for the Farmington Community Library board has been filled.

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Published September 3, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Libraries are typically one of the places where students may go to learn, research and hit the books. But when COVID-19 precautions make that difficult, digital resources are there to fill in the gap, library spokespeople say.

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Published August 25, 2020

FARMINGTON — Two new trustees have been appointed to the Farmington Community Library Board to represent the city of Farmington.

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Published August 25, 2020

ROYAL OAK — As local libraries evolved to become much more than a place to check out books, COVID-19 forced them to once again evaluate their service models.

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Published August 24, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — With a brand-new library on the way, Shelby Township recently unveiled a new page on the township’s municipal website that provides residents access to a construction-site camera that updates every 30 minutes.

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Published August 11, 2020

FARMINGTON/HILLS — Controversy has once again found its way to the Farmington Community Library.

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