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Auburn Hills Public Library Newsletter

 September 2011

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It's hard to believe that summer is almost over.  Auburn Hills Public Library has been busy with summer reading programs, books and prizes.  It has been an enjoyable experience to see all the excitement of children and adults reading the next best book or attending a summer program that would take them to another country without leaving the Library.

 

The Auburn Hills Public Library staff members would like to express their deepest appreciation to all the local businesses, individuals and the Auburn Hills Public Library Friends that contributed to making our summer reading program fun and enjoyable. 

 

The list of local contributors includes:

  • America's Finest Carwash
  • Applebees
  • Arby's
  • Auntie Annie's Pretzels
  • Baskin Robbins
  • BD's Mongolian BBQ
  • Buddy's Pizza
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Chilli's
  • Courtyard by Mariott
  • Curves
  • DiBellas Sandwich Shop
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Glitz Hair Salon
  • Hampton Inn
  • Hilton Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • JoAngela's
  • On the Border
  • Rainforest CafĂ©
  • Seven-eleven
  • TGI Friday's
  • Target
  • Venkat Pereddy - gift certificates
  • Wendy's
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill


I am proud to announce that Auburn Hills Public Library is the recipient of the Early Childhood Reading Grant from Target in the amount of $2,000. The grant will assist our Youth Services Department in purchasing early childhood literacy materials and creating programs geared towards hands on activities. 

 

Stephanie McCoy, Library Director


 

 

Calling All Auburn Hills Writers!

 

Are you a local writer looking for a "local" writer's group?

 

Beginning October 20, the Library will host the Auburn Hills Writers' Group on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 until 8:30pm. Interested adult writers, 18 years and older, are encouraged to attend.

 

Join us for the initial meeting with a small portion of the work you wish to share. Support and valuable feedback await you.

 

Register online or call the Library at 248-364-6706.

 


 

The library will be closed Labor Day weekend - Saturday, September 3 - Monday September 5, 2011.

 


 

Your Kroger Rewards Card can earn money for AHPL! 

 

Did you know that you can earn money for Auburn Hills Public Library by simply doing your grocery shopping?  Kroger Community Rewards will give a percentage of total purchases back to AHPL.  It's so easy with your Kroger Rewards Card.  Simply go to krogercommunityrewards.com, click on Michigan, click on enroll now.  You will be asked for your email address and a password in order to create an account.  The next step is to type in Auburn Hills Public Library as the organization you would like to support (the website has very clear directions)  Now, every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Rewards Card you will be earning money for AHPL!





Adult
Register at the Adult Reference Desk or call (248) 364-6706

 

Adult Summer Reading Program 2011

 

The Adult Services Department concluded its Summer Reading Program on August 20. There were a total of 41 participants, including staff, who read a total of 414 items. Romano's Macaroni Grill in Auburn Hills generously donated gift certificates for the end-of-summer prize.

 

The theme for this year's program was "Novel Destinations," emphasizing literature taking place in different countries. Staff members who had collected items from their own world travels generously donated them to decorate our display cases, where they received lots of attention and admiration.

 

Once again, the Summer Reading Program worked with Michigan Animal Rescue League. For every item read, we placed a dog biscuit in a collection jar. Donations will be taken to MARL.

 

Book Bingo - Thursday, September 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Play Bingo at the Library to win book prizes, have fun and make new friends!  This FREE program is open to patrons age 15 and up.


 

Sit & Stitch is going on hiatus until further notice. We hope to bring it back soon!


 

Book Discussion Groups at the Library   


 

 

Calling All Auburn Hills Writers!

 


Are you a local writer looking for a "local" writer's group?


Beginning October 20, the Library will host the Auburn Hills Writers' Group on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 until 8:30pm. Interested adult writers, 18 years and older, are encouraged to attend.


Join us for the initial meeting with a small portion of the work you wish to share. Support and valuable feedback await you.

 


Register online or call the Library at 248-364-6706. 

Teen


Register by calling (248) 364-6712 or e-mail teens@auburn-hills.lib.mi.us or online at our events calendar.

 

Young Adult Activities
6th - 12th Graders
Friday, September 23, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

 Snack Attack!

 

Do you ever get hungry after school and just can't find anything good to eat in the cupboard?  You won't have that problem again after this awesome program.  You will learn how to make lots of delicious after school treats during this hands-on program.  Of course, you'll get to eat what you make!

Youth


Register by calling 248-364-6712 or stop at the Youth Services Desk 

 

Summer Reading Program 2011 - August 25 marked the close of another successful summer reading program for our children.  403 people in 125 families attended Award Celebrations throughout the day to receive their certificates and prize packages. The prize packages contained coupons (for free items donated by 29 local businesses) and other items such as bookmarks, puzzles and stickers.


  Here are some of the statistics: 

  • 78% of the children who registered actively participated by beginning reading charts. 83 % of those reached their goal-or a total of 246 children.  Those children logged a total of 7403 books.  Younger children listened to books read by parents and second graders and up read on their own.
  • 37 parents took on the "Parent Reading Challenge" in which they explored all of the areas of the Juvenile Collection.  15 parents read in all 20 categories. 

CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP UP THE GOOD READING!

 


Rock 'N' Rhyme our program for babies under 2 and a caregiver. The program includes organized songs, stories and finger plays followed by a free-play time for parents to chat with others. Registration will begin on September 6 and is limited to 15 children.  Non-residents may register on September 12 if spaces remain.

  • Monday, September 19, 10:30 am 

 

Toddler Storytime for children who are 2 years old along with a parent or other adult.  Sorry, no multiple children or siblings, though twins may come with one adult.   Toddler Storytime runs in sessions of several weeks.  Activities that are included are stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.  Registration begins on September 6 for residents.  Non-residents may register on September 29 if spaces still remain.  Registration closes on October 5 or when the maximum number of participants is reached, whichever comes first.

  • Upcoming session:  October 6-27


 

 

Coming in October - Fall programs begin the week of October 3.  Registration opens for Auburn Hills residents and Avondale students for the following ongoing programs on September 7.   

 

Awesome Animals, our Preschool Storytime for children who are age 3 through kindergarten.  They must be able to go in the story room without a parent.  This is a good introduction to being in a group, practice listening and following directions.  The program features books, fingerplays and movement.  Registration for residents and Avondale school district families is ongoing.  

 

 

  • Tuesday mornings at 10:30 am beginning October 5
  • Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning October 5
  • Wednesday evenings beginning on October 6  


 

After School Programs - For school age children we offer 3 programs that begin at 4:45 p.m.  Each runs in sessions of several weeks and will follow a common theme throughout the session.   Registration is ongoing.  

 

 

Adventure Camp, our After School Stories program for kindergarten and 1st graders. If you love to explore and have adventures please join us each Tuesday for stories, food and fun all centered around a different type of adventure each week.

  • Tuesdays beginning October 4 

 

Elves in Santa's Workshop, our Junior Library Explorers program is for 2nd and 3rd graders. We will become elves as we make toys to play with and gifts that bring joy.  Join in the merriment!

  • Thursdays begining October 6  

Abracadabra, our Library Explorers program for 4th through 6th graders. Amaze and baffle your friends as we learn magic tricks in this fun workshop.  Just say the magic words and we'll also have some fun with juggling, disappearing trick and mind games.

  • Wednesdays beginning October 5

Please register at the Youth Desk by calling 248-364-6712 or on line at our events calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Your Information

 

Improve Your English Skills at the Library - The Library has many free resources available to help you improve your English, including Rosetta Stone for English. Call the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information or to set up an appointment.

 

Rosetta Stone for Spanish, a program for learning Spanish, is now available for use at the Library. Please call the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information or to make an appointment.

 

Homebound Library Delivery Service - Did you know the Library provides a FREE home delivery service to City of Auburn Hills residents who are disabled, or have mobility limitations that make visits to the Library difficult? Please contact the Adult Services Desk at (248) 364-6706 for more information. 


Sincerely, 


Stephanie McCoy, Director
Auburn Hills Public Library




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