Friday, June 1, 2012

Novi Public Library Newsletter - June 2012

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Beyond Books Newsletter

Novi Public Library

June 2012

Dear Syl,


I love to scrapbook!  I enjoy this hobby because I don't consider myself a very crafty person and yet when I am working with stickers, colored paper, and photos of my family I can tell a wonderful story!  Usually I take part in a scrapbooking event where I meet with girlfriends and work on my projects for hours at a time.  Scrapbooking also pushes me to be an avid photographer in my home, capturing the precious memories of my children.  In fact, I bought a new camera just for this purpose.  Recently, I tried online scrapbooking and found it to be just as much fun!


This year, I encourage everyone in the Novi community to think about what they GEEK and share your "loves" with the Library! 


Julie Farkas
What Do YOU Geek?
Now it's your chance to tell us what you geek the most so we can help you explore your interests at the Library!  Check out the new "Geek" display in the Library's front lobby to learn more!
Enjoy refreshments and jazz music provided by the Marion Hayden Trio on the Library's beautiful patio on Friday, June 8 from 7-9pm.  If you are already a Friend of the Novi Pubic Library, tickets are complimentary when you bring a "New Friend".  Call (248) 767-7527 for reservations and additional information.
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New and Improved Website!
The Library is thrilled to launch our redesigned website this month!  Designed to be easier to navigate, more informative, and patron focused, we hope everyone in the community will find it an even more valueable resource!  Tell us what you think!
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Dream Big at the Library!
This year's Summer Reading Games for youth, teens, and adults are bigger and better than ever!  Beginning Monday, June 18 and continuing until Saturday, August 4, you can register fo the games online or at the Library.  Track your time spent reading, earn prizes, and attend fun programs!  Thanks to the Friends of the Novi Public Library for their ongoing support of the Library's Summer Reading programs.  Teen Flyer  Youth Flyer
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Happy Birthday Novi Library!
Celebrate the Library's second anniversary in its new facility on June 1 with a special birthday themed Story Time.  Our sincere thank you to our community for your support in reaching this milestone!   
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DIGITALBookmobile @  NPL!

...June 20 from 10am-4pm.  This high-tech update on the traditional bookmobile must be seen to be believed!  Try the hands-on learning stations to search digital media collections, use supported mobile devices, and download eBooks, music, and more!  Learn More 

Margi LABW
Read and Be Well
Come checkout the newest additions to our Read and Be Well collection this month.  The books in this collection were created and donated by students from the Novi Community School District. 
What Can the Novi Library Do for YOU?library

June 1st celebrates the 2nd year of operation for the new Library! In an effort to keep the Library moving forward with valuable services, programs and resources, a strategic planning committee has been formed to create a five year plan for the Library. As community members, your input is very important to us! Members of the Novi community are invited to attend a focus group session to provide feedback on how the Library can better serve YOU!

Focus Group Sessions at the Novi Public Library

Monday, June 25th at 12:00pm

Monday, June 25th at 7:00pm

Saturday, June 30th at 10:00am

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Why Do I Need to Renew My Library Card Each Year?

The annual renewal is essential in keeping accurate records for Library patrons.  It is important to be able to contact our patrons regarding renewals and the status of their accounts.  To do so, we must have up to date information, such as current e-mail addresses.  Also, we need to insure that patrons who have an account with the Library are entitled to that account, based on residency in Novi.  We are working hard to make this process as effective and convenient as possible and appreciate your understanding.

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Great Resource!
"Ref USA is a great database and resource.  The Library really goes the extra mile to find products and programs that add value to the community!"-Tiffani

Thanks for your kind words Tiffani!  We are proud to offer our library card holders free access to great databases like Ref USA, which provides business information directly from our website.  Check out all our databases.   
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45255 W. Ten Mile Road
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 349-0720
Mon-Thu:  10am-9pm
Fri-Sat:  10am-5pm
Sun:  Closed
(Through Labor Day)
Featured Youth Programs
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High School Open Study
Jun 11 & 12, 2-5pm
Grades 9-12

Tie Dye Day!

Jun 19, 3-4pm
Grades 5-12
John the Magician
Jun 19, 10:30-11:15am
All Ages
Fuerst Park
Design Your Own Dream Catcher
Jun 21, 1-2pm
Grades K+
More Information
Get Excited About Science
Jun 28, 11am-12pm
Featured Adult Programs 
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Real Estate Reality:  
Short Sales & Foreclosures
Jun 7, 7-8pm
Registration Required
American Red Cross
Blood Drive
Jun 18, 12:30-6pm

Chinese Language Conversation Group
Jun 18, 7-8:30pm
Registration Required
Evaluate Your Financial Services Provider
Jun 21, 7-8:30pm
Make Your Resume Work For You
Jun 28, 7-8pm
Friends of the Novi Public Library
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Board Meeting
Jun 13, 7-8:45pm 
Novi Historical Commission
NHC Building
Local History Room Open Office Hours
Jun 4 & 18, 12-2pm
Novi Heritage Festival
Jun 16, 10am-3pm
More Information 
Board Meeting
Jun 27, 1-2:30pm
City of Novi
Spring Plant Sale
Jun 2, 9am-2pm
River Day
Jun 2, 10am-12pm

Novi Public Library | 45255 W. Ten Mile Road | Novi | MI | 48375

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