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Monday, July 2, 2012
Novi Public Library Newsletter - July 2012
Beyond Books Newsletter Novi Public Library
Dear (Contact First Name),
In partnership with Novi Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, the Library invites you to bring your blanket, family, and friends to Fuerst Park from 10:30-11:15am to celebrate Tremendous Tuesdays with a variety of fun and educational shows for all ages this summer:
Mad Science - Make a Splash: July 10
The Amazing Clark - Rocky the Dinosaur: July 17
Little Creatures with Dan the Creature Man: July 24
Cirque Amongus: July 31
Afterwards, make a summer tradition by walking to the Library to checkout your favorite summer reads.If the weather is inclement, the program will be in the meeting room of the Library.
Sincerely, Julie Farkas Director
The Library will be closed all day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
There's Still Time...
to register for the adult, teen, or youth Summer Reading Games! Through August 4, you can register, track your time spent reading, and earn prizes. Don't forget -Teens (grades 5-12) and youth (grades K-4) completing the Summer Reading Programs are eligible for finale parties at Paradise Park featuring free games, laser tag, and refreshments. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their ongoing support of the Summer Reading Games and Programs!
Changes to the Unattend Children Policy
For the safety and well being of children on the Library's premises, changes have been made to the parent/carechildgiver responsibilties, ages of unattended children, and other portions of this policy. New Policy
Shop for a Cause!
Starting Monday, July 16, purchase your Macy's Shop for a Cause pass at the Checkout Desk to receive 25% off regular, sale, and clearance merchandise at Macy's on Saturday, August 25. The pass also makes you eligible to win a $500 gift card, with no store purchase necessary. The passes are $5.00 a piece, with all proceeds benefiting the Novi Public Library. See the library website for details.
As part of our ongoing geekthelibrary campaign, we will be raffling off a variety of geek merchandise. Just stop by the Library during the month of July and complete a geek form telling us what you geek the most! Those who have already completed a geek form are automatically entered into the raffle. The raffle drawing will be held Wednesday, August 1.
What Can Novi Library Do For You?
In an effort to keep the Library moving forward with valuable services, resources, and programs, a strategic planning committee has been formed to create a 5 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!
Monday, July 9 at 2pm - Novi Senior Center (Ages 55+)
Wednesday, July 11 at 5pm the Library (Teens/Grades 7-12)
Saturday, July 14 at 10am at the Library (All Ages)
Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm at the Library (All Ages)
Scrapbook for a Cause: August 4 (9am-Midnight)
Get your paper, stickers, and cardstock ready -The Library is hosting 15 hours of scrapbooking fun! Lunch, dinner, refreshments, door prizes, and demonstrations will be provided. 1 scrapper $50.00 (enjoy a 6 foot table) 2 scrappers $40.00 (share a 6 foot table). All proceeds go to the Novi Public Library to support future programming events. Register now by calling (248) 869-7204.
Effective July 1, 2012, all fines and bills must be paid in full when renewing library cards. Please contact the Checkout Desk if you have any questions.
Welcome New Student Reps
Torry Yu, Walled Lake Western High School Senior, and Jessica Matthew, Novi High School Junior, have been named Student Representatives to the Library Board. In their roles, Torry and Jessica are responsible for communicating Library goals and sharing feedback from the teen community.
On the Road with the Library Join tour guides, Margi Karp-Opperer and Kathy Crawford, as they lead a day trip to historic Holly on September 11. Future days trips to Detroit and Lansing are also scheduled.The travel plans, including tours, lunch, and deluxe motor coach transportation have been arranged, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy! Register now by calling Library Administration at (248) 869-7204.
Due to new grass plantings two weeks ago, the City has given the Library permission to water more often for the plantings to grow properly. A groundwater irrigation well supplies the water for the underground automatic irrigation systems used by the Library and Fuerst Park. The rain water from the entry canopy roof is also used to irrigate perimeter planting beds.
Did You Know?
...that our own Read-A-Latte Café was nominated by WDIV as "one of the best"? Find out why by trying the great coffee drinks, desserts, or lunch specialties made fresh daily. For your convenience, the Café is now accepting credit cards. Call us at (248) 869-7249 with questions, catering requests, or carry-out orders.