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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Novi Public #Library Newsletter - August #michlit #mittenlit
Beyond Books Newsletter Novi Public Library August 2012
Enjoy your Summer @ the Library!
As shown in the photograph above, we are greeted most summer mornings by patrons ready to explore the Library's books, music, programs, and resources. Often we welcome as many as 250 people within the first 30 minutes of opening our doors. One big draw this summer has been the very successful Summer Reading programs, with over 1,570 participants this year. Thank you for your support and don't forget that August 4 marks the end of this year's programs - so track the last of your summer reading minutes and stop by the Library to collect your prizes!
Julie Farkas Director
Thank You Friends!
We sincerely thank the Friends of the Novi Public Library for their generous donations for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, including funding for the 2012 Summer Reading Program; Community Reads Programfeaturing a Nov. 14, 2012 visit from Picking Cotton co-author, Jennifer Thompson-Cannino; and much more!
Love to Shop? Shop for a Cause!
Purchase your Macy's Shop for a Cause pass at the Checkout Desk to receive 25% off regular, sales, 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 a piece, with all proceeds benefiting the Novi Public Library.
Today is the Last Day...
to enter the geekthelibrary raffle for the chance to win geek merchandise! Just stop by the geek display in the front lobby and complete a geek form to enter! All previous geek forms received will be entered into the raffle. Need not to be present to win.
On the Road with the Library
Join tour guides, Kathy Crawford and Margi Karp-Opperer, for a patriotic day trip to historic Holly on September 11, including a tour of the Great Lakes Cemetery, elegant luncheon at the Holly Hotel, and opportunities for shopping, museums, meeting local authors/historians, and more! Deluxe motorcoach transportation provided. Register now by calling 248.869.7204. Learn more.
More Road Trips...
If you like the idea of traveling with Kathy Crawford and Margi Karp-Opperer to Holly, you'll love the opportunity to day trip in "library style" to Lansing on October 4 and to Detroit on November 2. The travel plans, including tours, lunch, and motorcoach transportation have all been arranged, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy!
New for MAC Users...
The Library now offers a 17-inch MacBook Pro laptop computer with Office software for patrons to use in the building to make minor modifications to documents created on a Mac - available at the Adult Information Desk.
New Voting Location - Precinct 16
The Library will be the new voting location for the 16th precinct. The polls are open from 7am-8pm.
August 7: State Primary
September 5: Special Election for vacated House Seat
In partnership with our Novi Schools, the Library is hosting fantastic guests to facilitate book discussions for all ages on August 14:
Grades K-2: 1-2pm
Grades 3-5: 2-3pm
Grades 6-8: 4-5pm
Grades 9-12: 7-8pm
Education Forum: September 27 - 7pm at the Library
Join the Novi Patch and the Center for Michigan for a chance to share your opinions and drive change in education. The forum will be run like a town hall meeting and participants will have the option to vote on questions. Approximately 200 forums, involving 5,000 citizens, are scheduled throughout the state. Forum size is limited to the first 50 people thatregister at the Novi Patch.