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Summer vacation is over and Preschool Story Time and Wednesday Wigglers are starting up again THIS WEEK!!
It's true! Story times for our "under 5 " crowd begin again THIS WEEK starting on Tuesday September 2. Click here for the times. Does Mrs. Mary Jasiak , Children's Librarian, have your current e-mail address? She sends out occasional e-mails about all the library happenings. Send Mary an e-mail at kids@richlandlibrary.org and get on her e-mail list. Don't miss a thing at the Richland Community Library this fall!

No Babysitting Class offered this summer.
We will NOT be offering a babysitting class before school starts. We'll probably offer one sometime during the school year. If you'd like to be added to Mary Jasiak's list of "interested kids that need the babysitting class", click here and send Mary an e-mail. She'll keep you in touch about all future classes.

Michigan's Big Green Gym!
Michigan's DNR started the Park and Read program 4 years ago as a way to provide free passes to our state parks and recreation areas. Now with the support of Blue Cross, the program is called "Michigan's Big Green Gym"  and is another way to promote outdoor fitness and healthier lifestyles.  Resident patrons can "check out" a one day pass to any of Michigan's state parks and recreation areas and save the cost of the resident daily motor vehicle permit - ( a $6.00 savings! ) Ask at the upper level circ desk for more information.

The Richland Community Library turns 40!
In October 1973, 18 people in our community met with the purpose of starting a local library and the Friends of the Richland Library was formed.

 4 months later, the doors opened to the public with 42 family members and 3,641 books. 
40 years later we have over 36.000 titles and over 3,600 patrons!

The community is welcome to a celebration in front of our beautiful fireplace on
Saturday, September 13 from 1:00 - 3:00.
Light refreshments will be served.

Friends of Richland Library, past library directors and long time library supporters will be here to mark that important decision 40 years ago.
Plan on joining us that day!

We have an opening for a Richland Community Library Trustee

Would you like to give back to your library community?  If you live in the  Village of Richland or Richland Township, and would be interested in finding ou
t more about serving as a Richland Community Library Trustee, please email the Director (choose Director--D. Kreps from drop-down menu), and he will forward your email to Larry Williams, our board president. Trustees meet the third Wednesday of every month ( excluding July and December ) at 6:00 pm.
Click here for more information about board responsibilities. 
New Memoirs:

  --  The Good Spy; the life and death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird
  --  Updike by Adam Begley
  --  Attempting Normal by Marc Maron


Some new titles for summer:
  --  Ember Island
by Kimberley Freeman
  --  The Bees by Laline Paull
  --  Shadowed by Grace;a story of Monuments Men by Cara C. Putman


Check out an eReader
Nook-Touch Kindle3 
We have two Nooks and four Kindles--all pre-loaded with popular fiction for check-out to Richland Residents or paid members.  You can place holds on these through our online catalog on the horizontal dropdown menu.

OverDrive Link        Borrow eBooks on  OverDrive 
-- our downloadable resource for audio and e-books!  Visit the HELP screens or google your device name and "OverDrive" for great online help.   HINT:  Enter your library card number when you log in to get faster access to select titles.

Not finding your favorite author on OverDrive?  Sadly, many publishers refuse to distribute their digital content through libraries. Publishers impose limits similar to print books, allowing only one person at a time to download the digital title.