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August Book Group - August 14

Orphan train by Christina B. Kline is a powerful story of 17 year old Molly who helps an elderly widow Vivian sort through her possessions and keepsakes. Molly, in and out of foster homes discovers she and Vivian, one of the many abandoned children who rode the orphan train, have much in common. Sue Parker-Carter will lead the book group discussion on Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 pm in front of the fireplace.

Our Summer Reading Program is almost over!

Our reading program FIZZ BOOM READ! will end on Friday, August 8. This is also the last day for your children to cash in their "Book Bucks" and pick a prize from the display case. ( We close at 5:00 that day! )

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.

We've got a TON of new chapter books for your summer reading! Here are just few:

Stella Batts
by Courtney Sheinme

Kung Pow Chicken by Cyndi Marko

Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish

Stop by the children's area and check out ALL the new books.
                 There's a TON!

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.

A DVD Release Party!
Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be showing the movie about Tris and the mysterious Four living in a world divided by factions based on virtues.
  • Tuesday, August 5th
  • 3:00 - 6:00
  • Trivia, snacks and more!
  • Call us for the movie's title. (PG 13)

Call Maranda with questions or click here and send her an e-mail

Ron Loyd - the Bubble Man returns!

Ron Loy
d, the Bubble Man, is returning for his annual summer visit to educate and entertain. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 6th at 10:30 next door at the First Presbyterian Church. This program is free and there's no need to register. The perfect family program - best for ages 3 and up. 

      Have you ever seen a square bubble? You will! 

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. 
8 ways to keep your kids reading this summer!
  1. Set a routine...
  2. Model the behavior...
  3. Provide interesting reading materials...
  4. Celebrate all reading...
  5. Keep track...
  6. Provide incentives...
  7. Peer Pressure...
  8. Go digital!

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


Let your summer fun continue at the Richland Library!
Your children need to keep reading all summer and we hope your summer plans include many trips to the library. If you are a MIlibrary Card patron (Non- Richland Township), you might consider purchasing a temporary 3 month membership for $30.00. You'll be able to check out up to 50 items, including movies, audiobooks and music. Our full year membership is $75.00 and that's an option too. Ask at the upper level circ desk for more information.

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.