Waterford Township Public Library July Update
Library Circulation Services - Back Online
Our thanks to our community for making the restart of on-site services go so smoothly. It continues to be a slow and careful process, implemented in phases.
In addition to opening the outside book returns, we are now offering Curbside Pick-up service. Filling your hold requests for items from our library as well as items interloaned from other libraries in our cooperative is now reestablished.
Here is what you need to do:
- Place your hold requests in the online catalog. Or you can call or email us with your requests.
Adult and Teen Services: 248-618-7693; Children’s Services: 248-618-7692;
HOLDS WILL ONLY BE RELEASED TO THE CARD HOLDER
- Look for a return call or email notice telling you your hold is available
- Upon arrival, follow signs for Curbside Pick-up back towards the cemetery and around to the Curbside Pick-up canopy
- Call 248-674-4831 and have your library card and ID ready
- Stay in your car and show your ID when staff bring your library items to you
Curbside Pick-up Service Hours: Monday – Thursday 1:00p – 6:00p, Saturday 1:00p – 5:00p Note: Interlibrary loans from MelCat are expected to be available in the very near future. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with developments over the coming weeks.
In addition to these circulation services, library staff continue working remotely to provide library services weekdays from 9:00a-5:00p. You can call 248-618-7693 (Adults Services) or 248-918-7692 (Children’s Services) for reference/information services. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need a library card? We are issuing them remotely. Residents of Waterford or Lake Angelus without a library card can email Jonathan Deahl, email@example.com
Remote services available with your library card include the online databases through the library’s website (choose "Research & Learning" on menu at the top of the homepage) and downloadable eContent, e.g. eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, music, from Libby (Overdrive), Hoopla and RBdigital (choose "Books & More" on menu at the top of the homepage). These eContent services have apps available for your phone/tablet/computer.
Our Wi-Fi connection can be accessed from the Library’s parking lot 24/7. Remember that proximity to the building and the number of concurrent users affect connectivity.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we progress through the phases to restart on-site services.Virtual Summer Reading programs for Children, Teens and Adults
It’s not too late to join our Summer Reading Programs. Register using the Wandoo Reader software application, familiar to many of our previous participants.The Children’s reading program is open to all students ages 3-12 (https://www.waterfordmi.gov/1156/2020-Childrens-Summer-Reading
Track your reading through the summer. There are seven levels of reading with fun challenges. One level equals one-hour of reading. We will enter everyone who has completed at least four reading levels into our summer reading program prize drawing. You will get a free book for completing the program. We would like everyone to finish by Labor Day, September 7.For tweens and teens going into the 6th - 12th grades (https://www.waterfordmi.gov/594/Teen-Programs
Register for our Summer Reading Program starting June 1st using Wandoo Reader. Log the number of minutes you read over a 9-week period. Ideally, your goal should be to read at least 20 minutes a day. It’s important to keep reading over the summer in order to stay sharp for when school starts up again. You can read books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and comic books. EContent and audiobooks are acceptable as well. Check out our Digital Downloads web page for information about how to download content. For book suggestions, take a look at our booklists for Teens.
If you wish, you can write a short book review for each book you read or listen to. We will feature one participant’s positive review each week on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. *Book reviews are optional.*
Please note: Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the library’s re-opening to the public, we encourage you to use Wandoo Reader to log your summer reading. If you prefer not to use Wandoo Reader, you can still participate. Simply call the reference desk at 248-618-7693 to register. You can then keep track of your minutes on a piece of paper. In order to be in the grand prize drawing, be sure to call us when you’ve reached 500 or more minutes no later than 5:00 pm on August 1st. It is only necessary to call us once at the end to let us know how many minutes you’ve read this summer.
In early August, three prizes will be awarded to randomly drawn participants who have logged at least 500 minutes.
- 1st prize - Kindle Fire 7
- 2nd prize - $35.00 Meijer gift card
- 3rd prize - Pair of over-the-ear sport ear buds
Deadline to log your minutes is August 1st at 5:00 pmFor Adults – Escape into Reading (https://www.waterfordmi.gov/899/Adult-Summer-Reading
How to participate:
- Read or listen to adult books of your own choosing.
- Log each book you read, choose thumbs-up or thumbs-down, and write a short (can be very, very short) review using our online summer reading tool, Wandoo Reader. You will need to register by creating an account to get started. Try do this every week or two during June and July.
- There will be no weekly prize drawings this summer. Instead we will choose and feature one participant's well-rated title each week on our website and on Facebook.
- In early August three Grand Prizes will be randomly drawn from the names of those who have logged at least 5 books by 5 pm on August 1. You must log at least 5 books to be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.
- First prize will be a Kindle Fire 7, second prize will be a $35 Meijer gift card, and third prize will be a set of over-the-ear sport earbuds.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
For children, infant to 5 years. We are a participating library in this early literacy program. You can participate online using phone apps for either iPhone or Android. Search under 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Read to your young child. For every 100 books that you read together, we will put your child’s name on our “Wall of Fame.” Once the Library reopens, your child can pick out a book to keep. Reach the 1,000-book milestone and get a book bag.
Census 2020 reminder
The #2020Census impacts the funding our community needs to help kids learn and grow. Complete the 2020 Census for our community. Visit 2020Census.gov today. Did so already? Great, how about helping someone you know to complete theirs.
It only takes a few minutes, but the impact of your response will be felt for years. I count. You count. Everyone counts. GET COUNTED. IT COUNTS.