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Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events.
 

"SCORE" Free Business Advice at the Library
 
Are you looking to start your own business, market it, finance it or create a business plan? The Brighton, Salem-South Lyon, and Howell Libraries are the go-to destinations to help make this happen with free SCORE facilitated workshops September 13, October 11 and November 8 from 7:00 to 8:00pm. 

These workshops are sponsored by SCORE (Senior Core of Retired Executives), a volunteer non-profit that provides free business counseling and mentoring resources. Mentors are experts in business plan preparation, finance, management, marketing, patents, and web-based business. They provide free, confidential business advice tailored to meet the needs of any small business.
 
According to SCORE experts, the first couple of months for any new business are critical to aspiring entrepreneurs because important decisions need to be made. Making every decision on your own doesn’t have to happen. To meet one-on-one with a SCORE representative, call us to make your appointment.
Special Needs Collection and Storytimes for All Ages

 
The Special Needs Collection at the Brighton District Library includes print and audio visual materials to aid the person with visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor, speech or language delays, and emotional-behavioral issues. This collection is useful for children, adults, parents, caregivers, and teachers.

As part of our programming, we also offer sensory storytimes for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Check our events calendar for dates and times. 

Thanks to new funding from a grant, we have Adult Activity Kits available for use in the Library. Specially put together to engage teens and adults with special needs, stop by the Information Desk to pick up a kit. 

Summer Reading Wrap Up
 
Thank you everyone for a very successful Summer Reading Program! We were delighted by the high participation this year. We had 266 signed up for the Adult Program, 155 for Teen, and 1000 for Children! That's a lot of readers! 

All 150 yard signs were distributed and our Prize Patrol visited 4 lucky households to drop off fun Library swag bags. Congratulations to all our grand prize and prize patrol winners! We had a great time and hope you did too! 
Distribution of Yard Signs     

Staff Spotlight
 
Meet Jennifer Osborne, Head of Adult Services. Jennifer manages the Information Desk and the librarians who staff it. In addition to helping with your ebook readers or tablets, she runs book discussions, plans programs, and creates many of the informational posters, flyers, and brochures you see around the building. When she's not working, (which isn't very often!) you can find her out for a run, reading on her back deck, or binging on the latest Netflix release.

Jennifer's Favorites

Book
: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Movie: Little Women (1994 version)
Audiobook: My Name is Memory by Anne Brashares
Format to read: Physical book, Kindle, or audiobook. She's not picky!
Dewey Decimal Number: 641- cookbooks! She loves to try new recipes and share them with friends and family. 
 

100% of babies recommend spending time with a good book!
The Library will be closed Sunday and Monday,
Sept. 3rd & 4th, for the Labor Day Holiday.


We were pleased to host award winning Michigan author, Lisa Wheeler

Storytime registration begins the week of August 28, for sessions beginning September 11.
Thank you for making
Fill-A-Backpack a success!
This year you filled nearly 50 backpacks with over 100lbs of school supplies! Thank you for your generosity!
in the 
Norma Gray Gallery 
 
Art at the Library 
in partnership with the
 


 
 

August 24 - October 11 
Joyce Bailey (Graphite Drawing)
Nancy Cross (Mixed Media)

Artists Reception
Monday, August 28
6-8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!


Thank you, Donors!
 
Book Honors & Commemorative Bricks
Albert K. Buttery, Smithsonian Magazine

Annual Appeal
♦ Kathryn Poppy & Terrance Wagner

General Donations
McKee Creations
Raymond Tucker


Summer Reading Program Sponsors
 ♦ Bagels & Bites
♦♦♦ Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern
♦ Great Harvest Breads
♦♦♦ Rollerama / Zap Zone
♦♦ Taco Bell – Sundance, Inc.

 

♦ Gifts of $100+
♦♦ Gifts of $500+
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1,000+

 

We are grateful for those who generously contribute to the Library throughout the year. Our recognition of these individuals, families, and organizations is on our Donors Wall.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Library, options and details can be found on our webpage, Support the Library.
 
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