The latest library news and events! 


April 2018

MISSION: To educate, enrich and empower our community.


On May 29th, we will be upgrading to a new shared online catalog and checkout system called CARL. In addition to the features you love about our current catalog, the new system will offer easier searching, more relevant results, a kids catalog, innovative account features, effortless integration with eBooks and eAudio, and a new mobile catalog. 

In order to complete the upgrade, the Library will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28 to allow for millions of records (both patron and material) to be transferred successfully.  Also in preparation for the migration to a new system, MeLCat services will be suspended on April 1, 2018 with a tentative resume date of July 1, 2018. 

All of your holds will transfer to the new system. After May 29th, library PINs will be restricted to six or less numbers. Any patrons who currently have a PIN that contains letters or are larger than six numbers will be assigned the last four digits of their phone numbers. When logging into your account in the new catalog, you will also have the option to create an EZ username and password.

Thank you for your cooperation as we get ready for our new system.  We expect it to be a great improvement for our Library and for YOU!


Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM-2 PM
Protect your identity and the environment! Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting a community shredding event. We have partnered with American Data Security, Inc. to provide secure, environmentally-friendly disposal of your private documents. The Limit of 4 boxes per vehicle per day will be strictly enforced.



Receive one-on-one assistance with:
  • Using your library card to access your account and the Library’s catalog online
  • Exploring free online learning resources and materials provided by our Library.
  • Computer basics – organizing files, setting up your email, or browsing the internet
  • Basic Social Media assistance – Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, & others
  • Downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Digital Magazines to your personal device (iPad, Kindle, and other tablets)
  • Using your smartphone, eReader, and/or tablet
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Publisher, Excel)
  • Please arrive with a clear goal of what you would like to learn.

  • Please arrive with all the necessary passwords needed to access your device or accounts.

  • Be sure to bring in any device you need help with. 
  • We are unable to troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, take apart or replace physical parts on a device, or participate in credit card transactions. Nor will we update or install new software.



for a full calendar of events!


Michigan Gardener Road Trips
April 3 at 7 PM

Tai Chi
April 4 at 6:30 PM

ESL Cafe
April 5 at 11 AM

Interactive Harry Potter
Movie Night
April 5 at 6 PM

Live Jazz Music
April 8 at 2 PM

Mercy Watson Book Club
April 9 at 6:30 PM

Mystery Book Club
April 9 at 9 PM

Genealogy Assistance
April 10; 9 AM-Noon

Tech Assistance
April 10 & 17 & 24; 4-6 PM

Blackout Poetry
April 10 at 7 PM

PJ Mask Storytime
April 11 at Noon

Tai Chi
April 11 at 6:30 PM

Non-Fiction Book Club
April 11 at 7 PM

Lego Block Party
April 12 at 6:30 PM

AAA1-B Medicare Assistance
April 16 at 11 AM

Tai Chi
April 18 at 6:30 PM

Overview of the Arab World
April 19 at 7 PM

MELT Method
April 21 at 10 AM

Everything Green
Earth Day Celebration
April 22 at 2 PM

Identity Theft
April 23 at 7 PM

Tea Cup Bird Feeder
April 24 at 7 PM

Retirement Income
April 25 at 7 PM

Cover to Cover Book Club
April 26 at 7 PM

Labor Trafficking
April 26 at 7 PM

Community Document Shred Event
April 28; 10 AM-2 PM

Monthly Movie Matinee
April 28 at 2 PM



Baby Bounce
April 18 & 25
at 9:30 AM

Wonderful Ones
April 16, 23, 30
at 9:30 and 10:30 AM

Terrific Twos
April 17 & 24
at 9:30 and 10:30 AM

Bee Three
April 18 & 25
at 10:30 AM

Fabulous Fours
April 19 & 26
at 9:30 AM

Storytime for All
April 20 & 27
at 10:30 AM



Ms. Mary is our Literacy Specialist here at SSLDL!

As you begin to play outside, take time to talk with your child about the new flowers that are springing up in your garden. Expand their vocabulary by telling them the specific names of the flowers. For example,  "These  flowers are tulips and these are crocuses" Show your children the similarities and differences among the leaves. Ask them to tell you the colors of the petals.  Check out "spring"books from the library and enjoy a walk through the path.   Remember, Talking with your child will help expand their vocabulary, and build their knowledge of the world around them.  Both early literacy components that your child needs in order to be ready to read!  



The Friends Book Room, located just inside the library entrance to the left, is a place where you can find terrific deals on all kinds of books, music and movies—and each purchase you make goes toward supporting the library! 

Upcoming Sale Dates:
  • April 17-24
  • May 15-22 
  • June 12-19 
  • July 17-24


SSLDL is more than just books!
If you’re in search of a hobby, but intimidated by the upfront costs or want a chance to experience a new tech gadget for home or office, we have a kit for that! Our Creativity Kits and Enrichment Kit collections include everything from knitting and metal stamping to bike locks, exercise equipment, and portable projectors. 

We'll be adding several new kits throughout the spring and summer months; including a 3D pen, giant sized yard games, a portable scanner, rock painting, an embroidery punch pen, a Moving Kit, and many others for you to experience.
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