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Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library for supporting Library events.
Summer Reading 2014

Fun and prizes! You can still register,
for Kids, Teens, and Adults.

Kate Wheeler joins BDL to head services for Teens
We are very pleased to welcome Kate Wheeler to the position of Teen Librarian at Brighton District Library. Kate will manage collections and programs for teens, and takes the reins from Anne Cnockaert, who is joining the Youth Services team. Kate will finish her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Wayne State this fall. She also brings a BFA from Kendall College, and experience working in the Grand Rapids Public Library system. Among her goals at BDL is to bring more creative opportunities to teen patrons with art-related programming.
2014 Edition of the Brighton Area Senior Services Directory now Available
The Library's popular directory of Senior Services has been updated recently for 2014. Housing, health, finances, and volunteering are only a few of the topics covered in this handy publication. You can pick up a print copy at the Library Information Desk, or check listings on our website.
The Library thanks the Livingston County Consortium on Aging for a grant to help cover printing expenses for the Directory.

Spaces at the Library: What Matters to You?
The responses to last month's poll about public space at the Library gave a pretty clear indication that most of you would give a higher priority to improving quiet work or reading spaces than to social or meeting space at the Library. 63% of responses gave the strongest agreement (score of 8, 9, or 10) to the statement "I wish the Library had more quiet work or reading space." 19% of responses gave that statement scores of 1, 2, or 3. For the statement "I wish the Library had more social or meeting space," 45% gave the strongest agreement scores, while the lowest scores  were given by 36% of respondents.



We appreciate all of your responses. The needs and opinions of our users are very important in planning Library services. Special thanks to those who submitted detailed comments!

We are always happy to hear from you. You can submit your thoughts or questions about the Library and our services through the newsletter comment form here. Thanks!
Get Out and About!
Now that the warm weather has arrived, your library card provides opportunities for free or discounted access to recreational destinations state-wide.

MAP
The Michigan Activity Pass program has expanded for 2014 to offer Library cardholders free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts, at more than 100 arts and cultural institutions statewide. You can search the listings and print your passes at the MAP website.

Mi Big Green Gym
You can check out a free vehicle admission for any State Park or Recreation Area from the Library through this program, a partnership between the Michigan DNR, The Michigan Recreation and Park Association, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Ask at the circulation desk!

Butterfly magic in Millie's Garden
The Library will be Closed
Thursday, July 3rd  through
Sunday, July 6th


The skies cleared beautifully for Springfest 2014


in the Norma Gray Gallery
 
Art at the Library
in partnership with the




 

June 24 - Aug 4
Peggy Brewer (Pastels)
Winnie Chrzanowski (Photography)

 
Artists' Reception
Monday, June 30,
6-8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!


LESA's Backpacks for Kids program provides Livingston County students whose families are experiencing financial difficulties with basic school supplies at no cost. The Library will once again be a drop-off point for donations to this program. Collection begins July 14. Please see the LESA website for a list of desired items.

Jackie and Gary in Concert
Thank you, Donors!
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 2014 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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