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Events in January
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Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.
From the Interim Director...
It is an exciting turn of the year at the Library. New millage revenue is already being put to use in significantly increased budgets for new materials, including new online subscriptions to Consumer Reports (available now) and Morningstar Investments (coming soon). Plans are moving forward for renovations in the building, and the Library staff are able to grasp fresh opportunities to improve our services and the way we provide them.
In the midst of this hubbub, Nancy B. Johnson, our Director since 2007, will be retiring, and in January I take on the role of Interim Director, while the Board of Trustees conduct their search for a new library director. I am happy to take this opportunity to thank Nancy for her steady leadership in the Library and in our community. Her professional devotion, energy, and generous spirit allowed us to continue to improve our operations through a time of unusual economic difficulty. Our successes for many years will owe much to her.
-- Ed Rutkowski

Welcome Back Thursday
Our restored hours take effect in January
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1-5pm
New Databases: Consumer Reports and Morningstar
Thanks to your support of our November millage election, we will be adding  the Consumer Reports and Morningstar databases to our collection of research tools.

Consumer Reports allows users to easily search through a greater selection of impartial product reviews than offered in the print magazine and it can be accessed in the Library or from home (your Library Card number is required) from the link on our databases webpage

In early January, we will also have access to the Morningstar Investment Research Center, an easy to navigate database, designed especially for libraries to help patrons reach their investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. Morningstar Investment Research Center provides data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. Morningstar also provides analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments. It will also be accessible in the Library or from home from the link on our databases webpage.

We're excited  to offer these valuable databases! 

Friends Amazon Smile Account
When you shop on Amazon, you can help support the Library at the same time! The Friends of the Brighton District Library have set up an Amazon Smile Account. Shop at and select Friends of the Brighton District Library as your charity and 0.5% of your eligible purchase price will be donated to the Friends, our biggest supporter. For more information, you can watch this video about getting started with Amazon Smile.  

Junior Volunteers 
Many thanks to the following Junior Volunteers for cheerfully helping in the Brighton District Library's Youth Department in 2015. 
Cate Addor
Gavin Check
Miriam DeWolf 
Kate Haggerty
Dakota Hanson-Meier
Evan Hibbard
Alyssa Iamarino 
Ava Jenkins 
Kayla Keeder     
Madeline Malone 
Macey Merdinian
Margaret Michel
Parker Nastwold
Brighton Pauli  
Carter Pauli 
Erin Poliquin
Lauren Rauch
Kate Silverston
Megan Slemp
Lydia Thurm
Anna Vergith 
Christina Wollenhaupt


Holiday Open House 2015

The Library will be closed 
December 31 & January 1

Registration for the next session of storytimes begins Monday, December 28th for new participants and Wednesday, December 30th for returning attendees. 
Open House

Searching for a preschool program for your 3-4 year old child?
Stop in, meet with local preschool representatives and learn about preschool resources in the Brighton area at our annual open house!
Saturday, January 30,
10:00am - 1:00pm, Room A/B

Oscar Movie Sundays resume this Month
Beginning Sunday, January 24 at 2pm, we'll show some of the new Oscar nominated films. Nominated titles will be announced January 14 and listed on our Events Calendar

Lori Taylor at the December Local Author Showcase

in the Norma Gray Gallery
December 18 - January 4
Original drawings and prints
by children's book illustrators,
from the collection of
Joyce Powers.
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


January 7 - February 24
Charles Lada and Bev Kolvunen

(Cold wax and oil)
Artists Reception
Monday, Jan 11
6 - 8pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!

Support your Library!
Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the Library during this season of celebration and renewal.
Click here for details.

New Green Oak Township
Drop Box
made possible by donations to last year's Annual Appeal

Thank you, Donors!

The Library would like to express a special thank you to the anonymous donor family for their gift of holiday-themed children’s books for the
Holiday Open House.

Lauren Bienenstock & Associates
♦  Dan Lijewksi
♦♦♦ Joyce Powers

♦ Gifts of $100 - $499
♦♦ Gifts of $500 - $999
♦♦♦ 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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