Digital Editions of Your Favorite Magazines Now Available
through the Library
Brighton District Library is pleased to join The Library Network group offering Zinio for Libraries. Through the group’s website
, BDL cardholders have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.
Whether it is The Economist
or Us Weekly
, Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search, and interactive elements such as audio and video. Issues from more than 250 magazines are available, covering a complete range of interests. More details are available at the website:
Experienced, Confidential Business Counseling Available from SCORE
When John Berkaw retired as Vice President from Comerica Bank, he realized how fortunate he’d been throughout his career, and wanted to give something back to the community. Today, he volunteers his time as a SCORE counselor at the Brighton District Library.
, founded as Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a nonprofit association comprised of more than 13,500 volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. For more than 50 years, SCORE has been dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow. They provide free, confidential business advice tailored to meet the needs of any small business.
As an experienced mentor, Berkaw helps people set clear goals and objectives beforehand. He works one-on-one with entrepreneurs to devise a clear, well-developed business plan and gives them sound financial advice and marketing strategies.
"I am pleased to be working with SCORE and the Library and look forward to providing consulting services to the many small businesses in the Brighton area,” Berkaw said.
SCORE counselors are primarily retired executives with experience in many different areas and types of business. They are experts in business plan preparation, finance, management, marketing, patents, and web-based 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 learn more about SCORE services or to discuss your business ideas, call the Library at 810-229-6571 ext. 227 to set up an appointment. Appointments are scheduled in one hour blocks, although longer sessions are available.
Special Needs Collection Helps Develop Literacy and Skills
The Special Needs Collection at Brighton District Library includes print and audio-visual materials to aid people 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. The Collection is funded in part by the Friends of the Brighton District Library. See details on our website at
offers preparation materials for all kinds of examinations, including ACT, GED, ASVAB, GRE, and professional licensing exams. Then add to that skills-builders, computer software tutorials, and more.