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Thanks to the Friends of the Brighton District Library
for supporting Library events.
New Trustee, Rich Perlberg
Rich Perlberg has joined the Library Trustees by filling the seat left vacant by Jeannette Hill's retirement.

Rich has been a Livingston County resident since 1974 and has worked on the local newspaper since then. First, as a reporter, then as editor. He retired from the paper in September 2013.

He has been an active member of the community for a long time. Past positions include: chair of the Livingston County United Way board; chair (twice) of the United Way fund drive; chair of both the Brighton and Howell chamber of commerce boards; chair of the McPherson Community Hospital board; chair of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System board; president of the Michigan Press Association; founding member of the Women’s Resource Commission.

"Currently I serve on the boards of Cleary University, Work Skills Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation of Livingston County. I will join the Brighton Rotary board this summer and currently serve as president of the Michigan Press Association Foundation.

"Last year, I had the privilege of chairing the committee that promoted the successful millage campaign for the Brighton District Library. While the library’s excellent reputation made the issue an “easy sell,” the experience opened my eyes even more to the great resource provided by the library. I would be honored to learn more and perhaps add to the library’s great story."

We are very pleased to welcome Rich Perlberg to our Board of Trustees. 

Call me Ishmael

Coming soon! The Library has a new way for you to discover great books. We have a brand new Call me Ishmael phone. Patrons and staff can call in to record a brief review of a book they love. When others visit the Library, they can dial up a review and try the book for themselves. Be sure to stop in and try it out the next time you're in the Library!

Fill a Backpack
The Brighton District Library is collecting school supplies and backpacks for the Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA) 15th annual "Backpacks for Kids" project. The goal is to provide Livingston County students, whose families are experiencing financial difficulties, with basic school supplies. Check their Donation Wishlist for more details.

Discover Michigan with new
program series

Ron Rademacher, author of a series of four Michigan Backroads books, will be here three times this summer/fall to talk about some fantastic things to see and do right here in Michigan!

July 20 - Michigan Rediscovered
A Dozen Destinations You May Have Missed 

August 10 - Oddities and Rarities
Mysteries & Legends In Small Michigan Towns 

September 14 - Michigan Trails
Unique & Overlooked Trails In Every Region Of Michigan 

Ron will have his books available for purchase during all three presentations.

Register at the Information Desk or by calling 
810-229-6571 x227. 

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brighton District Library
 The Michigan Activity Pass program continues to grow!
MAP offers Library cardholders free or reduced-fee admission, or other discounts.

The program includes 414 cultural, historical and outdoor venues throughout the state.

This year, the program has added seven National Park Service sites and 13 attractions. Its most recent addition is LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan! It's also revamping its website and adding a mobile component that will be offered on smartphones and iPads.

You can search the listings and print your passes at the MAP website. Enter Brighton District Library in the search form to see links for passes.

Springfest 2016

The Library will be Closed
all Sundays in July and Monday, July 4th.

Red Cross Blood Drive
comes to the Library Friday,

July 29, 10:30am-3:45pm, in Room A/B. Drop-in or make an appointment at 517-318-7210,
or register online at and use the sponsor keyword: BrightonLibrary

Infant Massage - June 2016
in the Norma Gray Gallery
Art at the Library
in partnership with the


June 28 - August 8
Jan Herrick (Watercolor) and
Henya Rachmiel (Quilts)

Artists Reception
Monday, July 11
6 - 8 pm (Room A/B)
Public is welcome!

Thank you, Donors!
Books & Memorials
Livingston County Coin Club, The Top Morgan Dollar Die Varieties: An Advancement of Knowledge by Kevin Flynn; United States Paper Money by George S. Cuha and William Brandimore; United States Type Coins by Q. David Bowers
Mac and Mondi Miller, Mindful and Yes! magazine subscriptions
Jeffri Rulason, BugOut magazine
Commemorative Bricks
In honor of Dorothy Baldori, from the Friends of the Brighton District Library
In honor of Jeannette Hill, BDL Board of Trustees
In honor of Kathryn Poppy, BDL Board of Trustees 2016 President
In honor of Kelly Raskauskas, from the Friends of the Brighton District Library
In honor of Chuck Rhein, from the Friends of the Brighton District Library
In memory of Kim Tath, from the Friends of the Brighton District Library
General Donations
♦♦ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
♦♦♦ Sky Zone Trampoline Park
♦♦♦♦ Yogurtopia

♦ Gifts of $100 - $499
♦♦ Gifts of $500 - $999
♦♦♦ Gifts of $1,000 - $4,999
♦♦♦♦ Gifts of $5,000 - $10,000+

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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