Leelanau Township Library

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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Leelanau Township Library
Message from the Director


No matter how long it’s been since you’ve set foot in a classroom, there’s something about fall that gives you that back-to-school feeling. In true school style, here’s a report on “what we did over our summer vacation”.

The Friends of the Library had an active summer. In June they held their Strawberry Brunch/Annual Meeting and kicked off the Summer Writers Series with a special event with author Karen Dionne. The writers series ran through July, the same month the Friends held their annual Book Sale. Thank you to the volunteers and shoppers who made this summer’s sale the most profitable ever, earning just over $2400. In July and August we tried something new, Summer Readers’ Roundtable Discussions, informal meetings to discuss a short piece of writing. In August the focus was on kids, with a performance by Bubbleman Ron and an appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Dog Parade.

We explored the theme “A Universe of Stories” during our summer events for children. A number of those events were led by community members with fun and educational interpretations of the theme, from reading about the healthy benefits of dark skies to creating a mini universe using poured paint techniques. We also helped kids keep their reading skills sharp over the summer by offering Reading Fridays, a seven week reading incentive program.  Now that school is back in session, we are again offering preschool storytime eachThursday morning.

This fall we will be offering technology workshops - focusing on Gmail in September, Google Docs & Drive in October and the library’s Up North Digital Collection in November. The book discussion group meets monthly from September through May. If you have that back-to-school feeling, the library is a great place to learn something new.

A few dates to note in your fall calendar...the Friends of the Library will hold their Fall Meeting on September 30 and the library will be closed on November 27 & 28 for Thanksgiving.

Nellie Danke
September, 2019