Leelanau Township Library

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Message from the Director

Welcome to the Leelanau Township Library
Message from the Director


On this wintery December afternoon, I’m looking back to fall at the Leelanau Township Library.

This September, October and November saw an average of 72 visitors each day…and what did they do at the library? Fall library visitors were able to attend a technology workshop about internet privacy, participate in the Northport Poets & Writers group gathering during Leelanau Uncaged, discuss monthly book selections with the book group and enjoy the paintings of Gene Rantz and Denice Goldschmidt. For the youngest visitors and their caregivers, Dr. Nate from MSU Extension led a program on ‘spooky’ insects, Ms. Mary led a preschool storytime each Thursday morning and we welcomed the kindergarten class on their monthly library visits. And of course, library visitors borrowed books, magazines, movies and music…to the tune of 7,000 ‘check-outs’ of items this fall.

And now we’re ready to take on winter. The library is decorated for the season, with the help of twinkling lights and tree ornaments created from recycled books by library patrons.

Mark your calendar for January 22 when we will celebrate Burns Night with poetry and a soup supper and for January 23 for a technology workshop about the Smart911 system. There will be Wigglers’ storytimes for preschool children each Thursday morning (except December 27), and on February 9 the Friends of the Library & the Northport Arts Association will host an interactive arts storytime. As you mark your calendar, note that the library will be closed for the holidays on December 22 - 25, and on December 29 - January 1.

The New Year will also bring a new catalog. We will be upgrading to new software in mid-January. We’re working behind the scenes for a smooth transition, but please be patient as we adopt this new software.

Nellie Danke
December, 2018