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We’re Hiring!

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Join our team! We are currently hiring for the position of Substitute Library Assistant at the Portage Lake District Library. The application period will remain open until end of day Wednesday, May 22. … Read More

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Rabbit Island School Scholarships Available to Students

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The Rabbit Island Foundation and the Portage Lake District Library have partnered to create a unique, place-based arts and ecology program for area students who attend Houghton-Portage Township Schools. Students awarded with scholarships will have the opportunity to spend one week on Rabbit Island, a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.
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Free Tax Preparation Services

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Volunteers from the AARP Foundation will be available to assist you with preparing and filing your tax return, by appointment, beginning February 4th…. Read More

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Library Closed December 31 and January 1

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The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library will be closed on December 31 and January 1 for New Years Eve and New Years Day. … Read More

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Winter PRISM Now Available

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Check out our latest edition of PRISM, the library’s quarterly newsletter! Learn about upcoming events, new library resources, reader recommendations and more…. Read More

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Library Closed December 24th and 25th.

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The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library will be closed on December 24 and December 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will reopen with regular hours on Wednesday, December 26th.

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Give the Gift of Learning This Season

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If you have friends or family members who live outside of the library district, gifting them a membership to the library gives them access to tens of thousands of print and digital books, magazines and movies…. Read More

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Now Hiring: Application Period Extended

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The library is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Coordinator. Please find the job posting and application on our Employment page. Print copies can be picked up at the library’s circulation desk. … Read More

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Free Access to Library Services Ending for Chassell Residents

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Effective January 1, 2019, residents of Chassell Township will need to pay a non-resident membership fee to continue checking out materials…. Read More

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Library Closed November 22nd and 23d

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The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 22nd and Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. … Read More

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