2017 Allyn Roberts Challenge

Dr. Allyn Roberts has issued his annual challenge for the Peter White Public Library.

The goal for the 2017 challenge is to raise $30,000 by September 30 to support PWPL’s collection and services.

Allyn Roberts will match donations with $1.00 for every $4.00 donated until we raise $30,000.  PWPL needs your help more than ever to continue to provide the excellent collection, programs and level of service you have come to expect every time you walk through the Library doors.

Donors may contact PWPL Development Director Heather Steltenpohl at 906/226-4305 or heather@uproc.lib.mi.us for more information.

Gifts can be made online from our Donations page.



Explore Tech Display coming to PWPL

Honda Asimo Conducting (image courtesy of Honda)

From August 17-September 11, Peter White Library Youth Services Department will host Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference, an exciting, interactive display, on loan from the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net).  The display consists of upright information panels, a hands-on maker table, and a computer kiosk.

We’re planning a Grand Opening on August 30 from 6-8:00 pm in the Youth Services Room on the lower level.  Youth and adults welcome.  Enjoy refreshments, take an engineering challenge, and of course, explore the exhibit!

For more information about the exhibit and the schedule of special events sponsored by the library in conjunction with the exhibit, check out our Explore Tech webpage.

RBdigital App Is Replacing Zinio for Digital Magazine Access

graphical depiction of zinio logo moving to rb digital logo

Recorded Books, the company that brought us the Zinio app for downloading popular magazines for library users, is re-branding their product.  Their new app, RBdigital, is now available for download from both Google Play for Android users and itunes for Mac or i-phone users.

If you are a regular Zinio user, you may have already been prompted to download the new RBdigital app when you logged-on to your Zinio app.  From now till the end of September, both apps will allow library patrons the same access to out Great Lakes Digital Library collection of popular magazine titles.  After September 30, 2017, the Zinio App will no longer be available and the best way to access to the collection on a hand-held device will be through the RBdigital app.

If you have not yet sampled our digital magazine collection, you will want to first go to the RBDigital magazine collection in the Great Lakes Digital Library and create an account with your library card information.  (You will find a link in the upper right corner of the screen that will walk you through the steps.)  Once you have created and account and established a username and password, you are ready to use your app to check out digital copies of magazines.

Build a Better World: Support Room at the Inn

illustration of a snow covered church

Peter White Public Library invites the public to help build a better world by making a donation to Room at the Inn’s Warming Center.  During the month of August, bring to the circulation desk individually wrapped snack bars, cereal, coffee, city garbage bags, or gift cards to Gordon Food Service.  For each donation, the library will give you a Peter White Library buck that can be used on movies, fines, copies, or other expenses incurred at the Library.

See poster.

For more information, call 906/226-4318.

Proposed Floor Plans

If you’ve visited the library recently,  you may have noticed display boards on each floor with proposed floor plans.  If you haven’t had a chance to see them, you can view the plans here:

The proposed plans are based on feedback from our March Space Planning sessions, conducted with the help of Kimberly Bolan and Associates.  (See their Facility Recommendations.)

To better understand why we are looking at space planning at this time, see our Capital Improvement Bond fact sheet to get the complete story.