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We have big things planned for 2018 at Peter White Public Library.  Based on feedback from patrons and voters, we are planning a series of improvements to both the library building and the services we offer.  If you would like to stay in the loop as these improvements are implemented, sign-up for email updates here:


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It’s Summer Reading Time! Online Registration Now Open

It’s Summer Reading Time at Peter White Public Library for patrons of all ages.  This year’s theme is Libraries Rock!

Youth Summer Reading events will be held at our temporary Children’s Branch at Westwood Mall (while our Children’s Room on the lower level is remodeled this summer) and other other locations including Lower Harbor Park and HOTplates here in town.  Checkout the complete Summer Reading Series of Events for youth and sign-up online to  log summer reading hours to earn free books.

The Adult Summer Reading Series of Events kicked off on June 4 with a day long ukelele extravaganza;  Ben Hassenger from Music is the Foundation conducted two workshops, introduced the DocuMonday film Mighty Uke, and led a group strum.  Programming will continue in July and August with an adult dulcimer workshop, numerous concerts to be held in the Huron Mountain Gallery, DocuMonday films focusing on music, and Bluesday Tuesday at the Ore Dock.  Attend any of these events and put your name in for a random prize drawing.

Have fun with Summer Reading whatever your age, and if you enjoy sharing pictures of your summer experiences on Instagram, enter our Summer Reading Instagram Contest for a chance to win a “The Book Was Better” t-shirt.

Summer Reading Instagram Contest

 

How do you Summer Read?  Do you read while traveling or do you find excitement in attending a special library program?  Do you cuddle up in the lawn chair with the kids, or do you find a quiet, shady spot along the lake?  Show us how Summer Reading Rocks!

 

How to enter:

  • Post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #PWPLRocks by midnight August 15, 2018.
  • Follow and tag PWPL: @peterwhitepublilclibrary.
  • Tag your friends, ask for likes!
  • Make sure the photo setting is public so we can see your entry.
  • Don’t miss a moment, enter as many times as you like.

 

Contest Guidelines:

  • By submitting your photo, you agree to the guidelines set forth here and agree that the photo can be used by the Peter White Public Library on our website, social media and in the newsletter. Your work will be credited by user name.
  • Peter White Public Library staff and their family members may participate, but are not eligible to win.
  • For your own protection, do not include your library card barcode in your photo.
  • Photos with the most likes by August 28 will win the popular PWPL “The Book was Better” t-shirt, and
  • Peter White Public Library will share the photos on the PWPL Instagram account and Facebook.

Submit photos by midnight August 15

Vote for your favorites by midnight August 28

Fine Free Trial Period starts June 4 for all Youth Books and Audiobooks

At the May 2018 meeting, the Peter White Public Library Board of Trustees approved a pilot program to go “Fine-Free” on Youth books. This trial period will give PWPL time and data by which to evaluate the idea of becoming a fine-free public library.

The pilot program only includes books and audiobook materials in the Children and Teen collections. Lost or damaged items will still result in replacement fees.

The PWPL Board of Trustees began discussing this idea in March 2018 stemming from a proposal by Youth Services Librarian Sarah Rehborg. “We want children to come to the library and check out books,” reasons Rehborg. “Fines can act as a deterrent to this.”

Fines and fees have traditionally been a part of library services in public libraries across the country. However, libraries have started to question the benefit of this continued practice in the past decade. Many libraries have started to transition away from overdue fines for several reasons, most noted is the ill-will that fine collection can create.

The PWPL Board of Trustees has discussed issues related to potential item loss and financial impact, which is why only a trial period was approved. During the trial period, PWPL will collect data to help Board members determine if continuing fine-free library services is a mutually beneficial decision.

Other regional libraries who are fine free include: Dickinson County Public Library, Menominee County Library, Munising School/Public Library (charges fines on DVD’s only) and Crawford County Library (Juvenile materials are fine free).

To read more about public libraries going fine-free, visit:

Updated Timeline and More on the Children’s Department temporary move

Big improvements are coming to the Children’s Room this year.  Due to the construction, the Children’s Department will be moving to a temporary location in the Westwood Mall of Marquette Township in May 2018.

Timeline

  • Children’s Department will be closed for the move April 30-May 6, 2018. All children’s services will be unavailable at for the duration. Holds placed on materials will be filled after the branch opens. Teen services will continue as normal.
  • The Children’s Branch at the mall will reopen Monday May 7, 2018.
  • Children’s regular programming will be suspended April 30-June 8, 2018.
  • Programming will resume Saturday June 9, 2018 with the Summer Reading Kickoff Concert with Corinne Rockow at 11:00 am and will continue throughout the summer at the Children’s Branch. The occasional program will take place at the library or off-site and such location changes will all be noted on posters and online.
  • Teen programming will take place at the Peter White Library.
  • See our complete Summer Reading schedule of events
  • The Children’s Department plans to move back to the renovated and expanded space at PWPL in November 2018.

Services available at the Branch location will include a small play area, computers and tablets, access to part of the children’s collection, material checkout and return, material holds pickup, and library card sign up. Items from the children’s collection that remain at the library will still be available via holds.

Can’t make it to the mall?  Find us at Lower Harbor park for an all-ages interactive storytime Thursdays, starting June 14 at 9:30 am.

Starting May 7, 2018, the PWPL Children’s Branch at the Westwood Mall will have the following hours:

  • Monday-Thursday:  9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday:  Closed

The Westwood Mall is providing the space for the Children’s Branch and PWPL is covering the cost of utilities.  The Children’s Library will be located in the former Vanity Store, adjacent to Bath and Body Works.

We will continue to post information on our website as the project evolves.  Sign up for Library Insider or Events email updates.

Questions?  We want to help!  Call Youth Services at 906/226-4323 or find us on Facebook.

Childrens, MACC– Space changes

 

Regular visitors are already aware of some of the shifts in collections as we prepare for the construction and remodeling.  All patrons will want to know about the moves about to take place on May 1.

Children’s Room:
The Children’s Room is moving to a temporary location at the Westwood Mall.  (A huge thank you to the Marquette Township Westwood Mall for providing space to the library during this time.)

If you are a regular users of the Children’s Room, you will want to note the following dates:

  • Closed April 30 – May 6:  Moving week (Children’s collection will be unavailable this week. Holds will be pulled after the branch is open.)
  • Reopening Monday, May 7:  Children’s Branch will open at the Westwood Mall (See branch hours below.)
  • Programming resumes June 9:  Summer Reading Program Kickoff – Get Ready to Rock!
  • November 2018 – Moving back to PWPL
The PWPL Children’s Branch will have the following hours:
  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Other changes:
Construction will require that the lower level of the library is closed to the public starting May 1.
MACC offices – Will be located in the Peter White Conference Room on the main floor.  Marquette Arts and Culture Center may be reached during their regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) at their regular phone number, 906/228-0472.
Community Room – Will be closed May – November.  We will continue to hold programs in alternative spaces.  Check our online calendar for up to date information.

Building Love April and May Themes

The Building Love series of events started in January with four programs centered around the theme of World Cultures.  The themes and the programs were developed by a group of local volunteers who approached the library programming office, wanting to create series of events that promote positive social change.

The Building Love programs have proved very popular with patrons, whether it be for a special documentary, a book discussion or a community conversation.  They continue this month and will wrap up in May.

The remaining programs are as follows:

April theme, Environment (see poster)

  • Thursday, April 12, 7:00 pm, UP Environment Interactive World Cafe
  • Thursday April 19, 7:00 pm, Book Study (continued) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

May theme, Our Children (see poster)

  • Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm, DocuMonday film: Babies
  • Wednesday, May 9, 6:00 pm, Children from Alaska to the UP: Working through Adversity toward Resilience
  • Monday, May 21, 7:00 pm, Documentary film: Do It for Daniel
  • Thursday May 17, 7:00 pm, Book Study (continued) The Immortal Lile of Henrietta Lacks