It’s Summer Reading Time!

Stop by the Children’s Branch to sign-up for summer reading and earn free books.  Sign-up is also available at the Teen Zone on the main floor of PWPL and online.

Visit us at Westwood Mall this summer!

The Library is very excited about the facility improvements taking place this year.  Not only will the leaks be fixed, but the Youth Services will have its own dedicated programming space.  While the work is underway, the Youth Services Department will temporarily reside in the Westwood Mall.  The entire lower level will close on April 30, but materials and programming will continue to be available at the Children’s Branch starting May 7.

Note these important dates:

  • May 7: Children’s Branch opens at Westwood Mall.
  • June 9: Summer Reading kickoff! Programming resumes at Westwood Mall.
  • November 2018: Youth Services moves back to the Library in their newly remodeled space.

Other things to know:

  • Programming for the high school and junior high ages will take place in the regular library building.
  • Services available at the Branch location will include: a small play area, computers and tablets, access to part of the children’s collection, checkout and returning of materials, material holds pickup and library card sign up.
  • The part of the children’s collection that remains 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.
  • Hours for the PWPL Children’s Branch at the Westwood Mall:
    • Monday– Thursday:  9:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Friday:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    • Sunday:  Closed
Upcoming special programs:

Book Fair #2, July 18, 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Westwood Mall

Rocking the Dulcimer Workshops, July 25, pre-register 226-4323, 1:00 ages 6-7 and 2:00 ages 8+, PWPL Business Reference Room

The Cat Bird Seat Dulcimer Concert, July 25, 7:00 pm, PWPL Huron Mountain Club Gallery

Pet Partners in the Park, August 1, 10:00 am, Lower Harbor Park

Book Fair #3, August 3-4, Westwood Mall

Summer Reading 2018 Program Brochure (pdf)

Regular Programming:

For all library programs in list format (starting with today’s date) and for more program details, see the Library’s Event List.


For more information, call the Children’s Desk at 906/226-4323 or contact Sarah Rehborg, Youth Services Department Head, using the form below.