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Our Summer Reading Program is over.
WHAT a wonderful summer we've had!  We saw lots of children reading lots of books and who earned lots of prizes.  Preschool Story Time and Wednesday Wigglers ( our toddler time) returns the first week in September, right after Labor Day.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and remember: Keep Reading!

No Babysitting Class offered this summer.
We will NOT be offering a babysitting class before school starts. We'll probably offer one sometime during the school year. If you'd like to be added to Mary Jasiak's list of "interested kids that need the babysitting class", click here and send Mary an e-mail. She'll keep you in touch about all future classes.

We've got a TON of new chapter books for your summer reading! Here are just few:

Stella Batts
by Courtney Sheinme

Kung Pow Chicken by Cyndi Marko

Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish

Stop by the children's area and check out ALL the new books.
                 There's a TON!

Michigan's Big Green Gym!
Michigan's DNR started the Park and Read program 4 years ago as a way to provide free passes to our state parks and recreation areas. Now with the support of Blue Cross, the program is called "Michigan's Big Green Gym"  and is another way to promote outdoor fitness and healthier lifestyles.  Resident patrons can "check out" a one day pass to any of Michigan's state parks and recreation areas and save the cost of the resident daily motor vehicle permit - ( a $6.00 savings! ) Ask at the upper level circ desk for more information.

Richland Area Writers' Circle - You want to self-publish?

The Richland Area Writers' Circle is inviting the community on Thursday, August 28 from 7:00 - 8:30  to attend a presentation on the experiences and challenges of self publishing.  Presenters will include:

   --  Joe Higdon - introduction to R.A.W.C.
   --  Dave Weststrate- publishing a Memoir
   --  Shirley Swift - publishing fiction, non-fiction and Createspace.com
   --  Ken Baker - publishing family history

These authors will be selling their published works and available for discussion: Dave Weststrate, Joyce Snow, Ken Baker, Graham Hollis, Suzanne Brockway, Sharron Ansel and Shirley Swift.
For more information, contact Library Director Dennis at 629-9085 Ext. 204 or click here and send him an e-mail.

We have an opening for a Richland Community Library Trustee

Would you like to give back to your library community?  If you live in the  Village of Richland or Richland Township, and would be interested in finding ou
t more about serving as a Richland Community Library Trustee, please email the Director (choose Director--D. Kreps from drop-down menu), and he will forward your email to Larry Williams, our board president. Trustees meet the third Wednesday of every month ( excluding July and December ) at 6:00 pm.
Click here for more information about board responsibilities. 
8 ways to keep your kids reading this summer!
  1. Set a routine...
  2. Model the behavior...
  3. Provide interesting reading materials...
  4. Celebrate all reading...
  5. Keep track...
  6. Provide incentives...
  7. Peer Pressure...
  8. Go digital!

New Memoirs:

  --  The Good Spy; the life and death of Robert Ames by Kai Bird
  --  Updike by Adam Begley
  --  Attempting Normal by Marc Maron


Some new titles for summer:
  --  Ember Island
by Kimberley Freeman
  --  The Bees by Laline Paull
  --  Shadowed by Grace;a story of Monuments Men by Cara C. Putman


Check out an eReader
Nook-Touch Kindle3 
We have two Nooks and four Kindles--all pre-loaded with popular fiction for check-out to Richland Residents or paid members.  You can place holds on these through our online catalog on the horizontal dropdown menu.

OverDrive Link        Borrow eBooks on  OverDrive 
-- our downloadable resource for audio and e-books!  Visit the HELP screens or google your device name and "OverDrive" for great online help.   HINT:  Enter your library card number when you log in to get faster access to select titles.

Not finding your favorite author on OverDrive?  Sadly, many publishers refuse to distribute their digital content through libraries. Publishers impose limits similar to print books, allowing only one person at a time to download the digital title.