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Waterford Schools Launch Sweet Reads Bookmobile for Summer

May 21st 2018

Waterford Schools Launch Sweet Reads Bookmobile for Summer (Waterford School District, May 21, 2018) Waterford, MI- The Waterford School District will launch its first-ever Sweet Reads Bookmobile, made possible with $14,375 grant funding from the Waterford Foundation for Public Education and the Mary Lou Simmons Legacy Endowment. The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will provide endless opportunities […]

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project

May 7th 2018

White Castle Donation Helps towards Ferndale Literacy Project (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 6, 2018) Ferndale, MI – “When I was a kid, a group of us boys would take the bus up from Highland Park just to get sliders for twelve cents.  We’d come get sliders and take the bus back home. This White Castle […]

Huntington Woods Library Drag Queen Storytime for Kids 12/14, 1/18, 2/15

November 28th 2017

Huntington Woods Library Drag Queen Storytime for Kids 12/14, 1/18, 2/15 Huntington Woods, MI – Drag Queen Storytime is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQS captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role […]

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support

October 3rd 2017

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support The Detroit Regional Chamber estimated that only 44 percent of third grade students in southeast Michigan were reading at grade level last year. Literacy in Metro Detroit has been alarming industry leaders for a number of years now. When the Detroit Regional Chamber – […]

Ferndale Library Announces Two New Teen Programs

August 31st 2017

Ferndale Library Announces Two New Teen Programs (Ferndale Area District Library, Aug. 31, 2017)   FERNDALE, MI –  Encouraging teens to frequent their public library more often has always been an uphill battle, but the Ferndale Area District Library’s determined to turn that around this September. Ferndale’s new teen engagement campaign begins with their new […]

Ferndale Library Hosts “Storytime In The Park” on August 9

July 22nd 2017

EVENT: Ferndale Library Hosts “Storytime In The Park” on August 9 (EVENT page) FERNDALE MI – The second week in August is National “Exercise With Your Child” Week, and the Ferndale Library is joining with Ferndale’s Parks & Recreation Services to host a special story and play time at Garbutt Park on Wed., Aug 9 […]

Meet & Greet w/ Ferndale Library’s New Director Jenny Marr July 29

July 13th 2017

Meet & Greet w/ Ferndale Library’s New Director Jenny Marr (EVENT page) FERNDALE, MI —  Ferndale gets the chance to meet the new director of their library on Sat., Jul. 29. This meet & greet with Director Jenny Marr is hosted by the Friends of the Ferndale Library. Attendees are welcome to mingle, ask Ms. […]

Madison Heights Library by the Numbers

April 16th 2017

Madison Heights Library by the Numbers (CP Proxmire, April 15, 2017) Madison Heights, MI – Madison Heights Councilperson Robert J. Corbett said  “The door to the American Dream goes through the Library,” and there are many reasons to celebrate what this means in his community. Though the value of a library may be immeasurable, there […]

Ferndale Library Hosting Family Read-In May 1

April 12th 2017

Ferndale Library Hosting Family Read-In May 1 (EVENT page)   FERNDALE, MI – Families with kids of all ages are encouraged to celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Ferndale Area District Library with a Family Read-In event on Mon., May 1. This free event starts at 6:30 pm and will feature games, crafts, and other […]

Oakland Literacy Council Makes Training Easier for Volunteers

October 14th 2016

Oakland Literacy Council Makes Training Easier for Volunteers (Oakland Literacy Council, Oct. 15, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – The Oakland Literacy Council has now made it easier than ever to help adults improve their English skills.  The Council provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults seeking better job skills, a high school credential, citizenship, or helping […]