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Coloma Public Library is open Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Social distancing and face masks are required when in the building. Prior appointments may be needed in order to comply with safety mandates. Contact the Library at 269-468-3431 or readcoloma@

gmail.com. For patrons medically unable to wear masks, Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. have been set aside for their safety.


Teen Quest


Attention teen sleuths; the library has an anonymous tip that a thief will steal an iconic Michigan landmark on Valentine’s Day. Coloma Public Library is recruiting private detectives to stop the heist! Figure out who the thief is and what they’re stealing to prevent the crime and enter to win a reward.

Learn more about the Quest at mi.gov/MiLibraryQuest. The Quest ends on February 14, 2021. The MILibrary Quest challenge is made up of public libraries across Michigan and is supported in part by the Library of Michigan.


Virtual Tutoring Service


In support of their families, the Coloma Public Library offers Tutor.com. Tutor.com provides online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation for kindergarten through 12th grade, plus early college students, and adult learners. Any Coloma Public Library card holder can connect with an expert tutor in a safe and secure online classroom. Contact the library for more information.


Watervliet District Library news


Watervliet District Library is currently open for curbside pick-up, faxing and printing during the following hours: Mon–Sat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mon and Wed evenings, 4-7 p.m. Contact the library for any book requests or suggestions, or for more information about any library services, at 269-463-6382; info@wdlib.org, or message staff through Facebook.


Adult reading program


Sign-up continues for the library’s annual adult wintertime reading program. This year’s program “A World from Home” recognizes the power of a book to take the reader around the world or a galaxy away. Each participant receives a “Reading Passport” to keep track of books read and/or activities completed. Read a book or complete a variety of tasks to receive a passport sticker. Complete six for a grand prize entry. This year’s grand prizes are: $100 Harding’s gift card; a Nutribullet smoothie maker; and a 1-year State Park pass.


Weekly prize drawings are held, as well. To enter the prize drawing of the week, check out the library’s Facebook page or website (see the “more” tab, and click on “A World from Home”) to visit the week’s virtual destination, then watch, “like” and share! This week’s destination: The Van Gogh museum in the Netherlands. The week’s prize: a sunflower art throw pillow from the museum. Next week’s travel destination: Buckingham Palace.


Packet projects


The fourth week of the month features adult packets. This month’s project: Embroidered felt hearts. There is no limit on registration; call the library to arrange for pick-up. Toddler packets are available the first week of February; sign-up is requested.


Film & book discussion


“Driving While Black”, by Gretchen Sorin, describes the realities of travel for people of color, during the Jim Crow days of the South. Check out the book, and view the PBS film of the same name, to learn more about the dangers and opportunity travel provided Black Americans throughout the last century. Join library staff on Zoom, Thursday, Feb 18 at 7 p.m., to share ideas and insights, and to celebrate the courage of the human spirit.


Children’s programming


Missing story time with your little ones? Check out Story Hour in a Bag kits, each of which includes a book, puppets or toys and activities. Two week check out for each kit.

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