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Coloma Public Library news


The Coloma Public Library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current program schedules are located on the home page of the library’s website, colomapubliclibrary.net. Contact staff at readcoloma@gmail.com or 468-3431 for questions.

Toddler/PreK Story Times

Interactive story times with music, movement, and a craft are at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Grab n’Go Craft Kits

Kits will be in the library lobby on the Curbside Cart. Make a craft in the Children’s Department or take it to do at home! for preschool to school-aged children. Available while supplies last.

Paws for Reading

Join certified therapy dogs, Margaret and Pailey in the Children’s Department for weekly reading sessions on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Program is intended for school-aged children, kindergarten and older. Each individual literacy session will be 15 minutes. Contact the library to preregister your child. Masks are required for the safety of children and the dogs with exceptions for children medically unable to wear masks.

Story Walk in Randall Park

A Braille-enhanced StoryWalk has been set up in Randall Park. The Story is “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli.

Freebies for Teens

Teens can sign up to receive a monthly box of surprises to keep along with a specially selected library book to read and return. Call, email, or message staff through Facebook for more info.


Watervliet District Library news

Online classes for older adults

The Library of Michigan and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are partnering to support the ability of older Michigan residents to access live, online virtual classes on a variety of topics through GetSetUp.

GetSetUp classes include live classes on technology, meditation, brain fitness, art, cooking, financial planning, aging in place, and more. The classes are free to Michigan residents, and can be accessed through Watervliet District Library’s website (www.watervlietlibrary.net) by clicking on the “Get Set Up” box at the top on the home page. This month’s highlighted program is entitled, “Prepare for the Holidays and Avoid Stress”. Contact the library for more information.

Special holiday activities

The library’s “Disguise a Gingerbread Man” contest began Dec. 1. Teens and pre-teens are invited to pick up a gingerbread figure at the library, and take it back “in disguise” by Dec. 21. Judging takes place Dec. 22. The winner will receive a $5 gift card to a favorite fast-food franchise.

Find the Library Elf on the Shelf and pick up a sweet treat at the desk. A clue will be posted in the library each day concerning the elf’s whereabouts, through Dec. 22.

Santa’s Workshop, a drop-in holiday opportunity, is available to all families Dec. 6-18, during open hours. Children and parents can make Christmas cards, ornaments and a handmade gift at stations in the library’s Community Room. All supplies are provided. No registration is required.

Third Monday Book Club

The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic, has been chosen as the 3rd Monday Book Club’s December pick. Although often considered a book for children, The Little Prince’s observations about life are also appropriately suited for adults. Copies are available for anyone wishing to attend, December 20 at 7 p.m.

Hours and contact info

Regular library hours are: Monday, 10-7; Tuesday, 10-6; Wednesday, 10-7; Thursday, 10-6; Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 9-3. Patrons can contact the library by phone (269-463-6382), email, and through Facebook messenger.

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