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Coloma Public Library news

On Thursday, May 5 from 5-6 p.m. the library is offering a family fun program. There will be a Spring storytime, a craft activity to decorate your own mini pot, and herb seed planting (while supplies last).

Students that need help with homework or a quiet place to focus can go to the library from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays for their Study Group. Grades 6-12 are welcome.

School-aged children are invited for individual reading sessions with certified therapy dogs, Margaret and Pailey in the Children’s Room. Sessions are every other Thursday. Check the calendar on the Library’s website for current schedule.

The Coloma Public Library Book Club meets every other Thursday in the Community Room at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to participate. Please contact the library for details. The schedule of meetings is found on the website program calendar.

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.

Grab n’Go Craft Kits for Kids will be available in the lobby on Thursdays at 10 a.m. while supplies last, to make in the Children's Department or to take home. Kits designed for preschool to school-aged children.

Program schedules are found on the calendar near the bottom of the website home page. For questions, contact us through email at readcoloma@gmail.com or call 269-468-3431.


Hartford Public Library news

The Hartford Library "Mother's Day Flower Sale" will be Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. On Friday, it will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale go toward the library’s summer reading program for children.

Organizers are finalizing the Hartford Library Summer Reading Programs and will be offering some different ways to earn points for prizes. They still require at least 50% of the points earned to be from reading library books, but participants can earn points by many other ways such as going to a ball game, backyard camping out, playing in a park, visiting a farm market and may other options. The schedule of events will be mailed to every resident in 49057, available on the library website, Facebook, and at the library. The programs begin the week of June 20, 2022.


Watervliet District Library news

The 3rd Monday Book Club will meet May 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss the book “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Copies are available at the library, in large print, audio and standard print versions of the title.

Seed packets are available through the end of May, limit of five packs per person per week.

Teen and pre-teen take-and-make packets are being assembled to create t-shirt bracelets, and will be available for the month of May.

The public is invited to a special event in recognition of area veterans. Local veteran and VFW member Corky Openneer will share stories and memories of military service, and will provide details of opportunities locally available for veterans. This program on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. will be of interest to any area veterans and their families, as well as anyone interested in local history. Please contact the library to RSVP.

Patrons can contact the library by phone (269-463-6382), email, and through Facebook messenger.


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