Mar 182016

Food for Thought Logo - 2014Next time you stop by the library to get something to read, consider bringing something along to help those in need as well.

From March 21-April 29, all Warren Public Library locations will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items as part of the Food for Thought campaign, a regional effort between local libraries and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan. Food banks see a decrease in inventory during the winter and early spring, so donations are needed to help  feed hungry children, seniors, and families in your community!

To take part, bring in nonperishable food items and place them in donation boxes inside the library. For more information, call 586.574.4564.

Feb 232016

Thursday, April 28, 6 pm, Civic Center Library

crayonsColoring is just for kids, right? Not anymore! Adults across the country have picked up coloring books as a fun way to relax and unwind.  The health benefits include relaxation, exercising fine motor skills, and training the brain to focus.  We’ll supply all the materials plus tea and hot chocolate. Join us at to unwind and bring out your imaginations. Older teens and adults only.

Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Apr 132016

Money Smart Week 2016 Logo

Money Smart Week is a national public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002. It is now a nationwide event with libraries and other institutions throughout the country offering programs to help improve financial literacy. To celebrate, we are offering the following events:

Identity Theft
Monday, April 18, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

Learn how to prevent being a victim as well as the steps to follow if someone steals your identity.  Glenn Clark from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and Colleen Godfrey, a consumer education specialist, from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union will present. Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Power Over Debt
Tuesday, April 26, 6:00 pm, Civic Center Library

This workshop will highlight ways to avoid debt and build a more secure future.  Discussions include understanding and improving your credit report and score, as well as steps to tackling debt through identifying spending habits and budgeting.  Colleen Godfrey from the Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union will present. Please register here or call 586-574-4564.

Mar 302016

storytimeRegistration for Spring storytimes at the Warren Public Library starts Wednesday, March 30.

This Spring we will have:

  • Baby Lapsit for children up to 12 months (with parent or caregiver). Designed for the youngest library users and their parents or caregivers, BabyLapsit includes singing, clapping, bouncing, listening to rhymes and stories, and a time to play.
    • NOTE: The time listed in the Spring Newsbeat is incorrect. The correct day and time is: Miller Branch Library on Tuesdays at 2 pm. To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Book Tots for children 1 to 2 ½ years (with parent or caregiver) is a short storytime  for the very young toddler, and includes stories, rhymes, songs, and a time to play.
    • Miller Branch Library on Thursdays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 10 am.To register, call 586.751.5377.
  • Toddler Time for children 2 to 3 years (with parent or caregiver) includes stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Tuesdays at 11 am, or Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.To register, call 586.751.0770.
  • Preschool Storyhour for children 3½ to 5 years, is designed for independent listeners. Stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft will be included.
    • Burnette Branch Library on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.  To register, call 586.758.2115.
    • Civic Center Library on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm or Thursdays at 10:30 am. To register, call 586.751.0770.

This Springs’s storytime session  runs from April 11 – May 14.  Warren residents will be accepted first.

We hope to see you there!