Nov 232021
 

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Grab-and-Go Science at Busch Branch Library.

Busch Branch now has science kits available for check out. Each themed kit explores topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through fun and kid-friendly hands-on activities, such as Snap Circuits, KEVA Planks, and Artie 3000 The Coding Robot. Each kit also contains a related book and instructions. Themes include: Circuits; Electronics, Coding, and Bots; Estimation and Patterns; the Human Body; and Machines and Contraptions. These kits are intended for children, tweens, and teens ages 6 and older; recommended ages vary by kit and activity.

More kits—including a telescope, a microscope, and a chemistry set—will be added to the collection soon.

Grab-and-Go Science kits check out for 21 days and can be renewed up to two times. These kits must be checked out from and returned to Busch Branch Library.

Grab-and-Go Science kits were provided through the support of the (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) IEEE-Region 4 and others.

Jul 092021
 

Dorothy Busch Branch Library

Computer with colorful keyboard and mouse

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that Busch Branch Library now has an AWE Early Literacy Station, an all-in-one computer station that is preloaded with more than 75 educational software titles.

The AWE Early Literacy Station’s preloaded software has an early literacy focus. The interactive games explore skills for reading as well as for STEAM topics—science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The station is available for children to use while the library is open. It does not require a library card, and it cannot access the internet.

Parents and Caregivers: If your child uses the AWE Early Literacy Station at Busch Branch Library, please consider completing an optional questionnaire. Your answers will help plan future programming.

Funding is provided in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library of Michigan.

Institute of Museum and Library Services Logo
Apr 132021
 

Kits can be reserved now; pickups begin April 12

All four Warren Public Library locations have free books and a craft available for children to celebrate $mart Money MI Kids Read! Each kit will contain a money-specific craft and one or more free books. They are available while supplies last. This program is sponsored by Michigan Credit Union Foundation and Extra Credit Union.

Warren cardholders will be given priority when registering for programs. Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list and will be contacted if space is available. Register at one of the locations below.

Civic Center Library: Call 586.751.0770 to register children in grades K-5 to receive a ceramic bank with paint and free books. You can also register online.

Burnette Branch: Children ages 3-9 can pick up a free book and piggy bank craft. Call 586.353.0579 if you have any questions. No registration is required.

Busch Branch: Call 586.353.0580 to register children ages 3-9 to receive a craft, an activity sheet, and a free children’s book. You can also register online.

Miller Branch: Call 586.751.5377 to register children in grades K-3 to receive a free book and bank craft. You can also register online.

Mar 042021
 

The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce that Busch Branch Library and Burnette Branch Library now have laptop computers that can be checked out by Warren residents free of charge.

Each laptop comes with a mobile hotspot to provide free Internet access and has the Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom app installed. Laptops may be checked out to Warren residents ages 18 years or older for 7 days with no renewals. A valid Warren Public Library card that was created at least 3 full months prior to checkout and current identification such as a driver’s license, passport, or military photo ID are required at checkout. Our laptop lending page has more information, including complete policies.

This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

Feb 222021
 

All Warren Public Libraries will be reopening on March 1, 2021 for public service. Covid-19 procedures as established in 2020-2021 will be required, including temperature checks and building entry screening questionnaires. Masks must be worn at all times while in the library. Computer stations will be sanitized after each use.

Duration of time for patrons in the library will be 90 minutes total, including faxing, printing, browsing, reference, interlibrary loan of materials, item checkout, and computer use. Computer use is limited to 60 minutes.

Curbside pickup will be available upon request, for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

Reservations will not be accepted for study rooms and conference rooms until further notice.

Library programs will continue to be conducted virtually.

Branch hours for the reopening are as follows:

  • Arthur Miller Branch – Hours
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Dorothy Busch Branch – Hours
    • Monday, Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch – Hours
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm