Aug 312020
 

We are happy to announce that all Warren Public Library locations are now back open to the public.

Here are the current hours for each branch (updated 10-16-20):

With our reopening there are some new rules that will be in place:

  • Curbside pickup of library materials will only continue at the Civic Center Library on the during the following times through September:
    • Monday, Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
    • Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Curbside service has been suspended at the Arthur Miller, Dorothy Busch, and Maybelle Burnette branches.
  • Face masks MUST be worn when entering and using library facilities, and social distancing must be observed.
  • There is a 90-minute time limit for library visits.
  • The number of patrons allowed in the library at one time is restricted to 25% of building capacity.

Please continue to check out this site as well as our social media accounts for further updates. We sincerely thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you again soon at the library.

Aug 212020
 

Wednesdays, August 26 & September 2, 6:30 pm, Busch Branch Library

Join us for an outside storytime the entire family can enjoy! We’ll have stories, songs, and a craft to take home.

Feel fee to bring your own chair or blanket, as we will be physically distancing.

While children of all ages are welcome to attend, stories are chosen for ages 4-8.

Registration is required; please call 586-353-0580.

Aug 142020
 

Haven’t gotten around to joining Summer Reading Club? Created a ReadSquared account—but keep forgetting to log your reading? Disappointed that you haven’t earned a chance to win some great prizes, like a Nintendo Switch, a bike, a Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards, and gift cards from local businesses?  You’re in luck! Summer Reading Club has been extended through Labor Day (Monday, September 7)! 

Visit warrenlibrary.readsquared.com to join Summer Reading Club, log your reading, and earn virtual raffle tickets for prizes. Again this year, kids who finish Summer Reading will earn free books, and teens who finish will earn scratch-off prize tickets.

While still closed to the public, we are happy to announce that prizes will be able to be picked up at the following locations & times (weather permitting) beginning Monday, August 17:

  • Civic Center Library Children’s Garden (Children’s and Teen prizes): Mondays – Fridays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Dorothy Busch Branch (Children’s prizes only): Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm; Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm; Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am.
  • Arthur Miller Branch (Children’s prizes only): Mondays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm; Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm; Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm.
  • Maybelle Burnette Branch: Call the library at 586.353.0579 to arrange a time for pickup.

The Warren Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Warren Public Library

Jul 312020
 

Note (8/31/20): With the reopening of library locations to the public, curbside service has been suspended at the Miller, Busch, and Burnette branches and is only available at the Warren Civic Center Library through September.

Though still closed to the public, effective Monday, August 3, all Warren Public Library locations are available for curbside pickup.

Here are the procedures for curbside pickup:

  1. When you receive a notification that your holds are available, call the library where you scheduled your holds to be picked up. Hours and library locations can be found here. Please call ahead of time at least an hour before you plan on picking up your items.
  2. When you arrive at the library please park in the designated area for curbside pickup.
  3. After arriving, you must call the library again to let us know you have arrived. Please provide the make, model, and color of your vehicle. Please also either lower the back window of your vehicle or open the trunk so that staff can place items in your vehicle.
  4. After letting us know you have arrived, staff will bring items to your car. You must show staff your driver’s license (preferred) or library card through your window for staff verification. Staff will then deposit items in your vehicle.
  5. Items delivered via curbside will include a checkout slip showing due dates of items.

For complete details see http://www.warrenlibrary.net/curbside-pickup/.

Jan 212020
 

Wednesday, February 19, 6:00 pm, Dorothy Busch Branch

Having a vegetable garden is a great way to obtain local produce. David Lowenstein, PhD, from the MSU Extension – Macomb County will describe how to plan a vegetable garden and keep plants healthy during the growing season. Learn how to be a proactive gardener by considering factors such as soil, pest management, and needs of different plants.

Registration required; register online beginning January 17 or call 586-353-0580.