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April Newsletter

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 April News.

Directors Corner

April is upon us!  The grass is greening up, spring flowers are blooming, trees have leaves again and it is National Library Week (April 7 – 13).  So much to celebrate this month!  Come into your library, treat yourself and get a Library Card if you don’t already have one and explore all that your library has to offer. If you have not put up one of the Friends of the PBTDL  yard signs yet, please stop in and pick one up.  There are a few left.   Thank you to each supporter of our library.  It means the world to me that we are making a difference in the Potterville/Benton Township community. 


Our Winter Reading Program has ended but don’t be sad, the Library staff is working hard to get ready for the Summer Reading Program which starts in June.  The theme this year is “Adventure Begins at your Library”.  Mark your calendar and get ready for an exciting program. 


We have some new faces ready to help you find a book, order a book through MeLCat, find out how to use Libby or hoopla, make copies or send faxes, scan items to your email, or maybe finding the one tax form that you still need.  Whatever it is, Jennie, Kaylee and Paige are here to support you.  Come in and introduce yourself.


 Guy Fieri made a stop in Potterville a few years back!  What famous restaurant made the news?  Please send me a picture with you in it and the building. 

Enjoy April.  

Lu Ann

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Coming Soon!! We will be getting a circular knitting machine in the near future, so start thinking about the projects you'd like to make. Let us know if you have any interest.

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Who's ready for spring? We are!

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We have new signs! 

Stop in to pick one up for your yard. They are FREE and located in the front entrance.



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In case you missed it, we are now into our 4th month of our year long birthday celebration. 

We are holding a year long scavenger hunt throughout the City of Potterville or Benton Township.

There will be a CLUE hidden in each e-newsletter. Find the clue, then find the item/location in the City of Potterville, take a photo of yourself with the item, and bring it in to the library (or email us at . If you would like to participate, we will have a form that we will keep at the circulation desk with your name on it, and for each month that you complete, we will then mark it as completed. 
When you complete all 12 months successfully, you will be entered in to a grand prize drawing. 




Our 2024 Winterlicious Winter Reading Program has come to an end.  We had 78 readers and a total of 710 books read and so many great prizes were given out with a special thanks to our many sponsors.

Team Kaylee won the sledding competition. Thank you to everyone who participated!


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A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun's bright face. On Monday, April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) across nearly all of North America. All 50 U.S. states (excluding most of Alaska) will experience at least a partial solar eclipse, as will most of Canada, all of Mexico, and all countries in Central America. Anyone within a roughly 115-mile-wide path across Mexico, from Texas through Maine, across parts of Eastern Canada will experience a total solar eclipse, one of the most spectacular sights in all of nature.

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Attention Pokemon fans!

Join us on Fridays

here at the library at 3:30 pm

For an hour of Pokemon fun.

Trade, battle, learn and just talk all things Pokemon!

All levels are welcome, whether your’re new to Pokemon of have been

playing for years!

This club is open to the public, grades K-12.


 Story Time

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Attention parents of toddlers!!

Story Time is on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am.

Stop in for a story, music/dancing and a fun craft. 


Viking Lego Club

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The Vikings Lego Club is on Tuesdays from  3:00-4:00pm. This is for 7-12 year olds and must be signed up by a parent. There will be a sign up sheet at the circulation desk. Join us for a weekly Lego challenge. 





The Happy Bookers: BookAholics Book Club

The Book Club is back in session and are reading " Black Cake" by Charmaine Wilkerson for April. 

The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed is now open on Tuesdays from 10:30-5:30pm, as weather permits. Please feel free to call ahead to be sure. We are having a sale on nonfiction and do it yourself/help books. Fill one of our plastic bags for $2.  We are not accepting donations at this time.

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New Books in the Adult Section


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Important News!

If you have not had a chance to check out Libby, please take a moment, download the app and start exploring.  There are ebooks, eaudiobooks and magazines just waiting for you to start reading.




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Your public library at your fingertips.

Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it's all FREE thanks to your public library! Titles may vary based on library catalog.




Around the Community


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Don’t forget, we now offer FREE passes to The Potter Park Zoo. This covers free entry for your household and free parking. Be sure to treat your family to a fun filled day at the zoo!


Summer Fun Begins!

Starting April 1, they're switching to the new summer schedule! Get ready for longer days and more time to explore the wonders of the zoo. The gates will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., giving you plenty of time to enjoy all the exciting exhibits, animal encounters, and family-friendly attractions. Don't miss out on the fun - plan your visit today and make memories that will last a lifetime!



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Great news! We have teamed up with Impression 5 Science Center!! We now have a day pass that you can check out for a family of 4. Your family is going to love it!


Library Days and Hours

Monday 12:30 - 5:30

Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00

Wednesday 12:30 - 6:00

Thursday 12:30 - 5:30

Friday 12:30 - 5:30

Saturday 10:00 - 1:00


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