Skip to main content

August Newsletter

May contain: food, fruit, plant, produce, beverage, juice, and ketchup

Hello August.

Directors Corner

August is upon us.  I don’t know what happened to July but here comes August.  Hopefully your gardens are full of goodies, the lawns are green again, and we have many new beach reads just waiting for you.  Come and check out what we have to offer.  Don’t forget about Libby and hoopla, too.  They have so many titles just waiting for you to check out.


A really big shout out to THANK YOU for supporting your Friends of the Library on Wednesday, July 12th with a fundraiser with Charlotte Pizza Hut.  They exceeded last year’s goal by a lot.  Again, the Potterville community came together and helped the Friends of the PBTDL.


Don’t wait to turn in your reading logs.  Our Summer Reading Program “All Together Now” is coming to a close.  The program ends on August 5th, so please get your reading logs in now.  We have some great prizes just waiting for you!  I want to thank all of the sponsors that help make this event possible.  YOU made a lot of kids and adults very happy readers!!!


The library staff is going to need your support!  We are going to be closed for three days in August because we are getting a new circulation system which means lots of training on our side.  Once we are trained, then we will turn around and help you become acquainted with Atriuum.  I truly think you will find the new system friendly and easy to use. 


Have a great month and I will see you soon!





May contain: blackboard, book, publication, animal, cat, mammal, pet, apple, food, fruit, plant, and produce


Staff Training.

May contain: white board, baby, and person



The library will be CLOSED

 Monday, August 14th – Wednesday August 16th

for computer upgrades and training.  We will

reopen  on Thursday, August 17th at 12;30.


We have FREE ROMANCE PAPERBACKS!! Stop in and grab a handful! 

May contain: symbol, book, and publication





Special Announcement.

A VERY large shout to the Charlote Pizza Hut who teamed up with The Friends of the Potterville Benton Township District Library and all of the customers who ordered pizza during our fundraiser. Pizza Hut generously donated a portion of the proceeds generated on July 12th to the Friends of the Library, which will in turn, greatly benefit our library. Thank you  Charlotte Pizza Hut!

May contain: architecture, building, dining room, dining table, furniture, indoors, room, table, face, head, person, photography, portrait, restaurant, wood, clothing, pants, shorts, accessories, glasses, interior design, boy, male, teen, diner, food, footwear, shoe, t-shirt, floor, chair, hat, cafeteria, people, lamp, and plywood


Summer Reading Program " All Together Now"

Here at the Potterville Benton Township District Library, our Summer Reading Program “All Together Now” has come to an end. We had 82 children (ages 3-7), 53 children (ages 8-12), 9 teens and 47 adults take on the challenge this year!! Way to go readers!! Keep up the good work! Enjoy those hard earned prizes!


A very special Thank You to the following sponsors for generously donating to our Summer Reading Program: Burger King of Charlotte, Country Mill Orchard & Cider Mill of Charlotte, Culver's of Charlotte, Dairy Queen of Charlotte, Eaton Place of Charlotte, Eaton Pub & Grille of Charlotte, Eaton Theatre of Charlotte, Eldora Howe of Charlotte, Eldorado Golf Course of Mason, Edru Skate of Holt, Family Farm & Home of Charlotte, Fiesta Mexican Restaurant & Cantina of Charlotte, Frank's Party Store of Potterville, Impression 5 of Lansing, Joe's Gizzard City of Potterville, Launch Trampoline of Okemos, McDonald's of Potterville, Meijer of Charlotte, MOO-ville of Nashville, Pizza Hut of Charlotte, Taco Bell of Charlotte, Your Creative Escape of Eaton Rapids and Zap Zone of Lansing. 



May contain: plant, tree, art, painting, nature, night, and outdoors

The Friends of the Potterville Benton Township District Library will be teaming up with Jennie's Art & Creations and will be holding a fundraiser on Sunday, August 13th at Nico's in Dimondale at  2pm. Seating is limited so you

MUST RESERVE YOUR SEAT IN ADVANCE by texting 517-231-2900. The cost is $30 per person and the supplies will be provided. The proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Potterville Benton Township District Library. Please help show your support for your library. 


Story Time

may contain critters reading books

Story time will resume in September.


Lego Club

May contain: logo

The Vikings Lego CLub will resume in September. 


Attention Crafters!!

The Friends of the Lirbary are looking for a few donations for the craft show being held at the Cider Mill this fall. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the library at 517-645-2989 or stop in. Thank you.


The Happy Bookers: BookAholics Book Club

The book club has chosen "Wish you were here" by Jodi Picoult and will be meeting on Wednesday, August 9th at 3:00 pm.

May contain: book, publication, novel, animal, and bird


The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed continues to be open on Tuesdays from 10:30 am-5:30 pm.  Hardcover books are $1 each and Paperback books are .50 cents each or 3/$1. Children’s books are 5/$1.

May contain: garage and indoors
May contain: advertisement, poster, qr code, aircraft, transportation, vehicle, and hot air balloon

Your library card can get you access to Michigan's finest parks, museums and activities throughout the state!


New Books in the Adult Section

New in Young Adult Section

May contain: book, publication, and novel

New in Childrens section

May contain: book, publication, advertisement, poster, adult, female, person, woman, and comics





May contain: computer, electronics, advertisement, page, text, phone, poster, tablet computer, and mobile phone


May contain: person, adult, female, woman, advertisement, poster, text, face, and head

Around the Community


May contain: book, publication, envelope, greeting card, and mail

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!


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


Join our mailing list