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July Newsletter


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Directors Corner,

Happy Fourth of July – celebrate with family and friends the birth of American independence.   Maybe you will be watching fireworks, parades, concerts or celebrating  by having a barbeque.  Whatever it is, enjoy!

Fun Fact:  There have been 27 different versions of the official U.S. flag from 1777 to 1960

Out of these 27 changes, 25 of them were made only to the stars on the flag. Since 1818, the number of stars on the flag, by law, must always reflect the number of states in the United States, with new stars added to the flag on July 4 in the year following their admission. The last was Hawaii's star after it was admitted in 1959.


Library Happenings – Our Summer Reading Program is in full force!  Jump in and get signed up today.  It’s not too late.  Don’t forget our Tuesday events at 10:30.  We have fire trucks coming, a magic show that will be thrilling and the "Get Wet" Foam Party.    Get reading and have a piece of blueberry pie!


Don’t forget that on Wednesday, July 10th, the Friends of the PTBTL is having a Pizza Hut fundraiser.  Don’t cook that day, get a pizza!


Clue #7 – M-9 Party Store?  Take a picture of it with you in the picture!  (circa 1963)


Enjoy the sunshine.  Get out  and go to the Eaton County Fair or the Potter Park Zoo. 


Stop in and say hi!


Also we will be closed for Thursday for the 4th of July!   We will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 12:30.                                                                                  

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Pizza Hut Fundraiser

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This July our Friends of the Library are raising money at the Charlotte Pizza Hut.

It will be Wednesday, July 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

You can dine in, carry out or have it delivered. 

A portion will be donated from your purchase directly to the Friends of our Library!

So support our Friends with a slice or whole pizza!  Thank You!




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 Are you feeling crafty?

Check out Crafts and Hobby's website for new designs for this spring season!

To get on make sure you use your 14 digit barcode to login and see all those crafts!

Discover your crafting abilities with step by step tutorials and videos. For example you can learn to cake decorate like a pro,  Crochet until you have 15 little squares, and do some wood work so you can add that last finishing touch.


Summer Reading Program

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"Adventure Begins at your Library!"

Our Summer Reading Program is underway!  We have so many events planned for our young kiddos and so many chances to win prizes!  Don't forget to sign up to participate.

The adventures for the kids are absolutely amazing with a Balloon twister, our wonderful magician, and a lovely foam party coming up!

So make sure to sign up and not miss out since  "Adventures Begin at Your Library!"

2024 Summer Reading Program schedule begins June 17th thru August 10th 10:30am

July 9th- Build A  Bear                                                      Imagination Station Pavilion *Pre-registering Required*

July 16th- Balloon Twister   *10:45am                   Imagination Station Pavilion

July 23rd- Stormy the Magician                                 Imagination Station Pavilion

July 30th- Benton Township Fire Department     Library Parking Lot

August 6th-Foam Party                                                  Imagination Station Pavilion


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Support your library by putting up a Library Sign in your yard.  We have new signs! 

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


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In case you missed it, we are now into our 7th 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. 


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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!  It is currently on pause until this fall. 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.

At the moment Story time is paused and will continue in the fall.

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, but has been stopped for our summer break and reading program. It will continue in the fall where we are excited to see all the skills! This is for 7-12 year olds and must be signed up by a parent.  Join us for a weekly Lego challenge. 


The Happy Bookers: BookAholics Book Club

The Book Club is back in session and are reading  "Madame Bovary" for July.

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The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed is open on Tuesdays from 10:00-5:30 pm.

Paperbacks are .50 cents each or 3 for $1 and hardcovers are $1 each. Childrens books are 5 for $1.

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Important News!
The groups of OverDrive consortia that are participating in the statewide reciprocal borrowing agreement keeps growing. 


To add partner libraries to your Libby app:

Tap on the Libby logo in the center 

Select Menu
Select Add Library

Search for one of the Partner Libraries (listed below)
Select Sign In With My Card
Under Partner Libraries select Your Local Public Library
Enter your Card Number and PIN
Select Next
Repeat process until all Partner Libraries have been added

Partner libraries are: Lakeland Digital Library, Suburban Library Cooperative, Download Destination, Great Lakes Digital Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Up North Michigan Consortium, Woodlands Downloadable Library, White Pine Library Cooperative, Metro Net Library Consortiu


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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!

Click here for their upcoming events.


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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! To learn more, click here


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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