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June Newsletter


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Directors Corner,



Flowers are planted.  Gardens are planted.  Grass is growing like crazy.  Sun is shining.  School is  out.  Gizzard Fest is right around the corner.  It is truly going to be an amazing June.  We have a lot of things going on for you this month.  Let’s start with the Summer Reading Program “Adventure Begins at your Library”.  Stop in and get signed up now.  This event starts on Monday, June 17th and our first summer program is on Tuesday, June 18th with Potter Park Zoo at 10:30.  On Tuesday, June 25th, Princess Elsa, Princess Anna and Bluey are coming to Potterville.  Come and meet the Princess’s and put on your favorite princess outfit.  I hope to see you there.


Be sure to check out Gizzard Fest this week!  There are lots of new events happening.  Please stop by the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale on Friday or Saturday.  The Friends have had some great donations added to the “Well Read Shed”.   Thank You to all of the donors who keep the shed supplied.

We will be closed on Thrusday, Friday and Saturday. We will re-open on Monday at 12:30!


Don’t forget we have Potter Park Zoo passes waiting for you.  It’s a great time to visit the zoo.  Maybe you would like to visit  the Impression 5 Museum.  We have free passes for that, too.  Whatever you do, visit your library.  We may have a surprise or two waiting for you.


Scavenger Hunt Clue #6 – In 1965 Carl’s Grocery Store moved to a new location and became Carl’s Super Market.  Where was the new location?  Take a picture and send it to me!


Have fun in June.


Happy Reading!

Lu Ann 


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LugNuts Day

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It's a beautiful day at the ballpark to take your dad to a game!  Come and watch the game with your family and friends on Friday, June 14th at 7:00 PM.

Tickets available here for $13 right behind home plate! A perfect day to take your dad to a ball game and support your Eaton County Libraries. There will be booths for each one so make sure to stop by and see our neighboring libraries.

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! 


June Giveaway!

What is better than reading your book in a sand chair while soaking up some sun? 

To have a chance at winning this sand chair, you must complete our Fairy Tales Emoji Pictionary.  It will give you emojis of fairy tales that you will have to guess!   Complete the pictionary sheet, return it to the library and see how many you get right!

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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!"

June 17th is the start of our Summer Reading Program!  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 starting with  the zoo visiting, magician showing their amazing tricks, and lovely princesses and Bluey coming to say hello!

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

June 18th- Potter Park  Zoo                                          Imagination Station Pavilion

June 25th- Princess - Elsa, Anna and Bluey          Imagination Station Pavilion

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 6th 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! 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  "Hello Beautiful" for June.

Book cover titled "Hello Beautiful" by Ann Napolitano, an Oprah's Book Club pick, with a colorful painted portrait of a woman.


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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New Books in the Adult Section

New in Young Adult Section

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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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