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March Newsletter

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March News.

Directors Corner

March has sprung!  Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, PBTDL 120 year old Birthday, the robins are back, the First day of Spring, March Madness and of course “March is Reading Month”.  Wow, that is a lot of celebrating to do!  Take time to read, relax, enjoy family and friends this month. 


I want to welcome our newest team member Paige Monroe to the library.  She is our Patron Service Coordinator.  Please stop in on Tuesday’s and introduce yourself.  She is looking forward to meeting you!


Our Winter Reading Program will be coming to a close on March 8th.  Please don’t forget to get your reading sheets in this week.  We have lots of prizes to award.  Good Luck!


Clue #3 – I hear that Potterville has a Viking Ship.  Send a photo to me with you in the picture to get your third stamp.  Remember – this is a 12 month long scavenger hunt.  If you miss a month, don’t worry, you have until next December to get all of your squares stamped.  Good Luck.


Thank you for helping us celebrate our 120th birthday.  This month we have another give away and a “Library Word Search” sheet for you to do.  Stop in the library and find out everything that your library has to offer while doing your “Word Search”.  Have a great March!


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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.


We will be closed on Good Friday, March 29 and will reopen on Saturday, March 30th at 10am.

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Please help us welcome our newest member, Paige.  

She was born and raised here in Potterville and she enjoys history, movies, music, art and books. 

Welcome, Paige!

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In case you missed it, we are now into our 3rd 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 is nearly coming to end! If you haven't already signed up, it's not too late to do so. Patrons will be keeping a reading log through March 8th. Each participant will be assigned to either "Team Jennie" or "Team Kaylee" and as they completes their goals, Jennie and Kaylee's sleds will make their way closer to the finish line.  


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Attention Pokemon fans!

Join us on Fridays – beginning March 15th

here at the library at 3:00 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.



If you haven't had the chance to do so, you'll want to download our Librista app to your phone or tablet. 

This nice feature lets you know which library books you have out, when they're due back AND

you could even be the 1st person to reserve one of our newest arrivals!

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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

Lego club

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 will be taking a little break and will resume in March.

The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed is closed for the season and will reopen in April, weather permitting.

Please feel free to call ahead to be sure it's open.

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We have childrens books for sale.  (*Pricing varies, from 25 cents to $1.00)

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 Childrens 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!

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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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