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May Newsletter


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Directors Corner,


                                                                                             MAY IS UPON US.


Are you ready to enjoy the warmer weather, trees budding, getting your gardens ready to plant, graduation parties and a little down time to enjoy with families?  I know that I am.  It’s a great time of the year.  I love seeing people return to the park or enjoying picnic’s at the pavilion. Let's celebrates May'


This months clue for the scavenger hunt: What is the tallest structure in the City of Potterville?  Take a picture with you in it and send it to me.  Good Luck.


We will be winding down our Story Time and Viking Lego Club until September. Our last day for these events is Tuesday, May 21st.  We will be getting ready for our Summer Reading Event that starts on Monday, June 17th.  This year’s theme is “Adventures Begin At Your Library”.  Be sure to watch for more details in June. 


The Friends of the PBTDL are gearing up for Gizzard Fest.  Please be sure to stop in and browse the “Well Read Shed”.  The shed is open every Tuesday from 10:00 to 5:30.  There have been some great donations over the winter.  Come and check them out.


Stop in and look for the “new” summer reads.  They are coming in every week.  We are, also, introducing “Craft and Hobby” this month.  Do you like to paint, quilt, make cards, knit, crochet or take pictures?  If so, you will want to check it out.  Details are below in the enewsletter.  Whatever you do, have fun and take time to visit with us.


Happy Spring!



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May Giveaway

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We have a giveaway happening right now! Complete the "Price is Right" sheet that uses prices from 1904 to enter the giveaway drawing! Every price that is correct is a extra name in the drawing.  Stop by to receive a questionare, bring it back to give yourself a chance to win the brand new Gardening tools.

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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.


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You read it here, folks! May is National Get Caught Reading Month. Are you up to the challenge? You know where to find us when you're ready to load up on your favorite author or maybe try a new one. 


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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 5th 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 4:00 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.


 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.  Join us for a weekly Lego challenge. 


The Happy Bookers: BookAholics Book Club

The Book Club is back in session and are reading Chilbury Ladies Choir for June.

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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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New Books in the 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



We will be closed Saturday May 25th and Monday May 27th for Memorial weekend. We will be back open on Tuesday May 28th!

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