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November Newsletter

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November News.

Directors Corner

October is behind us and say “Hello” to November.  It is time for family and friends to gather to pay tribute to all veterans for their service.  We are grateful for your sacrifice, and we honor each one of you.  Thank You! 


We will also be gathering with family, neighbors and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  I can’t wait for the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.  What is your favorite food at Thanksgiving?


The Friends of the Library have some items for sale just inside the library door.  Please come in and check out the great handmade items that they have put together.  You may find a special gift for your neighbor or friend.  The library really appreciates their hard work which helps us provide so many extra activities for each one of you.  If you would like to become involved, please let me know.  The Well Read Shed will continue to be open every Tuesday weather permitting.


We have lots of holiday books coming in soon.  Hopefully you can take a minute, sit down and enjoy one of the new titles.  Also,  we just received a number of new children’s books, too.  Please stop in, let us know your favorite food at Thanksgiving and check out the children’s section.  Whatever you do this month, have a great time and be safe if you are travelling. 


Stay tuned as we will soon be announcing a big celebration for" 2024". Hint: Who do you know that will be turning 120 years old?


Lu Ann

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Our Fill A Bag Book Sale has been extended until we close for the season.

Stop in on Tuesdays from 10:30 – 5:30.

Fill a bag of paperbacks for $3.00.

Fill a bag of hard covers for $5.00

Fill a bag of both for $4.00.

Bonus  Sale * Non Fiction Books are Buy 1, Get 2 Free!

We will be closed on Saturday, November 11th for Veterans Day.

We will also be closed Thursday, November 23rd thru Saturday, November 25th for Thanksgiving.

We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 12:30.


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It's that time of year again!
November is our "Big Hearts, Warm Hands" program. We will be accepting donations of hats, mittens and scarves. We will add them to our mitten tree and at the end of the month, we will donate them to families in need. Please join us in helping to keep our community warm this year, by dropping off an item or two  on your next visit to the library. It's true what they say, "It takes a village".

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Attention Patrons!!

Some of you may have noticed that we recently upgraded our software. You will notice a few new features, such as overdue reminder notifications. Please feel free to download our new Librista app to your phone or tablet. Be sure to select Potterville Benton Township District Library as your library, then enter your library card number located on the back of your library card. The password will be the last four digits of your phone number. Here you can see which books you currently have out, when they're due,  our newest additions, as well as place your next item on hold. We think you're really going to like this new system. We sure do.


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 returns 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

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As a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother’s hockey team.
After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?



The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed continues to be open on Tuesdays from 10:30 am-5:30 pm.  Come in and check out the great selection of books that the Friends of the PBTDL have to offer.

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Michigan Activity Pass

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


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!

Upcoming events:

What: Veterans Day

When: Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Potter Park Zoo

In honor of those who serve, Potter Park Zoo is welcoming all veterans, military members, and their families into the zoo free of charge Saturday, Nov. 11. We hope to see you at the zoo!


What: Wonderland of Lights

When: Thursday through Sunday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, November 17 – December 23 (closed on Thanksgiving).

Where: Potter Park Zoo

Thousands of lights create an extraordinary holiday display at the 30th annual Wonderland of Lights! Take a stroll around the zoo, enjoy holiday music, and marvel at the twinkling light displays during this series of magical Michigan winter evenings. Stop by the Savanna Grill for a bite to eat, and grab a goodie bag for children as you leave to take home and enjoy.


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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