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September Newsletter

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It's Back To School Time.

Directors Corner

All students are back in school!  Where did this summer go?  Fall sports are about to start, leaves will be starting to turn and our days will be getting shorter.  I am not ready for that, but there is a lot to look forward too.  Our Library Programs will be starting very soon.  Don’t forget that we will have our Story Time starting back up on Tuesday, September 12th  at 10:30  and the Viking Lego Club will be starting on the same day at 3:00.    Please contact the library or look at our website for more information.  Please call and get your kids signed up.  I am looking forward to seeing you.


For your library, the PBTDL staff has been finishing up the Summer Reading Program and it appears that you have out done yourselves once again with reading 2,672 books.  Congratulations to our readers for a job well done.  I hope you had as much fun as we did.  Again, thank you to all of our sponsors.  We truly appreciate you and what you do for our community.


Staff News:  We have been in training for our new Atriuum Circulation System and have now gone live with it.  Please let us know if you need any help getting started.  There is a mobile app called “Librista” that I think you will find exciting and easy to use.  Also, I want to introduce you to our newest staff member, Jan Bartz.  Please stop in and introduce yourself.  Jan will be heading up our Story Time  program and helping you at the Circulation Desk. I know that she has some fun things planned for Story Time.  Jennie and I are excited in welcoming Jan to the library and community.


Have a great start to September!  I hope to see you at the 3rd annual Friends of the Library Craft Show on September 30th and October 1st right at the Country Mill.  There is going to be lots of unique craft items.  Stop by and say hi at our booth.






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The Friends of the Librarys 3rd Annual Craft Show.

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Mark your calendar and be sure to join us for our 3rd annual craft show on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st from noon to 5:00 each day. There will be approximately  60 vendors (inside and out) this year. 

 The Country Mill will offer a variety of fun, such as  apple picking, pumpkin picking (and launching), sunflower picking, train rides, a corn maze and of course, their delicious doughnuts, baked goods, apple cider. There will be food available for purchase as well. 


Attention Crafters!!
The Friends of the Library are looking for a few donations for the craft show being held at the Country Mill this fall. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the library at 517-645-2989 or stop in. Thank you.

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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!! 




We have FREE ROMANCE PAPERBACKS!! Stop in and grab a handful! 

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Story Time

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Attention parents of toddlers!! Story time begins again on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:30am.

Stop in for a story, music and a fun craft. 


Viking Lego Club

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The Vikings Lego Club returns on Tuesday, September 12th at 3:00. 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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The book club has chosen "The Messy Lives of Book People" by Phaedra Patrick and will be meeting on Wednesday, September 13th at 3:00 pm.


The Well Read Shed

The Well Read Shed continues to be open on Tuesdays from 10:30 am-5:30 pm.  Hardcover books are $1 each and Paperback books are .50 cents each or 3/$1. Children’s books are 5/$1.

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

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New Books in the Adult Section

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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!


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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