ant to explore some of Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations? Library cardholders can through the Michigan Activity Pass program.
The Michigan Activity Pass program is expanding in its third year. Four hundred libraries across the state, including the Millington Arbela District Library, are participating in the program. This is the result of a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield and the State of Michigan.
The pass is good for one day’s admission to Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, and cultural attractions. Learn more at this link.
he Millington Arbela District Library has an exciting list of events planed for this summer: We will be starting with The Michigan Search and Rescue
who will be bringing their search and rescue animals to the library and will talk about the important work that they do. This program will be held in the library’s side yard on Saturday, June 20th at 1 PM
On Saturday, June 27th at 1 PM the Michigan Bat Conservatory will be presenting Night Creatures in the library. The group will bring various animals such as bats and owls who are awake during the night and sleep during the day.
Our last event will be Michigan Wildlife with the DNR on July 18th at 12:30 in the library. The presenters will be discussing animals that live in Michigan.
We will also be having the annual Summer Reading, Watermelon Club and Preschool Story Hour programs.
All of these programs are free and open to everyone. Please call the library at 989 871‑2003 for details and to sign up your children for the Watermelon Club, Summer Reading, or the Preschool Story Hour.
Photo by Bob Olsen (Click to enlarge)
ou are welcome to stop in to see the new granite counter top on the library’s circulation desk. The previous counter top was showing signs of its age and the wear of years of having books and other materials slid over its Formica® surface.
The library board decided to invest in a more durable, organic and attractive replacement by choosing granite stone, rather than plastic. The length of the library’s closure was determined by: the need to remove everything from the counter top, removal of the existing counter top, performance of electrical improvements to meet electrical codes, installation of the new counter top, allowance of time for all adhesives to sufficiently dry and re-installation of all four computers, bar code scanners etc. on the new counter top.
It is hoped that the new circulation desk’s counter top, which is one of the first things noticed when entering the library, will make a more pleasant and substantial statement about the community.