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Visit Michigan Gardens

This summer take in the beauty of a garden and earn your Green Thumb Badge at the same time! Did you know that our state is home to more than 50 public gardens? Whether you're planning a day trip to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor or heading north to Mackinac Island to explore the beautiful grounds of the Grand Hotel, the wonder and beauty of plants, both native and exotic await you.

Top 10 Reasons to Pick up a CPL Reusable Canvas Bag

It's back-to-school time--a great time to pick up one of our sturdy canvas tote bags. People use them not just at the library, but at the grocery store, at school and more. We present a top 10 list of why you should get one!
  1. Eco-friendly unbleached canvas
  2. Holds even the really, really big books
  3. Helps keep down the cost of gasoline and petroleum products
  4. Some stores give you a credit when you bring your own bag
  5. You'll save the lives of 14 million trees
  6. You can personalize it with decorations
  7. Makes a fabulous trick-or-treat bag and Halloween is right around the corner
  8. Long wide straps make it easy to carry
  9. It makes a great gift
  10. Only $2 while supplies last!

Museum Adventure Passes Are Back!

The popular Museum Adventure Pass program is back for its fifth and final year. Get all the details on our Local Attractions page.

Please take a moment….

…to take out bookmarks when returning our materials. Our staff works hard to return items to the shelf in a timely manner, so please take a moment to be sure that what you borrow comes back to the library in the condition it was borrowed.

Exciting Renovations at the Library

Look around the area of the Checkout Desk and adult DVD section to see some exciting changes. The Hold Shelf is now located closer to the Checkout Desk, making it easier for staff to assist when necessary. Adult DVDs, both feature and TV series, have also been moved to a new location, giving each of these popular collections room to grow. We've also moved all adult and teen gaming system games to the area by the DVDs. We're thrilled by our new shelving and hope you will be too. If you need a little help with navigating through the new area, stop by one of the service desks where our staff will be happy to lend a hand.

Due Dates While the Library is Closed

Due to a system error on December 10 and 11, some checked out items registered an incorrect due date. If you borrowed materials on one of those days and were given a due date of January 2nd or 3rd, please be assured that you will not be charged late fees if you don’t return or renew them until we re-open on January 4th.  If you do choose to return the items on any day that the library is closed for the holidays, it’s easy to use our automated check in system. Remember though, following the posted directions and placing only one item at a time in the chute, when the light is green, is the only way to be sure your items are checked in correctly.

Overdue Fines Change

Remember that we’re standardizing overdue fines throughout the library beginning January 4, 2011. Late charges on Children’s, Tween, and Teen materials will increase from 10¢ to 20¢ for each day they are returned after their due date. This increase will make fine amounts consistent throughout the collections. See our loan policies for more borrowing information.

Browse the carts too!

You'll see book carts strewn about the library this summer full of items newly checked in. Please, feel free to look through the carts and help yourself to whatever suits your interest, just the way you would peruse the shelves. You may find a rare gem, or one you've been waiting for, and it's a good way to see what other people are reading and watching.