Wendy, the Early Childhood Specialist at the Rochester Hills Public library deals in all things early literacy and specialize in the 0-5 yrs crowd.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
It's time for the annual sale of desktops, laptops, printers and more at the Rochester Hills Public Library.
What happens when the Rochester Hills Public Library upgrades computers and other electronics? A big public sale of the ones they no longer need. The library will host a public sale for electronic equipment and an assortment of other hardware from around the library on April 1 and 2 (next Monday and Tuesday) from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The sale will be held in the library's multipurpose room. “As we update equipment to handle an ever growing computer demand we find we have equipment that will function well for home use, but can’t provide the heavier computing needed by the library,” said library director Christine Hage. Here's what's for sale. Desktop PCs or laptops: Networking equipment: Servers: Printers: “I realize the list sound pretty …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Those colorful gardens that surround the Rochester Hills Public Library rely on a crew of volunteers to maintain.
The Rochester Hills Public Library is looking for volunteer gardeners to help maintain the perennial garden behind the library. “For the past few years Master Gardener Karen Sadovsky has maintained the garden,” said library director Christine Lind Hage. “The garden is in excellent shape, but now we need to maintain it.” Under Sadovsky care the garden won the Keep Michigan Beautiful Award in 2011. The library is looking for a master gardener to supervise a few people who will maintain the garden starting this spring. The garden is bordered by the library and the Paint Creek Trail. Interested in helping? Please contact Hage at 248-650-7122.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Have you noticed the worn carpet around the Rochester Hills Public Library? A $205,000 gift will replace it this year.
A gift from the estate of two Rochester Hills sisters will help the Rochester Hills Public Library perform a much-needed upgrade this year. The library will be re-carpeted and some furniture will be re-upholstered thanks to a $204,818 gift from the estate of Mary and Lenore Cavanagh. The gift was received last week, according to Library Director Christine Hage. Mary died in December. Lenore died in 2011 at the age of 96. Hage said the carpet will be replaced as early as this summer. On both floors of the library, there is evidence of the carpet wearing thin; in the circulation room behind the front desk, carpeting has been torn up and used to replace worn areas in the more public areas of the library. “With over 2,000 visitors a day for …
Monday, February 25, 2013
An open house Wednesday will let patrons play with the new 3M Cloud Library.
The eBook options at the Rochester Hills Public Library just grew by page after downloadable page. The library recently unveiled a new 3M Cloud Library, which adds to its already robust eBook collection. This new eBook offering simplifies the eBook downloading process, making it easy to browse for new books; it is compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, Nooks, Androids and 3M eReaders. The Cloud Library features an easy-to search catalog; among the list of the most popular recent downloads are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Bitter Brew by William Knoedelseder. You can access the Cloud Library on the RHPL's "eBranch" here. A report last summer from the Pew Research Center found that 12 percent of eBook readers age 16 and older have …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Friends Library Store inside the library has doubled in size. Have you shopped there lately?
A much-loved downtown Rochester destination for unique gifts and made-in-Michigan items has re-opened after a remodeling project doubled its size. The Friends Library Store inside the Rochester Hills Public Library took over a former copy room next door and now has more room for artwork, home decor items and handmade gifts. The store is run by about 40 volunteers, many of them Friends of the Library. Last year, the store saw an annual sales increase, said store manager Darlene Tomczyk. Profits from store sales benefit the Friends organization, which funds programs at the library. The store is located on the first floor of the library near the circulation desk. To celebrate the store's re-opening, everything is discounted 20 percent …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Lego workshop, video game tournament and movie day are among the attractions.
Kids, tweens and teens are invited to come to the Rochester Hills Public Library during winter break. The library is closed Dec. 23, 24, 25 and Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1. Here's a look at some of the events planned during the other days. Lego workshop: Students in Grades K through 5 are invited to create a Lego masterpiece at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. The Lego creations will be displayed at the library. Just bring your imagination; the library will supply the Legos and bases. Read to Lucy: PAWS for Reading is held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment to read with the Newfoundland dog, Lucy, who loves to listen to you practice reading. Movie break: At 2 p.m. Dec. 28 come to the library with your family…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's a new service called 'Author Alerts' at the Rochester Hills Public Library.
Have a favorite author? You can now receive a text message alert when your favorite local library receives a new book that he or she has written. The Rochester Hills Public Library announced this week its newest service, Author Alerts, which sends an email or text message alert to patrons when RHPL orders a new book by their favorite authors. “We think our library customers will really appreciate receiving up-to-the minute alerts about new books that are added to our collection,” stated Library Director Christine Hage. “It’s also a great way to make sure that library users don’t miss new books by authors they love who don't appear on bestseller lists. "Patrons often have no reliable way of finding new titles by less popular authors without…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Meet Chris Wilder, one of the driving forces behind the popular Used Book Sales at the library.
The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library have named Chris Wilder of Rochester Hills as the 2012 Friend of the Year. According to a news release submitted by the Friends group, Wilder is a lifetime Friends member who is active with the library's popular Used Book Sales (she chairs the busy Friday morning shift of the sales and the online aspect of the sales, too). Through Wilder's efforts, the Friends’ online sales this year so far amount to just under $15,000. Wilder is a pastry baker at Give Thanks Bakery in downtown Rochester and a volunteer at the Detroit Zoo. Wilder lives with her husband, Dave, and their two cats.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
People leave their homework at the library quite often. But a stroller? Read on.
Last week, according to Library Director Christine Hage, a "wonderful parent did the right thing" and brought their child to the Rochester Hills Public Library. But they left something behind. This stroller was discovered on a recent morning in the library parking lot; it is now in the library's Lost and Found. "We’ve had lots of coats, mittens, phones, keys, homework assignments left at the library," Hage said. "We even had someone leave their dentures one time!" Is this your stroller? Call the library at 248-656-2900 The library is open from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturday and Sundays from 1 - 6 p.m.