National Library Week - April 13 - 19

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Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. While this new program replaces the Museum Adventure Pass program, it will work in the same way. Library patrons will use their valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or the library. Then simply take the pass to the cultural attraction and present it to staff, that's all there is to it! The Michigan Activity Pass program runs from May 24, 2013 through May 23, 2014. To print a pass or view a listing of participating organizations, visit Each activity pass expires one week from the date it is printed. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admissions; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP passholders only. If you haven't taken advantage of this program in the past, here is your chance to visit some of the great attractions Michigan has to offer.

Follow Your Dream

Have you ever dreamed of selling everything and going off on a grand adventure? Or thought how exciting it would be to take off and explore the country? Here are some stories to enjoy of real people who took a chance and decided to follow their dream. Read more

The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck

Tom Trueheart is the youngest of seven brothers whose job it is is to find exciting endings for "The Story Bureau." When his six brothers, all named Jack, fail to return home, it's finally Tom's turn to have his own adventure. He must follow the clues in each brother's story to determine what happened to them so they can finish their stories and return home. Readers will have a fun time with the humorous spin on traditional fairytales.

Check our catalog for the children's book: The Secret History of Tom Trueheart