National Library Week - April 13 - 19


Library news related items.

Photo Session for 50th Birthday Photo Album

50th Birthday CakeBack by popular demand, Mari of Photography by Mari will be here for the first of several photo sessions this year. We will be creating our 50th Birthday Photo Album with the posters we make from this and all other photo shoots. Posters will be on display in the Library and outside the Library as we get the results back from each session. Check this page to see what we have planned for the year.


Food for Fines/Food for Thought

Food for FinesTeam up with the Library to help our hungry neighbors in need

Once again we are partnering with Gleaners Community Food Bank and other TLN libraries to collected non-perishable food items to help feed hungry children, seniors, and families in our community. We will forgive $1 in fines for each item donated, up to $10, per day.

Who: anyone with outstanding overdue fines. Currently fine-free? The Food for Thought segment of this program is for you!

Where: The Waterford Township Public Library

When: Monday, March 24, 2014 through Thursday, May 8, 2014

What: Non-perishable food items that meet the following criteria

  • Unopened
  • Original Label still intact
  • Expiration date of August 1, 2014 or later

All donations will be distributed to either the Waterford Senior Center or Open Door of Waterford. Both are partners of, and distribution centers for, Gleaners.


Library Hosts Student Art Show

 Student art show

The Library will host an exhibit of art works by students of all ages, Saturday, April 5 through Saturday, April 19.

Opening reception: Monday, April 7, 4:00p-7:00p


Sponsored by the Waterford Area Cultural Council

Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 

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.

Library Q&A

A link to the Question & Answer sheet prepared as an informational item about the Library in conjunction with the millage renewal campaign is now included in the Library Factsheet. See Dedicated Millage in this list.

Library Millage Renewal Results

Final election results are now available on the Township's web site. The library millage renewal proposal was approved by 78% of the voters. 

Pay your library account balance from any internet connection

Waterford Library patrons now have the ability to pay their library account balance from the convenience of their home or any web browser accessing our web site. Using the PayPal system you can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card or American Express, as well as from your own PayPal account if you already have one. Simply log into your account and if you have a balance follow the steps as provided. For a more detailed tutorial follow this link.

Minimum payment amount is 5 dollars.  You can pay any individual bill or multiple billed items.

You will need your library card number, your pin number and either PayPal or credit card information.

Library Hours Changing

Due to budget constraints that have reduced our staff hours an additional 24% over the course of this year we will be reducing the Library's service hours. As of December 2, 2011 the Library will be closed on Fridays. While we regret this necessity, the change will allow us to reallocate the remaining staff hours to provide the best service possible. New hours:

Mon - Thu   9:00a - 9:00p
Friday         CLOSED
Saturday  10:00a - 5:00p
Sunday      1:00p - 5:00p

Park and Read program ends October 1st

Park and Read logoThe 2011 "Park and Read" program ends October 1st. The last day to check out a park pass from the library was Thursday, September 22nd. If you have a pass currently checked out, you must use it by October 1st