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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

Library Advisory Board meeting

The Library Advisory Board's next meeting is Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 5:30p. Agenda available.

Summer Reading at the Waterford Library

Summer Reading programs start Monday, June 20th and runs through August 14th. We have programs for readers of all ages. Get signed up today!

  • Kids - One World, Many Stories
  • Teens - Summer Reading for Teens
  • Adults - Novel Destinations @ your library!

Library Closed for the Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day PhotoThe library will be closed the following dates in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Saturday, May 28
  • Sunday, May 29
  • Monday, May 30
The library will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 31. 

Last Minute Tax Resources - April 2011

Image of Tax FormsHave you filed your tax return yet? Due to a local holiday in Washington DC, this year taxpayers will get a few extra days to file their tax returns. This year's deadline to file your federal and state tax return is April 18th. If you haven't completed your return yet, check out some of the online resources available to help you complete your return. The library also has some forms available in print form at the library. 

For those who are unable to file by April 18th, you can request an extension of time to file from the IRS.

  • Use Free File to e-file Form 4868, an extension to file
  • Download, complete and return Form 4868 (Application for Automatic Extension of Time  To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) - PDF

2010 State and Local Census Numbers

Map of Michigan

The US Census has released local census counts for the State of Michigan. Waterford's 2010 population count is 71,707 people. There are a number of resources to review the census data in more detail. Some of the resources include:

Voter Guides are Here

A good supply League of Women Voters printed voter guides for the November 2 election are available now at the library.  Come in and pick one up, or view the guides online via the links below. 

LOWV Guide for Statewide races 

LOWV Oakland Area Guide for Oakland Co. and local races and issues

More resources for election 2010 from the Michigan eLibrary

Changes to our catalog coming June 7

Starting June 7th, our catalog will have a new look, new colors, and a few changes. The catalog name will change from iBistro to eLibrary. We think you'll find it's mostly pretty similar to the previous version of the catalog, but you may want to take note of the following changes:

Searching

  • You'll pick your type of search (author, title, subject, keyword) from a dropdown menu, and then click the "search" button.
  • The specialized searches, such as audiobook search, or movie search, which used to be on tabs across the top of the page, will now be found on the right side of the page in the "Find Material" box.
  • Once you do a search and get a hit list, click on either the title or the item's cover image to get to the full information for that item and see whether any copies are available and where they are located, and/or to place a hold.

Renewing your items

  • In "My Account", renewal of materials will be accomplished from the "Checkouts" tab.

As always, please let us know if you need help using the catalog, or just have comment.

National Census Day - Every Person Counts

Census LogoApril 1 is National Census Day. The US census takes place every ten years and is mandated by the US Constitution. The first census was conducted in 1790 under the direction of then Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.

The population count of everyone living in the United States is used to apportion seats in the US House of Representatives. Because many state and federal programs are funded based on the Census's population totals, it's important that every resident in Waterford is counted. Returning Census forms in a timely fashion also helps to save tax dollars. Each completed form returned is one less household that Census workers will have to visit later this year. 

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Message from the Director

An open letter to you explaining choices made to meet the demands of declining revenues for library services while demand for those services is on the increase.