Library Highlights

Memorial Day Parade

memorial day paradeJoin the Friends of the Library, library staff and your neighbors as walkers/riders with our entry in the annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25. Parade begins at 10:00a....

Poetry Writers' Workshop

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem. The group meets every third Thursday of the month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.

Detroit Zoo - Tickets and More Program

Detroit Zoo ticket program logoThrough a partnership with the Detroit Zoo, you can now:

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Memorial Day Parade

memorial day paradeJoin the Friends of the Library, library staff and your neighbors as walkers/riders with our entry in the annual Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 25. Parade begins at 10:00a. Parade route is Dixie Highway from Sashabaw to Walton Boulevard. You can find the Library entry in the staging area at Burke Lumber, Section #TBD. You should arrive at the staging area at Burke Lumber no later than 9:00a.  NOTE: There is no parking at Burke Lumber or at Rite Aid across the street. Sign-up to accompany the Library entry through our online calendar of events. 

Orange cones and caution tape

library front entrance

Part of our front walkway is blocked off because the paver bricks, although they have held up remarkably well for the past twenty years, have now started to heave up in spots and cause an uneven walking surface. So for safety reasons, until the bricks/sidewalk can be replaced you'll see the traffic cones. 

Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio for Libraries app.  They can be downloaded to a computer, smartphone or tablet.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are over 250 popular magazines in our collection, including Newsweek, Family Tree, PC Magazine, and more.

What you need:

A current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer, smartphone, or tablet

What you need to do:

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

  • Select Create New Account inthe upper right hand corner
  • Enter your Waterford library card number (the number underneath the barcode on your library code) and click Next
  • Fill in your information, create a password, and click create account.

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account".

Browse through the titles or click on the All Genres drop down menu inthe upper right to see specific categories.

Click on the cover of the magazine you would like to check out and then click on the Checkout button. Read more

Mobile Catalog

iphone Have you ever wanted all the capabilities of your Waterford library account, but on-the-go? On your phone?  BookMyne® is the free app for that!  BookMyne allows you to search our catalog, place holds, cancel holds, renew items and view your account (to check due dates, for example), all through your mobile iOS or Android device.

To get the BookMyne app for your Android phone, search the Google Play store for BookMyne.

Bookmyne app logo

iPhone users, when searching for the app in the Apple store,  search for BookMyne, and then limit to iPhone-only apps. 

 

   

Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is back! The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and more than 70 arts and cultural organizations.  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! Read more

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

Cool features: Read more

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. 




The Library has ebooks

Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Android tablet? Did you know you can borrow ebooks from the library to put on your device? You can! Go to our Download Destination site, powered by Overdrive. You'll need to be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident, and know your library card number and pin. And you'll likely need to use the "Help" feature at the upper right part of  the Download Destination home page to see how to do it.  Tip: once you're ready to check something out, if you want to find something that is available for checkout right then, use the advanced search, pick your format, check off the box that says "only show titles with copies available", and then click "search".  Due to the high demand for copies of library ebooks you'll often have to place a hold and be on a waiting list for popular titles.  If you get stuck or have trouble, come on in to the adult reference desk, or give us a call - we'll do our best to help.