September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, if you register for a library card, you will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket! Patrons who already have a library card can also be entered in the drawing if they bring in a Wixom resident to sign-up for a new library card. To register for a Wixom Public Library card, you just need a picture ID and proof of residency. A library card opens up a wealth of resources - from books and databases to movies and downloadable eBooks. Do you have the smartest card in your wallet?
We are happy to announce that the Library now has a subscription to the digital magazine service Flipster! Flipster was purchased by the Friends of the Library with funding from the Million Penny Project. Wixom Public Library card holders can read digital issues of magazines on their computer, phone or tablet. iPad users are also able to download the Flipster app for offline reading. To access Flipster, click here and enter your library card number.
The Fall 2014 edition of The Source is now available and registration for our fall programs has begun! Click here to view an online version of The Source or drop in at the Library to pick up a print copy. We are excited to present a variety of programs for all ages and hope to see you at one or more of the programs. Adults can Craft with Chalkboard Paint, explore the craft brewing process, and learn how to Journal to Reduce Stress. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to create their own zombie look at the Zombie Makeup Workshop and bring Harry Potter to life at Recreating Harry. Tweens in grades 3-6 can join us for T-Shirt Crafts and Novel Thoughts Lunch Bunch. Families and children can join us for drop in story-times, celebrate Hello Kitty and Pokemon at the Kawaii Party as well as trick-or-treat at the Annual Halloween Happening. Visit the event calendar today to explore fall activities and to register for specific programs!
The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” will renew for a second year, beginning May 24, 2014. This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Michigan Activity Pass program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 100+ arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, from St. Joseph to Saline to Saginaw to Sault Ste. Marie to South Range, and all points in between. Some of the participating cultural partners include the Gilmore Car Museum, the Michigan Science Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and many others.
Beginning May 24, library users with a valid library card can print a pass, either from home or at the Library, to one of the participating cultural institutions at the http://michiganactivitypass.info website. Some cultural partners offer complimentary or reduced price admission; others, discounts in their gift shop or other exclusive offers for MAP pass holders only. Each Michigan Activity Pass expires one week from the date it is printed. We will have five passes available per week for each of the participating organizations.