Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities


Our Summer Reading Sponsors are our Heroes!

Our community cares about TDL and promoting literacy for our patrons. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Brookside Golf Course
Dippity Dog
Dr. Jim Draper
Farm Country Cheese House
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Friends of TDL
Full Circle Farm
GR Children’s Museum
King’s Trading Post
Lakeview Elevator
Lakeview Wellness Center
Main Street Pizza
Maranda WOTV 4
Old Navy
Shalom Vegetables
Six Lakes Hardware
Susan Rasmussen
West Michigan Whitecaps
What’s the Scoop

Thank you to all who gave prizes to make our reading program successful!


Escape the Ordinary! Summer reading program 2015

Signups for this summer’s reading program started on May 16th, but don’t worry, there is still time to get signed up for great prizes.  Summer reading this year is for all ages, preschool through adult, and runs from June 6th through July 18th.  Stop into the library to receive your signup bag which includes your reading log.

We have a packed calendar for you, with programs for the kids on Thursdays from 4-5 PM and on Fridays from 11-noon. Most teen and adult programs are on Tuesdays at 6 PM, with some of them on Thursdays. Check our calendar for complete details.

There are gifts and prizes galore from area businesses, including some really awesome grand prizes that will be given away.  Make sure to include the library in your summer plans!


Celebrate Earth Day 2015!

April 22, 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.  Traditionally most people plant trees on this day, but we thought we would make a fun project that anyone can do – even your children.  Our inspiration came from “Kids Chia Pet” at beautifulhomeandgardendiy.com


We used a 2-liter bottle for the “adult” and a 16-oz. bottle for the “child”.  We also used grass seed instead of chia seed to make it more affordable.  If you come into the library during the week of April 20-25 and bring your own empty bottle, we will have the supplies for you to make your own Earth Day pet.



After School Events for Early Release Wednesdays

School has started up again for fall 2014 and so have our After School Events on Early Release days.  The Block (Lego) Club will meet on the first early release of the month @ 2:00 pm.  The Art Club will meet on the second early release of the month @ 2:00 pm.  If there is not a second early release for the month, Art Club will be postponed until the next month. Check our calendar for exact dates of each program.



Haunted Halloween @ your Library

On Halloween, Friday, October 31, 2014, the Tamarack District Library will be closing at 4:00 PM to allow the ghouls (girls) at the library time to prepare for a Haunted Halloween.  From 5:00 to 7:30 PM they will have special treats and tricks for the area children. Bats and rumors are flying around town, and there’s talk of spooky activities such as “The Donuts of Doom,” scary crafts and a mysterious maze for children to master.  Everyone is guaranteed a frighteningly good time! Plan to include your local library in your Halloween itinerary.


Fizz….Boom….Read!!! Summer Reading Program for Children

TDL’s Summer Reading programs starts June 17th.  Stop in that day to sign up.  Join us at 4PM to see the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary put on a reptilian program.

When you sign up for the SRC, read books from the library and keep track of your time on the log that you receive each week. Report your time each week to the library to enter and win prizes!


Super Hero Academy

How does a Super Hero become a Super Hero? Here is your chance to find out if you have what it takes to be a Super Hero.

TDL is holding a Summer Reading Club Super Hero Academy for children up to 11 years old on Monday, July 15th at the library. Trainees will create their Super Hero costume and compete in Super Power Challenges.

We are also looking for teens and parents willing to volunteer to help at one of the many booths the trainees will be visiting. If you are interested please contact Cheryl Lucas at the library (989)352-6274.

Part of our Summer Reading Club events.

Part of our Summer Reading Club events.