Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities

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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
Leppink’s
McDonalds
Main Street Pizza
Maranda WOTV 4
McKenna’s
Meijer
Old Navy
Subway
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!

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Special program on the relief effort in Nepal June 20, 2015 @1:00 PM

On May 10th, 2015, a contingent of Saginaw Valley State University faculty and students traveled to the earthquake ravaged country of Nepal to help in the relief effort. After witnessing Nepal’s second major earthquake within 4 weeks, the team went on to provide medical services in four Kathmandu communities.

Rene Hernandez, a native of Lakeview, was the lead medical clinician on the team and will be here at the library to detail the experiences, triumphs, and challenges that the team encountered on their journey.

Join us in the Tamarack Room at the library on June 20, 2015 (Saturday) @ 1:00 PM.

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TDL & Friends of TDL are hosting an art show!

In support of the library, the Friends of the Library are hosting an art show. Entries can be any size, any medium: $10 for each entry. Grand prize will be $100.

Enter now until June 6th. The art will be displayed at the library during Summerfest 2015 (June 12 & 13) during the library’s open hours.

Rules and entry form can be downloaded from here.  Or stop in the library and pick one up.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Teen Tuesdays!

New for 2014, Teen Tuesdays are a once a month program just for teens.  There is always snacks and lots of fun projects to do.  Watch our calendar and home page for exact dates and activities.

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Spark a Reaction! Teen Summer Program 2014

This year Andrea will be bringing lots of fun and creativity to our Teen programs.  There will be pizza, zombies, werewolves, bonfires, challenges, games, a lock-in, weekly prizes, golden tickets, and grand prizes!  Check our calendar for dates and times.

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Zombie Walk and Classic Horror Movie Marathon

You’re too old to trick or treat but young enough that you want to have some creepy fun on Halloween! TDL has the perfect party for you. Join us on October 31st from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Makeup artists will be available to put on your Zombie face, snacks and drinks will be available and a 4 hour Classic Horror Movie Marathon will be playing. Once everyone is Zombiefied you can take the Zombie Walk through Lakeview.
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Do-It-Yourself Programs at TDL

In our continued effort to bring community members together to learn, share and grow TDL is hosting a DIY Day at the library each month. These programs will be the perfect place for a day out with friends or family. If you need to spend some time with your teenager bring them along and share the experience of creating your own unique creation.

Our first DIY Day is Saturday, September 21st, starting at 10:30 AM. TDL Staff will show you how to make a Book Page Dahlia and then you can create one of your own. These Dahlia Wall Hangers create interest and conversation when displayed. Once you know how to make one you can make them in different sizes and with different types of paper to create your own style.

Bring a friend and join us on September 21st at 10:30 AM.