Tamarack District Library Lakeview, Michigan

Growing Minds~Building Communities


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.


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.



Ebola Discussion on November 6th @ 6:00 PM



Join us for a Discussion about Ebola, by Lakeview native Shane Bies MPH Epidemiologist.ebola


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.


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.




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!


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.



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.
Zombie Spot RGB