Friends Celebrate 30 Years of Service Annual Meeting Features Author, Jerry Dennis The Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will host a spe

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Friends Celebrate 30 Years of Service

Annual Meeting Features Author, Jerry Dennis

The Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will host a special annual meeting on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch. The evening will include refreshments and featured guest and local author, Jerry Dennis. The public is invited to attend. Read More.

Libraries Closed Friday, April 27

All TADL Locations except Peninsula Community Library and the Law Library will be closed on Friday, April 27 for staff In-service. Thank you.


Park and Read Returns

Enjoy A Great Book, In Our Great Outdoors

Take advantage of the Traverse Area District Library’s partnership with Michigan’s Park and Read program to enjoy a day free of charge to any Michigan State Park. Check out a book and a State Park pass from any TADL location. You must use the pass within a week of checking it out or it will expire. Read More.

2012 Tech Upgrades

The Traverse Area District Library is working to control cost while continually providing and, where possible, improving the quality of services to the community. We are excited to share projects planned for 2012 to improve the patron experience. Read More.

Online Catalog Enhancements make it easier to find items and browse related records
Express Checkout is coming to TADL's Woodmere location
Lobby Redesign to welcome visitors and optimize express checkout
RFID technology to improve efficiencies for materials handling


One Day, One Dollar Book Sale

Friends of TADL Annual Book Sale

Please join us at the Woodmere (Main) Branch on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the McGuire Community Room for the One Day, One Dollar Book Sale. Find your favorite fiction, non-fiction, children's books, CDs, DVDs, and other audio-visual pearls for just a buck!

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Mark Your Calendars

Summer Reading Club Kicks-Off in June!

The summer reading program offered through the Traverse Area District Library is the perfect tool to develop reading and literacy skills. After all, the best way to become a good reader is to practice! All six libraries throughout the district will be participating. Registration opens in June. Read More.

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Bill in the tech department at TADL's Main Branch.

Nice to Meet You

Bill Rockwood is a member of TADL's Technology department. He has worked for the library for almost 5 years, mostly responsible for the TADL website. While he says he is "not a designer," Bill has a discerning eye and we appreciate his attention to detail.

Prior to his current position with TADL, Bill gained experience in the tech field after moving to Chicago in 1995 and working for several different Internet Service Providers.

When he's not working, Bill enjoys playing videogames, watching esports, reading science fiction and working on his Honda Ruckus scooter.

Bill says he attributes all of his successes to his mom, who read to him until he was able to do so on his own.

Bill, what are you reading?

"I'm terribly behind on my reading list; but right now I'm reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline."

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This e-newsletter is made possible by the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library.

About TADL

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is a network of community libraries serving Grand Traverse County through the following locations: the Woodmere (Main) Branch in Traverse City including the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, East Bay and Kingsley Branch Libraries; Member Libraries: Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library; and the Grand Traverse County Law Library.

TADL provides a wide variety of services, including the loan and inter-library loan of a broad collection of book titles (print, audiobooks, e-books, and e-audiobooks), periodicals, DVDs, CDs, subscription databases, publicly accessible computers, free WiFi, a variety of meeting spaces, blind and physically handicapped services, and free programming for all ages.

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