Woodmere Closed August 26-September 3 Lobby Will Feature Welcome Desk and Express Checkout TADL's Woodmere (Main) Branch will be closed Sunday, Aug

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A view from the top: new welcome desk, four express checkout stations, accessible holds shelf.

Woodmere Closed August 26-September 3

Lobby Will Feature Welcome Desk and Express Checkout

TADL's Woodmere (Main) Branch will be closed Sunday, August 26 - Monday, September 3 for the lobby redesign. It will reopen the day after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 4 and will feature a new welcome desk for staff to greet and provide service for patrons, an expanded and accessible holds shelf and four express checkout stations that are fast, easy, and convenient. Read More.


Travel the TADL

During the month of August, patrons are invited to pick up a passport and Travel the TADL by visiting each community library within the District. Return completed passports to the Woodmere Branch in September for a chance to win donated prizes. Read More.


The Heatons Live at PCL

The Peninsula Community Library, a member of the Traverse Area District Library, is pleased to welcome The Heatons on Monday, August 6 for an evening Celtic concert in the library garden. Read More.

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Express Checkout Available at Woodmere

Express checkout stations are now available for added patron convenience in Youth Services, Sight and Sound, and a lobby kiosk at TADL's Woodmere Branch. Read More.

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Teen Dance Party

Teens are invited to celebrate the end of Summer Reading and Own the Night at the after-hours dance party on Saturday, August 25! Northern Michigan's very own DJ Manny Stiles will play your requested songs while you dance under the summer star splashed sky. Come as you are or dressed as your favorite night creature. Read More.

FYI: Upcoming Library Closures

August 7: TADL's East Bay Branch will be closed for the primary election.
August 26 - September 3: TADL's Woodmere Branch will be closed for the lobby redesign.
September 3: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


Yes! We Have E-Books

TADL has been offering access to downloadable e-books for almost two years. Learn more about access to TADL's collection and Project Gutenberg. Read More.


Nice to Meet You

Linda Smith has been working for the Traverse Area District Library at its Woodmere (Main) Branch since 1998. She started in the Sight and Sound department, then became manager for the Public Computing Center, and now for a little over a year, has been serving as the Teen Services Coordinator for TADL. She said she enjoys working with teens because they are so incredibly animated and intelligent.

Growing up in a large family on a small farm near Columbus, Ohio, Linda has fond memories of staying up all night reading and then regretting it when she had to get up early to tend to the farm.

Linda has spent time studying in Japan and lived in the Philippines for three years where she attended the University of Maryland Asian division. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College and is currently pursuing a Masters in Information and Library Science (MLIS) from Wayne State University, to be completed in May 2013.

Linda, what are you reading?

"I am always involved in multiple stories at a time. Right now I am reading A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber. I'm really enjoying the relationship between Stephanie and her telepathic treecat. I am also rereading Library Wars Love and War by Kiiro Yumi while I wait for the next volume to come out. While biking I listen to audio books. Right now it is Maze Runner by James Dashner."

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

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.

Please share your questions or concerns with the TADL e-newsletter editor at news@tadl.org.

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