TADL Launches New Website The Traverse Area District Library has launched a redesigned website accessible by visiting www.tadl.org. Developed by an i

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TADL Launches New Website

The Traverse Area District Library has launched a redesigned website accessible by visiting www.tadl.org. Developed by an internal web development team consisting of TADL employees, the new website features TADL's collection front and center while offering library users an elegant, modern interface to navigate TADL's extensive online offerings and library service information. Read More.


Kristi, a member of TADL's Woodmere Circulation team, stands next to a now available express checkout unit in Sight and Sound.

Welcome Desk Featured in Lobby Redesign

Woodmere Closure and Lobby Renovation: Aug. 26-Sept. 3

Library patrons visiting TADL's Woodmere (Main) Branch after September 4 will be greeted by TADL’s friendly staff and a new welcome desk. Read More.

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Howard Byrne, builder of the Welcome model.

WELCOME Sails Home

For nearly 10 years TADL’s Woodmere (Main) Branch has proudly hosted Welcome, a replica of a historic 1774, 55-foot sloop. This summer it will return home to be displayed in a new exhibit area at the Maritime Heritage Alliance in Greilickville. Read More.

Mark Your Calendars: Summer 2012 Library Closures

July 4: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
July 14: TADL's Woodmere location will be closed from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the Cherry Royale Parade. The library will be open from 2 - 6 p.m.
August 7: TADL's East Bay Branch will be closed for the primary election.
August 26 - September 3: The Woodmere location will be closed for the lobby redesign.
September 3: All TADL locations will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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Preserving Local History

In addition to the new website, TADL has launched the all-new Local History Collection. This digital collection is built from hundreds of photographs held by libraries throughout the TADL district. The photographs span the late-1800s to the present, covering the economic and social development of the region. Read More.

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Next Up: The Annual Almost Rare and Unusual Book Sale

The Friends of TADL will once again host the annual Almost Rare and Unusual Book Sale on September 22 and 23 at TADL's Woodmere (Main) Branch. Offering a wide variety of quality books, old and new, thanks to the generosity of TADL patrons, the special book sale is always a delight for book lovers and collectors. A silent auction will be held for the most rare books. Read More.

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TADL's web team from left, Bill Rockwood, Kristen Talaga, Aaron Olson, Jill Porter, Scott Morey and Brice Bush showing off the new website on a recently donated Apple display.

Nice to Meet You

We're switching it up a bit this month. In celebration of the launch of the new and improved www.tadl.org we would like to introduce TADL's internal web development team. The new website was in development for the last several months and TADL is excited to see it "live" and available to patrons. While many staff members contributed in this effort, special thanks to TADL's web team for their guidance and creativity.

So, what is everybody reading?

Bill, Network Specialist (Doctor of Drupal and Paragon of PHP): "I Am a Pole (and So Can You) by Stephen Colbert."

Kristen, Marketing and Communications Manager: "The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and I just placed a hold on The Man Who Planted Trees by Jim Robbins.

Aaron, Sight and Sound Manager: "The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis Collins and I'm watching Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey directed by Constance Marks and I'm listening to Lee Fields' Faithful Man.

Jill, Assistant Director for Public Service: "The Juice: Vinous Veritas by Jay McInerney and Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat."

Scott, Assistant Director for Technology: "Imagine by Jonah Lehrer."

Brice, Reference Librarian: "The Secret of Chanel No. 5 by Tilar J. Mazzeo and That Woman by Anne Sebba.

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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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