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Library Closure November 3 & November 4

The library will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, November 3 to serve as a polling place for the City of Westland. We will also be closed on Wednesday, November 4. We will reopen at 10 am on Thursday, November 5. 

Oct 27, 2020
Katie
Online homework help, tutoring and test prep: Tutor.com, a service of The Princeton Review
Introducing Tutor.com!

The library now offers free online tutoring through Tutor.com! Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects. Tutors are available 2 pm to 10 pm every day! Visit www.tutor.com/westland with your Westland Library Card. Check out this quick video for more information on their services!

Oct 26, 2020
Alexis
The Friends' Shop is Back!

Our Friends' Shop is now open Tuesdays from 10 am - 2 pm! Stop by to browse our selection of used books!

To ensure everyone's safety, please observe the following guidelines:

  • Masks are required.
  • One person or family group in the shop at a time.
  • Payment must be cash or check only. Please bring exact change, as we will not be able to dispense cash or coins.

Happy reading!

Oct 12, 2020
StaceyQ
NO MORE FINES FOR OVERDUE MATERIALS!

We are pleased to inform you that the Westland Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue materials beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  

Patrons who have an overdue fine for an item owned by the library on their account will not owe any fines when they return those materials to the library. All past overdue fines are being eliminated, except those for damaged or lost items. Patrons will still be responsible for returning library materials in a timely manner and for paying the replacement cost of any lost/damaged items and for other services such as faxing and printing.

The Library will continue to send out reminders to patrons to return materials in a timely manner. Patrons may still be subject to fines on materials that they may have borrowed from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan service. 

All over the state of Michigan and nationwide, hundreds of libraries have already gone fine-free and have seen significant increases in library materials being returned and residents using the library again. The library Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of this decision in an effort to address social inequity and to remove barriers to library use. We believe that eliminating overdue fines and increasing access to the Library benefits our entire community!

Sep 2, 2020
Katie
Library Reopening Status

LOBBY SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE!

The library is currently in Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan. We are now offering the following Lobby Services:

  • 4 computers available by appointment only.
  • Latest bestsellers and new print and media materials available
    for browsing and check out.
  • Library card sign ups and renewals.
  • Holds pick up and material returns.
  • Limited photocopying and printing services.

During this phase, the library is open:

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm

In view of social distancing guidelines, we can only accommodate a very limited number of patrons in the lobby area at any given time. All other areas of the library will remain closed to patrons until further notice.

Please remember that we are also open 24/7/365 at www.westlandlibrary.org for you to download books, movies, music and more. If you have any questions, please contact us at: questions@westlandlibrary.org or call us at 734-326-6123.

Sep 1, 2020
Katie
Book Bundles
NEW Book Bundles

Do you miss browsing our shelves? Then check out our NEW BOOK BUNDLES!

What’s a Book Bundle? 

  • Book Bundles are a service for all ages to
    help you get quick access to a variety of reading material.
  • Book Bundles are librarian selected bundles of up to 10
    items grouped together by format, topic or genre.

Why Checkout a Book Bundle?

  • Discover new titles!
  • If you’ve missed browsing our new book shelves, use Book
    Bundles to find your next great read!
  • Keep the kids reading!

How Do I Get One?

  • Click HERE to fill out our Book Bundle form.
  • It will take up to two days to process your order and
    you will be notified once it is ready for pickup.
  • A maximum of two bundles per person at a time will be
    allowed.

 

Aug 26, 2020
TamieB
NEW: Take-Home Craft Kits

We are now offering take-home crafts for Kids, Teens, and Adults! Exercise your creative side with a craft from the library. All kits are available to take home for free (while supplies last).

  • Kids take-home crafts are paired with our Facebook storytimes.
  • Teen take-home crafts include instructions and all materials. 
  • Adult take-home crafts are paired with instructional videos available on our website, YouTube channel, or Facebook page.

Pick up craft kits for the whole family from the library lobby!

Aug 17, 2020
Katie
MeL Requesting is Back!

The Michigan eLibrary has resumed interlibrary loan services. MeL allows you to borrow books, movies, music and more for free from participating Michigan libraries. Search and request materials at mel.org.

Aug 14, 2020
Katie

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