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Thanksgiving Closing

The library will close early on Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 pm. We will be closed all day on November 26 and November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen for Holds Pickup and Phase 1 services at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 28. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2020
Katie
Reduced Services: Return to Phase 1

Beginning Thursday, November 19, the Westland Public Library will be suspending most in-person transactions through December 8 in accordance with EO MCL 333.2253. In the interest of public health, we have returned to Phase 1 of our Reopening Plan. During this time you will be able to:

  • Place holds on materials – including WiFi Hotspots – online, via email or phone and pick them up at the library when they are ready
  • Use our WiFi in the parking lot and around the building (7am-10pm daily)
  • Get a Library Card or renew your account
  • Check out online materials from our Digital Library Collections

Our temporary library hours for material pick up and phone questions are:

  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We will continue to offer Online Programs, Take Home Crafts, Book Bundles, Virtual 1-on-1 Appointments, and all the new services we've debuted during the pandemic.

Nov 17, 2020
Alexis
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
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
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
Returns

To be sure they are safe for handling, all items returned will be placed in quarantine for at least 72 hours, but it could be up to a week before they are checked in. They will still show on your account as “checked out” during that time, but no fines will be charged.

Jul 20, 2020
Katie

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