Library Highlights

Detroit Zoo - Tickets and More Program

Detroit Zoo ticket program logoThrough a partnership with the Detroit Zoo, you can now:

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Poetry Leaves...2015 Submission Form

Entries for the "Poetry Leaves" exhibition can be submitted by using this form.

poetry leaves logo

Submissions will not be returned after the exhibition closes May 31, 2015. A booklet containing the entries in...

Poetry Writers' Workshop

Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem. The group meets every third Thursday of the month in the library Conference Room at 7:00 p.m.

Babysitter Training for Teens

We still have openings in our upcoming Babysitter Training class on Saturday, February 28 at 9:30 am. This is a great way for teens to get training from the American Red Cross on things like safety, basic child care and first aid. The class is for teens ages 11-15 and the cost is $40. If you're interested in attending, please register here.

Waterford Genealogical Society's Annual Lock-in Event is coming up in April

The Waterford Genealogical Society's 12th Annual Lock-in will be held on the evening of Saturday April 18 in the library (after hours). You'll learn a lot - see the list of classes that will be offered here, and enjoy the camaraderie of other genealogists.  The fee to attend this very popular event is $25 for WGS members, and $30 for a non-member who register before April 11 (by postmark).  To attend, please fill out and mail in a registration form along with the fee. 

Poetry Leaves...2015 Submission Form

Entries for the "Poetry Leaves" exhibition can be submitted by using this form.

poetry leaves logo

Submissions will not be returned after the exhibition closes May 31, 2015. A booklet containing the entries in the exhibition will be added to the Library's collection which 

can be checked out once it has been processed for circulation. 

Rules for Entries:

  • Original poetry by the poet submitting the entry. 
  • One (1) entry per poet.
  • Entries must be typed in Arial font 
  • Minimum font size: 14pt 
  • Maximum length: 5.5" x 8.5" (half sheet page)
  • A completed Poetry Submittal Form must accompany your entry. Signature of parent/guardian is required for all entries from minors (anyone under 18-years-of-age).
  • Only entries submitted electronically will be accepted, either via the online submittal form or sent as an email attachment to jrogers@waterfordmi.gov.
  • Deadline for entries is April 22, 2015.

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Introducing our Mobile Printing Service

The library now offers a new Internet-based printing service that allows you to print from any Internet-connected computer, laptop or mobile device to one of the library's public color laser printers. This new service utilizes a user-friendly web-based interface from which you can send your print jobs from anyplace in the world. The print service supports the printing of web pages and over 100 different file formats including popular formats like Microsoft Office Word and Excel documents and PDF files. Like print jobs sent from our public computers, each day you will be allowed to print up to 5 pages free. Each page after 5 is a charge of 25 cents a page. Once you send your print job from the web portal, go to the Circulation Desk within 2 hours to retrieve and pay, if necessary, for your print job. You can access the new service from our mobile printing page
Post updated to reflect revised price as of December 2014.

Michigan Activity Pass

The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network program is back! The Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network is a partnership between Michigan's nearly 400 public libraries and more than 70 arts and cultural organizations.  Library patrons will use their valid library card to reserve and print a pass, either from home or the library. Then simply take the pass to the cultural attraction and present it to staff, that's all there is to it! Read more

Enterprise: our new library catalog

The online catalog of our holdings (along with the holdings of over 50 other public libraries in southeast Michigan) has a new interface called Enterprise.  We think you'll find that it is "smarter," easier to use, and does a better job of helping you find what you're looking for. It should work on mobile devices, too.
Please note, Enterprise is best viewed with these web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Internet Explorer v10 or higher. It also functions well in Android web browser, Chrome for Android, Firefox for Android and Safari for iOS. (Android v4.3, iOS v7.04).

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Hold Notification by Text Message

Interested in getting a text message notifying you when your latest hold is available? You can now sign up for text message notification when you hold is ready to be picked up. Follow these instructions on how to sign up for the service. 




Digital Magazines from Zinio for Libraries

zinio logoThe Waterford Township Library now provides you with Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.  These emagazines can be viewed from cover to cover online, or offline through the Zinio apps.  They can be downloaded to a PC, Mac, iPad, and some Android tablets.  Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish. There are approximately 200 popular magazines in our collection, including Consumer Reports, Newsweek, PC Magazine, and more.

Waterford Township Library Zinio Basics for new users

What you need:

To be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident with a current Waterford Township Library card
An email account
Ability to go online with a computer (pc or mac), ipad, or compatible Android tablet

What you need to do:

Zinio for Libraries requires you to create two account logins – a Library Collection Account to browse the collection, as well as a free zinio.com Viewer Account to read magazines online, or deliver those magazines to a Zinio Reader app on your computer or mobile device.

Go to  https://www.rbdigital.com/thelibrarynetworkmi/zinio

Click (or tap) on "Create New Account". Read more

The Library has ebooks

Do you have a Kindle, iPad, Nook, or Android tablet? Did you know you can borrow ebooks from the library to put on your device? You can! Go to our Download Destination site, powered by Overdrive. You'll need to be a Waterford or Lake Angelus resident, and know your library card number and pin. And you'll likely need to use the "Help" feature at the upper right part of  the Download Destination home page to see how to do it. There are help videos available to view, also. Tip: once you're ready to check something out, if you want to find something that is available for checkout right then, use the advanced search, pick your format, check off the box that says "only show titles with copies available", and then click "search".  Due to the high demand for copies of library ebooks you'll often have to place a hold and be on a waiting list for popular titles.  If you get stuck or have trouble, come on in to the adult reference desk, or give us a call - we'll do our best to help.