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Beginning March 1, ALL Warren Public Library locations will be reopening with the following restrictions:

 - Patrons must wear a mask while in the library.
 - Patrons entering the library must fill out a health screening questionnaire and have their temperature taken by staff.  Patrons with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher must leave the library immediately.
 - Computer usage is limited to one 60 minute session per day.
 - Patron library visit is limited to 90 minutes per day for computer use, faxing, printing, browsing, reference, interlibrary loan of materials and item checkout.
 - Social distancing will be enforced.  Patrons are required to remain at least 6 feet apart.
 - Curbside pickup will be available upon request for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
 - Library programs will continue to be conducted virtually.
 - Study Room and Conference Rooms are not available until further notice.
 - All of our library buildings have occupancy limits.  Please be patient with us if we ask you to wait to enter.


Branch Hours for the reopening are as follows:
Civic Center Library
Monday, Wednesday:  12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday:  9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday:  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Miller Branch Library
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday:  12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Busch Branch Library
Monday, Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Burnette Branch Library
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday:  12:00 - 6:30 pm


Weekly Virtual Programs

Library staff is pleased to present a variety of virtual programming for all ages.  Please check out the library's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages to access these events.

Virtual Programming Schedule:
Mondays - Boredom Busters
Tuesdays - Family Storytime
Wednesdays - Preschool Storytime
Thursdays - Toddler Time (storytime for toddlers)
Fridays - Book Tots (storytime for very young toddlers)
Saturdays - STEAM Saturdays

 

Adult Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual or Take and Make.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.

Leonardo: A Country Blues Narrative with Songs - Virtual Program (Facebook Live)
6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 9
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

Specializing in solo acoustic country blues, Leonardo plays some rarely heard classics from the likes of Robert Johnson, Son House, Charley Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, and Skip James.


Find Information with Google - Virtual Program (Zoom)


6:00 pm, Tuesday, March 16
hosted by the Miller Branch Library
Please call 586.751.5377 to register with an email address.

Increase your ability to find the information you need with the world's most popular search engine.  A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.


DIY Paper Flower Pomander - Take and Make Craft
Monday, March 22
Civic Center Library
Please call 586.751.0770 to register.

Lovely round balls of flowers, commonly known as pomanders, have been around for centuries.  With flowers made of paper, these DIY pomanders are a fabulous twist on an old tradition.  This easy-to-make project can become a beautiful decoration to brighten up any room.

Robin's Egg Mason Jar Vase - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, March 23
Burnette Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0579 to register.

Robins are showing back up in Michigan and that means Spring is here.  Use a mason jar, paint, and twine to create a vase that looks like a robin's egg to help decorate your home for the season.  Craft kits will be available for pickup starting Monday, March 22.

Craft Workshop @ Home: DIY Yarn Bird - Take and Make Craft
Wednesday, March 24
Busch Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0580 to register beginning March 1

Spring will be here soon.  Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather by making a beautiful bird out of yarn.  Registrations must be made by March 17.  Craft kits will be available for pickup starting March 24.


Cluttered Lives, Empty Souls: Understanding and Treating Hoarding  Disorder with Local Author Terrence Shulman - Virtual Program (Zoom)
6:00 pm Thursday
March 25
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library
Please call 586.751.5377 to register with an email address.

Join Terrence Shulman on Zoom for a respectful and thought-provoking presentation about hoarding.  We will learn what hoarding is and isn't, what causes it, and how to best address and treat it.  Mr. Shulman is a local attorney, social worker/addictions therapist, and author specializing in assessing, treating, and educating about hoarding.  Zoom meeting details will be emailed to each registrant the day before the event.  Please do not share Zoom meeting details with others.



Teen Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual or Take and Make.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.

Weekly "Grab & Go" Crafts for Teens
Each Week in March
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

A new craft will be available beginning each Monday.  Please call 586.353.0579 to reserve your craft.

"Grab & Go" Crafts are available for teens and tweens.  A different craft will be offered each week and they are available while supplies last.  Pictures of each week's craft selections will be posted on the library's Facebook page.


Folded Paper Bracelet - Take and Make Craft
Monday, March 8
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.751.0770 to register.

Let's get creative and make a bracelet out of folded paper.  No glue is required because the folds will hold the piece together.


Pandemic Succs - Take and Make Craft
Monday, March 15
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.751.0770 to register.

It's been an entire year since we had a teen program at the library, which makes us very sad.  Cheer up with your very own succulent.  Plants, dirt, and a pot to decorate will be supplied.


Shrinky Dink Pins - Take and Make Craft
Wednesday, March 17
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.353.0579 to register.

We've all made Shrinky Dinks, but have you ever turned them into pins for your jacket, backpack, or lanyard?  Now's your chance.  Each kit will contain a sheet of shrinking plastic, templates, and flat pins with backings.  Glue, markers, and colored pencils are not included.  Craft supplies will be available for pickup starting March 15.


Winter Bird Feeder Cookies - Take and Make Craft
Thursday, March 18
Busch Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.353.0580 to register. 

Create and hang your own bird feeder to help your backyard feathered friends through the rest of the cold month.  Registrations must be made by March 12.  Craft supplies will be available for pickup starting March 18.


Geometric String Art - Virtual Craft (Zoom)
6:30 pm Thursday
March 18
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.751.5377 to register with an email address.

Tweens and teens can pick up the supplies to turn string into a piece of art.  We will use thumb tacks to punch holes in a piece of cardboard and sewing needles to run string in a pattern to create a colorful geometric design.  Supplies will be available for pickup beginning March 15.  Tweens can join the March 18th Zoom meet up for more detailed instructions and demonstration.  Zoom meeting details will be emailed to each registrant the day before the event.  Please do not share Zoom meeting details with others.


Decorative Eggs - Take and Make Craft
Monday, March 29
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.751.0770 to register

Make faux decorative eggs in a variety of materials and styles.  Craft supplies will available for pickup starting March 29.



Children's Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual or Take and Make.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.

Raising Readers - Take and Make Program




Miller Branch Library
Ages 0 to 2
Miller Branch Library
Please call 586.751.5377 to register.  Kits available beginning March 1 while supplies last.
This month's theme is: Numbers

This program is for the youngest of readers.  It will follow the Ready to Read Library of Michigan program and focus on talk, sing, read, write, and play.  A take home kit will be available with a board book, sensory toy, various songs, rhymes, and a simple craft to go along with the theme.  Registration is required.

 



Alphabet Shakeup - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)

Ages 2 to 5 with parent or caregiver
11:00 am Fridays
January 15 - March 26
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

Join us for a story, a song, and other fun stuff as we shake up our usual storytime with a different letter each week.  This session will feature the letters N to Z.
Registration is required which includes your email address.  Parents registering will receive an email link to a Zoom meeting.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Simple STEAM: Paper Building Blocks
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9
Please call 586.353.0580 to register.  Kits available beginning March 1 while supplies last.

Pick up a different take-home activity each month.  This month features paper building blocks.


STEM Kits: Sensational Sound
Civic Center Library
Grades K to 5
Please call 586.751.0770 to register with an email address.  Kits available beginning March 1 while supplies last.

Pick up a STEM kit to learn about sound and watch the accompanying video featuring a Mad Scientist conducting experiments from the lab.  An email is required at the time of registration so you can access the video.  Materials and videos are provided by Mad Science Detroit.


Weekly "Grab & Go" Crafts

Each Week in March
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

A new craft will be available beginning each Monday while supplies last.  Please call 586.353.0579 to reserve your craft.

Each week a different "Grab & Go" children's craft will be available at the Burnette Branch Library.  Pictures of each week's craft selections will be posted on the library's Facebook page.  March crafts will be: 
March 1-5 - Reading Month bookmark & door hanger
March 8-13 - Very Hungry Caterpillar
March 15-19 - Pete the Cat stick puppet
March 22-26 - 1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue fish picture
March 29-April 2 - Elephant & Piggie paper bag puppets


Seussabration - Take and Make Craft
Busch Branch Library
Week of March 1

Ages 3 to 9
Please call 586.353.0580 to register.

Celebrate one of our favorite authors with a Seuss-inspired craft.


St. Patrick's Day Fun and Games - Take and Make Craft
March 1
Miller Branch Library
Ages 4 to 10
Please call 586.751.5377 to register.

Make your own lucky leprechaun and enjoy some other fun crafts with this take and make packet.


Origami - Take and Make Craft
Week of March 8
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Please call 586.353.0580 to register.
Stop by for some supplies and instructions to make easy origami.

Put Me In The Zoo Virtual Storytime and Craft (Facebook)
1:00 pm Tuesday
March 9
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 7
Please call 586.353.0579 to register

Join Miss Sharon on Facebook as she reads Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire and shares other rhymes, stories, and songs.  An activity kit will be available at the library beginning March 1 while supplies last.  This recording will be posted on the library's Facebook page at 1:00 pm, March 9.


Dr. Suess - Take and Make Craft
March 15
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 9
Please call 586.751.0770 to register.

Celebrate March is Reading Month with a grab & go Dr. Seuss craft.


Noodles - Take and Make Craft

March 15 - 31
Miller Branch Library
Ages 4 and up
Please call 586.751.5377 to register.

Celebrate National Noodle Month with some fun crafts including a noodle necklace and a noodle masterpiece.

Bubble Wrap Craft and Virtual Storytime (Facebook)
Week of March 15
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Please call 586.353.0580 to register.

In honor of National Bubble Week, pick up a bubble wrap craft and join Ms. Jamie on the library's Facebook page for a bubble storytime.  This recording will be posted at 12:00 pm Monday, March 15.
Pom Pom Launcher - Take and Make Craft
Week of March 22
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Please call 586.353.0580 to register.
Create a pom pom launcher using simple supplies.

Chick and Nest- Take and Make Craft
Week of March 29
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Please call 586.353.0580 to register.
Make a chick and a nest from a plastic egg and other supplies.

 

Did you know?

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its virtual branch.  Visit www.warrenlibrary.net to:
  • Renew items
  • Reserve/request items
  • Check your library account
  • Download ebooks, eaudiobooks, music, digital magazines, movies and more
  • Use library databases for homework, genealogy, job searches, business, consumer reports & much more
You may receive text message notifications.
Stop in and register to receive notifications of overdues, holds, and any bill notices through text messages sent to your mobile device.

In a hurry and do not want to wait in line...
  • Civic Center and Miller Branch libraries offer selfcheck stations for your convenience.
  • Call the Civic Center Library and the staff will check out materials to you and place them in a locker that is accessible in the atrium.  Call 586.751.0770 for further details.
  • You may now pay library fines online.
Additional services available at your local library:
  • All Warren branches offer fax and scanning services - only $1.00 for the first page and $.25 for each additional page.
  • USB drives are available for purchase at all library branches for $5.00.
  • Earbuds are available for purchase at all library branches for $1.00.
  • Non-resident daily Internet guest passes may be purchased for $2.00 per day with valid identification and can be used at any Warren branch.
  • Mobile hotspots are available for checkout by Warren residents.
  • Laptop computers with mobile hotspot are available for checkout by Warren residents at the Busch and Burnette Branch Libraries.
  • Motorized scooter is available at the Civic Center Library for in-house use.
  • Motorized wheelchair is available at the Miller Branch Library for in-house use.
  • Automatic renewals are available on materials checked out.  Renewable items (i.e. materials without holds and non-rental items) will be renewed two days prior to the due date.  Items that will not renew include any item with a hold, rental DVDs, mobile hotspots, and laptops.  Warren items will renew two times.  Please check your account online or contact the library for verification of due dates on your items.
  • Materials not available locally from the Suburban Library Cooperative can be ordered through the state-wide MeLCat system at www.mel.org.
The Civic Center Library has an International Language collection featuring:
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Macedonian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
The Busch Branch Library has an International Language collection featuring:
  • Bengali
  • Urdu


Laptop Computers Available for Checkout








The Warren Public Library is pleased to announce the Busch and Burnette Branch Libraries now have laptop computers that can be checked out by Warren residents FREE OF CHARGE.  Each laptop comes with a mobile hotspot to provide free Internet access and has the Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom app installed.  Laptops may be checked out to Warren residents ages 18 years or older for 7 days with no renewals.  A valid Warren library card that was created at least 3 full months prior to checkout and current identification such as a driver's license, passport, or military photo ID are required at checkout.  This project is funded (in part) with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.
 



 
Mobile Hotspots Available for Checkout
Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspots are available for checkout at ALL Warren Public Library branches FREE OF CHARGE.  With this easy to use device, you can connect your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled device and have Internet connectivity wherever you are.  Mobile Hotspots may be checked out to Warren residents ages 18 years or older for 7 days.  A valid Warren library card and current identification such as a driver's license or Michigan state i.d. are required at checkout.  Stop by one of our libraries today and ask about this exciting service.

 
***New Database for Children***




BookFlix
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.  The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Topics available include:  Animals & Nature, Earth & Sky, People & Places, ABCs & 123s, Adventure, Family & Community, Celebrations, Music & Rhyme, and Imagination.  BookFlix is available remotely with a library card number and will be available to use inside the library when our libraries reopen.  To access BookFlix, click here.


***New Database Available***





Creativebug
The Warren Public Library is excited to announce that Warren Public Library cardholders now have access to our newest resource, Creativebug.

Creativebug features thousands of online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors. 
Login to Creativebug and create an account with your library card number.  You will then be able to access classes on knitting, quilting, painting, and much more.  Watch the classes anytime, anywhere.  Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.  No pressure, just possibilities.

You can find Creativebug and all of our other research sources on the library's
databases page.


Did you know?  Tutor.com can help you get your homework done, write your paper, or study for your test so that you can get back to your life.  If you are getting frustrated, Tutor.com can help you get unstuck.  Students and parents can get help with any kind of academic question in math, science, English, social studies, and writing.  Export tutors work with students in kindergarten through 12th grade and can even help with AP®-level and intro-level college coursework.  Connecting with a tutor is easy.  You just need your library card number, PIN, and any Internet-connected device.  Visit our Tutor.com site today.
  
Locations & Hours

Civic Center Library
1 City Square
586-751-0770

Mon: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Wed: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am - 4;30 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden
586-751-5377

Mon: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am - 4:30 pm


Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan
586-353-0580

Mon: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Thu: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9 am - 4:30 pm


Burnette Branch Library
23345 Van Dyke
586-353-0579

Mon: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am - 4:30 pm

 
Virtual Library Cards
Warren residents who cannot come into our libraries to get a library card can still use some of our popular electronic resources by applying for a virtual library card.  This card will allow temporary access to some of our eResources including:  OverDrive, Freegal, RBdigital, and databases.  To get full access to all library materials (including Hoopla and the ability to check out physical items) you will need to stop by the circulation desk at any Warren Public Library location once the libraries reopen and fill out an application.  To get a virtual library card, click here.
 

Coronavirus Resources
 
Due to the unprecedented response to the coronovirus pandemic, including school and library shutdowns, we will be maintaining lists of resources to help you find information about COVID-19, educational resources, library resources, and more.  Check our 
website often as these lists are updated as information becomes available.

Electronic Resources

Warren Public Library cardholders are encouraged to use our electronic resources.



Note:  On Tuesday, February 2, 2021 RBdigital magazines will be switching to the OverDrive platform.  You will need to use the Libby app to access them on mobile devices.  Click here for more information.  Magazine access through RBdigital will be ending March 31.

With the RBdigital platform you can easily check out and read full digital copies of over 100 magazines including Car & Driver, Discover, Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, Woman's Day, and more.  Magazines can be read on a computer or on many mobile devices including tablets and smartphones.  Best of all, there are no holds - simply select a magazine and you can start reading instantly.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use RBdigital.  To access RBdigital, click here.



Movies, TV episodes, Graphic Novels, eAudiobooks, and more available with hoopla

**You can check out 6 items per month**
With hoopla, you can check out a variety of content, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital music, streaming movies, and digital graphic novels.  The best part about hoopla: there are no holds - if you see something in the catalog, you can immediately check it out.  And like all digital content, there are no late fees.  All of this content is available 24/7 to Warren Public Library cardholders.  
To access hoopla, click here.



Freegal - Streaming and Downloadable Music

Freegal Music is a free music service from your library.  The catalog includes over 16 million songs, millions of albums, hundreds of curated playlists, and the ability to create your own playlists.  In total, the collection is comprised of music from 40,000+ labels with music that originates in 100+ countries.  From today's hottest and newest music to classical and jazz.  Free apps are available in the App Store and Google Play.  You will need your Warren Public Library card number and PIN to access Freegal.  Click here to go to our Freegal page.​

Download audiobooks and eBooks using OverDrive
Download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or mobile device through OverDrive.  OverDrive works with a variety of devices including PCs and Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android phones, Nooks, Kindles, and more.  You must have a valid Warren Public Library card to use OverDrive.  Click here to go to our OverDrive page.



Databases Available For Warren
Public Library Cardholders



Ancestry Library Edition
- Remote Access Available through June 30, 2021
This genealogical database is used by many to look up census records from 1790-1940 , draft cards, ship passenger lists, and much more.  This database was only available for in-library use, but due to the unprecedented shut down of libraries across the state, Ancestry is offering remote access to Warren Public Library cardholders for a limited time. Follow the steps below to access Ancestry Library Edition from home.
1. Visit our online library catalog by using the
 Library Catalog link or using the My Account login box from our website.
2. When you visit our catalog, check the upper-right portion of the screen. If logged in, you will see your name. If not, click Log In.
3. After logging in, the Ancestry link will be revealed. Click the Ancestry – Remote Access Link at the top of the left-hand box to access Ancestry Library Edition.


Consumer Reports.org
Access subscription-level content from the website of this leading consumer products review magazine.  Includes access to content from ConsumerReports.org and also ConsumerReportsHealth.org.  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Consumer Reports.org click here.

Global Road Warrior
A comprehensive country cultural database featuring in-depth information on 175 countries such as:  culture and society, food and recipes, music, travel information and advisories, and much more.  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Global Road Warrior click here.



Pronunciator - Language Learning Database

With Pronunciator, you can learn over 80 languages as well as study English (ESL) for 50 languages.  It features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations.  You can log into this database at home using your Warren Public Library card.  To access Pronunciator, click here.

Additional databases can be found by clicking here or visiting the database page found under the Research tab of the library's website.

Friends

The Friends bookstore located at 5961 Beebe Street (north of 13 Mile Road) is open with the following restrictions:

1.  Everyone must wear a face mask while in the store (gloves are optional).
2.  Floor space is limited, so only 6 guests will be allowed in at one time.
3.  Everyone is asked to respect each other by staying at least 6 feet apart.
Items for sale include used hardbound and paperback books, CDs, videos, etc. for all ages.  Proceeds benefit the Warren Public Library.


Bookstore Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, March 5
Friday, March 12
Friday, March 19 (Book Bag Sale)
Saturday, March 20 (Book Bag Sale)
Friday, March 26


The Friends have a website:  
https://friendsofwarrenlib.wixsite.com/booklovers
where you can learn about the Friends, print a membership application, get information about the book store, and read interesting tid bits about reading.  Please visit the site today.


Join the Friends
For a small donation you can become a member of the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  To join, simply click 
here to get the application, fill it out and turn it in at the book store or any of our library branches.


The Friends Kids Club
If you are between the ages of 0 - 13 you can join the Friends of the Warren Public Library for just $1.00 per year. Once you turn in your completed application along with your $1.00, you will be given a special Kids Club card. Bring this card with you whenever you visit the bookstore and you will get up to 12 free children's books a year.  To join, simply click 
here to print the membership form, fill it out and turn it in at the book store or any of our library branches.


The Friends have a Facebook page.  Check it out at Friends of the Warren Public Library.

Support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by shopping at Kroger or Amazon.com.  See instructions below.

Kroger

You can register your Kroger card and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the Friends of the Warren Public Library.  Your card must be renewed every year.  If you have not done so, please log into your account and renew your commitment.  To register your card, please do the following:
1.  Go to 
Kroger.com
2. Click on the tab labeled community.
3. In the drop box, click on community rewards.
4. If you are doing this for the first time, register your card with the program and pick Friends of the Warren Public Library.
5. If you are renewing your commitment, go to account summary.
6. Here you can edit any of your personal information, but be sure to go all the way down to your Organization.
7. It is here that you re-write Friends of the Warren Public Library.
8. The organization number should also show:  91075.


Amazon Smile
You can support the Friends of the Warren Public Library by using the Amazon Smile program.  Visit the Amazon Smile website at 
smile.amazon.com, type in Friends of the Warren Public Library as your charitable organization, select the one in Warren, MI and start shopping.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Friends.
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