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ALL Warren Public Library locations are OPEN with the following restrictions:

 - Civic Center Library is open Monday-Friday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm by appointment only.  Please call 586.751.0770 to make an appointment.
 - All other branches are open for walk-ins.
 - 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 90 minute session per day.
 - Patron library visit is limited to 90 minutes per day for computer access, reference, and checkout of materials.
 - Social distancing will be enforced.  Patrons are required to remain at least 6 feet apart.
 - All of our library buildings have occupancy limits.  Please be patient with us if we ask you to wait to enter.

 

Curbside Pickup is Available at the Civic Center Library only

The Warren Public Library is offering curbside pickup for physical library materials at the Civic Center Library only.

Curbside pickup hours are:

Mondays and Wednesdays
12 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9 am - 7:30 pm
Fridays
9 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is not available on Saturdays or Sundays.

Please call the library at 586.751.0770 at least one hour before you arrive so we can have your materials ready for you.

When you arrive at the library, please go to the designated area on the south side of the library near the butterfly garden.  There are signs directing you to our curbside pickup area.  Call to let us know you are here for pickup and we will bring your items to you.  You will need to show your driver's license or library card.

For complete details see
http://www.warrenlibrary.net/curbside-pickup..


Library To Go Book Bundles

Do you have kids who cannot get enough books about princesses?  Dinosaurs?  Unicorns?  Perhaps you yourself might want something different such as a different genre or author.  Simply give us a call and let us know the topic, genre, or author you are interested in along with the age level.  Our staff will hand-pick a selection of five books for you to pick up.  Please give us an hour to prepare your books for you.  
Book Bundles can be picked up at all of our library branches.  Call your neighborhood library to request a book bundle today.
If you are in a hurry and do not want to wait, the Burnette Branch Library has preselected bundles for children on the following topics:  Bedtime, Colors, Counting, Dinosaurs, Pirates, Princesses, Sharks, Things That Go, Unicorns, and Weather.
 


Weekly Virtual Programs

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


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


Adult Programs


Recycled Book Pumpkin - Take and Make Craft

Busch Branch Library
Upcycle an old book into a pumpkin.  Instructions, books, and decorations will be provided.  Complete the project with other supplies you have at home.  Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your craft kit beginning October 7.  All craft requests must be received by October 21.  Reserved craft kits will be available for pickup during the week of October 26.


Harvest Wreath - Take and Make Craft
Civic Center Library
Create a beautiful harvest wreath to decorate your home for the autumn season.  Please call 586.751.0770 to arrange for pickup.  Available while supplies last.

 


Incredibly Strange UFO Cases - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:00 pm Monday
October 26
Civic Center Library

Any close encounter with a UFO is hair-raising but there are some cases where the events are so bizarre and frightening that they are in a class of their own.  Ominous UFOs. 
Strange beings.  Harrowing encounters in the middle of the night.  If you are brave, please join us to hear some of the eeriest known UFO events of all time.  Registration is required which includes your email address.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.  Zoom meeting details will be emailed to each registrant the day before the program.  Please do not share Zoom meeting details with others.  For those that cannot attend this program live, it will be shared on the library's Facebook page after the event.



Teen Programs

Weekly "Grab & Go" Crafts

Burnette Branch Library
Busch Branch Library
Miller Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17

"Grab & Go" Crafts are available for teens and tweens.  Different crafts 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.


Fall Craft & Treat To Go
Civic Center Library
October 5-16
Ages 10 to 17

Stop by the Civic Center Library to pick up a bag filled with a fall craft and some candy.  Call 586.751.0770 to reserve a bag.  Available while supplies last.


Spooky Craft & Treat To Go




Civic Center Library
October 19-30
Ages 10 to 17

Stop by the Civic Center Library to pick up a bag filled with a Halloween craft and some candy.  Call 586.751.0770 to reserve a bag.  Available while supplies last.


Pumpkins To Go




Ages 10 to 17
Tweens and Teens are invited to pick up a small pumpkin and a mystery bag of assorted craft supplies for decorating.

Busch Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your pumpkin beginning October 5.  All pumpkin requests must be received by October 19.  Reserved pumpkins will be available for pickup October 21-23.

Civic Center Library
Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve your pumpkin.  Pumpkins will be available for pickup beginning October 26.  Available while supplies last.


DIY Nature Journal - Virtual Meet Up (Zoom Event)
6:30 pm Thursday
October 15
Ages 10 to 17
Miller Branch Library
Supplies will be available at the checkout desk from October 12-15.

There is still plenty of nature to see during the fall.  Create your very own nature journal to record what you find while you are out and about.  Call 586.751.5377 to register with an email address for the October 15 online meet up. Miss Maren will be available to help you create your journal and you can talk with fellow tweens and teens about the nature items you have already found.  Zoom meet up information will be emailed out on October 14.  Please do not share our Zoom password.


Drawing Fundamentals - Virtual Program (Facebook)
3-part Series
Teens and Adults
Hosted by the Burnette Branch Library

Learn how to draw with Mr. David.  This 3-part series will be uploaded to the library's
Facebook page at 6:00 pm on the dates specified below.
October 27 - Part 1: Introduction to Observational Drawing
November 10 - Part 2: Introduction to Portrait Drawing
November 24 - Part 3: Introduction to Figure Drawing



Children's Programs

Weekly "Grab & Go" Crafts

Burnette Branch Library
Busch Branch Library
Miller Branch Library

Ages 3 to 10
"Grab & Go" Crafts are available for children ages 3 to 10.  Different crafts 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.


STEAM "Grab & Go" Kits

Stained Glass Earth Kit
Busch Branch Library
Burnette Branch Library

Available all month while supplies last.


Fall STEM Kits
Ages 6 to 10
Civic Center Library

Use the directions and supplies in each STEM kit to investigate and experiment like engineers and scientists at home.  Activities include a fall scavenger hunt, glow stick experiment, candy science experiment, and a pumpkin catapult.  Kits were created by TechKnowKids.  Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve a kit beginning October 5.  Available while supplies last.



Alphabet Shakeup - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)

Ages 2 to 5 with parent or caregiver
11:00 am Fridays
September 11 - December 4
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.  The fall session will feature the letters A to M.
Registration is required which includes your email address.  Parents registering will receive an email link to a Zoom meeting.  If you cannot attend the Zoom meeting, a recorded version will be available on the library's Facebook page.  Families who register can pick up an egg shaker and scarf to use at each class.  Craft and letter worksheets will be available to pick up every week.  Items can be picked up in the Civic Center Library by appointment only or through curbside pickup.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.




Fairy Tale Fest - Take and Make Craft

September 28 - October 9.
Ages 3+
Miller Branch Library

Decorate a knights shield or a princess crown and wand.  You can pick up your supplies at the Miller Branch Library.


Fall Craft & Treat To Go
October 5-16
Ages 3 to 10
Civic Center Library

Stop by the Civic Center Library to pick up a bag filled with a fall craft and some candy.  Call 586.751.0770 to reserve a bag.  Available while supplies last.


Spooky Craft & Treat To Go
October 19-30
Ages 3 to 10
Civic Center Library

Stop by the Civic Center Library to pick up a bag filled with a Halloween craft and some candy.  Call 586.751.0770 to reserve a bag.  Available while supplies last.


Pumpkins To Go
Ages 3 to 10
Children are invited to pick up a small pumpkin and a mystery bag of assorted craft supplies for decorating.

Busch Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your pumpkin beginning October 5.  All pumpkin requests must be received by October 19.  Reserved pumpkins will be available for pickup October 21-23.

Civic Center Library
Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve your pumpkin.  Pumpkins will be available for pickup beginning October 26.  Available while supplies last.


Halloween Fabric Wreath - Take and Make Craft
October 12-23
Ages 7 to 12
Miller Branch Library

Can you tie a knot?  Then you can create a beautiful Halloween wreath.  You can pick up your supplies at the Miller Branch Library.


Magic with Ming the Magnificent Outside Magic Show
11:00 am Saturday
October 17
All Ages
Burnette Branch Library (outside lawn)

Join Ming the Magnficent OUTSIDE the Burnette Branch Library for this special magic show.  Feel free to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  Masks and social distancing are required.  Registration is required.  Please call 586.353.0579 to register.


Slime Time with TechKnow Kids



6:30 pm Thursday
October 22
Ages 6 to 10
Burnette Branch Library

Cathy Foster, from TechKnow Kids will teach us all about slime.  Children will explore the science of slime by making a variety of slime recipes.  Each child will have their own supplies.  Masks and social distancing are required.  Temperatures will be taken when entering the library.  Registration is required and very limited.  Please call 586.353.0579 to register.


 

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, auto repair, genealogy, job searches, business, consumer reports, and much more.

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.


Locations & Hours

Civic Center Library
1 City Square
586-751-0770

**Open to the public by Appointment Only**
Mon:10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tue: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Curbside pickup available the following times:
Mondays & Wednedays 12 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am - 7:30 pm
Fridays 9 am - 4:30 pm


Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden
586-751-5377

Mon: 9 am - 5 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 5 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm


Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan
586-353-0580

Mon: 12 pm - 8 pm
Tue: 9 am - 5 pm
Wed: 12 pm - 8 pm
Thu: 9 am - 5 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm


Burnette Branch Library
23345 Van Dyke
586-353-0579

Mon: 9 am - 5 pm
Tue: 12 pm - 8 pm
Wed: 9 am - 5 pm
Thu: 12 pm - 8 pm
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 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.
Note:  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 and fill out an application.  To get a virtual library card, click on the link below.

     
Virtual Library Card Application
 

Coronavirus Resources 

Due to the unprecedented response to the coronavirus 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.

General Information and Health Resources

Library Digital Resources – eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, Music, TV and Film

Educational, School, and Homeschooling Resources


Electronic Resources

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


On September 21, our RBdigital audiobook collection switched platforms to OverDrive.  You can continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great audiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app, now available in Libby from OverDrive.  In just a few taps, you can start reading or listening instantly on your phone or tablet.  The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library.  Choose from bestsellers, fiction, nonfiction, books for kids, and more.  Download the
Libby app to get started.


Download Digital Magazines with RBdigital

With the all-in-one 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.

 
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.​




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

**Update - You can now check out 6 items per month**
Hoopla is a digital platform that offers immediate access to a wide variety of eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, comics & graphic novels, movies, and TV episodes.  All of this content is available to Warren Public Library cardholders through the hoopla website or mobile app (available for both iOS and Android).  Best of all, there is NO WAITING for titles.  The collection contains half a million titles and is growing every day.  All of this content is available 24/7 to Warren Public Library cardholders.  You can check out 6 items per month.  
To access hoopla, click here.



Download music using Freegal

Using Freegal, you can download and keep music directly from the library.  You can also stream music.  Freegal allows you to download up to 5 songs per week.  These songs are in the MP3 format, are yours to keep, and can be used on a variety of devices.  Additionally, you can stream up to 3 hours of music per day.  All it takes is a valid Warren Public Library card to use Freegal.  Click here to go to our Freegal page.​




Databases Available For Warren
Public Library Cardholders



Ancestry Library Edition - Remote Access Available through December 31
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.


ALLDATA (available in library only)
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.


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.

Need homework help?  The Warren Public Library offers Tutor.com, a program that provides students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online.  You will need your library card number and your PIN number.  To access Tutor.com 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

Due to the COVID-19 safety recommendations all events are postponed until further notice.

The Friends are happy to announce that they have reopened their bookstore located at 5961 Beebe Street (north of 13 Mile Road and East of Mound)  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, October 2
Friday, October 9
Friday, October 16 (Book Bag Sale)
Saturday, October 17 (Book Bag Sale)
Friday, October 30 (Costumes welcome)

Donations are being accepted again.  All donated items will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being sorted and put out for sale.


The Friends now 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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