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ALL Warren Public Library locations are open with the following restrictions:
 - Patrons must wear a mask while in the library.
 - Patron library visit is limited to 2 hours 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 be virtual, take & make, or outside.
 - 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.

 

Summer Reading Fun at the Library

June 5 - July 31, 2021

Patrons of all ages - babies, kids, teens, and adults - are invited to join us ths summer for Tails and Tales Summer Reading.  Everyone will have a chance to win some great prizes just by reading.  Some of the prizes include:
  • For Adults:  Cricut Joy machine, Detroit Zoo membership, Kindle Paperwhite, themed prize baskets, and gift cards for Amazon, Kroger, Home Depot, and more
  • For Teens:  Apple AirPods, Ulta gift card and bath fizzies, Longboard, and candy basket
  • For Kids:  Nintendo Switch Lite, Scooters, Skateboard, and Detroit Zoo membership
  • For Babies:  Stuffed animals
Again this year, children who finish Summer Reading will earn free books, and teens who finish will earn scratch-off prize tickets.

Stop by your local branch or visit
www.warrenlibrary.net beginning June 5 to sign up and start logging your reading.

The Warren Public Library's Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Warren Public Library.


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 - Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays - Family Storytime
Wednesdays - Preschool Storytime
Saturdays - STEAM Saturdays

 

Adult Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual, Take & Make, or Outside.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.  Please call the library branch or visit our online calendar at www.warrenlibrary.net to register.

Grilling Basics - Virtual Program (Zoom)
6:30 pm
Wednesday, June 2
Hosted by the Civic Center Library
Register online or call 586.751.0770.  An email address is required to register.

Join Mary Spencer of TASTE: A Cook's Place, for this virtual demonstration on the basics of grilling.  This presentation will include recipes for grilled chicken Caesar salad and flank steak tacos with grilled tomato salsa.  A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.


Find Information with Google - Virtual Program (Zoom)
6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 8
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library
Register online or call 586.751.5377.  An email address is required to register.

Increase your ability to find the information you need with the world's most popular search engine.  We will discuss tips and tricks for using Google search, find pictures with Google images, find information in Google Books, map directions in Google Maps, and more.  Login information will be sent one day prior to the date of the program.


Patriotic Garland - Take and Make Craft
Monday, June 14
Civic Center Library
Register online or call 586.751.0770

This red, white, and blue burlap garland will help you show your true patriotic colors on Flag Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, and every day.


Sinatra: The Beginning, the Middle, the End - Virtual Program (Zoom)
6:00 pm Mondays
June 14 and 21
hosted by the Civic Center Library
Register online or call 586.751.0770.  An email address is required to register.

Local music enthusiast and frequent library collaborator Stu Johnson presents this two-part, one hour each program covering Frank Sinatra's career through his ups and downs and over and outs in songs and pictures from his birth in 1915 to his death in 1998.  A Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.


"Yooper Talk" with Michigan Author Kathryn Remlinger - Virtual Program (Zoom)
6:00 pm Thursday
June 17
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library
Register online or call 586.751.5377.  An email address is required to register.

Learn the intriguing history of how Michigan's Upper Peninsula developed its colorful and culturally distinctive Yooper dialect and identity with author Kathryn Remlinger, PhD., of Grand Valley State University.  Zoom meeting details will be emailed to each registrant the day before the event.


Mini Macrame Wall Hangings - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, June 22
Burnette Branch Library
Register online or call 586.353.0579

Use a dowel and macrame cord to create a small macrame wall hanging by tying knots in various patterns.  When it's done, hang it in your home for an easy DIY wall decor.  Colors will vary.


Craft Workshop @ Home: DIY Candle Art - Take and Make Craft
Wednesday, June 23
Busch Branch Library
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Design a pretty candle using scented wax granules.  Instructions and materials will be provided by the library.  Registrations must be made by June 15.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Teen Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual, Take & Make, or Outside.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.  Please call the library branch or visit our online calendar at www.warrenlibrary.net to register.

WPL Teen Book Box
The library has launched a book box subscription for teens.  Each box contains 1-2 books and some extra goodies.  Subscriptions last for three months and are available to teens ages 12 to 17 with a Warren library card.  Please visit www.warrenlibrary.net/teen-book-boxes/ for more information and to fill out a book preference survey to get started.
 


Virtual Scavenger Hunt with MI Library Quest
June 1 - July 31
MiLibraryQuest: Summer Edition 2021 is a virtual scavenger hunt teens and tweens can do at home.  Teens will find a variety of animal descriptions spread across the websites of participating Michigan libraries which they will enter into a submission form.  Those who complete will be put into a drawing for a prize.  Visit
www.mi.gov/MiLibraryQuest to start your quest.


Tween Craft Day: Galaxy Dust Necklace - Take and Make Craft
Monday, June 14
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 14
Register online or call 586.751.0770

A galaxy is a huge collection of gas, dust, and billions of stars and their solar systems, all held together by gravity.  How much fun would it be to create your own galaxy in a necklace?  Make your own unique galaxy dust necklace with this kit.


Paint by Sticker Animals - Take and Make Craft
Wednesday, June 16
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.353.0579

Take home a template and numbered stickers to create your own animal-themed masterpiece.


Taste Test: Which Chip - Take Home Kit
Thursday, June 17
Busch Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Chocolate comes in many forms and types, including chips.  Sample a variety of common chocolate chips to discover your favorite.  Report back to the library and we will share the final results.  Please register by June 11 (kits are limited).  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


JackBox Games - Virtual Program (Zoom)
3:00 pm Friday
June 18
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Play some virtual games like Drawful, Fibbage, Quiplash, and more with other teens.  It is helpful to have two devices, but not mandatory.  One (often a computer) will be used as your main screen to access our Zoom, and one (often a smartphone) as your controller.  Internet connection is required.


Teen Origami Animals - Take and Make Craft




Monday, June 21
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Fold some cute and cool origami animals.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Teen Meet Up: Party in the Park - Outside Event
6:00 pm Friday
June 25
hosted by the Miller Branch Library
This event will be held in the Community Center Pavilion at the West Soccer Field
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.751.5377

We are kicking off summer with a teen party outside of the Miller Branch Library.  Join us for a variety of yard games, a water blaster battle, DIY tie dye, ice cream floats, pizza, and more!  This is a parent-free event.  Covid safety protocols will be in place and masks may be required.  Please bring a white t-shirt to tie dye and a blanket or beach towel for socially distanced seating.


4th of July Wreath - Take and Make Craft
Monday, June 28
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Celebrate the holiday with this very patriotic red, white, and blue clothespin wreath.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.



Children's Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual, Take & Make, or Outside.  Covid safety protocols will be in place and masks may be required.  Outdoor programs will be held weather permitting.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be limited to Warren library card holders first.  Please call the library branch or visit our online calendar at www.warrenlibrary.net to register.
 

Fun For Kids @ the Library - Outdoor Event
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday, June 5

Outside the Burnette Branch Library
In conjunction with the Cruisin' 53 event, we will have fun for kids at the library.  We will have music, crafts, games, giveaways, snacks, and more.  Meet one of Warren's Police K-9 teams (from 12-2 pm), tour the Warren Police mobile command unit, and sign up for summer reading while you are here.  Then join us for a special FREE Magic Show at 2 pm (see details below).


FREE Magic Show with Ming the Magnificent - Outdoor Event
2:00 pm
Saturday, June 5
Outside the Burnette Branch Library

Register online or call 586.353.0579 if you would like a reminder call.

Come and be amazed at the magical stylings of Ming the Magnificent.  Please join us outside the Burnette Branch Library for this special magic show.  Feel free to bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on.


Fairy Doors - Take and Make Craft
Week of May 31
Busch Branch Library

Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

If you're hoping that a magical creature will move to your neighborhood this summer, stop by to pick up a fairy-sized door and some supplies for decorating.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Simple STEAM: Modeling Clay Construction - Take and Make Program
Tuesday, June 1
Busch Branch Library

Ages 5 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Pick up a different take-home activity kit each month.  This month features modeling clay construction.


Marvelous Mondays: Octopus - Take and Make Program
Week of June 7
Busch Branch Library

Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

In celebration of Tails and Tales, pick up a different take-home animal-themed craft each week.  Crafts may be picked up any time that the library is open each week.  This week, in honor of World Oceans Day (June 8) make an octopus friend from a sock and other supplies.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Terrific Tuesday: Grassland Animals - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, June 8
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Each week in June and July we will have a different Grab & Go craft kit featuring animals from different environments around the world.  This week's kit contains information about grassland animals along with the supplies needed to make an "L is for Lion" craft.


Storytime STEAM: Rain - Virtual Program (Facebook)
6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 8
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 5 to 10
Register online or call 586.353.0579 to receive a Storytime STEAM kit.  Kits will be available beginning June 1 while supplies last.

Join us on Facebook to hear a rain story, learn about clouds and rain, watch some rain experiments, and learn how to make a 3-D cloud picture.  A kit containing experiment and craft instructions will be available to pickup at the library beginning June 1.  This recording will be posted on the library's Facebook page at 6:00 pm, June 8.


Animal Creations - Take and Make Craft





Civic Center Library
Wednesdays, June 9 & 16
Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Reserve your kit with animal themed crafts.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Miller Branch Library
June 10-July 9
Ages 3 and up

Help decorate the library with some fun animal crafts and coloring pages.  Bring your masterpieces back to the library and we will display them for all to see.


Marvelous Mondays: Critter Mask - Take and Make Craft
Week of June 14
Busch Branch Library

Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Decorate an eye mask using different shapes, including animal ears and noses, and your imagination to make a real or not-so-real critter.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Terrific Tuesday: Polar Animals - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, June 15
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

This week's kit contains information about polar animals along with the supplies needed to make a cupcake liner walrus craft.


Animal Scavenger Hunt - Outdoor Event
6:00 pm Thursday
June 17
Miller Branch Library

Ages 5 to 10
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Join us in the courtyard for some animal stories and then head out on an animal scavenger hunt and bingo.


Summer Reading Kick-Off - Outdoor Event




11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, June 19

This event will be held at Veterans Park, 27400 Campbell Rd., Warren, MI 48093.
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Kick off Summer Reading with a sweet treat and fun.  Children of all ages and from all four branches are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Marvelous Mondays: Snake - Take and Make Craft
Week of June 21
Busch Branch Library

Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

This week create a snake from a pipe cleaner and beads.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Terrific Tuesday: Ocean Animals - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, June 22
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

This week's kit contains information about ocean animals along with the supplies needed to make a seahorse craft.


MetroParks Tails & Tales - Outdoor Event
6:00 pm, Wednesday,
June 23
Civic Center Library

Ages 0 to 12
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Join us outside the Civic Center Library for a program with the Metroparks for an educational talk about a variety of animals with animal mounts and furs.  You might even see a live chicken or two.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Adopt a Reading Buddy




June 24 - July 8
Miller Branch Library
Ages 4 to 10

Reading is more fun with a buddy.  Adopt a stuffed animal friend and pledge to read to them this summer.


Marvelous Mondays: Peacock - Take and Make Craft
Week of June 28
Busch Branch Library

Ages 3 to 9
Register online or call 586.353.0580

Make a fancy peacock.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.


Terrific Tuesday: Rainforest Animals - Take and Make Craft
Tuesday, June 29
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

This week's kit contains information about rainforest animals along with the supplies needed to make a tree frog.


Painting at the Park - Outdoor Event
6:00 pm, Wednesday,
June 30
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

Ages 3 to 9
This event will be held at Veterans Park, 27400 Campbell Rd., Warren, MI 48093.
Register online or call 586.751.0770

Join us at the park for a fun painting night.  We will paint a sun catcher and have some wooden animals to paint too.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.

Dragon Tales - Outdoor Event
6:00 pm Thursday
July 1
Miller Branch Library

Ages 4 to 10
This event will be held outside the Miller Branch Library
Register online or call 586.751.5377

Let's learn about this mythical creature, hear some dragon stories, and make a fun dragon craft.

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.
  • 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
  • Gujarati
  • 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.

 
Locations & Hours

Library Closures
The Warren Public Library will be closed from 9:00-1:00 pm on Friday, June 18 for a staff in-service.


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
Sat: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm









Summer Storytimes are either Virtual or Outside.  Covid safety protocols will be in place and masks may be required.  Outdoor storytimes will be held weather permitting.  Due to the popularity of our programs, registrations will be be limited to Warren library card holders first.  Please call the library branch or visit our online calendar at www.warrenlibrary.net to register.

Storytime Shakeup - Virtual Event (Zoom)
(Ages 2 to 5 years)

Join us on Zoom for a story, a song, and other fun stuff as we "shake up" our usual storytime with a different animal or fairy tale theme each week.  A craft will be available for pickup each week.  Everyone (Warren residents and others) must sign up for the wait list.  You will be notified and moved to the main list if space is available.
Civic Center Library
2:00 pm, Thursdays, June 3 - July 29

Toddler Storytime (Ages 0 to 3 years with parent or caregiver)
Join us outside the library for songs, rhymes, and movement for young children and their caregiver.
Miller Branch Library
10:00 am, Fridays, June 18 - July 30

Storytime at the Park
Join us for a family friendly storytime at a local park.  Please register to be eligible for a take-home craft.

Playground behind the Burnette Branch Library
Hosted by the Burnette Branch Library

10:30 am, Wednesdays, June 16, June 30, and July 14

Shaw Park, 22001 Warner, Warren, MI 48091
Hosted by the Busch Branch Library

10:30 am, Wednesdays, June 23, July 7, and July 21

Veterans Park, 27400 Campbell, Warren, MI 48093
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

11:00 am, Fridays, June 25 through August 20


Virtual Storytimes
Head over to the Warren Public Library Facebook page to enjoy weekly virtual storytimes.
www.Facebook.com/warrenpubliclibrary
Mondays - Toddler Storytime
Tuesdays - Family Storytime
Wednesdays - Preschool Storytime

***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 is available to use inside the library.  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.

 
 

Coronavirus Resources
 
Due to the unprecedented response to the coronovirus pandemic, 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.


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 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Digital Magazines using OverDrive
Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines 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 September 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.


Donations will be accepted at the Bookstore on Thursdays from 9 am - 12 noon and during the bookstore hours listed below.

Bookstore Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, June 4
Friday, June 11
Friday, June 18 (Book Bag Sale)
Saturday, June 19 (Book Bag Sale)
Friday, June 25


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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