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Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 All Warren Public Library locations are CLOSED to the public.  Please watch the library's website for further updates.
  
Exterior library dropboxes will remain open for returns.

Staff will be available to take phone calls and answer reference questions.

Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Friday for physical library materials at all of our library locations.

Please call the library at least one hour before you arrive so we can have your items ready for you.  When you arrive at the library, please 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, click here.


Curbside pickup hours are:

Civic Center Library - 586.751.0770
Monday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is on the south side of the Warren City Hall building, along City Square South.  Signs are posted indicating where you can park.

Miller Branch Library - 586.751.5377
Monday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is along the south side of Arden, east of Sunny Lane.  Traffic cones are posted indicating where you can park.

Busch Branch Library - 586.353.0580
Monday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is in the parking spaces near the front entrance of the library.

Burnette Branch Library - 586.353.0579
Monday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday - 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Curbside pickup is on the west side of the building near the garden beds.


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 - Celebrity 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.

Tidying Up: The KonMari Method - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:00 pm Thursday, Dec. 3
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

Join organizing professional Kate Sood for this virtual program designed to help busy professionals and families create an organized and serene home.  With so many people now working at home and distance learning from home, a sense of organization and serenity are needed more than ever.  Her decluttering philosophy is based on the method made famous by Marie Kondo.  Registration is required with an email address.  Please call 586.751.0770 to register.  This is a Zoom event.  Details will be emailed to those who are registered.


Lavender Holiday Gnome - Virtual Craft Program (Facebook)
10:00 am Saturday, Dec. 5
Hosted by the Burnette Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0579 to arrange a pickup time for the materials.

Use burlap, dried lavender, felt, and other materials to make a holiday gnome that looks cute and smells great.  A tutorial showing how to make the craft will be posted on the library's Facebook page.


Winter Decor - Take and Make Craft
December 10
Civic Center Library
Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve your craft and to arrange a pick up time

Create a set of seasonably inspired ornaments to brighten your home this winter with supplies provided by the library.  Supplies can be picked up at the Civic Center Library beginning December 10.  Available while supplies last.


Santa Candy Jar - Take and Make Craft
December 14-18
Busch Branch Library
Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your kit

Everyone needs a candy jar.  Create a whimsical Santa to keep holiday sweets in.  Reserved kit will be available for pickup December 14-18.  All reservations must be made by December 9.



Teen Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual or Take and Make.

Weekly Seasonal "Grab & Go" Crafts
Burnette Branch Library
586-353.0579
Civic Center Library
586.751.0770
Ages 10 to 17
Call the library to arrange a pickup time for these crafts.

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


Holiday Lanterns - Virtual Craft Program (Zoom Event)
6:30 pm Thursday
December 3
Ages 10 to 17
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library
Supplies will be available for pickup starting November 30.  Please call 586.751.5377 to arrange for a pickup time.

Create a glowing lantern as the days grow short.  Registration is required with an email address.  Please call 586.751.5377 to register.  This is a Zoom event where you can follow along with Miss Maren while you make this craft.  Details will be emailed to those who are registered.


Ornaments and Coasters - Take and Make Craft
Civic Center Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve your craft and to arrange for a pickup time.  Craft supplies can be picked up starting December 7.

Just in time for the holidays, pick up supplies to create colorful coasters for your hot chocolate and ornaments for your tree.


Holiday and Winter - Take and Make Crafts
December 14-18
Busch Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your kit and to arrange a pickup time.  All requests must be received by December 9.  Craft supplies can be picked up December 14-18.

Create holiday and seasonal crafts to give as gifts or keep.


Cardboard Gingerbread Houses - Virtual Program (Facebook)
3:00 pm Wednesday
December 16
Hosted by the Burnette Branch Library
Ages 10 to 17
Please call 586.353.0579 to reserve your craft supplies and to arrange a pickup time.

Celebrate the holiday season by making a cardboard gingerbread house complete with light up windows.  A tutorial showing how to make the craft will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

 



Children's Programs

Please Note:  All programs are either Virtual or Take and Make.

Weekly "Grab & Go" Holiday Crafts
Burnette Branch Library
Ages 3 to 10
Each week in December a different holiday "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.  Please call 586.353.0579 to arrange a pickup time for your craft.  Available while supplies last.


Winter STEM To-Go
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12
One kit per child
This month our STEM kit has a winter theme.  Kits include marshmallow engineering, hot chocolate science, a grow snow experiment, and candy cane science.  Please call 586.751.0770 to arrange a pick up time for your kit.  Kits 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 with the exception of November 27.
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 at the Civic Center Library.  To register, please call 586.751.0770.


Christmas Stories with Miss Sharon - Virtual Program (Facebook)
December 7-31
Hosted by the Burnette Branch Library
All Ages

Join Miss Sharon on the library's Facebook page for a variety of Christmas stories, rhymes and songs.  A Christmas storytime kit containing jingle bells and coloring pages will be available to pick up at the Burnette Branch Library beginning December 1.  Please call 586.353.0579 to arrange a time to pick up your kit.


Cookies, Cards & Cocoa - Take and Make Craft
Kits can be picked up beginning December 7
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 9
One craft kit available per child while supplies last

Children will receive materials to make two festive cards along with a packet of hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy at home.  Please call 586.751.0770 to arrange a time to pick up this craft kit.


Snowman Craft - Take and Make Craft
December 7-11
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Test your trivia skills and make a snowman from a sock and other supplies.  Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your kit and arrange a pickup time.  Kits must be reserved by December 4.  Reserved kits will be available for pick up December 7-11.


3-D Gingerbread Houses - Take and Make Craft
Kits can be picked up beginning December 14
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 9
One craft kit available per child while supplies last

Pick up a kit to make a paper 3-D Gingerbread House.  Please call 586.751.0770 to arrange a time to pick up this craft kit.


Home Crafts for the Holidays - Take and Make Craft
December 14-18
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Reserve a kit to make some holiday ornaments and crafts at home.  Please call 586.353.0580 to reserve your kit and arrange for a pickup time.  Kits must be reserved by December 9.  Reserved kits will be available for pick up December 14-18.


Christmas Cookie Ornament - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:30 pm Tuesday
December 15
Ages 3 to 10
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library

Pick up supplies at the Miller Branch Library to make some cinnamon salt dough ornaments and join us for some Christmas cookie stories on Zoom.  Registration is required along with an email address.  Please call 586.751.5377 with an email address to register and to arrange a time to pick up your supplies.  Event information will be emailed to those registered.  Please do not share your Zoom password.


Solstice Light - Take and Make Craft
December 21-23
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Celebrate the shortest and darkest day of the year with a luminaria craft.  No reservation is required.  Please call 586.353.0580 to arrange a time to pick up your craft kit.  Kits will be available for pick up December 21-23.


New Year's Crafts - Take and Make Craft
December 28-30
Busch Branch Library
Ages 3 to 9

Happy (almost) New Year.  Make some crafts to ring in the new year in style.  No reservation is required.  Please call 586.353.0580 to arrange a time to pick up your craft kit.  Kits will be available for pick up December 28-30.


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


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

Due to the recent spike in Covid-19, all Warren Public Library locations are CLOSED to the public until at least December 4.  Curbside pickup for physical library materials is available.  Please watch the library's
website for further updates.

Holiday Closures
The Warren Public Library will be closed on the following dates:

December 18 - Library In-Service
December 24-27 - Christmas
December 31 - January 3 - New Year's


Civic Center Library
1 City Square
586-751-0770
Curbside Pickup Hours

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

Curbside pickup is on the south side of the Warren City Hall building, along City Square South.  Signs are posted indicating where you can park.


Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden
586-751-5377
Curbside Pickup Hours

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
Curbside pickup is along the south side of Arden, east of Sunny Lane.  Traffic cones are posted indicating where you can park.


Busch Branch Library
23333 Ryan
586-353-0580
Curbside Pickup Hours

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
Curbside pickup is in the parking spaces near the front entrance of the library.


Burnette Branch Library
23345 Van Dyke
586-353-0579
Curbside Pickup Hours

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
Curbside pickup is on the west side of the building near the garden beds.

 
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.


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

**You can 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.  
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 March 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.


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

Due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases the bookstore will be closed until (possibly) December 4.  Please watch the Friends Facebook page for further updates.

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 when we reopen.


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 when we reopen.


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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