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ALL Warren Public Library locations are OPEN 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 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:

9 am - 4:30 pm

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

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

Lisa Howard: Baking for the Holiday - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:00 pm Thursday, November 12
Hosted by the Civic Center Library

The holidays are prime baking season.  It's time to make the most of pumpkins, cranberries, pecans, spices, and all of our favorite ingredients.  Whether you are baking for a crowd or crafting homemade gifts, join us to learn how to make healthier, more delicious versions of the classics, like apple pie, pumpkin bread, and customized cornbread.  We will talk about techniques, ingredients, and ways to become a more confident baker.  Get your oven ready.  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.

DIY Winter-Themed Gift Jars - Take and Make Craft
Civic Center Library
Craft will be available for pickup starting November 18

There are so many mason jar gift ideas out there.  Which should you choose for your occasion?  Create a winter-themed topped jar that is perfect for the holiday season.  A hot glue gun is needed to complete this craft.  Please call 586.751.0770 to arrange for pickup.  Available while supplies last.

Teen Programs

Weekly "Grab & Go" Crafts

Burnette Branch Library
Busch Branch Library
Civic Center 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.

School Supplies Catapults - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:30 pm Tuesday
November 17
Ages 10 to 17
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library

Supplies will be available at the checkout desk from November 16-19.

Tweens and teens can pick up a craft kit to make your own mini catapult out of school supplies.  Register with an email address for the November 19th Zoom meet up to get a walk through creating your catapult and challenge other tweens and teens to see whose catapult can launch marshmallows the farthest.  Zoom meet up information will be emailed out on November 18.  Please do not share your Zoom password.  If you are unable to pick up the craft supplies, you can still follow along with the following items:  wooden ruler or paint stirrer stick, 9 pencils, a thick rubber band, a small cup, duct tape, and marshmallows.  Catapult design from "Rubber Band Engineer" copyright 2016 Lance Akiyama.

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

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

Available at All Branches while supplies last.
Call your library branch or keep an eye on the library's Facebook page for details.

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.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Crafts To-Go

November 9
Civic Center Library
Ages 6 to 12

Children will receive two crafts and some puzzles based on the popular book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.  Post a picture of your original drawing based on one of the books on our Facebook page to enter to win the newest title in the series called The Deep End.  Please call 586.751.0770 to reserve your crafts.

Turkey Take and Make Crafts

November 9-20
Ages 5 to 10
Miller Branch Library

Pick up some supplies to make some fun turkey crafts for Thanksgiving.  Supplies can be picked up at the Miller Branch Library while supplies last.

National Vanilla Cupcake Day - Take and Make Program
November 10
Civic Center Library
Ages 3 to 10

Help us celebrate National Vanilla Cupcake Day.  Pick up a cupcake to-go with a craft.  To reserve your cupcake, please call 586.751.0770.

Free Comics To-Go
Week of November 16
All Library Branches
Ages 3 to 9

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a free comic book.  One comic book per child while supplies last.  Some of our branches will provide a craft as well.

Thanksgiving Science with TechKnow Kids - Virtual Program (Zoom Event)
6:30 pm Thursday
November 19
Ages 5 to 10
Hosted by the Miller Branch Library

Join Kathy from TechKnow Kids as we whip up some fun Thanksgiving themed experiments.  Stop by the Miller Branch Library November 16-19 to pick up your supplies and then join us online for a virtual program.  Registration is required along with an email address.  To register please call 586.751.5377.  Event information will be emailed to those registered on November 18.  Please do not share your Zoom password.

Family Button Art - Take and Make Craft
Crafts can be picked up starting November 23.
Ages 6 to 10
Civic Center Library

Let's get crafty with buttons.  We will create a beautiful piece of artwork to hang on your wall.  No special tools or skills are required.  You just need your imagination and a little bit of glue.  Great fun for the entire family.  Caution: small pieces are involved with this craft.


Did you know?

The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its virtual branch.  Visit 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 & much more
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.
  • Notary services are offered at all library branches.  Please contact the library branch for further information.
  • Laminating services are available at the Civic Center Library - only $1.00 per foot.
  • 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 with photo i.d. and can be used at any Warren Library Branch.
  • 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.
  • Mobile hotspots are available for checkout to Warren residents.
  • Children's literature kits are available for checkout at the Civic Center Library.
  • Baby Lapsit kits are available for checkout at the Miller Branch Library.
  • STEAM/STEM kits are available for checkout at the Busch, Miller and Civic Center Libraries.
  • Alzheimer's kits are available for checkout at the Busch, Miller, and Civic Center Libraries.
  • VOX Books are available for checkout at all library branches.
  • 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, and mobile hotspots.  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
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

Did you know? 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, 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 site today.
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.

2021 Entertainment Books For Sale
The holidays will be here soon and we all know at least one person that is hard to buy for.  Consider giving them a 2021 Entertainment Book filled with coupons they can use throughout the coming year.  Once again, the Friends of the Warren Public Library are selling Entertainment Books at all of our library branches for $25.00.  Stop by one of our libraries and purchase yours today.

Locations & Hours

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

November 3 - Election Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 25 - All branches will close at 5 pm
November 26-29 - Thanksgiving

Civic Center Library
1 City Square

Mon: 12 pm – 8 pm
Tue: 12 pm – 8 pm
Wed: 12 pm – 8 pm
Thu: 12 pm – 8 pm
Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Enter the library in the Children's Area on the south side of the building
Curbside pickup available Fridays 9 am - 4:30 pm

Miller Branch Library
5460 Arden

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

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

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.  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

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 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.

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

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 

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.


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, November 6
Friday, November 13
Friday, November 20 (Book Bag Sale)
Saturday, November 21 (Book Bag Sale)
Closed November 27 for Thanksgiving

Donations are not being accepted at this time.

The Friends now have a website:
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  See instructions below.


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
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, 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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