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Monday to Wednesday: 10am-8pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am-6pm
eBooks at the Library
Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Did Santa bring you an iPad, Kindle or other device? Attend this free class to learn how to download eBooks from the library’s online collection. Bring your device if you’d like hands on help after the class. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free program.
Long Distance Backpacking
Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Long distance hiker Chris Hillier has covered nearly 10,000 miles including the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. He’ll be showing pictures, comparing the trails and telling tales about his adventures. If you've read Wild by Cheryl Strayed, like to travel or want an adventure, this program is for you! This program is co-sponsored with Moosejaw. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free program.
Downton Through The Decades
Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Join us as we take a look at fashions through the decades, as seen through the eyes of the popular PBS series, Downton Abbey. The journey will begin with the Edwardian Era, and take us through 30’s and 40’s, in preparation for the upcoming Downton Abbey season. We will highlight the wonderful fashions from the show, as well as show modern interpretations for those wishing to emulate their look – as truly What’s Old Is New Again! Tea and treats will be served. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free program.
Download Destination the Library Network
Download Destination has thousands of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available for your iPad, Kindle, Nook or other device. Thanks to the Friends of the Berkley Public Library for generously supporting our access to this collection. Click here to get started!
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Kindergarten Readiness Kits
Kindergarten Readiness kits are now available at the Children's Reference Desk. The Kindergarten Readiness Kit program is generously sponsored by Target.
The Berkley Public Library is proud of its collection, beautiful building and programs. Although tax dollars are the main source of revenue for the library, we need extra funding to support the level of services we offer.
The library’s endowment fund was started in 1999 with a bequest of $62,500 and has grown to over $125,000. Each year the library receives a check to support library programs. This money has been used to upgrade the computer network, renovate the children’s room, and purchase new materials for the collection. The annual distribution from the endowment fund provides a stable source of income for the library and this payout grows with the fund.
The Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Pooling charitable funds into a well-recognized organization offers us a higher return on dollars.
How can I help?
The answer is simple. Your donation of any size will help. Simply fill out this form and send in your check (payable to “CFSEM”) with “Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund” written on the memo line and send it to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Not only are you helping an outstanding public institution, your donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
How can I learn more?
You can contact the Library Director Matt Church at 248-658-3440.
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