At the Library
*** The Berkley Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. We will reopen to the public on Monday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. ***
Green Garden Practices
Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm
Join the Clinton River Watershed Council and the Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee to learn how our lawn and garden practices can help to protect water quality. We will discuss how we care for our yards, our pets and our cars - affect the quality of our lakes, rivers and streams and what we can do to be good watershed stewards. Attend this workshop and learn the “why & how” of soil testing, mowing & composting tips, how to hire a lawn care company and methods for including beautiful native plants in your spring landscape plans. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free concert.
Drying Up Your Home’s Wet Basement
Presented by Ron Gay, Wet Basement Consultants & author
Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Is a wet basement putting a damper on your spring fun? Ron Gay will present a free homeowner’s workshop. Ron will explain the 10 things a homeowner should know about wet basements and how to fix problems at the cause – without using expensive waterproofing systems. Ron is a consultant, author, licensed builder and has been consulting on homeowner issues for over 25 years. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free concert.
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!
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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