Library News

Holiday Hours

Nov. 22 10am-5pm
Nov. 23 CLOSED
Nov. 24 CLOSED
Dec. 25 CLOSED
Dec. 26 CLOSED

 

We’re Hiring!

The Romulus Public Library is seeking applicants to fill the following position:

ADULT SERVICES LIBRARIAN/Revised – PART-TIME: 29 hrs/week.

For more details on requirements and qualifications, and to download the City of Romulus Application, please see our Employment page.  Positions will remain open until filled.

Historic Newspapers Available Digitally

The Romulus Public Library is actively working to digitize approximately 50 years of Romulus newspapers dated from 1968, making historic articles and images available and searchable online 24/7.  Thanks to generous donations from library supporters, at a cost of about $500 a year, more than 20 years of newspapers have already been digitized.  Access the newspapers online at http://www.romuluslibrary.org/newspapers.  These papers are available in full-text with images, just as they originally appeared.  To help the Romulus Public Library continue with this project, please consider a tax-deductible donation to make these papers available for generations to come.  Adopt a year, partial year or multiple years.  Donations of any amount can be sent to the library.

 

 

Digital Library Help

The Romulus Library offers three great digital content services… FREE with your library card!  Overdrive contains e-books and e-audiobooks, RBDigital is your stop for digital magazines, and our new service Hoopla has e-books, e-audiobooks, movies and TV, music and comics.  Have questions about any of these services?  Check out our new E-books and Downloads help pages and find the answers you need!  Click on the Help button under each service to get started.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is a free program that parents/caregivers can use to help prepare their child(ren) for kindergarten. All you have to do is read to your child – it’s that simple. The goal is to read 1,000 books before your children enters kindergarten.

Beginning August 28, come to the library to sign up for the program. We will give you a folder containing your first reading log, program instructions, and some book lists to help you determine different books to read to your child. Repeat books count and so do story time books; reading to your child or having them “read” to you counts.

Small prizes will be awarded after 100 books, 500 books, and a certificate of completion AND a gift will be awarded after 1,000 books! You will have until September 30 of the year your child starts kindergarten to complete the program.

Visit the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website for more information.

GOOD LUCK!

Community Read Boxes

Borrow a book this summer from one of five library Read Boxes at Romulus Historical Park, Elmer Johnson Park, Mary Ann Banks Park, St. John’s Lodge Park and Huron Township’s Lajko Park. Return it to the box to share with others.

Hoopla Is Here!

The Romulus Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital–all you need is a valid Romulus library card!  Hoopla will be replacing Freegal as part of the Romulus Public Library digital library suite.

Hoopla Digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface for instant streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. And Hoopla’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to visit hoopladigital.com or download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or iOS device. Simply Sign Up to get started. There is no need to download an app or extension for your internet browser.  We hope you enjoy this new service and encourage you to share your experience on our Facebook Romulus Library and @romuluslibrary Twitter pages!

Romulus Library Community Puzzle Table

Our first 500-piece community puzzle is complete!  Thank you to all who participated.  Come to the library to see what’s next on the puzzle table.

Everyone is invited to take a turn. The puzzle table is located in the back of the library near the Adult Non-Fiction collection.  Puzzles have been provided to the library through generous donations.  We are accepting puzzle donations, but please make sure all of the pieces are in the box!

Library Receives QSAC Certification from Library of Michigan

The Library of Michigan has awarded the Romulus Public Library a certificate of completion for meeting the Essential Level requirements of the Quality Services Audit Checklist (QSAC).

To earn certification, the Library demonstrated its competence in seven categories of achievement including human resources; governance and administration; services; collection development; technology; facilities and equipment; and public relations/marketing.

Congratulations to the staff and library board for all of their hard work to earn this coveted certification!

 

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