1. Your essay must be accompanied by the entry form, including a permission for entry from your parent or caregiver.
2. Your essay must be 250 words or less and must meet the criteria spelled out in the guidelines attached.
Cromaine Library resident card holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios and record companies – available to borrow for instant streaming on your computer or temporary downloading to a smartphone or tablet. Audiobooks included!
CELEBRATE 2016 BIG READ! FOR ADULTS, YOUTH AND TEENS TELL US YOUR FAMILY LEGENDS WRITING CONTEST!
The 2016 Big Read celebrates Louise Erdrich’s novel “Love Medicine.” The book’s chapters are told from the perspective of several different narrators weaving together the lives of two Chippewa families. Tell us stories from your family in the style of a Native American legend. For examples of these stories, please see a librarian! Maximum 700-word essay, written as a fictionalized truth - story must be complete within 700 words.
Join us for this year's Your Histroy Photo Contest!
- From the Library Director, Ceci Marlow
- Summer Reader Club 2016
- Youth Events
- Teen Events
- Adult Events
- Summer Music Series
- Harry Potter at Cromaine
- Board of Trustees
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Get your computer questions answered by experienced computer volunteers or library staff at Cromaine in the Village.
Struggling with the difference between Office 2003 and 2007? Not sure how to get your software installed? Have new software your child's been told to use and you don't know it either? Want to set up an email or social media account but their "Help" doesn't make sense? Free Computer Help is available at Cromaine! Call 810-632-5200 today to set up your appointment.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Did you miss out on our Big Read 2013 Anthology "A Bit of Poe from Hartland, Michigan?"
It is now for sale on Amazon, with a portion of the proceeds coming back to Cromaine Library.
Thank you to Thomson-Shore, Inc for supporting Cromaine and our Big Read! Without their dedicated staff, we would not have been able to put together this book!!
What do Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Looking for Alaska have in common? On the surface, it may seem like their commonalities are minimal, but there is one thing that they all share: they are all on the top 10 list of 2015’s Most Challenged Books.
Are you feeling a little too old for Youth events but a little too young for Teen events? Cromaine Library has the perfect solution for you: Tween programs! Tween Nights at the Library are specifically designed for 4-6 graders, and they are a fun way to explore new ideas or hobbies, geek out about a favorite book or movie, and make new friends.
Yesterday, the bookish community received some very sad news: acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Anna Dewdney, passed away after struggling with brain cancer. Anna was well-known for her popular Llama Llama picture book series, and in addition to writing, she was also an advocate for childhood literacy. Because of this, it seems very fitting that she requested that everyone read a book to a child instead of giving her a funeral.
Registration for fall programming at Cromaine begins Thursday, September 1st at 9 a.m. We have a myriad of different activities for people of all ages, including Storytime, Pumpkin Decorating, A.L.I.V.E for 55+, Gingerbread House Making, and so much more! Please visit our Events calendar to see all of our offerings, along with full descriptions for each program. If you have any questions or need help with registration, feel free to stop by or give us a call at 810-632-5200.
Our annual Summer Reading Program drew to a close last week. From our Summer Concert Series, to Family Fitness Fridays, to Tiny Tot Olympics, there was truly something for everyone to enjoy!
This Saturday is the culmination of Cromaine Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. Don’t forget to turn in the rest of your minutes and collect your prizes before noon on Saturday, August 20th, as our drawing for raffle prizes will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Do you play Pokemon Go? Great news! Hartland’s Cromaine Library is a Pokestop with a Pokemon Gym. Once you have reached level 5 of game play, choose between three teams (Instinct (yellow), Mystic (blue), and Valor (red)) to battle it out, seize control of the gym, and catch 'em all.
Are you looking for a high-flying, fun project for your kids to do this summer? Try your hand at making a paper plate frisbee!
Are you looking for your next favorite book? Check out NoveList, a database available through Hartland's Cromaine Library.
Earlier this week, Ms. Bekah talked to Creekside's fourth grade classes about Cromaine's Summer Reading Program. She also shared some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Armstrong, Lori - Loki’s Wolves
- Connor, Leslie - All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
- Kelly, Erin Entrada - Blackbird Fly
- Patterson, James - Jacky Ha-Ha
- Philbrick, Rodman - The Big Dark
Today, I visited the fourth grade classrooms at Village Elementary to tell them all about our Summer Reading Program. I also gave them some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Alexander, Kwame - The Crossover
- Applegate, Katherine - Crenshaw
- Burnham, Molly B. - Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker
- Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler
Today, Ms. Marta visited the fourth graders at Lakes Elementary to talk about our Summer Reading Program. While participants are encouraged to read any type of book they want throughout the summer, she also presented students with a list of suggetions, which can be found below.