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Hoopla - Now with eBooks!

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!

Computer Help at the Village!

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.

Winter Program Registration

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:48pm -- hdraft

Registration for winter programs at Cromaine begins on December 1st at 9 a.m. Please join us for a wide variety of activities for patrons of all ages including a Noon Year's Eve Party, Needlehearts for Charity, Santa Visit, storytimes, book clubs, and so much more! Please visit our Events calendar for full descriptions of our programs.

Bookworm Craft

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:48pm -- hdraft

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your little ones that will help them practice writing letters? Check out our Bookworm craft from Preschool Storytime! This can be used as a bookmark or simply as a fun item to play with.

Scary Reads

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:19pm -- hdraft

As soon as October begins, I am always in the mood for a good, creepy book.  It may have to do with my love of Halloween and spooky things, but there’s something about the foggy mornings, the crisp chill in the air, and the longer stretches of darkness throughout the day that provide the perfect backdrop for a scary book.

Here are some of my favorite titles for grade school and beyond. If you need assistance finding an item in our collection or placing a hold on a title, please let us know.

School-Aged Children

Leaf People!

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 2:22pm -- hdraft

If you're looking for a fun way to use some of the leaves falling from the trees, make a Leaf Person craft! A few weeks ago, participants in Preschool Storytime made their own leaf people, animals, and pretty fall scenes with leaves, sticks, and tree bark gathered from outside. We also used markers, glue, construction paper, and googly eyes to make these unique creations complete.

Paper Plate Frisbees!

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:32pm -- hdraft

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!

Banned Books Week

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:56am -- hdraft

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.

Tween Nights at the Library

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:43am -- hdraft

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.

Remembering Anna Dewdney

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 9:43am -- hdraft

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.

Fall Program Registration Begins September 1st

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:30pm -- hdraft

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.

Summer Reading: By the Numbers

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:22am -- hdraft

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!

Summer Reading Ends Saturday!

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:23am -- hdraft

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.

On your mark, get set, Pokemon Go!

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 1:36pm -- hdraft

 

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.

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