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Writing Contest - My Favorite Team Player

Tell us about a moment a Team Player - a coworker, a friend, a mentor, a teacher, a family member, a teammate - made a difference in your life and how that made you a better Team Player. All forms of written expression 250 words or less welcome, be it poetry, prose, verse or otherwise.

Submissions accepted beginning June 11 2016. Deadline is August 6, 2016.

Prizes for grades 1-6, 7-12, and adults. Download or pick up an entry form for more information.

See attachments below for flyer and entry form.

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.

"A Bit of Poe" now available on Amazon!

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!!

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!

Database Spotlight: NoveList

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 12:12pm -- hdraft

Are you looking for your next favorite book? Check out NoveList, a database available through Hartland's Cromaine Library.

Fourth Grade Book Recommendations for Creekside Elementary

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 12:59pm -- hdraft

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.

Fiction

  • 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

Graphic Novel

Village Elementary Fourth Grade Book Recommendations

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:21pm -- hdraft

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.

 

Fiction

  • 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

Non-Fiction

Book List for Lakes Elementary Fourth Graders

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:28pm -- hdraft

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.

Fiction

Ciao, Mango, Bonjour.

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 7:47pm -- alynch

Learning a new language enriches one's understanding of his or her first language, increasing writing and communication skills all around.

Cromaine offers a great resource for beginning language learning -- Mango. For Cromaine Library card holders, it is completely free to create a Mango account and enroll in courses in French, Spanish, Italian, and many more. Mango even offers a fun course where you can learn to talk like a Pirate. 

Collection Spotlight: Early Readers

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 10:58am -- hdraft

If you have visited the Children’s section of the library over the past few months, you may have noticed that our Early Reader collection has had a bit of a makeover.

Branching Out--your next great read!

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:20pm -- eidzior

Lately I've been trying to branch out of my comfort zone with my reading choices. Spring seems like the perfect time to try some new kinds of books. Here are a few of the recent books I've read that were a little outside my comfort zone that I highly recommend!

Ducks at Village Elementary!

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 1:13pm -- hdraft

Village Elementary was in the news for a very cool reason: ducks! For the past thirteen years, a duck named Vanessa has returned to Village Elementary to lay her eggs, and each year, students and teachers alike welcome her with open arms. Find out more information at this link.

If your children are interested in reading about ducks, here are a few of the many great books available for checkout at Hartland's Cromaine Library!

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:54pm -- hdraft

Last week, the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2016 were chosen! The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to "honor excellence in journalism and the arts." You can find the list of winners here, and if you are interested in a title from the Letters, Drama, and Music section, stop by the library and we will be happy to place a hold for you.

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