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Crossroads New Hours December 1, 2014

Cromaine's Crossroads Branch will begin reduced hours effective Monday, December 1, 2014. Crossroads will be open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 8 pm. Crossroads will be closed on Friday and on Saturday. Crossroads will keep its current Sunday hours of 1 to 5 pm. The 24/7 lockers will remain available, although items will not be added to the lockers on Friday and Saturday. The returns and wireless will continue to be available 24/7. This closure is in effect while the planning for the next step is underway. Visit the Village for mornings, Friday and Saturday service.



I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio.  I went to the University of Cincinnati and have a B.A. in Political Science.  I work in the Insurance Industry and have relocated for my career to Michigan four years ago where I currently work for Citizens Insurance.  I am married to Bill Gatewood, who is serving on the Hartland School Board.  We have three kids between us, including Cody, who is in the 5th grade at Farms Intermediate School, Griff who just graduated from Central Michigan, and Hayla who has loves spending summers at Wildwood Ranch.  We love MI and the Hartland community!



I'm Nancy Lewis, Cromaine Library trustee. I have been married 27 years to my wonderful husband Daniel; we have no children. We moved out to the Hartland area 20 years ago and Love it "out in the country." I look forward to serving the Library and this community for another four years.


Wife, mother and grandmother.
Retired to Hartland after serving as a U.S. Courts Law Librarian at Federal Court in Detroit.
Lover of Libraries!  Linda D. Smith, Ph.B.; M.S.L.S.; J.D.



Serving on the Library board since 1995 has been a privilege that has helped me realize the value of our Library. Having the opportunity to set policy that will lead our library to meet the needs of our growing community is a responsibility I take on wholeheartedly. This is my way of giving back to my community for an enriched life it has given me. The Library is an asset to all of us that is hard to put a value on. I support it as a key ingredient to a great community.

Hoopla is now available!!

Cromaine LIbrary resident card holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit  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.

Each resident card is able to download up to 6 items per month. When you sign up, be sure to have your library card number ready! Download the Hoopla app onto your phone, computer or tablet, sign in and let the fun begin! Audiobooks coming in July 2014!

Need more help? Check out this YouTube video from Hoopla on how to get started: Create an Account on Hoopla

OR click below for downloadable instructions:

Hoopla Instructions.pdf5.86 MB

Annual Report

Cromaine District Library is a much-loved and respected tax-supported community service. A community survey conducted in November 2009 showed 94% of those surveyed consider Cromaine an important priority in our area. Whether you need a place to have a homeowners' association meeting, a chance to study for a professional exam, or some good reading, Cromaine is ready and eager to supply that need as it has since 1927.

TLN/Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Program

We are pleased to announce that The Library Network has entered into a new partnership with the Detroit Zoo on a program called Tickets & More. Through the TLN Tickets & More program library patrons can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, save on discounted memberships, and dining. You can even purchase a pre-paid parking voucher. The discounted offers are updated at intervals throughout the year, in an effort to keep the program fresh.