‘Chill out’ with help from Riverview Veterans Memorial Library

The colder months are upon us and we are excited to celebrate the upcoming holidays and the winter season with our community! All of our activities and Take & Make days are free and require nothing more than a quick registration and curbside appointment.

New! Book Bundles

We are offering book bundles featuring books ranging from preschool to a 6th grade reading level. Bundles will include 6-10 books, a family fun craft and other special treats.
Bundle Themes:

Christmas, Chanukah, Winter, Animals

Surprise Box of Books
How to borrow one:

1. Call 734-283-1250 and let us know which bundle you would like to borrow. We will sign you up for a bundle and set up a curbside pickup time for your materials.

2. Books will be due one week from your pick up date. No renewals will be allowed on these special check outs to insure as many people as possible will have access to the books during the holidays.

3. All craft materials and other treats are yours to keep!

December 16 – Take & Make Day: Paint Chip Christmas Tree Ornaments
Curbside Pickup: 12:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (call to schedule your time)

Registration starts: December 2

Registration ends: December 14

We are repurposing paint chip cards into shiny and festive Christmas tree ornaments. The kit includes paint chips and little decorations to adorn your trees. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

December 23-25 – Library Closed in Observance of Christmas

Curbside services will not be available.

December 31 – January 1, 2021 – Library Closed in Observance of the New Year Holiday

Curbside services will not be available.

January 4 – January Book Club: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
7 p.m. – Zoom meeting link provided by emailing rvml14300@gmail.com

Book Club will be discussing the book Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Copies are available for pickup through the library’s curbside service. Call 734-283-1250 to reserve your copy today.

January 6 – Take & Make Day: Winter-Themed Popsicle Stick Bookmarks  

Curbside Pickup: 12:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (call to schedule your time)

Registration starts: December 14

Registration ends: January 4

Pick up a kit that includes everything you need to make snow-people and penguin bookmarks. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

January 18 – Library Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Curbside services will not be available.

On-going services and resources
How to Get Items with Curbside:

1) Place items on hold online (preferred method) at catalog.tln.lib.mi.us or by calling 734-283-1250. You can easily locate items when searching by title, author’s name or series name.

2) You will receive an automated notification that your items are ready to be picked up. Please call and schedule a time to pick up your materials. We will check out your materials over the phone, so please have your library card number handy.

3) When you arrive at the library during your pickup time, please stop at the curbside sign located near the front entrance and give us a call. We will deliver your items to your car (or bike). If you do not have a cellular phone, please let us know at the time of pickup scheduling.

4) In an effort to ensure the safe handling of library materials, staff members will not accept returns in-hand during pickup service. Please return all items to the dropbox located on the side of the building. (around the corner from the bike rack)

5) Patrons should expect a slight delay in returned items being removed from their accounts as incoming materials will be held in quarantine for 96 hours before being processed by library staff.

Faxing & Copying Curbside:

1) Call 734-283-1250 and set up a curbside time to visit with your documents.

2) When you arrive at your scheduled time we will pick up your documents at your car and fax or copy them as needed.

3) Our faxing charge is 50¢/page and the copying charge is 10¢/page. We are only accepting exact change or a check made out to: City of Riverview. 

eBooks, Overdrive & Libby

There has never been a better time to give eBook reading a try! The Library has thousands of books and audiobooks available for free through the Overdrive database.  These materials can be accessed 24/7 on your eReader or smart device. We recommend downloading the American Library Association’s free Libby app for quick and easy access to eResources. The app gives readers the ability to browse, download and read books on any smart device through this one-stop app. Detailed instructions can be found by visiting https://riverviewpubliclibrary.com/digital-collection/. If you have any questions, please call us at 734-283-1250 or email us at rvml14300@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as possible.

Need a library card to access online materials?

We are issuing library cards throughout the closure which are necessary to access online materials. Simply email rvml14300@gmail.com and include your name, street address, phone number and birthdate. We will process your card and email back to you your new card number and pin. Please allow a few days for processing.

As we remain closed, here are a few helpful reminders:

We are offering curbside services:

• Monday – Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

• Wednesday – Thursday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

• Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Our dropbox is open 24/7 and is located on the side of the building around the corner from the blue bike rack. All items are being quarantined for 96 hours so it may take a few days for the items to be removed from your account. We are no longer charging any late fines on materials, so fines should not be assessed on items owned by the Riverview Library.

• Please be aware that materials that are more than 8 days late will be marked lost on your account. Patron accounts will be blocked until materials are returned. Patrons who have lost books that are not returned will be charged book replacement costs.

• We will not be accepting donations until further notice. Please do not leave books in our mailbox, in the dropbox or anywhere outside the library. All donated materials will be thrown away.  

• Wi-Fi is available 24/7 on the outside of our building. If you sit in your car on the north side of the Library you will have access to our WiFi signal. A password is not required.

• If you are having trouble with your library card or would like to register a new card email rvml14300@gmail.com. We will respond as soon as we can.

• Visit our Facebook page and/or riverviewpubliclibrary.com for up-to-date information concerning the library and for updated links to resources that may help inform and entertain you from home.

Stay Safe and Happy Reading!

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