Find a ‘cool’ winter read at Riverview Veterans Memorial Library

We’re excited to announce that we were awarded a grant from Ford Motor Company for 2,000 face masks. If you would like some, we can deliver a set to you curbside. 

Please pull up to the front entrance (near the message board) and give us a call at 734-283-1250 when you are here. We will deliver them to you while you wait in your car. A big “thank you” to the Ford Motor Company!

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

Curbside services will not be available.

 
January 27 – Take & Make Day: Dinosaur Day

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

Registration starts: January 11

Registration ends: January 25

Pick up a kit that includes everything you need to make your own dinosaur fossil, dinosaur egg and/or dino necklace. The kit will also include coloring activity sheets. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

 
February 10 – Take & Make Day: ‘Stained Glass’ Paper Heart 

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

Registration starts: January 25

Registration ends: February 8

This Valentine’s Day-themed kit will contain everything you need to make a beautiful ‘stained glass’ paper heart to hang on your door or window. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

 
February 15 – Library Closed in Observance of President’s Day

Curbside services will not be available.

 
February 24 – Take & Make Day: Heart-Shaped Dream Catcher

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

Registration starts: February 16

Registration ends: February 24

Paper plates and ribbons will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind dream catcher. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

 
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 a phone call from a staff member when your items are ready to be picked up. 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.

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