Riverview Veterans Memorial Library

Gobble up a good read with a little help from your friends

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.

November 11 – Library Closed in Observance of Veteran’s Day

November 16 – New! Book Bundles

We are offering book bundles geared towards readers ages 0-11. Bundles will include 6-10 books, a family fun craft and other special treats.

Bundle Themes: Christmas, Chanukah, Winter, Animals and 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!

November 18 – Take & Make Day: Turkey Napkin Rings

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

Registration starts: November 5

Registration ends: November 16

A little Thanksgiving inspiration will transform brown felt, googly eyes and ribbon into one-of-a-kind napkin rings. Craft kits will include ribbon, felt, googly eyes and instructions. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

November 21 – Thanksgiving Story “Drive-Thru”
Parking lot between Library & Community Center: 2:30, 3:00 & 3:30 p.m.

Car registration is required by phone.

Limit of 25 cars per time slot

Registration starts: November 10

Registration ends: November 19

Join us for a story drive featuring a story about what happens when you give a moose a muffin. Registration is required to help us adhere to COVID-19 regulations and to ensure all participants receive treats. We ask that you remain in your vehicles during the event. Please wear a mask/face shield.

Story Drive: Book pages will be on large display along a clearly marked driving path. Families will read the story and fill out a scavenger hunt sheet as they go. Half way through the story craft kits will be handed out. Those who completely fill out the scavenger hunt will receive a special treat at the end of the story.

November 25 & 26 – Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

December 2 – Take & Make Day: Letter to Santa Kit
Curbside Pickup: 12:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (call to schedule your time)

Registration starts: November 18

Registration ends: December 1

This kit will include a Santa letter template, a pencil, a pre-addressed envelope, stickers and a special treat! One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

December 7 – December Book Club: Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan
7 p.m. – Location TBA on our Facebook page and riverviewpubliclibrary.com

Book Club will be discussing the book Baker’s Secret by Stephen Kiernan. Copies are available for pickup through the Library’s curbside service. Call 734-283-1250 to reserve your copy today.

December 9 – Take & Make Day: Paper Plate Snow Globe
Curbside Pickup: 12:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. (call to schedule your time)

Registration starts: November 18

Registration ends: December 7

If you love celebrating the colder days of the year, this snow globe craft is for you. Paper plates and shiny confetti will be transformed into a beautiful winter scene. One kit per person. All ages welcome. Quantities are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

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 21 – Holiday Story “Drive-Thru”
Prking lot between Library & Community Center: 3:00, 3:30 & 4:00 p.m.  

Car registration is required by phone.

Limit of 25 per time slot

Registration starts: December 7

Registration ends: December 17

Join us for a story drive featuring a story about a gingerbread boy who is on the run! Registration is required to help us adhere to COVID-19 regulations and to ensure all participants receive treats. We ask that you remain in your vehicles during the event. Please wear a mask/face shield.

Story Drive: Book pages will be on large display along a clearly marked driving path. Families will read the story and fill out a scavenger hunt sheet as they go. Half way through the story craft kits will be handed out. Those who completely fill out the scavenger hunt will receive a special treat at the end of the story.

 December 23-25 – Library Closed in Observance of Christmas

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

January 4 – January Book Club: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
7 p.m. – Location TBA on our Facebook page and riverviewpubliclibrary.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.

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.132) 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..

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