The Royal Oak Public Library’s hours will be changing beginning the first week of June. The new library hours will be: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 noon – 9:00 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM:00 – 6:00 PM. This is a reduction of four hours - from the current 60 hours a week to 56. Additionally, in June library overdue fines will increase from 15 cents to 25 cents per day. Overdue fines can be avoided by renewing materials online, dropping them off 24/7 at the outside drop boxes, or renewing by phone during library hours at (248) 246-3700. The threshold for a library card being blocked because of outstanding fines will be changed from the current $10 to $5. The Royal Oak Public Library Board of Trustees voted to make these changes now to avoid the potential for more drastic cost saving measures in the future.
Announcing the ELF™ Browser, a child-safe tool that allows children to explore educational and fun websites on the internet. The ELF™ Browser maintains high quality resources on a secured network provided by AWE Digital Learning Solutions. The ELF™ Browser provides added security for parents and a safe way for children to navigate their online environment. This new feature is available on all twelve computers in the Children’s department and can be downloaded and installed on your personal computer.
Generous support for the AWE Early Literacy Station is made possible from the Praxair Foundation, Inc. The Praxair Foundation, Inc. supports public libraries in their efforts to upgrade their technology and assist in acquiring innovative materials and programs. This donation was acquired through a Library Links grant which allowed our library to purchase this pioneering technology for our community.
Long-time Detroit automotive writer Bill Vlasic will visit the Library Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 PM to talk about his book Once Upon a Car: The Fall and Resurrection of America’s Big Three Automakers – GM, Ford and Chrysler.
Vlasic visited corporate offices, factory floors and union halls to tell the tale of the decline of the Big Three and how they ultimately came back from the brink – with the help of a government bailout in the case of GM and Chrysler. Vlasic, Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times and formerly with the Detroit News, examines what led auto executives to appear before Congress in 2008 asking for financial help and how all three automakers pulled out of the decline that threatened to kill the U.S. auto industry.
- Park & Read 2012
- April is Autism Awareness Month
- March is National Nutrition Month
- Everyone’s Reading 2012 Features Author Sandra Brown
- Investment Workshops @ ROPL
- New Kids Book Club For Grades 3 - 6 to Meet on Select Wednesdays!
- Have an Interest in Genealogy?
- Libraries Share Resources – Residents Benefit
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