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Hoopla - Now with eBooks!

Cromaine Library resident card holders can now download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com  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. Audiobooks included!

Computer Help at the Village!

Get your computer questions answered by experienced computer volunteers or library staff at Cromaine in the Village.

Struggling with the difference between Office 2003 and 2007? Not sure how to get your software installed? Have new software your child's been told to use and you don't know it either? Want to set up an email or social media account but their "Help" doesn't make sense?  Free Computer Help is available at Cromaine! Call 810-632-5200 today to set up your appointment.

Teen Thursdays

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:53am -- hdraft

Calling all 7th-12th graders! Did you know that Hartland’s Cromaine Library offers programs designed with you in mind? Every Thursday, join us for a variety of different activities.

2017 Reading Challenges

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:23pm -- hdraft

The dawn of a new year is always a time where many people think about changes they would like to make or goals they would like to achieve. For me, one such goal at the beginning of each year has always been in the form of a book challenge.

There are many different options to choose from if you are interested in pursuing a book challenge in 2017. Perhaps you have a certain number of books in mind that you would like to complete this year, or may you would simply like to read more widely. The following are just a handful of the many challenges in which you can participate.

No-Bake Treats

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:49am -- hdraft

If you are looking for some tasty treats with a fun, winter theme, check out what we made during our Tween No-Bake Treat program last week! All three treats are simple enough that children can help, too.

Sensory Storytime

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 12:23pm -- hdraft

If your child has a hard time in large groups, struggles with joint attention, or is sensitive to sensory overload but you would still like to give them the storytime experience, please join us for Sensory Storytime! This is an interactive program that encourages participation and movement. Stories, songs, flannel boards, and props are used to engage your child in the fun, and registration is limited to twelve children and their caregivers so the environment does not become too overwhelming for attendees.

Programs for a Cause

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:28am -- hdraft

Hartland’s Cromaine Library has developed two new series of programs for a cause: Needlehearts for Charity and Cromaine Cares.

Needlehearts for Charity occurs on the first Monday of every month from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. If you enjoy knitting, please join us as we make hats for chemotherapy and cancer patients.

Winter Program Registration

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 1:48pm -- hdraft

Registration for winter programs at Cromaine begins on December 1st at 9 a.m. Please join us for a wide variety of activities for patrons of all ages including a Noon Year's Eve Party, Needlehearts for Charity, Santa Visit, storytimes, book clubs, and so much more! Please visit our Events calendar for full descriptions of our programs.

Bookworm Craft

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 1:48pm -- hdraft

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your little ones that will help them practice writing letters? Check out our Bookworm craft from Preschool Storytime! This can be used as a bookmark or simply as a fun item to play with.

Scary Reads

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 2:19pm -- hdraft

As soon as October begins, I am always in the mood for a good, creepy book.  It may have to do with my love of Halloween and spooky things, but there’s something about the foggy mornings, the crisp chill in the air, and the longer stretches of darkness throughout the day that provide the perfect backdrop for a scary book.

Here are some of my favorite titles for grade school and beyond. If you need assistance finding an item in our collection or placing a hold on a title, please let us know.

School-Aged Children

Leaf People!

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 2:22pm -- hdraft

If you're looking for a fun way to use some of the leaves falling from the trees, make a Leaf Person craft! A few weeks ago, participants in Preschool Storytime made their own leaf people, animals, and pretty fall scenes with leaves, sticks, and tree bark gathered from outside. We also used markers, glue, construction paper, and googly eyes to make these unique creations complete.

Paper Plate Frisbees!

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:32pm -- hdraft

Are you looking for a high-flying, fun project for your kids to do this summer? Try your hand at making a paper plate frisbee!

Banned Books Week

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:56am -- hdraft

What do Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Looking for Alaska have in common? On the surface, it may seem like their commonalities are minimal, but there is one thing that they all share: they are all on the top 10 list of 2015’s Most Challenged Books.

Tween Nights at the Library

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 11:43am -- hdraft

Are you feeling a little too old for Youth events but a little too young for Teen events? Cromaine Library has the perfect solution for you: Tween programs! Tween Nights at the Library are specifically designed for 4-6 graders, and they are a fun way to explore new ideas or hobbies, geek out about a favorite book or movie, and make new friends.

Remembering Anna Dewdney

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 9:43am -- hdraft

Yesterday, the bookish community received some very sad news: acclaimed children’s author and illustrator, Anna Dewdney, passed away after struggling with brain cancer. Anna was well-known for her popular Llama Llama picture book series, and in addition to writing, she was also an advocate for childhood literacy. Because of this, it seems very fitting that she requested that everyone read a book to a child instead of giving her a funeral.

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