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Cromaine Library Book Art Book Talk - March 2017

Carolyn, Cromaine Teen Services Librarian, put together this amazing video highlighting several book recommendations for teens.
It is more than a Book Talk, it is a visually beautiful and creatively artistic video featuring the talent and artwork of many teen volunteers and even a few staff members.

Mac Off

Mac & Cheese Cook-off and Tasting - Are you known as Mac & Cheese royalty among your friends and family?  Do folks flock to your table at the mere mention of your delicious dish?  Then we want your fare!  Register to be a contestant at our family-friendly Mac Off on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm.  Non-entry "judges" are also needed and welcome to attend!  Register online or by phone.

Harwood Ask and Community Conversation Summary

Please take a moment to read the summary narrative of the "Ask" project recently concluded. Join us Thursday, March 16 at 7:00 pm for a discussion of the themes of interest and concern for this community raised in the narrative and where this project will go from here.

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  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.

Cromaine Recommends: Fiction

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:01pm -- hdraft

Check out some of Cromaine’s staff members’ favorite Fiction books. If a title sparks your interest and is unavailable on our shelves, please let us know and we will happily place a hold for you.

Glenn, Adult Services Manager

Cromaine Recommends: Non-Fiction

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 2:26pm -- hdraft

March is Reading Month! Throughout the month, Cromaine staff will share some of their favorite books, and the following list includes Non-Fiction titles that are highly recommended. If a book piques your interest but is not on our shelves, please let us know and we will be happy to place a hold for you.

Laurel, Circulation Assistant

Fight the Winter Blahs!

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 3:35pm -- hdraft

Fight the Winter Blahs with Hartland's Cromaine Library this week by making some Valentine's Day crafts. Once you complete your projects, bring them up to the youth desk to receive a raffle slip for a chance to win a $5 giftcard!

Black History Month

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:11pm -- hdraft

February is Black History Month! Stop by and grab a book from our display in the Children's section, and check out the links below for more information. If you would like additional materials, we are happy to assist you!

Annual Reports

Cromaine District Library is a much-loved and respected tax-supported community service. A community survey conducted in November 2009 showed 94% of those surveyed consider Cromaine an important priority in our area. Whether you need a place to have a homeowners' association meeting, a chance to study for a professional exam, or some good reading, Cromaine is ready and eager to supply that need as it has since 1927.

2017 Youth Media Awards

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 2:57pm -- hdraft

Today at the American Library Association's (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, winners of the 2017 Youth Media Awards were announced. This highly anticipated ceremony grants awards in several diffferent categories to recognize outstanding contributions to children's and teen literature and media. The following list includes a few of the winners of these esteemed awards, and if you would like to see even more winners, additional information can be found here.

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.