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- From the Library Director, Ceci Marlow
- Summer Reader Club 2016
- Youth Events
- Teen Events
- Adult Events
- Summer Music Series
- Harry Potter at Cromaine
- Board of Trustees
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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!
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.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Did you miss out on our Big Read 2013 Anthology "A Bit of Poe from Hartland, Michigan?"
It is now for sale on Amazon, with a portion of the proceeds coming back to Cromaine Library.
Thank you to Thomson-Shore, Inc for supporting Cromaine and our Big Read! Without their dedicated staff, we would not have been able to put together this book!!
This Saturday is the culmination of Cromaine Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program. Don’t forget to turn in the rest of your minutes and collect your prizes before noon on Saturday, August 20th, as our drawing for raffle prizes will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Do you play Pokemon Go? Great news! Hartland’s Cromaine Library is a Pokestop with a Pokemon Gym. Once you have reached level 5 of game play, choose between three teams (Instinct (yellow), Mystic (blue), and Valor (red)) to battle it out, seize control of the gym, and catch 'em all.
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!
Are you looking for your next favorite book? Check out NoveList, a database available through Hartland's Cromaine Library.
Earlier this week, Ms. Bekah talked to Creekside's fourth grade classes about Cromaine's Summer Reading Program. She also shared some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Armstrong, Lori - Loki’s Wolves
- Connor, Leslie - All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
- Kelly, Erin Entrada - Blackbird Fly
- Patterson, James - Jacky Ha-Ha
- Philbrick, Rodman - The Big Dark
Today, I visited the fourth grade classrooms at Village Elementary to tell them all about our Summer Reading Program. I also gave them some book recommendations, which can be found below.
- Alexander, Kwame - The Crossover
- Applegate, Katherine - Crenshaw
- Burnham, Molly B. - Teddy Mars: Almost a World Record Breaker
- Konigsburg, E.L. - From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler
Today, Ms. Marta visited the fourth graders at Lakes Elementary to talk about our Summer Reading Program. While participants are encouraged to read any type of book they want throughout the summer, she also presented students with a list of suggetions, which can be found below.
Learning a new language enriches one's understanding of his or her first language, increasing writing and communication skills all around.
Cromaine offers a great resource for beginning language learning -- Mango. For Cromaine Library card holders, it is completely free to create a Mango account and enroll in courses in French, Spanish, Italian, and many more. Mango even offers a fun course where you can learn to talk like a Pirate.
If you have visited the Children’s section of the library over the past few months, you may have noticed that our Early Reader collection has had a bit of a makeover.
Lately I've been trying to branch out of my comfort zone with my reading choices. Spring seems like the perfect time to try some new kinds of books. Here are a few of the recent books I've read that were a little outside my comfort zone that I highly recommend!
Advanced Placement (AP) testing was this week. Congradulations Hartland teens for completing so many AP courses and earning such a high ranking for your school!
Village Elementary was in the news for a very cool reason: ducks! For the past thirteen years, a duck named Vanessa has returned to Village Elementary to lay her eggs, and each year, students and teachers alike welcome her with open arms. Find out more information at this link.
If your children are interested in reading about ducks, here are a few of the many great books available for checkout at Hartland's Cromaine Library!
Increasingly, public libraries are community centers and digital repositories. Cromaine offers many excellent programs for adults, children. You might sign up for storytime or attend a lecture. And services such as OverDrive offer the option to check out ebooks.
Last week, the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2016 were chosen! The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 to "honor excellence in journalism and the arts." You can find the list of winners here, and if you are interested in a title from the Letters, Drama, and Music section, stop by the library and we will be happy to place a hold for you.