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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.


Cromaine's own "Who Is Your Hero? Summer Writing Contest"
We want you to keep reading, but we also know you need to keep writing, too! Write a 250-word essay explaining who your hero is and why. It does NOT have to be a real person! Maybe it's a character in a story! Maybe it isn't even a PERSON! Adults can enter, too! Three cash prizes in each of three age categories: entering grades 1-6, entering grades 7-12, and Adult. Turn your essays in at Cromaine. Deadline: August 1, 2015. Winners announced at LibCon August 6!
Please download the 2015 Summer Reading Writing Contest Entry Form below to enter!
Heritage Day Photo Contest presented by the Hartland Area Community Council
This photography contest is for youth ages 12 and younger, ages 13 through 19, and adults ages 20 and up. Entrants must be a resident of the Hartland Consolidated School District. Up to four photos can be entered by each entrant, one in each of four categories--Animals, Historical, Nature, People. Cash prizes for each age group. Entry forms must accompany entries; digital files of photos needed, too. Photos will be displayed at Cromaine. Winners will be published at and in a fundraising calendar. Deadline September 1, 2015.
Please download the 2015 Heritage Day Photo Contest Entry Form below to enter!
Grant Sweet Memorial Essay Contest from Cromaine District Library
Summer is the time for family reunions and what a great time to interview family members who have served in the military or are currently in the service. Interview, then write a 250-word essay that answers, "What my service means/meant to me?" from the viewpoint of your interviewee. Entry forms must accompany entries. A photo of the interviewee is desired, if possible. Substantial cash prizes with the help of the American Legion Austin Moore Post 415, the Friends of Cromaine, and other donors. Winning entries are read aloud by the authors at Cromaine November 10, 6:30 pm. Deadline: November 2, 2015.
Please download the Grant Sweet Essay Entry Form below to enter!


Michigan Activity Pass (MAP)

M.A.P. is a program of The Library Network, a group of libraries in southeastern Michigan. M.A.P., also known as Michigan Activity Pass, provides free and discounted admissions as well as discounts in gift shops at museums, attractions, parks, and all kinds of recreation and entertainment opportunities. M.A.P. adds new attractions annually; in 2015 the new attractions include Sea Life at Great Lakes Crossing with the M.A.P. discount effective May 24, 2015.

Crossroads New Hours December 1, 2014

Cromaine's Crossroads Branch will begin reduced hours effective Monday, December 1, 2014. Crossroads will be open Monday through Thursday from 1 to 8 pm. Crossroads will be closed on Friday and on Saturday. Crossroads will keep its current Sunday hours of 1 to 5 pm. The 24/7 lockers will remain available, although items will not be added to the lockers on Friday and Saturday. The returns and wireless will continue to be available 24/7. This closure is in effect while the planning for the next step is underway. Visit the Village for mornings, Friday and Saturday service.

TLN/Detroit Zoo Tickets & More Program

We are pleased to announce that The Library Network has entered into a new partnership with the Detroit Zoo on a program called Tickets & More. Through the TLN Tickets & More program library patrons can purchase discounted admission tickets to the Detroit Zoo, save on discounted memberships, and dining. You can even purchase a pre-paid parking voucher. The discounted offers are updated at intervals throughout the year, in an effort to keep the program fresh.