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The Big Read Writing Contest: Tell Us Your Family Legends


The 2016 Big Read celebrates Louise Erdrich’s novel “Love Medicine.” The book’s chapters are told from the perspective of several different narrators weaving together the lives of two Chippewa families. Tell us stories from your family in the style of a Native American legend. For examples of these stories, please see a librarian! Maximum 700-word essay, written as a fictionalized truth - story must be complete within 700 words.

Submissions begin: September 21, 2016
Submissions end: October 17, 2016 at 8:00PM

See attached for entry form.

Your History Photo Contest

Join us for this year's Your Histroy Photo Contest!

Contest Rules:

  1. Entries limited to four (4) photos per individual.
  2. Entries from 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 may not be re-submitted.
  3. Entries are limited to photo prints no smaller than 8 inches by 10 inches.
  4. Each photo print entered must have its own entry form.
  5. Photos must be submitted to Cromaine Library front desk by October 1, 2016.
  6. All photos will be displayed at Cromaine District Library after October 8, 2016.
  7. Winners will be notified by telephone and email. The decisions of the judges are final. Neither the judges’ decisions nor the essays reflect the opinions of Cromaine District Library, or any other sponsoring organization or sponsoring individual of this contest.
  8. Entrants need to submit digital images (minimum resolution of 640) of winning photos for website display. Send digital entries to
  9. All photos are to be picked up from Cromaine Library no later than October 22, 2016. Photos not retrieved will be tossed.

You can download the entry form from the attachment below.

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.

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.