Born to Read Receives $2500 Grant

Posted by Kristen on Jan 16th 2015, 4:02pm.
The Born To Read Program received $2,500 total from four counties (Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Antrim) for the Community Foundation Youth Grantmakers program.   “Born To Read is a collaboration between Twilight Rotary Club, Read Aloud, Traverse Area District Library, Great Start Collaborative, Munson Healthy Futures, and the... read more »

National Readathon Day

Posted by Kristen on Jan 8th 2015, 9:40am.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) and many of it's branches and members are teaming up with libraries and bookstores across the country on January 24, 2015 for National Readathon Day. This is a special day to make time to read (#timetoread) in an effort to raise awareness and funds for literacy education and tutoring to create and sustain a... read more »

Library Board Announces Retirement of Director, Metta T. Lansdale, Jr.

Posted by Kristen on Dec 29th 2014, 12:11pm.
LIBRARY BOARD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF DIRECTOR, METTA LANSDALE   Traverse City, Mich.; (December 29, 2014) The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) Board of Trustees has announced the retirement of Metta T. Lansdale, Jr. after five years of dedicated service as the director of the library system and more than 40 years of combined library service.   The... read more »

Vote to Digitize Our History: January 19-25 #DigTraverse

Posted by Kristen on Dec 19th 2014, 10:31am.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) along with local grant partners, the History Center of Traverse City and Osterlin Library, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) are asking for community support to vote Traverse City newspapers to win the Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant.    The community is encouraged to vote via twitter using #DigTraverse... read more »

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Posted by Kristen on Dec 17th 2014, 11:11am.
This winter we hope you will join one of our many book clubs offered throughout the District. You also may want to participate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter reading club for adults. Visit any TADL location for hot read recommendations. The Kingsley Branch of TADL, and member, Peninsula Community Library will be offering programs for adults... read more »

Kingsley Branch Children's Garden Designated as "Monarch Waystation"

Posted by Kristen on Dec 12th 2014, 2:27pm.
The Children's Garden at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL) was recently awarded the designation as a "Monarch Waystation" for Monarch conservation and the continuation of the monarch migration in North America. Monarchs cannot tolerate cold weather, so as the temperature drops in autumn, those living in the eastern... read more »

Library Welcomes Abstract Artist Barbara Kennison

Posted by Kristen on Dec 12th 2014, 12:21pm.
The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to welcome local artist Barbara Kennison to the Woodmere (Main) Branch for her first exhibit at the library. Barbara's exhibit "Artistic Expression" will be on display from January through March in the McGuire Community Room. An opening reception will be held Thursday, January 22 from 6-8 p.m. The... read more »

Enjoy Our Newest Digital Offering...hoopla

Posted by Kristen on Dec 8th 2014, 4:54pm.
December 22, 2014 (Traverse City, Mich.;) The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need to do is live in the TADL district (Grand Traverse... read more »

East Bay Branch Holiday Open House

Posted by Kristen on Dec 4th 2014, 10:44am.
Join the staff and friends of the East Bay Branch of the Traverse Area District Library on Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. as we celebrate the season!  Enjoy holiday refreshments, an old fashioned craft for kids, and delightful holiday musical entertainment with local talents Miriam Pico and David Chown. All ages are welcome and invited... read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Posted by Kristen on Dec 3rd 2014, 12:07pm.
Need some holiday gift ideas? We’ve pulled together a great list of new and recommended titles for all ages (youth, teen, adult) to offer some inspiration during this holiday gifting season. Check out the books listed below from us, your library, then shop and buy local at your community book stores for your gift giving needs. Happy Holidays! Youth 1.... read more »