Annual East Bay Branch Ice Cream Social

Posted by Matt on Aug 25th 2015, 5:10pm.
It's that time of year again!   Our annual East Bay Branch Library Ice Cream Social is coming Saturday, August 29! Join in the fun from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Including: ice cream sundaes, root beer floats, clowns, face painting, a used book sale and more!  With special musical guests Missy Zenker and Luunappi.   Call the East... read more »

Library Employment Opportunities

Posted by Julie on Aug 18th 2015, 12:33pm.
The Fife Lake Library is filling two positions, Part-Time Library Clerk and Part-Time Library Substitute.  The Library is seeking energetic, motivated persons who have a love of books and a committment to community.  Please see the attached employment descriptions.  Contact the Fife Lake Library with any questions.... read more »

Youth Services at Woodmere Main Branch will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 &19, while we improve your library.

Posted by Matt on Aug 17th 2015, 3:15pm.
Thanks to generous donations from the Getty Family Trust and TADL Friends of the Library, the Woodmere Main Branch is in the process of enhancing our Youth Services Department.  New bookshelves are being installed and the existing shelving re-oriented on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 & 19. The department is planning to reopen access... read more »

Library Welcomes Back Local Photographer Calvin Boulter for Two-Part Exhibit

Posted by Matt on Aug 9th 2015, 2:13pm.
The Traverse Area District Library is pleased to welcome back local photographer Calvin Boulter to the Main Library as the featured artist on display June through September. He will present a two part exhibit to the public on display in the McGuire Community Room. On display June and July 2015, the exhibit Weddings at Mid-Century features... read more »

TADL Woodmere Branch Partners with Grand Traverse Astronomical Society for a New Telescope Lending Program

Posted by Matt on Aug 7th 2015, 1:46pm.
August 1, 2015 (Traverse City, MI) - Traverse Area District Library (TADL) Sight & Sound Department at Woodmere Main Branch is excited to announce a new telescope lending program in partnership with the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society (GTAS). The Orion StarMax 90 Table-top Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope was generously donated to TADL by the... read more »

TADL Announces New Marketing and Communications Manager

Posted by Matt on Aug 6th 2015, 6:30pm.
August 3, 2015 (Traverse City, MI) - Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is pleased to announce Matthew Wiliford as its new Marketing and Communications Manager.   Wiliford previously served as Director of the College of Creative Arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Under his leadership, education programs for adults developed and expanded... read more »

New @ TADL: Sign Up for Text Message Reminders and avoid overdue fines.

Posted by Matt on Aug 6th 2015, 5:56pm.
Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is excited to offer another way to be reminded of due dates, over due items, and hold notifications...with Text Messages. Patrons with a Library Card account can sign up for the service by logging into their accounts at "Many patrons already use our email notification option, or the printed checkout... read more »

Emita Hill, Author

Posted by Betsy on Aug 5th 2015, 11:16am.
Welcome to Fine Print,  our latest  blog featuring author interviews, advice from the Reference Couch, and interesting literary-inspired facts to help you with your weekend socializing.  Take a moment to read about long time, local, summer resident Emita Hill as she answers questions from our inquiring Librarian.  Then,... read more »

Grand Traverse Journal

Posted by Betsy on Aug 4th 2015, 2:19pm.
It has been one memorable year in the life of the Grand Traverse Journal!  We remembered (or learned) that a meteor struck the bay one hundred and thirty-five years ago, found out where Poplar Point was, dug into the grave outside Yuba City, discovered how old the courthouse building really is and smiled at the Eagle on the Post Office building.--just... read more »

Traverse Area District Library Receives $1,500 Grant for Talking Book Library

Posted by Matt on Aug 3rd 2015, 11:32am.
Traverse City, MI (July 16, 2015) - Traverse Area District Library (TADL) was awarded a $1,500 grant from the Les and Anne Biederman Foundation of Traverse City for improved services to visually and physically impaired patrons utilizing the Talking Book Library.   The Biederman Foundation grant award will support the purchase of several iPod... read more »