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Anniversary Open House
January 10 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
The Main Library building, in Traverse City, opened to the public on January 10, 1999. We mark the end of twenty years in the “new” library building, and start the twenty-first year of serving the public with special activities for all ages and celebratory refreshments throughout the day. The normal library hours will be observed: open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.
Open House schedule of events (by department)
All service desks: Main Library Scavenger Hunt – How well do you know the library? Pick up a scavenger hunt at any service desk to locate the items located throughout the building. Return your completed sheet to claim a special prize!
Circulation/ Welcome Desk:
Show your library love! Patrons young and old can write on a beautiful scroll to give their answer to, “Why I Love the Library.” The scroll will be posted near the welcome sign at the front desk, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Families are encouraged to sign birthday wishes on the Youth Services’ big birthday card for TADL (all day). Also, help us create a sticker art masterpiece.
- Mother Goose in Story Room: 9:30 – 10:15 am Fun with rhymes and songs (12 – 24 months old).
- Happy Birthday storytime in Story Room: 11 – 11:45 a.m. We’ll read, sing, and talk about that most celebratory of days, birthdays! Led by Mr. Andy. (ages 2 – 5 years old)
- Birthday cookie decorating: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm We’ll provide the cookies and frosting, you and your child provide the creativity (and hungry bellies).
- Twister Joe after storytime: 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Twister Joe creates fun balloon animals and hats on the spot for families.
- Aaron the VR Guy in Story Room: 4:00 – 5:00 pm Venture to new worlds in the comfort of the Main Library’s Story Room. For tweens and teens.
- Birthday cookie decorating: 4:00 – 5:00 pm We’ll provide the cookies and frosting, you and your child provide the creativity (and hungry bellies!).
- Twister Joe: 4:00 -5:00 pm Twister Joe creates fun balloon animals and hats on the spot for families.
Share your creativity and words beginning at 9:00 am! Butcher block paper on study table with colored pencils and the prompt: “What I like most about the library is…” The paper will move to the wall during the writing group program from 4:00-5:00 pm
Sight & Sound:
- I Spy Game at the Wall of Wonder (Wow!).
- Funny Band Name Game
- Play the Theremin!
- Musical and Cinematic Tours: Tell us what you like and we take you on a tour.
Adult Services (2nd Floor):
- All Day! Staff will help patrons set-up Audio Books & Ebooks accounts via your smartphone, tablet or Kindle device.
- Donuts and Cider in the morning.
- “We knead doughs books” Morsels in the afternoon.
A special TADL Gala fundraiser event, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Main Library, will be held on Friday, January 11th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and information are available here.