West Bloomfield Township Library
The West Bloomfield Township Public Library is a place where everyone in our community can explore, discover, learn and grow.
The Library is resuming service in phases. Finally!
The Library is resuming service in phases. Welcome to Phase 1!
Some restrictions on public libraries have been eased, and you can now check out and return materials during the first phase of the Library's gradual reopening.
Exterior book drops are now open, the online hold service to check out materials is available and the new Parking Lot Pick-Up service has begun.
Phase 1 Hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
For complete details about Phase 1, check the Library’s website.
Phase 2 will begin the sometime during the week of July 12.
We know you want to come into Library buildings, and we want to see you!
In Phase 2 of gradually resuming service, the Main Library and Westacres Branch buildings will be open so you can come in, browse the circulating collections, ask for reader’s advisory or reference assistance, find materials you want, use the self-check stations to check out materials, and leave. Summer Reading participants may pick up copies of the activity booklet and booklists, as well as Reading Milestone reward books and Reading Reward incentives they've earned.
During this quick “Grab & Go” service, Library users will be asked to complete their visit in about 45 minutes. We expect the time limit on visits to greatly expand during Phase 3 and additional services to be available.
Please note: During Phase 2, we expect there will still be capacity limits based on state orders. Library staff and Library users will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing recommendations.
Summer Reading Goes Virtual!
Summer Reading is online @ the Library from through September 4, 2020.
Our popular Summer Reading program for children, teens and adults will be different in some ways as we offer virtual experiences and online opportunities to participate. The entire Summer Reading program will be offered online. Summer Reading will still focus on learning and improving skills through reading and engaging activities.
Reading over the summer is important for K-12 students. As they read for fun, children and teens practice skills that can benefit them in the new school year. Children and teens can:
- Earn free books for reaching reading milestones.
- Stretch their imagination, have fun with reading and learning activities, collect virtual scratch off tickets and earn points toward Reading Rewards.
- Enjoy virtual programs.
To get started, register and create an account at the Library’s Summer Reading website. Download the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading packet and booklists, which are available by grade level. You can also request Summer Reading packets through the Parking Lot Pick-Up service or ask that they be mailed to you. Books earned for reaching reading milestones and Summer Reading Rewards will be available through the Parking Lot Pick-Up service.