Library News

2010 Census!

The U.S. Census bureau has released the 2010 census data for the state of Michigan.  You can check it out at the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget's Census Statistics and Demographic Data page.  For more information about the 2010 Census, you can also access the Census Bureau's website at http://www.census.gov.

Mar 22, 2011
Donate a high-demand book, get a free book in return!

Done with your GRE test preparation books? Already read the newest Patterson novel? Kids grown out of those old Disney movies? Donate high-need items from the Library Wish List and you can get a coupon for a free book from the Friends of the Library book shop or quarterly book sale.

Mar 9, 2011
Courtesy Reminders

The library is now able to send out courtesy notices to help remind patrons of when their items are due.  They will be sent 3 days before an item is due.  These notices are by email only so if you would like to receive them please make sure that we have a current email address on file.  You can do this at the Reference or Circulation Desk.

Whether you receive email notices or not, please remember it is your responsibility to return or renew your items on time.

Mar 2, 2011
Reading Help for Adults

Do you know an adult who has difficulty reading? They aren't alone. In the United States there are 30 million adults who can’t read well enough to understand a newspaper article at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application. We are currently recruiting tutors to start an adult literacy program at the library. Please stop by the reference desk or give us a call at 734-326-6123 and ask for Kristy.

Feb 25, 2011
Looking for free assistance with tax preparation?

Looking for tax preparation help? We’ve put together a list of places that in Wayne County that offer free assistance with tax preparation. Some assistance is only available on certain days, at certain times, or for certain populations (senior citizens, low income, etc.), or requires an appointment, so please contact the reference desk (734-326-6123) for more information.

Feb 17, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day from the Westland Public Library

Curious about the history of Valentine's Day? Though there are many theories as to the origin of the holiday, Valentine's Day has been celebrated since long before greeting card companies began creating their own special days gift-giving occasions ("Hallmark Holidays").  To learn more about the history of Valentine's day, check out the History Channel's Valentine's Day page containing the three most widely-accepted origin tales (Saint Valentine was a priest who was executed for marrying soldiers to their sweethearts, he was a priest who saved Christians from Roman prisons, or he was a prisoner who sent love letters to the woman who visited him during his confinement) and related articles and videos.

Feb 14, 2011

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