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College Readiness for Juniors & Seniors

Your junior and senior years of high school are so important because it's a time when college planning starts to become very series, very fast. There are so many decisions to be made such as if you want to go to college, which college is right for you, taking the ACT's, SAT's, acing your AP exams, and more. But the library is here to help make these decisions and prep work a little bit easier. Did you know that by being a resident in the state of Michigan you have access to free eresources through mel.org? One of the…

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Local Food Pantries

During a difficult year, local food pantries have been an important source of support. If you or someone you know if struggling with food scarcity, please reach out to the organizations listed below. And if you are looking for ways to support these food pantries, please reach out to them directly. Fish & Loaves (Gleaners) 25670 Northline Rd Taylor, MI 48180 734-442-0031 Pantry is by appointment only. Must register in advance. First Assembly of God (Firstworks Freestore) 5650 S. Telegraph Rd. Dearborn Heights 734-506-0626 Pantry is open the 2nd & 4th Fridays of month,…

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Homeless Resources for Downriver

This season is always difficult for those who are unhoused, but this year the challenges are even more intense. With the pandemic, many services for homeless individuals and families have changed to prevent the spread of COVID. Our staff recently put together an updated list of the currently available resources that exist Downriver and nearby in metro-Detroit to support those struggling with housing. What we learned in compiling this listing is that local support for housing assistance in the Downriver region is minimal. The reasons why individuals and families might find themselves without housing are complex…

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Winter Boredom Busters

With the winter break coming soon, we know kids are excited. While the break is a great way to recuperate, it can also be a time of boredom and inactivity for kids at home. Keep your kids engaged and reading with these boredom busting activities that require no more than a library card and some imagination:  -Check out a mystery bag with a series of surprise books for your child to enjoy. Part of the fun is finding new titles you might not have selected before. There are multiple levels for different readers.   -Check out one of our STEAM kits.…

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Take the Winter Reading Challenge!

As the temperature starts to drop and snowflakes begin to drift on the wind, you may be dreading the approach of winter, which can mean spending more time indoors. However, just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean a little reading (and some adventure) isn’t delightful. So, chase away those winter blues with Winter Reading here at the Taylor Community Library.  What is Winter Reading you may ask? Why, it's the most wonderful time of the year! There are activities to do (from a book), places to travel (in a book), quests to have (with a book), and we’re…

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