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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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Read Out of Your Comfort Zone with Mystery Bags

Not sure what you want to read? Want to read something unexpected? Try one of our new Mystery Bags, available starting December 1! Many times, we find ourselves reading the same type or genre of books over and over. A Mystery Bag can break you out of that cycle and introduce you to a whole new genre of books! A world of reading adventures awaits you, jump on board and try something new! Bags are available for children, teens, and adults. Adult large print available upon request. Each bag will have several items included, which may be all books, or…

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Service Updates to Computer Appointments

With the newest order from the MDHHS, we’re rolling out a new service to keep our patrons digitally connected while also keeping them and our staff safe! While we temporarily shut down our computer lab, Chromebooks will now be available for checkout. Computer Checkouts start November 18. Starting this Wednesday, patrons will be able to check out Chromebooks like they would any other material from the library. Unlike the 1 hour limit in the computer lab, Chromebooks will check out for 2 hour blocks. To check out a Chromebook, patrons must have a library card in good standing and be…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Writing on Track

So, you want to be a writer? The prospect might seem daunting--especially if you are tackling a project for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriNo) in November. You sit there in front of a blank page (or screen) and all the stories that are running around in your head just cease to take form.  What do you do?  Here are a few tips that might help get the juices flowing. Create an outline Outlines can help you map out your story before you write. Think of it as carving a path before you lay down the cement. If you have an idea…

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Tiny Taylor Libraries are here!

We love books at Taylor Community Library and we love to share them with our community. Literacy is so important during this time, so we’re looking to make it just a little easier with our new initiative - Tiny Taylor Libraries! Reading is an important part of education and wellness, it’s also fun. Reading is an activity that can foster our imaginations, open our minds, and improve our vocabulary. And during a time when outside stressors weigh on our daily lives, it can also keep our spirits up. We want to promote the benefits of reading within our neighborhoods. Very…

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Introducing: Auto-Renewals!

Starting October 1, 2020, materials checked out on your card will automatically renew before their due date, saving you time and potentially late fees from our partner libraries. Your items will auto-renew if: The item does not have other holds The item has not reached its limit of 2 renewals Your account does not have blocks preventing renewals It is an item that is eligible for renewals When do auto-renewals occur? Auto-renewals will occur 3 days before an item's due date. You will still receive your full loan period, as the renewal period is added at the end of the…

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