September 16, 2020

Welcome to the Plymouth District Library online community
Fall provides a new start for all of us.

What do you need to refresh?

Entertainment to help you relax, resources to help your students succeed, an opportunity to connect with others? All are here at the Plymouth District Library.

Take a moment to check out these resources below and at plymouthlibrary.org
Looking for your Input
Since reopening our building with limited hours at the end of July, we’ve had a chance to look at how and when you are coming into the building and utilizing library services and materials.

Moving forward, we’d like to expand our hours to best suit your needs. By filling out this survey, we can know your needs better and schedule accordingly. Survey will take 12 seconds or less to complete.

Thank you for your participation.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month
Share the good news of the library with friends, family and coworkers. It’s a quick click away.
We’ve got resources for at-home learning 
As this unique school year begins, know that we are here to help you.  There are many resources digital available, free for library cardholders. Browse here and become familiar with the valuable tools we offer:
For parents overseeing learning from home for the first time, Hoopla has created a special category of 12 audiobooks and eBooks on at-home learning.
A great source for read-alike recommendations for kids. There are reading lists, reviews, award winners all in one place.
Curriculum resources, databases, e-books, and other e-resources for parents, teachers, and students at all levels.
For students of all ages, click through to our digital magazine platform, and then filter by genre to find magazines on any subject area. There are magazines on art, business, computers, education, health, history...you name it!  The "Children" category has classics like National Geographic Kids and Highlights that are perfect for e-learning.
Local author received Michigan Notable designation
Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes.

This year, Plymouth Resident, Gerald Van Dusen's book "Detroit’s Birwood Wall: Hatred & Healing in the West Eight Mile Community' was one of the chosen books.

Click image to watch the Michigan Notable Books Author Conversation with Mr. Van Dusen.
Step one in joining a book club… try one of ours
We have 3 different books clubs available, facilitated by one of our librarians:
Contemporary Books
2nd Tuesday of the month
7:30 p.m.
Brown Bag Books
4th Wednesday of the month
12 noon
Books on Tap
Third Thursday of the month
7 p.m.
They meet virtually right now, but plan to resume lively discussions in person someday.
Register on our Events page to receive log-in instructions.
Learn more about the Plymouth railroads
Get this virtual program on your calendar for Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m.

Local authors, Elizabeth Kerstens and Ellen Elliott will illustrate what an integral part the railroads have played in this region’s history.

Teens: Everything you need for your own Book Club…a Book Stack
We have stacks of popular titles on hand, so you and your friends can all read your favorites at the same time.

Here’s just a sampling - Marvel Black Panther , They Call Us Enemy, The Lightening Thief, Hunger Games, and The Sun is Also a Star.


If you don’t see your favorites there, send us your suggestions at info@plymouthlibrary.org.
Free One-on-One ELL tutors
If you or a friend needs one-on-one help with learning, speaking, or writing English, the Library's partner the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is here to help!

Sign up for an assessment and be matched with a trained local volunteer tutor.

Meetings will be held online or outside with masks, depending on your comfort levels.
Plymouth District Library
734-453-0750
Plymouth District Library ~ 223 S Main Street ~ Plymouth, MI 48170 ~ 734-453-0750

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