Upcoming Closures
Tuesday, November 3*
Wednesday, November 25 at 5pm
Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Return slot is CLOSED. No return of materials.
*November 3rd Closure - Election Day
Due to the Library being a polling location for Precinct 18, the building will be closed for general public use. (No access to collections, computers, iCube, etc.) Precinct 18 is open 7am-8pm.

Services Available, 10am-9pm:
-Drive-Up Window & Locker services by appointment
-Available hold pick-up
-Library card sign-up/renewal
-Information Services with a Librarian
-Cafe services beginning at 7am
-Craft Grab-N-Go pick-up (registration required)

For general information, please call 248-349-0720.
NPL Café - Proudly Serving Starbucks
Café Hours
Mon-Thu: 7am-7pm
Fri: 7am-5pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Coming Soon: The Café is so excited to feature the Starbucks Red Cup this year along with all of your favorite seasonal craft drinks!

Do you know someone who visits NPL regularly? Give the gift of delicious coffee or a grab-and-go lunch or dinner with a gift card for the Café this holiday season. Stop by and stock up before it's too late!
2 Days to Donate Materials!
Material donations will be accepted on Thursday, November 12 and Thursday, December 10 from 10am-7pm, weather permitting.

Donations will be accepted at the back of the building, not at the front doors. Please use entry off of Taft Rd. by Novi High School. Click here to view a map of where donations are accepted.

Due to multiple community programs happening at once in the shared parking lot, traffic delays may occur. Thank you for your patience!
Julie Farkas, Novi Library Director, talks about things to look forward to in November!
Visit NPL for 60 Minutes or Less!
NPL is still in Phase 4 - Grab and Go of its reopening plan. If you haven't yet visited to browse the shelves, utilize the public computers and printing/copying services, grab a cup of coffee from the Cafe, or pick up a craft grab-and-go kit, we highly encourage you to do so this month!

NPL is working hard to keep the community safe while they are inside the building. Guests who visit are required to:
  • Wear a mask (MDHHS Emergency Order Section 2253 Public Health Code)
  • Stay 60 minutes or less, small groups of 1-2 people strongly encouraged
  • Remain socially distant (6 ft.) from others

If guests still are not comfortable stopping in, they are more than welcome to:
  • Browse NPL's digital library
  • Use the outside return slot, open during regular business hours of operation
  • Make an appointment for Locker & Drive-Up Window services
  • Attend virtual programs at novilibrary.org
"Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio," released at the beginning of September, chronicles the harrowing events that occurred at Kent State 50 years ago on May 4, 1970, leaving four students dead.

Join us for a live presentation and Q&A session with the author, Derf Backderf, on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm. He'll discuss his book and his connection to the subject and much more! Register soon as spots are limited.

Haven't read his book yet? There's still plenty of time! Copies of the book are available for check-out in the What's New section on the 1st floor.

SAT and ACT Practice Tests Courtesy of:

Watch previously recorded story
times from your favorite
youth librarians!
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NPL
The Novi Library held a Community Listening Session on Tuesday, October 27 and encouraged the community to share their thoughts and experiences regarding how NPL can improve race relation practices with the Black community. Click here to view the recording of the session. Click here to download the Zoom chat from the program.

The DEI Committee has listened deeply to your comments and questions and thanks you for speaking about your experiences bravely and with vulnerability. Your voices continue to be heard and the Committee invites you to a reflection and discussion on Monday, November 9 from 7-9pm to help the Novi Public Library enact needed change to fully support the Black Community. This program will be interactive. Click here to register for Zoom link.

If you would like to connect with the DEI Committee and ask questions or express comments, please email DEInovilibrary@novilibrary.org.
Shop Safely During NPL's Virtual Shopping Expo!
Shop local this holiday season and find that perfect gift for a special someone! Join us for a Virtual Shopping Expo on Saturday, December 5 from 10-11:30am, where local businesses will show off their products over Zoom and Facebook Live. Click here to register!
Are you a small business looking to participate and show off your products?
For $10, you get 3 minutes of airtime to show off your products and promote your business to shoppers. Open to online, home, and brick and mortar businesses. Click here to fill out an application. Email hhentschel@novilibrary.org with questions. Application deadline: November 20 (or when filled).
Lakeshore Lending Library Kiosk Update
Over the past year, NPL has been excitedly planning the launch of Lakeshore Lending Library, a self-service library kiosk that gives guests access to bestsellers and DVDs.

However, like many plans in 2020, the kiosk installation has been postponed due to delayed construction timelines due to COVID. NPL is now looking to unveil the kiosk in spring 2021. Staff are looking forward to the warmer weather when guests can visit the kiosk and enjoy its services in the sun! Thank you for your patience at this time. NPL is thrilled to unveil the kiosk next year and will provide updates as soon as details are known. As always, keep an eye on novilibrary.org, and the Library's social media pages for any announcements.
NPL would also like to thank Community Financial Credit Union for their Platinum Sponsorship of the kiosk! Without their support, the kiosk would not have been possible!
Upcoming Community Events

UofM K-Grams Pen Pal Program
Do you have a 2nd-6th grade student? Are they missing out on valuable peer interaction? Sign up for this program! They will be paired with a UofM student to encourage pursuit of higher education and personal career goals, while also having a fun new pal to talk to! The handwritten letters will be emailed to limit contact and still keep the educational aspect. If interested, fill out this form by November 16. Also visit their website or email them with any questions at kgrams.info@umich.edu.

Oakland Literacy Council - Become a Literacy Tutor
Learn how at a virtual 30-minute info session at 7pm on: Thursday, Nov. 5, Thursday, Nov. 12 or Wednesday, Nov. 18. Click here for more information and to register.

Parent Mental Health Alliance
Join the Alliance for their first meeting on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6pm. They will be discussing their goals for the year and sharing about a new program they are launching to help support families in the community. Meeting will be held in-person (Novi High School atrium) and live-streamed on Zoom. If attending in person, please wear your mask. Questions? Email: info@novicc.org.
Win a Magical Prize!

We solemnly swear we are up to no good! Visit the Circulation Desk Monday, November 2 - Monday, December 7 to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a gift basket filled with Harry Potter goodies! For each $10 donation to the Friends, you will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. Guests who enter will also be offered an optional individual Friends membership. Drawing will be held on December 7. 

Thank you to Vera Bradley of Twelve Oaks Mall, Novi for generously donating the exclusive Harry Potter tote (valued at $150).
The iCube is Now Open!
Visit the iCube and work on projects by appointment! To make an appointment, please click below and a member of the iCube team will contact you.
A Special Gift for Veterans!
Veterans are invited to visit the iCube on Wednesday, November 11 from 10am-5pm to receive a special United States Veteran piece as a thank you for your service, made specially with the Muse Laser Engraver. Gift limited to the first 50 Veterans who visit.

Thank you for your service!
Novi History - Did You Know?
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, there was a ceremony in the Novi Historical Cemetery to commemorate a Patriot of the Revolutionary War and his contribution of service. 
Thanks to the Sarah Ann Cochrane, Chapter of the DAR, the world now knows where another Patriot of the Revolutionary War is located. The Novi Historical Cemetery on Novi Road is the final resting place for Brittain Skinner (1765-1846), who passed away in Oakland County, MI on the September 29, 1846.

In 1775, the United States of America was a young nation struggling for its independence. Seven years into the war, Brittain believed he was being called to serve, he was only 17 years old. Brittain, joined the war with his older brother, Eliphalet, and they enlisted in the Athens, Vermont Militia under the command of Brigadier General Fletcher. These Patriots gave assistance to those in need and were often without proper clothing, guns or food. Like many after the war, the Skinner family migrated westward and made their way to Michigan.

“Thank you!” to ALL that did research, paperwork, and to those that presented the colors for the ceremony which made this dedication possible - and an extra special thank you to Brittain Skinner for the incredible part he played in making Novi what it is today!

Download the NPL app to your smart phone!
Search the app store for "Novi Library" and download our app! You'll be able to search our catalog, view your account and save your library card digitally so you'll always have your card in your pocket for quick and easy access!
Have you listened to NPL's podcast?
Subscribe and listen on Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor.fm and Radio Public. Episodes feature a wide range of subjects! Listen to our newest episode here, where staff discusses some exciting upcoming programs hosted by NPL!
Share your COVID-19 story!
We are creating a collection of reflections on this important historical moment for the Local History Room. All ages are welcome to respond. A submission by anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian give permission for the submission. Click here to learn how you can submit.