Please register for programs online or call 248-887-2218.
Highland Library January 2021
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The library is currently in Stage 3: Curbside Service Only
  • The library building is closed to the public
  • Curbside Pickup Service is available during regular hours for materials and take-home crafts
  • Phone reference is available during regular hours - call 248-887-2218 to place holds or with questions
  • All programs are virtual or take-home (available by curbside pickup)
  • No computers available
  • No Friends donations accepted at this time

Curbside pickup of materials is still available - no appointment needed.

Late fines are currently suspended.

All items can be returned to the outside drop box.  Returned items stay in quarantine for 3-4 days (and remain on your account during that time).  Please contact us if your account shows items not returned.

- Due dates for checked-out items still apply.
- Fees for lost or damaged materials will still be assessed.
- Items marked lost that are then returned will have fees removed.
- Please return all items in the outside drop box.

The library will be closed on Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1 for the New Year's Holiday.

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Adult Services
All adult presentations will be online - please register for a link/ invite.
Warm Winter Drink Kit - Take-and-Make Craft
Register, then pick up starting January 20
Register for a fun DIY package!  Limited space - priority will be given to Highland residents.  Pick up your kits starting on the following dates, then craft at home at your convenience!
Adult Book Discussion Group - Online via Zoom
Wednesday, January 13 at 2:00pm OR 6:30pm
We'll be reading Secrets You Keep by Kate White. We have copies of the book (including large print and audiobook on CD) for you to pick up in-library or curbside.
The book is also available online:  
Hoopla ebook  |  Hoopla audiobook
Please register if you'd like to join us!

Highland & the Railroad - Online via Zoom
Tuesday, February 9, 7:00pm (part 1 of 2)
Learn how Highland and the Railroad are connected including the origins, construction, and role of the railroad in the Township's development.  Presented in partnership with the Highland Activity Center and presented by Eugene Beach of the Highland Township Historical Society.
New Adult Fiction titles

New Adult Large Print titles

New Adult Audiobooks

New DVDs and CDs

Teen Services


Virtual Teen Mystery
Starting January 1
An anonymous tip has come in - a thief has announced that they will steal an iconic Michigan landmark on Valentine's Day!  We're recruiting teenage private detectives charged with stopping the heist!  Figure out what they're stealing and who the thief is to prevent the crime and enter to win a reward...
Virtual Teen Book Club
Monday, January 18, 7:00pm
Join the Virtual Teen Book Club with Josh and Dawn!  We'll meet online via Zoom. Recommended ages 13 and up.  Message Dawn at ddittmar@highland.lib.mi.us if you'd like to join.
Highland Library Teens on Discord
The server is yours to hang out, share info, access online teen library programming and just chat.  For ages 13-18 years old.  Fill out the form here to get access and join.
Anime Cafe
Monday, January 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, January 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We've got a Crunchy Roll account for streaming Anime! You'll need to register with a valid email address so we can send you the link to join in on the streaming goodness through our Teen Discord server.
Take and Make: Among Us Keychain
Pick up starting Monday, January 18
Don't be sus.  Sport this neat DIY shrinky-dink Among Us keychain!   We'll provide the shrinky dink sheets and the keychain bits/bobs. You'll need to provide the permanent markers. And an oven of course. And scissors. Def oven mitts so you don't burn yourself. You get the picture.

...aaand some more links to keep your brainbox ticking over:
Find ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV.
Create an account with your Highland Library Card Number.
Titles are always available - no holds necessary - and you can currently check out 8 titles per month.
Use the Libby app or the Download Destination site to check out ebooks and downloadable audiobooks using your Highland Library card number.
Youth Services
Please register for all activities and crafts kits (registration starts 15 days before each event).  Kits can be picked up by curbside service during our regular hours.


Preschool Fun with Facts
Session 1: Packets available for pickup starting Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26, and Feb 2.
Do bears go to school and sit at desks? What do bears really do all day? Introduce both fact and fiction to your preschool-aged child with the storytime that is packed full of fun AND factual information. Register to receive a packet of materials that includes stories, crafts and activities.
Animal Antics Virtual Storytime
Session 1: Packets available for pickup starting Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, and Feb 4
Pick up your storytime kit at the library and take it home to learn together. This program is appropriate for children ages 5 and under. Ms. Janice will be reading stories with some of your favorite animals. We will point you to her silly video and then you can use the materials from our kit to learn and laugh together.

What's for Dinner?  Sushi!
Available for pickup starting January 20
We supply you with a few simple materials and you make your own "dinner". After you have finished send us a picture or, better yet, bring us one of your creations to put on display in the library.


Middle School Book Club
Saturday, January 23, 2:00pm 
Join Josh and Angela for a spirited book discussion!
Please register for an invite - we'll be online this time around.
Virtual Mother-Daughter Book Club
Monday, January 11, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years. Enjoy visiting with other book club members online! We will play a game and discuss a different book each month. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk when you register. This program will be in a Zoom format. 
Virtual Parent-Son Book Club
Monday, January 25, 6:00pm
For ages 8 to 12 years.
Calling boys to enjoy a monthly book discussion and game! Would you like to solve a mystery one month, survive an adventure the next, and laugh yourself silly after that? Bring a parent and a snack. We will be reading mystery, fantasy, adventure, classics and humor.
Animal Tracks with Indian Springs Metropark
Saturday, January 30, 2:00pm - OUTSIDE
Meet us outside the library to search the woods for signs and clue that tell us what animals are active in our area. Brought to us by Indian Springs Metropark. Take home what you learn and explore your own backyard.


Brainfuse HelpNow Live Online Tutoring
Brainfuse HelpNow offers real-time tutoring and writing assistance for all ages in both English and Spanish.  Find help in mathematics, English, social studies, and science.
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