Dear Library Patrons,

After a full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to now be able to expand our current services per the most recent MDHHS order. While full library services are not available yet, we are heading in the right direction.

Our computers are now available for use up to two hours per day. Reservations can be made up to two days in advance by calling the adult reference desk at the Bennett Civic Center Library (734-466-2490) or the Carl Sandburg Library (248-893-4010). We continue to provide reference services in person and via telephone or email. Curbside pick-up of library materials is still available by appointment, browsing time has been extended, and socially distanced seating has been added for your convenience.

In addition to our Zoom programming and current eResources, we added Brainfuse JobNow™, which can help with your job search, including live resume and interview assistance and job coaching. Look for it on our website in the Research Tab under eResources. OverDrive Download Destination recently added magazines to the collection, so you can find your favorite books and magazines all in one place.

We have welcomed our Friends of the Library back and they have opened the Friends Used Book Store a few days a week. Current hours for the book store are Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book donations can be made by appointment only. Fill out the donation request form located on our website in the Support Your Library tab under Donations, and a member of the Friends will contact you to receive your donation.

I hope you are enjoying the Book Bundles our librarians are putting together for Adults, Teens and Children, our Storytime-to-Go Kit (which is full of fun things to do!), as well as Dial-a-Story, where you can listen to stories read by your favorite librarians (and even some Celebrity guest readers!). You can also watch the children’s librarians reading stories, doing finger plays, and flannel board stories on Livonia Television (Channel 8) every day at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Be sure to check them out!

Keep an eye out for a fabulous new program One City One Book brought to you in partnership with the Livonia Library Commission beginning this Spring and continuing through the Fall. Stay tuned for more details!

Stay safe and thank you for your continued support.

Toni LaPorte, Library Director
Kid and Tween Programs
Missing Storytime with your favorite librarians? Watch Channel 8 at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. No cable? Contact us at for links to the fun videos!

Be sure to pick up this month's Storytime-to-Go Kit from the Bennett Civic Center Library! The kit includes a craft for each child in the household, a science experiment, fingerplays, and more! For even more fun, call in to our Dial-a-Story line (734-884-4400) and listen to stories read by your favorite librarians!

Outdoor Storytime coming soon and our Summer Reading Program begins June 1. Click here for all of our Kid and Tween Programs.

Teen Programs
Teens, we have plenty for you to do every month! Hang out with other teens during some of our virtual meetings: Teen Advisory Committee, Teen Art Club, or Dungeons and Dragons. Get creative at home by picking up one of our monthly Teen Craft Kits or try our spring reading challenge—Teen Reading Bingo! 

Visit for all of our programming information for teens in grades 8-12.
Adult Programs
Our Adult Services staff hosts a wide range of fascinating online programs and book clubs that you can attend from the comfort of your living room! Check out our Adult Events page for up to date listings on our programs.

You can also join our year-long reading challenge! Set your own reading goal for the year, and for every 10 books you read and log, you'll get a chance to win one of our prizes. Read 100 books by the end of the year and become a member of the prestigious 100 Book Club! Open to everyone ages 13 and up. Register and see the full challenge description here:
Access the Library Anytime
Access full text eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more from your computer, phone, tablet, or other portable device.

Our Library now has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and FREE for you to use! Explore animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and more!

Be sure to visit our downloads page for a full list of our downloadable services! 

Our librarians have compiled lists of their favorite eBook and audiobook titles. Find them here.
Your library card also gives you access to our many eResources—find auto repair information, test preparation tools, articles from newspapers, newswires, news magazines, and more. 

Looking for a new job? Try Brainfuse JobNow™–an online service designed to support every step of your job search process. JobNow™ features live online coaches who can assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help you prepare for job interviews.

Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended through March 31, 2021.

Need a Library Card? 
Livonia residents who do not have a library card (or who have an expired card) can fill out our online form.

Book Bundles
Need help picking out items? Request a book/media bundle! Fill out one of our online forms and our librarians will put together a bundle of books for you.

Friends Used Book Store Open
Our Friends Used Book Store is back open! Current hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Book donations can be made by appointment only. Fill out the donation request form and a member of the Friends will contact you to receive your donation.

Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots
Livonia residents are now able to check out Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots! Each hotspot can accommodate up to 10 devices and checks out for two weeks with no renewals. They are available for check out at both the Bennett Civic Center and Carl Sandburg libraries, one per household. Service available within the continental United States. Hotspot funding is provided by a Cares Act Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).