January 2023

New in 2023

LOTE Online for Kids is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages, allowing kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling. 2000+ digital books in over 50+ languages are available!

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You will need your library card number and pin to sign in to use these services.

Does your New Years' Resolution involve learning a new language? Check out lessons in 163 different languages available through Pronunciator!

Did you get a Kindle for Christmas and want to learn to download E-books? Learn how to use Libby, Hoopla, and much more with the Library's Niche Academy!

More Hotspots Available!

We have purchased additional hotspots for loan! They are now available for a two-week checkout. See more information about our hotspots and read our hotspot checkout policy here!

Looking to Volunteer in the New Year?

The White Lake Township Library has a wide variety of assistance needed. All volunteers must complete an application and have it approved before volunteering. Applications should be emailed directly to Heather Clark, Administrative Assistant, at hclark@whitelakelibrary.org.

Volunteer Application

Winter Reading Bingo for Kids and Teens!

Winter Reading Bingo starts January 9th for Kids and Teens through Beanstack, paper bingo sheets available at the Youth Information desk!

Check out our upcoming special events for Children, Teens, and Adults!

A variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs are also available for you and your family's enjoyment and enrichment.

Reminder: All programs require registration.



Monday, January 9, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Join us at the library with instructor Debbie Hamina as we practice simple breathwork and yoga poses suitable for any level of yoga experience. Make sure to bring your yoga mat!

Theater Thursday


Thursday, January 12, 2 - 4 PM

Join us each month for a movie day, closed captioning displayed. You are welcome to bring your own drink in a closed container, popcorn will be provided.

January Movie: The Woman King

No-Sew Pillows

(Grades 3 - 5)

Saturday, January 14, 10:30 - 11:30 AM 

Learn how to make no-sew pillows out of fleece.

BLT : Board of Library Teens

(Grades 6 - 12)

Saturday, January 14, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Share ideas for teen programs, discuss books, organize community service projects, and play games! Meeting attendance will count as volunteer hours if you are registered as a library volunteer.

Super Science Saturday: Grossology

(Grades K - 5)

Saturday, January 21, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Super Science Saturday is back and EWWW! is it gross! Join Miss Stephanie to learn about some gross science with experiments that kids can try too!

BYOC: Bring Your Own Craft


Monday, January 23, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for an evening of relaxing crafting in our Idea Lab with access to our supplies & resources like papercraft materials and a Cricut machine. Come share tips, see each other's projects, and craft with us! 

Return of Mystery Spice


Monday, January 30, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Our Mystery Spice program is back with a kick! Stop by the adult services desk to receive your serving of this session's mystery spice, some background, & a recipe. Take it home to cook with, then come back and join us for a discussion! Spice pickup will begin 1/19.

News from Our Friends!

Friends Bunco Tournament

January 14, 2023, 1 – 3:30 pm

The Friends are ringing in the New Year with an afternoon of Bunco in the Gathering Place on Saturday, January 14 from 1 – 3:30 pm. Entrance fee of $5/person will be collected at the door, advance registration appreciated. Spend the afternoon with Friends, and maybe go home with a cash prize!

Volunteers Wanted

Lots of opportunities to volunteer with the Friends! Email friends@whitelakelibrary.org for more info. We are especially in need of help moving boxes of books before and after our quarterly book sales.

Reservable Spaces

The Gathering Place and Idea Lab are available to rent! 

When not in use for Library programs, meetings, and other Library purposes, the Gathering Place and Idea Lab are available to non-profit, community, educational, civic, and cultural groups; and businesses in White Lake Township provided their meetings are open to the general public. To apply for a room reservation you must be a White Lake Township Library card holder in good standing who is 18 years old or older.

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Check out our Winter 2023 newsletter for a complete list of our programs and events for Children, Teens, and Adults!