REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday,
& Friday
11am to 6pm

Saturday
10am to 2pm
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Dowling Public Library
1765 E Dowling Road
Hastings, Michigan
49058

269-721-3743
Did you know that you can renew your books and manage your account
online? Just click on the link at the top of this page to visit our online
catalog. Click on "begin search"  and then "my account." This will bring
up a log-in window. Type in the bar-code number on the back of your
library card in the "account number" space and then your "PIN"
number. If you don't have a "PIN" number, you will need to call the
library to set one up.  Once you have logged in you will be able to see
what items you have checked out, and their due dates. If you need help
call the library. We will be happy to assist you.
RENEW ONLINE!
BOOK SALE ALWAYS OPEN
DURING LIBRARY BUSINESS HOURS
We receive new donations almost daily so the shelves get new
materials continually. There is something for everyone!
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
"The little library where big things happen"
Mission Statement:

"The Dowling Public
Library will provide
educational
opportunities and
serve as a resource
for the community."
START AN ADVENTURE!
Explore 1000 Books! A program for families with children,
birth through preschool. This free program encourages you to read
1000 books with your child before he or she enters school- a goal
experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.
Our kick off date is May 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Bring your
child/children to the library and register them. They will receive a
record book to keep track of the books you read and you will receive
a special gift for joining us for our kick off. If you can't make the kick
off day, you may register at any time. Just stop by the library.

TIMES & LOCATION:
Monday, October 24, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, O
ctober 25, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Monday, N
ovember 28 , 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, N
ovember 29, 2016 6:00 0 8:00 p.m.
COST:$15.00
These classes fill up quickly. Each class is limited to 8. You must sign up
by the Friday before the class.  Come join the fun!
Beginners welcome! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
CARD MAKING & MORE
CLASSES!

We are making Christmas
cards!
We will be opening up the basement for anyone wishing to browse the books
for sale. Anytime the library is open, just let the staff know that you would
like to go down to the sale and they will be happy to assist you.
2016 Book Sale Date:
October 15, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
November 8, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Library Has A New Porch
And Other Updates!
See photos below of before, during & after!

There have been a lot of updates done to the library this
summer. The outside bottom of the handicap ramp is
now enclosed. This will keep wildlife (skunks) from
making homes there. It also gives us storage for the lawn
mower and such. The biggest transformation was the
porch and steps. The old porch and steps were in bad
shape and were completely removed and rebuilt. New
handrails were installed also.

Inside the building, we have 2 new computers. One was
purchased with grant money specifically for the
circulation desk. The other was purchased to update one
of the old public computers. Our old copier
(approximately 20 years old) broke and was replaced
with an up to date wireless printer. It not only functions
as a copier but can also be accessed wirelessly from your
phone, tablet or laptop.