REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS

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

Thursday
11am to 7pm
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
Need to renew an item or manage your account? Click on the "Visit Our
Online Catalog" in pink at the top of this page. Then click on "my
account." Enter your username (this is your barcode number from the
back of your library card) and password. If you haven't set up a
password yet, call the library and we will be happy to set that up for
you. When entering your barcode number include all numbers or
characters but do not include spaces. If you need help, give us a call we
will be happy to assist you.
CHECKING YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
"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, July, 30 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, July 31, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
COST:  $15.00
Cost includes all supplies cut and ready for you. We usually do 6 cards
(3 each of 2 different designs) and a 3D project. Bring scissors. You must
sign up at the library by A
ugust 22.  Class sizes are limited so sign up
early.
CARD MAKING & MORE CLASS!
A
ugust 27 & 28
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.
WANTED
Volunteers for the Friends of the Library group. If
interested please call Mary Lou at 945-2829.

Book Sales for 2018
Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

August 25
September 15
October 20
November 10
NEW HOURS AT THE LIBRARY!
We are now open on Thursdays with extended hours, from 11:00
a.m. till 7:00 p.m.
We are no longer open on Saturday.
We now have more features in our online catalog that we think
will be of great benefit to you. In the bottom right hand corner
of the new catalog, you can now see when new books as they
are added to the library. If you hover your mouse over the book
jacket, you can see a brief description of the book. If you click
on the book jacket you will get even more information. If a book
you want is out, you can reserve it. You can also see other items
or titles you might like.
In the upper right corner under log in, there are icons. Click on
the blue face to see the children's section. (This is still a work in
progress and you may see adult titles mixed in.)
The cell phone icon will show you your account and what books
you have checked out.
One of the best features is that if you like eBooks, now the
Overdrive books are shown in our catalog. We love that. If you
want a book that we have and it's checked out, you can read it
on your tablet! Or if we don't own the book but it's in Overdrive,
it will show you that option. There are other options that you
will discover as you look around and try new buttons. If you
need assistance please give us a call. However, we are still
learning too, so please be patient. Click above to go to the new
catalog.
WE HAVE A NEW ONLINE CATALOG!
If you participated in the Kids Summer Reading Program this
year we have an added bonus! We will be ending the Kids
Summer Reading program with a party. And your whole family
is invited! The summer reading program ends on Friday, August
10th and the party will be held on Monday, August 13 from
5-7pm at the library.  There will be dinner, crafts and fun.
You
must RSVP by Friday August 10th and let us know how
many will be attending.
There's still time to participate in the
program. Stop by the library for details.