Monday, Tuesday,
& Friday
11am to 6pm

11am to 7pm
Dowling Public
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Dowling Public Library
1765 E Dowling Road
Hastings, Michigan

We receive new donations almost daily so the shelves get new
materials continually. There is something for everyone!
Dowling Public
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
"The little library where big things happen"
Mission Statement:

"The Dowling Public
Library will provide
opportunities and
serve as a resource
for the community."
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

Monday, January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, J
anuary 29, 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 J
anuary 23.  Class sizes are limited, so sign up
The next Friends of the Library book sale will be in the spring. However, 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.

Ancestry Library Edition is a collection that contains more than 7,900
databases and 2 billion names. It includes coverage of the U.S. and the
U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records,
as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Searchers
can uncover family records and begin to trace their history with
valuable personal information not found anywhere else.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is not available from home. However,
you can come to the library and use one of our computers or bring your
laptop from home. A link is provided at the left.

a guided tour of this data base here.

If you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from
near and far, you’ve come to the right place. From Spanish and French
to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, we’ve got you covered. You can
download the app or use a computer. There are over 70 languages
available! For this program you do not need to come to the library. Just
sign up with your library card.
Adult Winter Reading
It's time for:

Our theme is: Warm Up TO A Good Book. So, we have some wonderful
prizes to help keep you warm! To join in the fun, just stop by the
library and pick your Bingo card. Start reading books pertaining to the
squares on your card to make a bingo. Bring your card into the library
when you return books and the staff will place a sticker on each
square you've completed. Get a bingo and win a prize. For each Bingo
you get, your name will go into the drawing for the Grand Prize which
is an Instant Pot Ultra! Second prize is a set of Rachael Ray bowls. This
is for ages 16 and up. The reading program began on December 1st
and ends April 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please call or stop
by the library.