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
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, September 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, S
eptember 25, 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 S
eptember 19.  Class sizes are limited so sign
up early.
CARD MAKING & MORE CLASS!
S
eptember 24 & 25
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.

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.
The Kids Summer Reading program came to an end with a
celebration party. The Friends of the Library hosted a party for
everyone who participated in the program. There were hot dogs,
chips and side dishes, including dessert. Gus Swenson had rock
painting for the kids and LouAnn Baschmann did a treasure hunt. It
was great fun for everyone! A wonderful way to end the program!