As we enter our 40th year of service, the WIxom Public Library will focus on our mission to serve people of all ages with the highest quality services. These programs and material collections actively engage the educational, cultural, informational, business, and recreational needs of the Wixom Community. During National Library Week April 14-20, we will celebrate this year’s theme, Communities Matter @ Your Library, with a special visit from the Wixom Fire Department on Saturday, April 20th.
On this same day we will host a Food for Fines program, where for every non-perishable food item you donate on April 20, $1.00 will be forgiven from your fines with a maximum of $5.00 forgiven per library card. The food drive is a month long, so even if you can’t stop by on April 20th, you can drop off food items anytime during the month of April. This program is a collaborative effort organized by Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan and local libraries.
Teens and adults can also enter our Communities Matter Photo Contest from April 1-20. Submit your favorite photo of Wixom. We will display your photo in the Library and a winner will be selected based on the photo best representing the theme Communities Matter. The winner will also be awarded a prize. Entry forms are available at the Information Desk.
As part of our mission, we offer programming to meet the cultural and informational needs of the Wixom community. This March, we are excited to offer the program Women and Art: Female Trailblazers. On March 13 at 6pm, the Detroit Institute of Arts will join us to present about female artists who defied gender roles and rose above prejudice to create enduring artistic statements. Artists from various time periods will be discussed, including Rachel Ruysch, Artemisia Gentileschi, Kiki Smith and Glida Snowden. Register online or at the Information Desk.
As part of our 40 Year Anniversary, we are celebrating a long and wonderful history of summer reading clubs. Summer reading clubs encourage reading among patrons of all ages and feature entertaining and educational programs throughout each summer. Each year a different theme is chosen – fromMake a Splash – Read and One World, Many Stories to this summer’s upcoming Dig Into Readingtheme. Families with children ages 2-10 are invited to celebrate clubs past at our Summer Reading Club Reunion at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. Join friends from past summers, get a sneak peak of our 2013 plans, and take home prizes from previous summers. Register today online, by phone or at the Children’s Desk!
Throughout the year the Library will focus on programs and services that support the Library’s mission to serve people of all ages with the highest quality collections, services and programs that support the educational, cultural, informational, business and recreational needs of the Wixom community. The Wixom Public Library supports intellectual freedom and access to informational resources for all. This winter and spring the Library will showcase cultural and informational programs and services.
This year we are celebrating 40 years as an established public library. In the spring of 1973, the Wixom City Council voted to establish a library to serve the residents of the City of Wixom. That summer the Library’s doors were first opened in the City Hall. The library began as one wall in City Council Chambers, then moved to a small store front, then upgraded to the offices of City Hall and finally settled in our current location. Through all the changes, the Library Board and staff are proud to be part of the tremendous growth of the Wixom community. Throughout this year we will celebrate this wonderful milestone with events and programs. Please visit this website throughout the year for more information.