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PLDL Reopens For Grab-and-Go Services

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The Portage Lake District Library is moving into step three of their phased reopening, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, June 29, and will include a return to the regular schedule of open hours at PLDL. The library will be open Monday – Thursday from 10am – 8pm; Fridays from 10am …… Read More

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PLDL Launches Read for Relief, A New Summer Reading Initiative

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Through a collaboration with the Portage Health Foundation (PHF), PLDL and the Hancock School Public Library (HSPL) will engage residents in summer reading while also helping the local nonprofit community heal from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s program, Read for Relief, will award funds to area nonprofits if a community reading goal is met by the end of the 10-week program…. Read More

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Rabbit Island School Application Period Extended

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Students awarded with a scholarship to Rabbit Island School will spend one week on the island, participating in an open framework, student led expedition for a full week…. Read More

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PLDL Board of Trustees Meeting

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The PLDL Board of Trustees will host their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm. The public is welcome to attend the meeting remotely via conference call…. Read More

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PLDL Patrons Have New, Additional Resources with Hoopla

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PLDL cardholders now have access to Hoopla, a digital streaming service that provides eBooks, digital audiobooks, graphic novels, music, movies and TV shows. The collection includes 750,000 unique titles and allows patrons to checkout up to 4 titles per month. There are no holds or wait times, no matter how popular a title might be…. Read More

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Find Grants For Your Nonprofit from Home

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The Foundation Directory online is a research tool that helps nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. Previously only accessible from inside the library, you can now use this resource from the comfort of your home…. Read More

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Ancestry Library Edition Now Available from Home

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This database was only available for in-library use, but due to the unprecedented shut down of libraries across the state, Ancestry is offering remote access to Portage Lake District Library cardholders for a limited time, from now through April 30…. Read More

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Live Music, Stories, Yoga and more: Online Events Keep Us Connected

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Staying home and practicing social distancing can be lonely, so we’re  highlighting upcoming events in the Houghton/Keweenaw area hosted online, and available for anyone to view from the comfort of their home…. Read More

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Local Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Closures, Online Events & Digital Resources

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The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library are closed through April 13 by executive order. Here’s what we’re doing to ensure you still have access to the materials and resources you need during this difficult time…. Read More

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Update on Limited Services Plan

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At PLDL, we decided on March 16 that the confirmation of COVID-19 in the U.P. would be an indication that we need to suspend our curbside delivery program of library materials. Effective today, March 23, we will no longer offer curbside pickup of library materials at PLDL…. Read More

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The Library has resumed regular hours and is offering grab & go access to the building. Click here to learn more.