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Library Closures, Limited Services Announced

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The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library will be closed beginning Saturday, March 14 until Monday, April 6. All library programs and public meetings will also be cancelled…. Read More

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PRISM Spring Edition Now Available

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The Spring 2020 edition of PRISM, the library’s quarterly newsletter is here! Read about our progress during the first year of a new strategic plan, why the census matters for our community, special spring break events and more!… Read More

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The Copper Country’s Top 2019 Reads

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In 2019, library cardholders at the Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library checked out over 120,000 books and other materials. A review of the books valued most by community members provides a unique snapshot into our shared culture and interests…. Read More

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Digital Books & More Available 24/7 This Holiday Season

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While the library will be closed during holidays over the next couple weeks, you can check out new books, magazines, and even movies using our online resources. … Read More

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Annual Fund Update: Winter 2020

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In October, we launched an annual fund campaign to raise funds for the purchase of books and other materials for checkout, as well as the many library programs we host for all ages throughout the year. So far, we have raised about 40% of our goal…. Read More

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We’re Hiring!

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We are currently accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant at the Hancock School Public Library. Interested parties must submit a cover letter, resume and PLDL Employment Application by 8pm on Wednesday, December 11…. Read More

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Saturday Morning Computer Help Takes Holiday Break

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BASIC, or Building Adult Skills in Computing, will have its last meeting before holiday break on Saturday, December 7. The drop-in computer help classes will resume on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

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Chromebooks Now Available for Checkout

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The Portage Lake District Library has long been a destination for patrons who use library computers to work, explore, create and play. The addition of Chromebooks offer one more way for users to get online while visiting the library. Chromebooks are now available for library cardholders to checkout and use while visiting the library, and must be returned to the …… Read More

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Rabbit Island School Art Exhibit

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Students who participated in the first Rabbit Island School will present their art at an exhibit on Wednesday, October 23 from 6-8pm…. Read More

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Saving Copper Country Birds at the Library

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The Portage Lake District Library has had a lot of bird strikes, especially on the bridge side where there are trees. A Copper Country Audubon member who worked at the library requested help to prevent bird strikes at the library. … Read More

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