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New Digital Skill Building Resource for PLDL Patrons

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LinkedIn Learning, an online leader for professional development courses and skill-building tutorials, will soon be available for patrons of the Portage Lake District Library (PLDL). The resource offers thousands of professionally produced courses on business, software, technology, creative skills and more…. Read More

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Music on the Menu

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The Portage Lake District Library invites everyone to join us for music performed by some of our best local talent over the lunch hour on Wednesdays from 12-1pm at the Bridgeview Park, beginning 6/30. As an added bonus, The Ambassador restaurant is offering $2 off any pizza, only on Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30. Just mention Music on the Menu when you order!… Read More

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PLDL Summer Reading Program

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The Portage Lake District Library and the Hancock School Public Library are thrilled to launch
the 2021 summer reading program, Tails and Tales. The program will see both libraries engage
students and residents in summer reading activities all season long.
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Paddle the Portage: CANCELLED

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CANCELLED ! Sadly, we are canceling the event. The weather again has taken a turn in the forecast. There is talk of an August paddle. Stay tuned !

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Updates to Mask Policy

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Based on updated guidance and Emergency Orders from MiOSHA and MDHHS, patrons who are not fully vaccinated are still required to wear a face mask in the library. Library employees who are not fully vaccinated will also be required to wear a face mask in the library…. Read More

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Financial Literacy Kits, Resources Available

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The Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union and Portage Lake District Library are proud to announce their partnership in launching a new financial literacy display located at PLDL. It includes: books for all ages about saving, budgeting, investing, and more; hands-on activity kits for youth to check out which contain play money and lessons about counting, saving, earning, and spending money; free copies of the book “Give It”; and more…. Read More

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At Home Ancestry Access Extended

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Remote access to the library’s subscription to Ancestry has been extended through September 30, 2021. This means library card holders can access Ancestry Library Edition from anywhere with an internet connection…. Read More

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PLDL No Longer Holding Returned Materials in Quarantine

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The practice of holding returned items in quarantine for 72 hours was based on limited COVID-19 data, which has since been expanded with revised guidance from the CDC. According to the CDC, the virus is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person…. Read More

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Frogtastic !

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Portage Lake District Library is joining forces with the Keweenaw Land Trust on summer reading program activities! Leap into Spring on Saturday, 5/15, from 2-3:30pm with an afternoon of learning about frogs at Paavola Wetlands with Environmental Educator, Joan Chadde. We recommend rubber boots! For directions please follow the link : bitly.com/3txR7zl

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Rabbit Island School Scholarships Now Available

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The Rabbit Island Foundation and the Portage Lake District Library are partnering to host a place-based arts and ecology program for area students. Students awarded with a scholarship to Rabbit Island School will spend one week on the island, participating in an open framework, student lead expedition. Apply now!… Read More

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