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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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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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UPDATE: Gatherings and Face Mask Order

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The most recent Gatherings and Face Mask Order from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires children aged 2 years and older to wear a face mask while in public libraries…. Read More

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LIBRARY BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION

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Please join us by Zoom for The Library Book Group Discussion of Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf on Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 PM. This is the story of a sensitive young man named Jacob Flanders. The life story, character and friends of Jacob are presented in a series for separate scenes and moments from his childhood, through college at …… Read More

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