News & Updates

Hancock Library Receives Grants, New Technology and Furniture

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In the time since the Library closed alongside the school district due to the COVID19 pandemic, the library has received grant money to further develop a new media lab, funding for new technology, added new furniture and more…. Read More

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Free, Full-Access Public Library Cards for Houghton Students

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The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) is launching a new educational initiative in partnership with Houghton-Portage Township Schools (HPTS).The campaign, LEAP(Library Education and Access Program), aims to put a library card in the hand of every student enrolled in the schooldistrict. The LEAP pilot project kicked off in 2019, when library cards were issued to all 4th grade students. Now, …… 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, August 26 at 7pm. Due to Govenor Whitmer’s Executive Orders, the board will conduct this meeting via conference call instead of in-person. The public is welcome to attend the meeting remotely via conference call…. Read More

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Join our Team as a Library Assistant in Hancock

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We’re hiring! Apply to join our team as a Library Assistant at the Hancock School Public Library. Visit our employment page for the job description and to download an application today…. Read More

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Returned Library Materials Now Quarantined for 4 Days

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Recent testing by the REALM (Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums) Project indicates that the COVID19 virus may be detectable on library materials for up to 4 days. Effective August 6, we will be quarantining all returned library materials for 4 days…. Read More

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Virtual Meeting Rooms

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While the Portage Lake District Library’s meeting room is not currently available, library staff remain committed to serving the community by facilitating connections using Zoom, a virtual meeting service…. Read More

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Using the Library’s Online Catalog: Video Tutorial

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Did you know you can use the library’s online catalog to place holds on books and other materials, edit your library account information and more? We put together a short, 5-minute video tutorial to help get you started in the online catalog…. Read More

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Michigan eLibrary Returns

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Michigan eLibrary catalog will be available to our library cardholders again, beginning Monday, 8/10. The catalog allows lending access to books throughout the state. Visit our website and choose the catalog menu or follow this link https://uprl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/pldl/?dt=list

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Biblio Bistro Video Series Debuts July 14

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This summer the Keweenaw is getting a look into what it means to eat local produce with the debut of a new video series, Biblio Bistro. The new cooking show will be available on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook starting July 14 and is a collaboration between Portage Health Foundation (PHF) and Portage Lake District Library (PLDL)…. Read More

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“Reunion” Adult Book Group

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Join us on Wednesday, August 5, at 5:30 pm outside the library at the picnic table on the East side of the library, next to the bike rack. We’ll be talking about books we’ve read over the past several months and we’ll pick September’s group read. As always, we encourage new members to join the fun and this is a …… Read More

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