November 2017                                                                                   Celebrating 75 years!  

New Library Building Update: We're still working hard to raise the funds needed for the new building. It's slow going but we're moving forward with hard work and perseverance.

Thank you to all you joined us for our pancake breakfast!. We raised $550! Thank you to St. John the XXIII Parish for hosting the event.  We also thank Meijer on Gratiot for a gift card donation to the Friends group to purchase the milk and applesauce. And of course, thank you to the volunteers who helped!

We do have some grant news to share, too! The Saginaw Community Foundation has donated $15,000 to the building fund! We are really close to the 1.5 million mark and hope to announce next month we have gone beyond yet. 

Yes, we are still waiting (very patiently) to hear results from other grant proposals. We should know more by mid-December. In the meantime, if you haven't donated to building fund, please consider doing so now. We are blessed in that residents have already donated a little over $26,000 to the building fund. For those who keep saying "we plan on giving" , do so soon. Donations are tax deductible.

Have you thought of donating $75 in honor of our 75th anniversary? The new library will not be built without YOU!
We will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 23-24 for the holiday. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travel!
Food for Fines
November 13 -  December 16
We will hold our Food for Fines this year from Nov. 13 - Dec. 16. Anyone with a fine may choose to donate non-perishable food items instead of paying for fines. One item will equal $1.00 in fines. If you donate four items, $4.00 in fines will be forgiven. All food items will be given to the food pantry at the Hemlock United Methodist Church who donates the food to families in our local community. Expired food will not be accepted. 
It's that time of year again! We have our boxes out for Toys for Tots and yes, they have toys in them already! Toys must be new and the last day to bring to the library is Dec. 6. 

Come check out our Makerspace Station located at the blue table in the Juvenile Section of the library!  This is a self help activity that changes every 2 weeks.  These activities make kids think, learn, and create all while having fun at the library.  This month's activities are:

October 30th - November 10th ..... Hopping Corn

November 13th - November 24th .....Galaxy Bottle

November 27th - December 8th .......Harmonica

December 11th - December 22nd .....Penny Experiment

Have some spare time and want to keep the kids occupied?  Come hang out at the library and try out some of the STEM kits.  These kits are available for use at the library anytime, just ask at the counter.  They make noise, light up, and are fun for the kids (adults too)!   

Programming (reminder, you do not have to have a library card nor reside in our service area to participate in our activities, both computers and programming are open to everyone).

Drop in Craft: November 15, 1:30-7:00 p.m. Drop in anytime during these hours to make a fun craft. 

Page Turners (our book group) will meet Monday,November 27 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss "Christmas Bells" Jennifer Chiaverini. New members welcome, books available at the library.

Play to Learn: Meets on  Mondays, 9:30-11.  This is for children from birth - age 5.  Parents/children meet up for social time, crafts, and music.  

You can help support the Friends by using when you shop on Amazon. Simply select the "Friends of the Rauchholz Memorial Library" as your charity of choice. Each time you shop, Amazon will donate .05% to the Friends.The Friends use the funds raised to support library programming. You can access the link directly on the library's web page at 
It's MAP time--all year long! Though really, it is available all year round! As everyone begins to enjoy the beauty of living in Michigan, be sure to check out the Michigan Activity Pass at You can search by zip code to find events and locations that participate in MAP; then enter your information to get tickets or discounts on the events you are interested in. There is a variety of things to choose from: campgrounds, state parks, museums and more. Take a look; it might be nice to have a back up plan for a vacation rainy day.

Memorials / In Honor Of
Presented By
Marilyn Clare
Thomas & Barbara Kochendorfer
Judy Jolly
Scott & Susan Hagerman & Family
Louise Wardin
Gladys Campbell


M, T, F 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
W-Th 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Oct-May)

Community Happenings
Library Board Meeting
Mon., November 6; 5:00 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., November 13, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. November 14 ; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association
Tues.,November 21; Noon

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