June 2018                                                                       Summer reading and fun...

New Library Building Update: We are happy to say that we have received more grant funding for out building project. The Richard A. Mansfield and A. Erlene Mansfield Trust have donated $8,540.55 to support our new library goal. We also have an anonymous donor who has committed $20,000 to the project in 2019  if we raise the full funds in August.  

We appreciate the support of our donors and how they value our goal of providing a new building to improve services to our residents!

Even with the additional grants received, we do NOT have full funding yet. So once again, we are sharing the ballot language for the library's construction millage that will be on the August 7 ballot. The facts are: if it passes a new library will be built; if it fails the library will have to return the grant money donated to the project and a  new library will not be built. The millage language reads:

LIBRARY MILLAGE PROPOSAL                                  

Shall the tax limitation on all taxable property within Richland Township, Saginaw County, Michigan, be increased and the Township be authorized to levy a new additional millage in an amount not to exceed 1.0 mill ($1.00 on each $1,000 of taxable value) for ten (10) years, 2018 to 2027 inclusive, to provide funds for all library purposes authorized by law, including operating and constructing a library building for the Rauchholz Memorial Library? If the millage is approved, the estimate of the revenue the Township will collect in 2018, the first year of the levy, is approximately $150,000. By law, the funds from the millage will be disbursed to the Rauchholz Memorial Library.
Reminder that summer hours have begun and we will be closed Saturdays until September 22.
The Friends and library staff would like to thank all of our volunteers who offered their time and service to help with the book sale. We couldn't have done it without your help in moving the many heavy boxes, unpacking the boxes and setting up, working the 2 days of the sale and helping with the clean up. Also, thank you for all the baked goods (including all those who brought in more when our baked goods table was empty within 2 hours of opening!).  The Friends made $703.25 to help with library programming.
Summer Reading registration will be June 11 - June 22. Those who sign up will have until July 13 to finish our program. We will be running two age groups again, Children's will be preschool - 5th grade; Teens' will be 6th - 12th grade. We have a lot of fun events and activities planned for all.   Look for our event calendar on the library facebook page or come on in to pick one up.
June Events
(please note: REGISTRATION is required for quite a few of the activities so we are prepared with supplies)
June 11-22 : Sign up for Summer Reading; Children preschool - 5th grade; Teen is 6th - 12th grade
June 11 :  1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Making the Band Craft Activity
June 12 : 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mo Willems Bingo REGISTRATION required
June 14 : 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Rock Painting REGISTRATION required
June 18 : 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Butterfly Feeder Craft Activity
June 19 : 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Summer Fun Bingo REGISTRATION required
June 20 : 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Bee or Ladybug Bricks  REGISTRATION required
June 22 :  Last day to sign up for summer reading
June 25 : Secret Agent Training - register your team of 2-4 members, REGISTRATION required

June 26 :  10:30-11:30 a.m. Dr. Seuss Bingo REGISTRATION required
June 27 : 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Treasure Box Craft REGISTRATION required
June 28: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Visit us at the Farmer's Market

On vacation until September. 

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: on a summer vacay----will return in September. 

Page Turners will discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly on Monday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. New members are always welcome!

Play to Learn:  on break, will resume in September.

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.

Book Memorials / In Honor Of
Presented By

Kiley Brady
Kaeden Watson
Mary Jane and family
Judy and Tom
Ron and Shelley
Glenn and Cathy
Marilyn Clare
Building Fund Memorials/ In Honor of
Presented By

Bernard and Bonnie Neuenfeldt
Dorothy Leppert


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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., Sept. 10, 5:00 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., June 11, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. June 12; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association

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