May 2018                                                                         News and summer events........

New Library Building Update:  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.
Yes ☐
No ☐

We will be closed on Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 28 for the Memorial holiday. This also begins our summer hours. We will be closed Saturdays until September 22.
Friday, May 18, 9-5 &
Saturday, May 19, 9-1
Friends of the Library will hold their yearly book sale (this only happens once a year!)
Prices are:
Hardcovers 3 for $1.00 or 50¢ each
Paperbacks 5 for $1.00 or 25¢ each
Audiobooks $5.00
DVDS: $2.00
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 to be shared on our website and Facebook page on May 15. Coming soon to a library near you..... us---your local community library!!!!
We are taking a "maycation" from Drop-In Craft.  This will give us time to prepare all of the awesome summer events that we have planned.  Watch out for our calendar to drop on May 15th.  
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:

April 23rd - May 4th ........ Water Drops

May 7th -  May 18th ........Air Pressure

May 21st - June 1st ..... Rising Water

(Makerspace will be taking a summer vacation but visit us at one of our many events this summer)

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: on a "May"-cation

Page Turners will discuss "Wildflower Hill" by Kimberley Freeman on Monday, May 21 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

Judy and Janelle Jolly
The Jack Fitting Family
Marilyn Ludgin
Fred and Rhoda Nehmer
Gary and Barb Scherzer
Joyce and Terry Crevia
Ken and Michele Bell

Hemlock Public School Transportation Dept.

Memorials to Building Fund
Presented By

The many many friends of
Dick Freigang
and Ralph Frederick


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., May 7 5:00 p.m.
Hemlock Board of Education
Mon., May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Richland Twp. Board Meeting
Tues. May 15; 7:00 p.m.
Hemlock Business Association
Tues., May 15, noon

Farmer's Home Tavern

*serving the community since 1942

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