REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday,
& Friday
11am to 6pm

Saturday
10am to 2pm
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Dowling Public Library
1765 E Dowling Road
Hastings, Michigan
49058

269-721-3743
Did you know that you can renew your books and manage your account
online? Just click on the link at the top of this page to visit our online
catalog. Click on "begin search"  and then "my account." This will bring
up a log-in window. Type in the bar-code number on the back of your
library card in the "account number" space and then your "PIN"
number. If you don't have a "PIN" number, you will need to call the
library to set one up.  Once you have logged in you will be able to see
what items you have checked out, and their due dates. If you need help
call the library. We will be happy to assist you.
RENEW ONLINE!
BOOK SALE ALWAYS OPEN
DURING LIBRARY BUSINESS HOURS
We receive new donations almost daily so the shelves get new
materials continually. There is something for everyone!
Dowling Public
Library
Serving Baltimore & Johnstown Townships
Need to renew an item or manage your account? Click on the "Visit Our
Online Catalog" in pink at the top of this page. Then click on "my
account." Enter your username (this is your barcode number from the
back of your library card) and password. If you haven't set up a
password yet, call the library and we will be happy to set that up for
you. When entering your barcode number include all numbers or
characters but do not include spaces. If you need help, give us a call we
will be happy to assist you.
CHECKING YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
"The little library where big things happen"
Mission Statement:

"The Dowling Public
Library will provide
educational
opportunities and
serve as a resource
for the community."
START AN ADVENTURE!
Explore 1000 Books! A program for families with
children, birth through preschool. This free program
encourages you to read 1000 books with your child
before he or she enters school- a goal experts say
children need to help them learn to read for themselves.
Our kick off date is May 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m..
Bring your child/children to the library and register
them. They will receive a record book to keep track of
the books you read and you will receive a special gift for
joining us for our kick off. If you can't make the kick off
day, you may register at any time. Just stop by the
library.

TIMES & LOCATION:
Monday, February 22, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, January 23, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
COST:$15.00
These classes fill up quickly. Each class is limited to 8. Come join the fun!
Beginners welcome! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
CARD MAKING & MORE
CLASSES!
We will be opening up the basement for anyone wishing to browse the books
for sale. Anytime the library is open, just let the staff know that you would
like to go down to the sale and they will be happy to assist you.
WANTED
Volunteers for the Friends of the Library group. If
interested please call Shirley at 721-3931
Next Book Sale Date:
March 2016
In February, we will be making an emergency birthday kit.
(Shown below.) It will include 4 cards & envelopes, a
notebook, and pen and a case to hold them. Great for keeping
at work or in your car for those times when you forgot
someone and need a card in a hurry.
WINTER WEATHER CLOSINGS
During inclement weather, the library may be
closed during normal business hours. If in doubt,
please call the library.
COMING SOON!
CHILDREN'S WINTER
READING PROGRAM
"SEE THE WORLD - READ"
For ages 5 through 12. Check back for
more information coming soon!