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, June 29 , 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
Tuesday, June 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the library.
COST:
$10.00
These classes fill up quickly. Each class is limited to 8. Come join the fun!
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:
F
riday, July 17,   10-5pm
Saturday, July 18, 10-3pm
Friday, August 14, 10-5pm
Saturday, August 15, 10-5pm
Adult summer reading program!
"Have A Ball This Summer, Read A Book"
June 16, -
August 31, 2015
How it works:
You must be 16 years of age or over to participate.

Begin reading or listening to fiction or non-fiction June 16, thru
August 31. Books must be checked out from the Dowling Public
Library. (MelCat or eBooks count.)

Read 10 books before the end of August and receive a "Big Chill
Lunch Cooler" perfect for taking to the beach. (While supplies last.
One per person.)

For each book you finish, you can complete one entry form for the
grand prize. Up to 10 entries can be added to the grand prize jar.

Entries may be turned in at the library between June 16, and August
31, 2015. The grand prize drawing will take place on September 2nd.
DUCT TAPE PURSE CLASS
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10.00
Sign Up deadline: July 10th.


Price includes: grommets, purse strap and full step by step instructions by an
experienced instructor.  Bring: Scissors, a roll of duct tape (color of your choice).
Bring 2 rolls if you want a 2 color purse. You will also need a 1/2 yard of fabric for
lining the inside of your bag. Class size is limited, so sign up today to save your spot!